The Best Buy Award winning VP-Vice is a super versatile pedal with bomber construction suited to a wide variety of riding styles. Throw them on your big travel downhill rig to smash descents at the ski hill or your trail bike for raging the local network with your crew. If you've got a bag of tricks, the 12 traction pins per side are lenient enough to allow for small adjustments and reliable release and re-engagement of your feet from takeoff to landing. The blend of eight bottom loading M4 bolts and four grub screws per side offered grip that wasn't over the top. The traction pin pattern was especially well thought out, placing the grippier grub screws around the slightly elevated portion of the pedal body where the axle passes through to counteract any loss of traction.
If you bash them on rocks, which you inevitably will, they can be easily replaced. At 415 grams per pair, you can upgrade the stout and stubby chromoly axle to titanium and shave 70 grams off your ride. You could easily pay a lot more for pedals, but consider donating the savings from these $95 pedals to your local mountain bike advocacy group. Read on to see how these pedals stacked up against the rest of the bunch.