Welcome to the Goldilocks Zone. We're not talking about a family of bears here. The Goldilocks Zone is that precise place in the universe that can sustain life. Well, technically, it's the right range of temperatures for water to remain liquid. Whatever. The new Loam Pedal is that zone. That perfect balance of the best elements to breathe new life into all of your rides.
As it turns out, you can have too much of a good thing (we're looking at you, sugar-free candy). That's why we set out to design the Loam Pedal with enough grip to help you feel planted in sketchy terrain, but not so much that you can't reposition your feet if you botch that initial stomp on the gas. Because being stuck on your bike is cool... until it's not.
To Concave or Not Too Concave
When a pedal's shape is too concave, your foot presses further into the pedal to make contact, causing fatigue and discomfort on long rides. The Loam Pedal has enough of a concave shape to let your shoe settle into it without stressing your feet on long rides.
If you want to stop riding after 45 minutes to hit up your favorite taco truck it should be your decision, not because your pedals are causing so many hot spots in your feet that you just can't go any further. The Loam Pedal's bearing sizes and placements are low-profile and unobtrusive, leaving you to ride as long, or as short, as you want.
As with all PNW Components products, the Loam Pedal is developed to withstand the harshest elements. With sealed cartridge bearings and steel pins, they'll take a beating. But when it comes time to show them some love, the pedal is easily disassembled with a single hex wrench, and damaged pins are quickly replaced by threading them out from the underside of the pedal body.
The Loam Pedal is available in three colors (Blackout Black, Fruit Snacks, and Nickelback), weighs in at 222g per pedal with a platform size of 115mm x 105mm, and is priced at $99. Shop the Loam Pedal here on our website.