EXUSTAR PEDAL TEST EPM215, IN THE TOP OF THE WEIGHT-PRICE VALUE
ESMTB.COM has tested the Exustar EPM215 pedals, the same ones that triathlete Rubén Ruzafa uses. Pedals that have everything you need to be the star of your catalog. In fact, they are among the most veteran in their line of more than 25 different mountain bike pedal models.
Exustar has more than 25 models of automatic pedals for mountain biking
Exustar is a veteran brand in the world of pedals. With more than 25 different types of MTB pedals in its catalog, there is no doubt that its experience in the sector is enormous. Exustar PM215 pedals are one of its super-sales models by combining good performance, weight content and competitive price in a single product. They have passed through our hands.
The anodized aluminum body is very striking
The Exustar EPM215 pedals start from a forged and anodized aluminum body that gives them a striking aesthetic and is the first step to achieve their competitive final weight. The axis is made in Cr-Mo and CNC machined, in addition to having received a heat treatment to improve its resistance. Two bearings per pedal are used in its design. All this to achieve a weight, verified in our scale, of 300 grams the couple.
They are compatible with SPD even if they come with their own coves
His body is compact and not very bulky. The level of finishes is one of the most striking points, especially if we consider its adjusted price. The system of coves is compatible with SPD, an essential aspect to facilitate its adoption by bikers. Even with that they equip their own set of coves, the E-C01F model, with which we do not notice any notable difference in its use. The weight per cove is 21 grams.
The touch of entry and exit is crisp and dry
The shaft is removable to be able to carry out the maintenance operations of its bearings. They have independent regulation of the tension of each pedal face, as expected. Already underway the pedal's touch input is crisp and dry, perhaps somewhat less firm than in Shimano pedals, but with the same type of touch. The exit of the cove is equally firm and crisp.
Due to their dimensions, the Exustar EPM215 pedals do not offer a large additional support surface for the shoe. On the one hand, they avoid accumulating more mud and external elements, but on the other they penalize something when offering additional support to the shoe when we pedal.
During the time of use we have not had any outstanding incidence. The only striking point is the slight wear that occurs on the body of the pedal with the cove itself. Something that appeared fast but that did not go over with the passage of time and that did not affect its performance.
They are priced at only € 75.95 RRP
With a price of only € 75.95 PVR and a weight of 300 grams are a great option for those looking to lighten grams without having to scratch their pockets too much. If you come from a traditional SPD pedal the transition to these Exustar is quick and simple.
There is a version with titanium shaft, the Exustar EPM215TI pedals, which reduce the weight to 230 grams. Of course, raising the price to € 194.95 PVR.
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