VP Components introduces the VP-AIM platform pedal

Watch Sam Reynolds and DJ Brandt putting their pedals to the test.

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The new AIM platform pedal is designed for the rider on a budget but with solid performance.

The new AIM platform pedal is designed for the rider on a budget but with solid performance (click to enlarge).

New from VP Components comes the new platform pedal called the AIM – designed to be thin, lightweight and affordable. VP is confident that they have the high-end of the market covered with their premium Harrier model, they wanted to bring something to market for the rider on a budget but with quality performance.

The AIM was developed at the request of FMB Diamond tour rider Sam Reynolds. Sam explains, “I wanted a pedal that had a large platform for landing tricks, but also had a traditional dual-concave shape for grip.” Sam also preferred something good looking and thin. VP saw the chance to create a pedal that would make a top pro-rider happy, could cover anything from park to dirt to regular trail rides, and most importantly NOT break the budget.

Sam Reynolds at Masters of Dirt on his VP-AIM pedals.

AIM Features
  • die-cast alloy body
  • dual concave pedal shape
  • forged and heat treated CNC machined Chromoly axle that spins on LSL and Sealed cartridge bearings
  • low 18mm stack height
  • large platform measuring a square 105mm
  • 8 replaceable steel traction pins per side
  • bearings are located apart as far as possible in the body for added support
  • weight: 425 grams per pair

Erik Saunders, Brand Manager for VP Components explained to us, “Because we design the VP-AIM in–house and manufacture it in our factories, we are able to sell them at a reasonable price while not sacrificing performance. We’re really proud of the VP-AIM and feel they deliver the right feeling of control and security while still being thin, durable and stylish.”

DJ Brandt testing out the VP-AIM at Valmont bike park.

Although designed for freeride, park and dirt jumps, the AIM can be used almost anywhere including commuter, urban, BMX or mountain bike trail duty. The AIM is available in black and silver and has an MSRP of $60.00 and is in stock at your local VP dealer now.

425 grams per pair, quality bearings and only $60.00.

425 grams per pair, quality bearings and only $60.00 (click to enlarge).

For more information visit www.vpcomponents.com.


About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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