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Made in: Japan

product code: PE3

This looks like a cheap rat-trap pedals from the '70s, but it's excellent quality, lasts for years of hard use. A great choice for off-road, city, and general rough-stuff riding. Big foot support. Excellent pedal for toe-clipless riding, too, since both sides are the same. Easy to flip into if you use clips, as most people do. A favorite around here, and probably everybody should have one bike with a pair of these on it. They always feel good and grip.  

These are our widest pedals.  105mm from where the pedal attaches to the crank to the outermost part.  They weigh 390 grams/pair.  That's not bad. Priced per pair, of course.

Maintenance note: They come with a  "factory/assembly line adjustment," which isn't ultra smooth. If this bugs you, get a pedal dust cap tool, remove the dustcap, and readjust the bearings. SHOULD it bug you? Nope. The price is low, and even if you don't touch the adjustment, they'll smooth out over time, and you'll get years of good hard use from them. We say, put them on and forget 'em; but rest assured, they're easy to repack/service when the time comes.

Sold per pair.

Called the MK 4560 by MKS.
lo-fi pedal comparison video

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6   Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
I like 'em July 21, 2014
Reviewer: ROBERT JR Waybright from Medina, OH United States  
I use mine for touring and short-trips.
They have allowed me to return to absolutely pain-free-in-the-knees-riding.
These replaced my free-floating cleated-pedals.
These are so lightweight, it is not funny.
Upon arrival, I took the nuts off of the axle (with a socket-wrench), carefully re-greased the bearing-races, and re-attached the nuts to the proper setting, making sure they spinned smoothly and no-wiggling play (not overtightened).
This will likely be needed for all of the MKS Sylvan pedal line, but is no big deal. Just consider it a pre-prep tlc.

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MKS Pedals June 20, 2014
Reviewer: Brian Allen from Greenville, MI United States  
Nice pedals for everyday use, when you get them, just tear then apart, grease the bearings, and adjust them for smooth operation and they will last pretty much for ever.

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classy throwbacks April 14, 2014
Reviewer: dirtp from WA United States  
Super-nice looking pedals, and they do what pedals are supposed to - go round and round.  A little slippery in the pouring rain, but no more than any other aluminum pedals I've tried.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Grease is a wonderful thing December 15, 2013
Reviewer: David from Seattle, WA United States  
As advertised. Keep a tub of blue boat bearing grease around. Great for pedals like this that lack factory grease. They are wide. Combine with Adidas' Rod Laver sneakers for great comfort, grip.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Got two pairs ............... July 22, 2013
Reviewer: Ian Roberts from Thirroul, Nsw Australia  
....... Of these. Totally agree with the rough spinning initially. A strange factory quirk is that one pedal is relatively well greased, the other -usually the left- is not. I stripped both pairs down, a really simple job, with or without the dust cap tool, and no bike mechanic am I...... Re-greased and replaced the bearings. Used ceramic bearings in one pair, just for the hell of it and to this day, easily the best pedals I have owned. Smooth spinning, basic, bulletproof design that will likely out last the owner !

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