Fall has arrived and while a lot of people have cyclocross on the brain, we've been hearing a lot of buzz about fatbikes. Fatbikes have taken off the last few years and while they are great for trail riding, riding on the sand and even riding down to the bar, most people associate riding a fat bike with riding on snow - and for good reason. The super fat tires on these bikes make them great for winter riding on snow - hard pack or powder - and really gives you an added incentive to ride all year long if you live in the great white north like we do.
When we launched our Mesa pedals we were really targeting our core customer which is the urban rider/commuter but we quickly realized that the Mesa pedal was becoming a favorite for fat bike riders. Lucky for us one of the guys that runs www.fat-bike.com lives here in Milwaukee and we reached out to him to see what was up. Here is what he said:
1. The Mesa pedal offers a nice wide platform with tall pins that works great for riding in boots
2. The impact grade nylon we use is sturdy and can take a beating when you're riding on the snow, ice, sand...
3. Because the pedals are nylon instead of metal they don't suck the heat out of your feet when you're Fat Bike is truly a snow bike and you're riding in the cold.
It's because of this that we invested a bit more into the Mesa pedal and now offer three different models to suit the needs of urban cyclists but also our new found friends in the Fat Bike community.
1 Mesa - Available in black and white this pedal features a sealed bearing and molded pins. Retail only $47.95
2. Mesa MP - Available only in black this takes the same thin profile of our Mesa but uses replaceable pins. Retail only $59.95
3. Mesa 61 - Similar sealed bearing construction but uses a sturdy 6061 alloy for the pedal body and includes replaceable pins. Retail only $96.95.