LOOK grows their efficiency MTB flat pedal lineup with new Path ROC+ and Path Fusion platforms. Slotting in with one composite pedal beneath and one alloy pedal above their present Path ROC, these two new platform pedals give mountain bikers choices in any respect worth factors for off-road grip.
LOOK Path ROC+ and Fusion platform pedals
Look debuted a set of solid alloy Path ROC pedals two years in the past with an enormous platform, 12 adjustable pins per aspect, and a traditional bearing + bushing setup for fairly normal sturdiness.
Now they’ve constructed on that very same idea with a extra premium solid & machined alloy Path ROC+ and a lower-cost composite Path Fusion.
Each new pedals nonetheless get an enormous platform, however are barely lowered general from the ROC – the brand new Path ROC+ is 107 x 107mm (3mm smaller) and the Fusion is 107 x 105mm (incrementally smaller entrance to again).
Additionally they get reshaped with fewer, extra fastidiously replaceable positioned pins… refined with structure enter and sturdiness testing by professional slopestyle & freerider Thomas Genon.
The 16mm thick alloy ROC+ will get 10 pins per aspect with varied heights from 4.5-6mm to offer a really feel like a concave pedal.
The 18mm thick plastic Fusion dials again to eight pins per aspect, dropping one entrance & again because the pins are offset by means of the composite physique. Right here the pins vary from 3.5-6mm to offer that very same pseudo-concave really feel.
The brand new pedals are additionally each lighter than the originals. The premium solid alloy ROC+ pedal has been asymmetrically machined down to avoid wasting weight to a claimed 195g per pedal – our take a look at pattern was a bit extra at 201g (402g for a pair). And the injection molded composite physique Fusion pedal is even lighter at claimed 161g – ours tipped in at 165g (330g for the pair).
Look hadn’t talked about it of their first-generation path flats, however now… each of those pedals are made totally in France.
What’s the identical?
These new Path ROC+ & Path Fusion pedals seem to spin on the identical chromoly axles, with one inboard bushing and 2 outboard bearings. We rode and abused the unique Path ROCs by means of the Scottish winter, and so they fared about in addition to most different pedals, which means you will have to service them to maintain them spinning if you happen to experience in powerful situations.
With that stated, Look says they’re absolutely serviceable, when you get previous the 3-prong endcap to wash & grease the bearings & axle.
LOOK Path ROC+ & Fusion – Pricing, choices & availability
The premium alloy LOOK Path ROC+ platform pedals promote for $170 / 160€ in anodized black, silver, or orange. However they received’t be out there till December 2022 (we now have only one proper pedal to date).
The tremendous inexpensive and colourful composite LOOK Path Fusion platform pedals promote for simply $55 / 50€ in lime inexperienced, ice blue (turquoise?), pink, this purple, or just black. They’re already available for purchase on-line direct or out of your native Look seller bike store now.