View Full Version : Decent Pedals from VP for decent Price

December 23rd, 2014, 03:57 PM
Just wanted to write up a quick review of VP VX Trail Pedals. Pedals are something we all use and the little guys can get overlooked, I want to share a high quality SPD compatible pedal. I am coming from Shimano XT trail Pedals that cost me 100$ on sale from msrp of 120$. The VP VX trails can be found for 50$ on may online retailers sites.


To start I bent the shafts on my shimano pedals so i needed something new and did not want to change out cleats on all my shoes. VP VX pedals work with my SPD cleats but come with a cleat of their own, more on that in a minute.

The build of the pedal seems sturdier than the shimano. The VP has a machined body and sharper edges which give a little grip from the small platform.

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The pedals function as they should and feel very well build. They function as expected with SPD cleats and a more positive engagement is found when using the VP brand cleat. The bearings take a few weeks to break in and have a much tighter seal than others I have tried. They have held up very well in bad weather and wet conditions.

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Overall they have held up well to about 4 months of hard all conditions use and cost me less than the competition. They weigh a few grams less as well.

I recommend VP pedals for anyone who wants a higher quality pedal but does not want to buy 5 pair to replace all SPD pedals they have in their garage.

One of the many climbs I took with pedals this year, top of cedar rock trail in DuPont State Forrest.

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