HT Components features a line of pedals and spokes aimed at discerning riders. Positioned as the high end brand of components from parent company Hsing Ta Industrial, they’ve been offering a number of great looking platform pedals that can be found under high profile gravity pros like Aaron Gwin, Brian Lopes, Kevin Aiello, Remy Metailler to name a few. We’ve been seeing them on the trails a lot under the feet of local fast guy Matt Condroshoff, who has been rocking them on his DH bike and we caught up with him at Interbike where he showed us some of the cool new stuff they’re offering.
HT athlete Aaron Gwin has been working with them to create the X1 DH race pedal. It’s an interesting hybrid design that resembles a cross between a Crank Brothers and Shimano SPD cleat retention system.
These have been floating around as prototypes with Aaron racing on them, but now it appears that production versions are now available with an MSRP of $169. Featuring a CNC machined alloy body and cro-moly spindle, they weigh in at a listed 470g. for a pair.
Speaking of DH badasses, just about everyone saw the blazing run he did on a rim after a flat at Leogang. DT Swiss had the rims on display at their booth, and they were in surprisingly amazing shape considering the abuse they went through.
If you haven’t seen it, click here to check out the clip on YouTube.
Also on display at HT was their new ME05T platform pedal. Featuring a magnesium body with a ti spindle to come in at 242grams a pair, they’re 17mm thin. Though pricey, it looks to be a sweet option for a high end pedal, and the design of the pins make them easy to remove if they’re broken off on rocks.
HT has over half a dozen variations on the platform pedal in their line up; some intended for the rigors of world cup DH racing, some for dirt jumpers, and some for trail riders that simply prefer to stay un-clipped.
The bling-y DH pedals always strike us the most though; we saw the wide Aiello signature pedals earlier this year at Sea Otter. It looks like production versions are going to available soon, and like the other HT offerings should be pretty minimal in heft.
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