Something for the metal pedal fans… We know you’re out there… Well, these slick pieces from Haro are the real deal. CNC-machined from a block of 6061 aluminium, adjustable / replaceable traction pins, sealed bearings and bushings, a choice of decent colours – all the good stuff.
Haro say these are inspired by the original Shimano DX pedal, but these are slimmer. Much, much slimmer. Slim pedals feel more natural, you’re closer to the axle and therefore feel like you have more rotational balance. Closer to the ground, more control.
The slim body and various cutouts also make these pedals nice and light. Not as light as magnesium pedals, but light enough without sacrificing strength.
“The slim body and various cutouts make the Haro Lineage Pedals nice and light."
Pedals are never that radical in their design so of course we’ve got the classic shape and pretty standard pin position here, but Haro have added to this with some really nice touches. Laser etched ‘Lineage’ type and a few little insignias give the pedal a touch of class, and as you can see in the images these look pretty damn trick up close, too. Machined aluminium always has a certain appeal… The overall finish on these is very high quality – we caught ourselves staring at them a few times.
Haro’s history in BMX is long and rich. Undisputed pioneers of a lot of what we call Freestyle BMX, it was founder Bob Haro who moved across from racing into this new BMX movement in the late 1970s. 1981 saw Haro design the first freestyle-specific frame and fork, the Haro Freestyler, and the rest is history. These days, Haro remains a household name and supports a relatively small but absolutely savage team including Dennis Enarson, Chad Kerley, Jason Watts and Tyler Fernengel.
The first person I saw rocking the Haro Lineage pedals was Dean Cueson. This is what he had to say about them:
“I have been riding the Lineage pedals for a good couple years now. The platform of the pedal seems to be a little smaller than other pedals I’ve ridden in the past, which I personally prefer, rather than huge shovel head looking pedals, haha.
There are less pins in these pedals (6 pins either side). I was a little hesitant at first in running them, as I have been used to about 8 pins either side in previous pedals. Saying that, there’s plenty of grip, so that doesn’t seem to be an issue.
I’m not too sure on the exact weight of them, but I do know they seem pretty light for metals. The pedal design is pretty classic, nothing out the ordinary... just a smart looking pedal." –Dean Cueson