Tioga Gets it Dec 4, 2008


A while back, Drew at Milwaukee sent me some hacked up Wellgo pedals. They’re the result of a conversation we had regarding me constantly getting pedal strike while riding fakie and cornering tightly. Since I’ve been riding them, I’ve yet to get serious pedal strike.

Platforms are more comfortable than track pedals and they last a lot longer for me. I was breaking cages every few weeks. Not clips, cages…

Now, it seems like Tioga has a pedal available that addresses this problem. I thought I had seen them before somewhere, but perhaps not. It looks like D-Spider is roughly the same width as my Wellgos, so I may give them a try.


Drew sent me the following information on them:

All of these will accept standard toe clips, but they do offer their own
adjustable version.
Spyder and the Surefoot are 90x60mm comes with replaceable surefoot pins
D-Spyder is 90x75mm also comes with surefoot replaceable pins
All sealed bearing, cromo axles and pretty light.
Surefoot 125g ea. $75 pr.
Spyder 130g ea. $80 pr.
D-Spyder 155g ea. $85 pr.

It’s a shame the retail is so high, because pedals always get thrashed when you’re using them for tricks.



These also come with a 35 piece spike kit and their own wrench. Sorry for leaving this out before.


  • what about rocking GR-9s though? they’re not quite beefy enough?

  • I have C-Record Track pedals [similar to GR-9s] on my Merckx and they’re hella, yes, I said hella, uncomfortable.

    The problem is the width of the pedal and also the construction. My feet are wide and they hang off the sides of most MKS pedals. The ones that are wide enough, aren’t comfortable. The Wellgos I’ve been riding over the past few months are killer!

    I’m just looking for an option for people who don’t have a metal bandsaw.

  • Ah, gotcha, makes sense. Plus hacking pieces off reduces weight :)

    Unrelated: I think you can import your older blogspot entries into your new URL by doing something like this: http://neologasm.org/b2mt/
    in order to get everything in one place.

    Take care.

  • Clayton

    The design is really nice. I’ve been looking for something like this, but the retail is just too high. The big question I have though is why the completely flat tops? There’s almost no texture on the Surefoots and very little on the Spyders. At least I can’t see any in these pics. Better lose the slack on your straps.

    With the Wellgo’s, you could probably do a similar hack without a bandsaw. I’d imagine a hacksaw, file, time and patience would do the trick.

  • they DO have spikes on the pedals, they’re just not shown in the pictures. I’ll edit the post… Removable spikes, 35pcs and a wrench.

  • SO where can we get some of these, or are they the new 09 jam not out yet?

  • I’ll ask Drew, but I think they’re ’09 models.

  • SO where can we get some of these, or are they the new 09 jam not out yet?