Gunner snapped up a pair of the new Oxide’s and is running them as we speak, turnbaring all over the shop. His review is simple –
“I loved the Nitro model, so when Ison Distribution told me about the new improved Oxide, I needed to check them out. Once again they are light, wide, with a slight concave for extra grip. I also love the 4.5mm pins as they grip the waffle or FiveTen sole a treat.
I went for the Black, and they look a treat, but they also come in red, blue and polished too. If you love a flat pedal and you want something that will last and look good, grab a pair of these bad boys!”
Ison Distrubition gave us the tech low down on the new improvements –
The Oxide, Oxide XL, and Kamon pedals are the result of years of being let down by poor performing bushes that you find in regular sealed bearing pedals that after a while die and leave you with a nasty squeal when you spin the pedals. These pedals are all based off the same custom extrusion, and we spent a lot of time working on our bearing axle set up and spacing to get the ultimate long term performance that were aiming for. At the outside edge of the pedal we have a standard sealed bearing, but at the inside edge of the pedal is where we really focussed. We fitted a needle roller bearing, which is far superior to a traditional bush set up for load bearing as well as performance.
We’re using our own custom made pins, the ‘MAZ’ pin, 4.5mm tall with a 6mm reinforced flanged base, to stop them from being ripped out. They’re now fitted to all our Gusset pedals as standard and available separately.
We designed the platform with 1mm of concave on either side of the pedal, it doesn’t sound like a lot, but you can definitely feel it. Yeah, it’s not a crazy thin pedal, measuring 20mm in the centre and 22mm at each end of the pedal with the concave, but this was the sacrifice we were willing to make to get our axle and needle bearing set up, which ultimately has a far greater benefit to the rider.