The SIXPACK Kamikaze PA flat pedals are made in Germany, and the black version even uses recycled polyamide. According to the brand’s motto “set up to perform”, it promises performance without frills. But have the flat pedals got what it takes to convince our ENDURO testers?
The construction of the SIXPACK Kamikaze PA pedals is identical to their higher-spec Millennium CF model, and at first glance, the two are indistinguishable from each other. The only difference is the material of the pedal body – the Kamikaze is made entirely of Polyamide, while the Millennium CF is reinforced with chopped carbon fibre strands for an extra € 30. The Kamikaze PA pedals are amongst the most affordable on test, priced at € 59.99, and that’s despite the “Made in Germany” stamp. In terms of weight, the pedals are midfield, tipping the scales at 370 g. The 9 pins on each side have a diameter of 3 mm and screw in from below, so they’re easy to replace even if you’ve ploughed them into the ground. With a length of 116 mm, the SIXPACK pedals have the longest platforms in the test. As with most composite pedals, however, the axles are wider than the platforms are tall, resulting in a slightly convex shape as opposed to concave. To open the pedals for a service, you’ll need a huge T50 Torx, which you won’t necessarily have in your home toolbox.
The SIXPACK Kamikaze PA pedals on the trail
If you step on the pedals, you must watch where you place your feet and make sure that the pins mesh well with the soles of your shoes, since the grip offered by the arrangement of the pins and the convex shape of the platforms is rather mediocre. The plastic ridges also seem like more of an obstruction, as they prevent the two middle pins from digging into your soles. In addition, the pedals quickly show signs of wear on contact with the ground as the soft plastic easily gives way to rocks. Thanks to the two large cut outs in the platforms, they’ve got excellent self-cleaning properties.
The SIXPACK Kamikaze PA pedals have super long platforms, but due to the arrangement of the pins and the plastic ridges, they’re somewhat lacking in terms of grip. The large Torx key required to open the pedals also makes them somewhat inconvenient to service. On the upside, there’s no chance for them to pack up with mud thanks to the large cut outs in the platforms, and since the pins are screwed in from below, they’re easy to replace once they’re damaged.
- excellent self-cleaning
- pins are screwed in from below
- large Torx required to open the pedals is inconvenient
- mediocre grip
You can find out more about at sixpack-racing.com
Click here for an overview: The best pedals for mountain bikers
all pedals in Review: Acros Clipless Pedal | Crankbrothers Mallet E LS | Hope Union | HT T2 | Shimano XT PD-M8120 | TIME SPECIALE 12 | Chromag Dagga | Crankbrothers Stamp 7 | Hope F22 | Look Trail Fusion | Nukeproof Horizon Pro Sam Hill | OneUp Composite Pedal | Race Face Atlas | Sixpack Kamikaze RA | SQ Lab 50X | Tatze Link Composite |
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Words: Simon Kohler Photos: Jan Richter