Saturday, December 21, 2013

Vp Components: VP-001 pedal review


-----That's my cat Stephen Hawking, she is moderately crippled and like to chill with me when I do all of my bike stuff! She's my baby and I'm sure she wanted to say hello before I pop off a bike review.

-----Today I am going to review these VP-001 pedals from VP Components. Of all of the pedals that I own these are my favorite!!! Something about these anodized gold pedals that catches my eye, they perform really well too, like a hooker on Valentine's day. I have been really satisfied with these pedals, I have been running them for 4 months and haven't had any problems.

-----These pedals have an aluminum body and a chromoly axle, the blend of the two provides lightness in the pedal while still being strong at the high pressure points of the pedal.. They even have a titanium axle upgrade kit that you can buy for the pedals if you are really concerned of weight. These pedals are low profile all around and still are compatible to all foot straps. You will not have a problem dropping thicker freestyle straps in your bike setups. I'm currently running Tramp Straps in my pedals and with the adjustable friction pins I stay nice and snug on my cycling adventures.

-----These pedals are perfect for most setups. I prefer pedals and straps for my daily grind and the convenience of wearing whatever shoes I want throughout the day. The pedals provide plenty of grip through your pedal stroke and I suggest dropping these on your daily driver. These are an all around good pedal and very reliable. Extremely low profile, you will be pedaling deep in those turns! Go and check them out at www.vp-usa.com

----- Oh and by the way, the triangle in the pedals are ridged and work great for opening bottles!

Specs from http://www.vp-usa.com/vp-001/ :




  • 345 grams per pair
  • 112 x 97 x 16mm platform
  • Extruded and CNC aluminum body
  • Forged Cromoly Axle
  • LSL and Sealed Cartridge Bearings
  • Replaceable Pins
  • 9 anodized colors: Black, Silver, Gold, Red, Green, Blue, Magenta, Pink, Turquoise
  • Foot strap compatible
  • Bearing Rebuild Kit Available


  • Opening music credit: You Love Her Coz Shes Dead - Sunday Best (Routines Remix)
    This review was filmed with my Xcel action camera ( www.xcelcam.com )



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