Normally I wait a few months before reviewing a product but a new set of pedals on my Brompton are so great I couldn’t wait to talk about them.
I had a pair of MKS Lambda Grip King pedals installed by Clever Cycles before I went camping with Cycle Wild.
Both pedals came with the “EZY” quick release system which allows me to remove the left-side pedal when the Brompton is folded, keeping it to its original, compact dimensions.
The EZY quick release system is simple to use. A twist and a pull of the quick release and you pop the pedal right off. The same motion locks the quick release as you’re reattaching the pedal.
I love the MKS Lambda Grip King pedals because they feel so stable. A large pedal with a strong hold on your foot means you can pedal with confidence, even wearing shoes with a smooth sole.
On the way to my recent camping trip I wore an old and well-loved pair of tennis shoes and my food didn’t slip once.
These new pedals are particularly great for people like me with larger feet. I wear a men’s US size 13 shoe and, although the stock Brompton pedals are more than acceptable, the MKS Lambda Grip Kings are wide enough that they support my whole foot. This can be particularly important when I’m wearing a soft-soled shoe or sandal that would normally flex and bend over a smaller pedal.
I’ve only ridden about 100 miles on these pedals so far but I’m already in love. The only trouble with these new pedals, that I can see, is now all my other bikes’ pedals seem inferior and I want a pair of MKS Lambda Grip King pedals on all of my bikes, not just my Brompton.