The Podium pedal was developed for one reason, to make you faster. We analyzed everything that was on the market and started with a clean slate to completely re-invent the pedal.
The Podium pedal was designed around three man elements; strength to weight, reliability and ground clearance. The thinness of the pedals lowers your center of gravity for increased stability and better cornering, brings you closer to the axis of rotation for a more effective pedal stroke and increases your ground clearance so you are less likely to be obstructed by objects on the trail. All the elements necessary to help you get on to the podium. As with all our products the Podium pedal is hand crafted in the United States.
• Specifically designed chamfers:
Overlooking no detail, the outside profile of the body has been designed to deflect rock impacts and keep you moving in the same direction, at the same speed. The outside edge is chamfered in high probability impact areas to improve deflection and reduce wear.
• Wide body design:
The Podium Pedals body has been designed to have a very large surface area. This allows the rider to have a more stable stance on the bike, while widening the traction stud pattern to prevent any slipping. By doing this, we do not have to use excessively long studs, which help keep the overall pedal profile low and away from impacts. The body also utilizes a concave design that tapers from 11mm to 13mm thin, which helps keep your foot centralized on the pedal.
• Precision Cartridge bearings:
Each pedal houses four sealed precision cartridge bearings, the Podium pedal is very reliable and not susceptible to wear. Traditional bushing designs require more maintenance and replacement. Our custom bearing system can withstand much more long-term abuse. To keep out contaminants, all four bearings are individually sealed and each pedal assembly is held to very close tolerances, leaving very little room for dirt to enter. The pedal has two o-ring seals to add extra sealing redundancy as well as give the perfect amount of spin friction, which keeps the pedal where you want when your foot is removed.
• Visible Axel Design:
The Podium pedal has a finite element analysis optimized axel for the greatest strength to weight ratio. It is CNC machined from 4140 Chromoly steel, then heat-treated to Point One Racing’s custom specifications. The axles are hollowed and use an oversized flange at the base of the threads to help distribute stress onto the crank arms, allowing the axle to be lightweight and also stronger than traditional axels. By utilizing a visible axel design, the pedal body thickness can be decreased to create the thinnest possible body without your foot or objects underneath damaging the axel. Our axel has a military-grade zinc plating process that keeps the axel from corroding, even if the surface is scratched.
• Traction Studs:
The Podium pedal employs specific size traction studs that are between the two standard pedal stud sizes. This allows the studs to be small enough for traction, but strong enough not to shear. They are also installed from the backside of the pedal to insure that the stud cannot be pulled out on impacts. The traction studs are made of high strength grade steel and are stronger than traditional set screws. They also come zinc plated for corrosion resistance.
• Extensive CNC Machining:
Made from high strength, US produced, 6061 billet aluminium, the pedal body has gone through extensive CNC machining to eliminate any excess weight. Because of the unique design, the body remains stiff and extremely strong. The black anodize helps the body resist impact flaws where other coatings fall short, keeping your pedal looking new, longer.
• Bearings: 4 sealed Cartridge bearings per pedal
• Axel: Custom heat-treated 4140 Chromoly Steel
• Thinness: 11mm-13mm
• Platform 100mmX100mm
• Weight: 339g (Aluminium studs) or 359g (Steel Studs)
PLEASE NOTE: The 'Black' colour option is currently out of stock. We expect new stock to arrive 23/05/2011. The 'Silver' colour option is currently in stock for immediate dispatch!