Item: VP Harrier MTB Flat Pedals
Purchased From: Merlin Cycles
Purchase Price (approx): AUD$85-90
Usage: Installed on a Cannondale 1FG. Only used for light trail, gravel grinding and commuting at this point but will be putting them on the Trek Remedy soon
Pros - light, large pins and great traction and have pins in the middle of the platform, which many platform pedals do not
Cons - not concave enough but doesn't detract greatly from performance
Comments: I'm pretty happy with these pedals as they do everything I need and look good. I have wide feet so prefer a larger platform, these are some of the largest flat pedals around. They are also very low profile so the weight is on the low end at 362 grams for the pair according to the manufacturer (I'll weigh them and take pics myself when I pull them off the 1FG and put them on the Remedy).
The weight is kept low by using an IGUS bearing and a DU bushing rather than a cartridge bearing in the middle or end of the platform. The result of this axle type is that there is a tiny bit of movement between the bushing and the spindle. This can be felt when riding and on a pedal that uses a sealed bearing setup one might feel a little concerned and check for loose pedals or cranks. Learning to expect a fraction of a millimeter's movement in the pedal will be easy for some, as it was for me, but may suit others.
The platform seems quite robust but given my elite riding skills I am yet to clip any rocks and put the pedal's structural integrity to the test. I would recommend these pedals to anyone who prefers flats (or like myself, cannot ride clipless do to bung knees) for DH, AM/Enduro or even XC given their light weight. However, if you are prone to dropping a pedal every now and then you may want to consider some serious leg guards as these pedals boast huge pins, which likely have a hefty appetite for shin meat!
Pictures/Videos - Sorry, would prefer to have put my own pics up but current situation doesn't allow: