Ten months ago, we introduced you to 45NRTH’s Helva pedal and started our product test. The photo above shows the Helvas fresh out of their box, all clean and virgin-like.
Three months later we offered a progress report on the Helva’s and the pedal noir photo (above) shows you what our test set of pedals, looked like 7 months ago.
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As you can see, in the photo above, the last seven months has not been easy on our set of 45NRTH Helva test pedals. However, we shouldn’t judge a set of pedals by their cosmetics. These pedals have literally gone through hell and high water. After 10 months of being stomped through snow, slush, sand, lakes, streams, dirt, rocks, derbies and grit, these pedals continue to do their job, extremely well. The Helva’s over sized sealed bearings and outer bushing have not developed any slop and have remained smooth throughout the obvious torture that they’ve endured. The Helvas have required zero repairs or adjustments. They’ve worked well with the Size 13 Sorel Conquest boots that I ride in the winter as well as Lake winter cycling boots and every form of sneaker or sandal in my wardrobe. These pedals grip extremely well on a set of 5-Ten cycling shoes that I ride in occasionally. They grip so well, that they fool me into thinking that I’m ‘clipped in’ while wearing that particular pair of shoes. The Helvas are Light – Strong – and (no surprise) Expensive. In this tester’s opinion, the Helva pedal is worth every penny. This is not just a good set of pedals. Based on my experience, from riding them over the past ten months, I think these are a great set of pedals!
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