Bike Pedal 2.0

Ergon is a company known for its asymmetrical bike handle grips, which are sold as a more comfortable and ergonomic way to grip and control a bike. This spring, the company will release a product to cater to your body’s other main contact points with the bike. The Ergon PC2 pedals are platform-style pedals made for touring, commuting, and everyday riding. The company is pitching the PC2 as an update to a standard pedal design that’s seen little change in 100 years.

Ergon PC2 pedal.jpg

Ergon PC2 Pedal

I have not yet ridden on the PC2 pedals. But at a demo this fall I was shown the basics. The pedal is being sold as an ergonomic product that keeps the biomechanics of the user in mind. This translates to two main things: 1) The platform has a sandpaper-like surface and is slightly scooped out, allowing the foot to better grip and spin the pedal for enhanced efficiency; 2) A molded design with an inner-stop forces a foot on the PC2 to fall into a more optimal pedaling position on the platform.

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Side view, PC2 Pedal

The company touts these upgrades as improving joint alignment while pedaling and correcting the angle of the leg and foot to increase efficiency, help with knee issues, or minimize hot spots and numbness in the feet. The PC2 pedals are a solid composite construction with big reflectors built in. Available this spring for $69.95.

—Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of www.gearjunkie.com.

Posted by Stephen Krcmar - 10/28/2010 10:09 AM

A cool looking design. I love platforms for my around-town bike and even throw them on the fixed gear occasionally. But at this price point, I’m not sure why they included the reflectors. More importantly, I’d be curious to see how the composite pedal performs when wet. Even skateboard griptape is slippy when wet…

Posted by robert - 10/29/2010 10:31 AM

“Other main contact point”? Only when you’re dancing on an uphill!

Posted by whiskers - 11/04/2010 11:11 AM

If pedal manufacturers did not include reflectors and bike manufacturers did not put reflectors on the front/back of their bikes, there would’ve been many more cyclists injured/killed in the dark. I’ve seen my share of idiot cyclists riding in the dark without any lights; the reflectors were the only reason I saw them from far away.

Anyway, I wonder how these pedals perform in real-life tests.

Posted by mark - 07/09/2011 08:23 PM

Did you ever get a chance to test these? They look nice, but at $70/pair, I’d like to hear how they work out in real world conditions before I commit to a pair.

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