|Yes here we go again with another review of pedals because there aren't enough of them out there already. But when you find a good pedal you need to let the world know I suppose, or at least the people that will read this review! Of course there is the battle of which is better, flats or clipless but we don't care about that right now because the Anvl Tilt pedals are flats and they are meant to keep your feet in place while going downhill and also to let you put your foot down when you need to do so in a hurry.||
The Tilt pedals come in 3 varieties, the aluminum version with chromoly axles, the aluminum version with titanium axles and the composite\nylon version. We tested out the aluminum version with chromoly axles on a Transition Patrol and since Transition created the Anvl lineup of bike components so it was a perfect fit. We didn't even realize (or pay attention for that matter) that they had the Tilt pedals on the bike until getting on it and noticing how well our Five Ten shoes stuck to the pedals. We used to think the eThirteen LG1+ pedals had the most grip of the flats but this one sure gives them a run for their money.
The Tilt pedals have a nice sized platform and feel nice and natural underneath your feet thanks to their flat surface with no raised areas to be found. Each pedal has 20 pins on it providing excellent grip yet deadly shin smashing ability. They aren't too bad on the weight side either but then again you won't be using these on your XC bike most likely. The aluminum pedal with the chromoly axle version comes in at 422g for the pair while the aluminum\titanium axle version comes in at 366g for the pair and finally the composite version comes in at a nice 300g per pair. As for pricing and colors they vary quite a bit. The aluminum\chromoly versions come in black, red, blue, grey, orange and will cost you $129.99. The aluminum\titanium versions come in black, red and blue. Last but not least the composite version comes in black and costs $69.99. All 3 of the versions have replaceable metal pins so you can make sure you always have the optimum amount of bite.
Anvl also makes other components including stems, handlebars, seats and grips. Even though they are a fairly new company it seems like they will go far based on the way they design their products and especially since they come from the guys at Transition.