Playing the part of the underdog in an industry dominated by giants, Minneapolis-based iSSi launched just a few years ago with the goal of making better pedals than what was currently available. We love to believe in an underdog as much as anyone else, but iSSi earned our admiration all by itself with its small line of meticulously crafted pedals.
Clearly named, the Triple Trail Pedal was created with trail and all-mountain riding in mind. It features a wider platform for better contact and stability between your shoe and the pedal. A more stable platform represents a welcome, but not revolutionary design, so iSSi looked to set the Triple Trail apart from proven favorites by changing up the bearing design and spring tension as well.
The Triple Trail's three bearings come fully sealed and with no option for adjustment, so the only time you'll have the opportunity to adjust them will be when noisiness tells you they're ready to be replaced. This leaves far less room for error, and we appreciate that the simple replacement process doesn't require a mechanic's certification—just a hex wrench and a socket.
As we mentioned above, iSSi does provide ample room for adjusting tension, so bigger riders or anyone more accustomed to the freedom of riding flats has the freedom to lock their cleats down as much as needed to prevent accidental ejections. It also updated its release angle and clip design, changing the angle from 20 degrees to 14.6 while rounding out the profile of the clip to achieve more predictable releases only when you want them.
- A stable trail riding pedal
- Wide platform provides control on technical stretches
- No-maintenance bearing design
- Wide range of tension adjustability