Carder TwoTwelve Pedal Review
Words & Photos by Robert Johnston
It’s only a matter of time until a mountain biker with easy access to a CNC machine will make themselves a bike part or two. So after over 20 years of running a precision engineering company, it was almost inevitable that the Carder brothers – Matt and Chris – would begin their own components brand, which is exactly what they’ve done with Carder Tech.
Their first component to market is the TwoTwelve flat pedal. Each pedal is machined from a solid billet of 6082 T6 aluminum, bringing the weight of each pedal to 212g, hence the name. The pedal bodies measure in at 96mm wide by 100mm long, with a 16mm thickness featuring a 1.2mm concavity. Each side of the pedal has 12 tuneable pins, with 8mm and 10mm options included in the box to fine tune the grip and feel. Axles are high strength Cr-Mo steel, heat treated and coated to provide strength and corrosion resistance; and they spin on a double Igus bush and ball bearing combo. Two years of testing by UK based shredders Toby Down; Isaac Anderson and Tyler Pollington mean they’re built to take some real abuse. Particular attention was paid to the sealing of the pedals, to ensure they spin smooth for as long as possible in the typical UK slop. The pedals are offered in a choice of 6 anodised colours, so you will likely find a colour to match them to your rig. There’s nothing groundbreaking in terms of the spec of the pedals, but certainly all of the elements you would expect from a high end pedal are there to justify the £94.99 (Roughly $120 at the time of writing) price tag.