Deity TMAC Pedals
Words & Photos by Chili Dog
Several years ago I was just a nerdy grom hanging out at my buddy’s local jump spot. This day was special however as Tyler McCaul made a stop on his road trip to ride the jumps. After the usual riding and bike part chat, Tyler started talking about the new pedals he was designing with Deity Components. He was excited to be a part of creating and having a signature product, and told me that the pedals he was working on were literally, “My favorite pedals of all time.”
Naturally, I was intrigued, asking for more specifics on his plans. An ultra wide and deep concave platform was at the top of his list. It’s something that a lot of pedal manufacturers tout, but Tyler wanted to take it further than anyone ever had.
It was several years after our chat until I actually got to hold a set of the pedals in my hands, but when I did I was blown away. Development took almost three years, with Deity even risking the expense to switch molds part way through to ensure the pedal was 100% perfect.
The work paid off however. It was like Tyler and Deity had quite literally created my dream pedal. The design took everything I loved a step beyond what any other company had. With a platform measuring 110mm x 105mm and carved out with a massive 2.5mm deep concave center, I was in love.
Deity is never shy to try something new. A company that puts rider feedback above all else, the TMAC is a pedal designed for the flat pedal connoisseur. Constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum, the pedals are machined with a care and attention to detail that few companies would be willing to invest in. Thanks to the non-offset design, the 110mm x 105mm platform feels even larger than the numbers would suggest.
The chromoly spindle helps keep the pedals spinning on multi micro sealed bearings and Deity DU Bushings. Fourteen replaceable pins per side provide traction, and are arranged around the outer frame of the pedal. The center is smooth and pin free to aid in small foot adjustments while riding.