Shimano's 105 Road pedals are pitched at those starting to look for some real performance from their pedals, without wanting to fork out for lighter, fancier models in the market. Just £15 or so more expensive than the company's entry level road pedal, the 105s mark a huge jump in performance and ease of use.
Available in either silver or black, these are designed to coordinate with the 105 10-speed group set and are visually appealing, with smooth, organic lines.
MKS Prime Sylvan tour are essentially copies of the time honoured Campagnolo rat trap having as much to offer tourists and commuters as period bikes/retro builds thanks to their combination of classic looks and solid build quality. The aggressively serrated cage is drilled for toe-clips but entertains pretty much any footwear from sandals to steel toes for added convenience. However, urban terrorists should note their predisposition to grounding when cornering hard.
Produced in Taiwan by FPD for Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op, the Revolution Contacts are dual sided Ritchey copies (or maybe homages) with as much to offer road fixers and tourists as the ‘cross and mountain bike fraternities.
Smooth, sealed cartridge bearings turn on solid Cro-moly axles and with basic care shouldn’t demand overhaul for a good few seasons. Repeated entry and exit around town hasn’t done anything to mar the smart powder coated alloy bodies, although they could be stripped and polished should they look tired.