16
Aug
2011

2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

8/16/2011 : sicklines

During Crankworx this year Straitline Components had some of their new AMP pedals on display. Check out some impressions and more pictures inside of the production colors they’re planning on offering.

Previously, we posted a variety of detailed information on the new AMP pedal but these are what the production versions are going to look like. Be sure to check out the post for more details on the construction.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

Some of the key differences compared to their other platform pedals

  • Lighter (claiming about ~335g for the set)
  • Lower profile (height and general body size)
  • Chamfered edges to help give more clearance when leaning the bike over
  • 8mm allen to install pedals

I took a pair of these pedals to see what I thought about them on the hill. My first impressions are that many riders will love them. Once you have a set in your hand, it’s quite apparent that these are significantly lighter and thinner than their other flat pedals.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

The chamfered edges give more clearance for the pedal to stay away from obstacles. Their design gives just a little bit more clearance when you lean the bike hard into corners, where pedals can often contact on the edges.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

I dig this pin layout. I take out the center pins when I run Straitline pedals, so the lack of center pins here is no big deal for me. This lets you get more weight over the pins that remain. Grip wise these have a similar feel to their current offering but with smaller platform real-estate.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

The bracing throughout the AMP is impressive and I have no doubt these pedals will be able to take a beating over time. With light pedals sometimes durability is compromised but Straitline seems to have that covered in the AMP.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

They felt smaller than their current pedal but certainly should be more than enough for most people that don’t have big feet. From my perspective I liked the wide / big platform of their previous pedal but like the lower height, machined edges, and lower weight of their new AMP offering.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

The demograph for this pedal is for all mountain riding and certainly racers looking to get a lightweight flat pedal. These pedals utilize the same axle system and bushings as their other pedal. All mountain riders looking for silky smooth spinning pedals might have to get used to the slightly less spin free nature compared to a bearing design.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)

The new AMP is certainly a sexy pedal but if you have grown accustomed to a big platform pedal these might be worth a second consideration. Their other pedal will still remain an option as well but these will certainly garner the attention of those seeking a lightweight durable pedal.

, 2011 Straitline AMP Flat Pedals

(click to enlarge)


Tags:

You may also like...