Earlier this week, I printed my long-term evaluation of PINND’s £195 CS2 flat pedals for mountain biking. Whereas I massively appreciated the pedal’s appreciable concavity and the great grip it and its 5mm tall pins supplied, my UK Measurement 5 toes weren’t fairly in a position to make full use of the 105mm x 110mm platform.
Now, the Scottish part producer is catering to smaller toes with the brand new CS2s pedals. A 92mm x 90mm platform is optimized for UK Shoe Sizes 6 (EU39/US7) and beneath, with six 5mm Aggro pins on either side to chunk into your rubber of selection.
PINND CS2s Flat Pedals for Smaller Ft
The PINND CS2s pedals run the exact same oil-sealed internals as the unique CS2 pedal; that’s a titanium axle with two cartridge bearings and a needle bearing instead of the common plastic bush you’ll discover in most rivals’ pedals. The concept behind that was to construct one thing that may final for much longer, staving off the event of axial play even in essentially the most horrid, sloppy circumstances supplied up by a Scottish winter. Discover out how our set held up during the last 4-5 months right here.
The common CS2 pedals can accomodate 13 pins per aspect, with 4 within the middle surrounded by one other 9 pins set out across the entrance, rear and outboard edges. With my extra flexi-sole mountain bike sneakers, I used to be in a position to take finest benefit of the pedal’s concavity by eradicating the central pins and changing them with blanks. In the meantime, the smaller CS2s pedals launching this weekend have simply six pins on either side; three alongside the entrance edge and three alongside the rear, in a inventory setup that can intensify the pedal’s concavity.
The CS2s comes with their 5mm tall Aggro pins, however these will be switched out for his or her 4mm tall “Pleasant” pins for these overly involved for the pores and skin hooked up to their shins. With the Aggro pins, the concavity is 6.75mm, dropping to five.75mm with the Pleasant pins.
Along with its smaller footprint, the CS2s can be 2.5mm thinner than the common CS2. On the entrance and rear edges (the thickest components), the CS2s is nineteen.5mm thick, nonetheless fairly chunky for a contemporary flat pedal. Floor clearance is the foremost consideration right here, and people operating lengthy crank arms on a full suspension bike with a really low backside bracket would wish to take additional particular care with the timing of their pedal strokes. That mentioned, I used to be lucky sufficient to have the CS2 pedal look off something I hit on the path, largely because of the pedals’ angled, chamfered edges.
Pricing & Availability
The PINND CS2s pedals retail at £155. In fact, you might be paying a premium to have a made-in-Scotland product, however the Ti axle and high-end needle bearing internals go some strategy to justifying the spend too. Whereas the common PINND CS2 pedal is accessible in black and silver, the brand new CS2s for smaller toes is accessible solely in crimson or blue.