Hope has just revealed the F22 – their latest flat MTB pedal. Following on from their existing F20 pedal, the new model features a redesigned pedal body and some interesting additional features.
The F22's platform measures 110mm wide, 105mm long, and 18mm deep (without pins). A wider leading edge is part of a new asymmetric shape which Hope says "extends further (where the F20 did not) to give better shoe support and a superior planted feel."
Each pedal comes with 22 pins – seven slim 6mm pins on the leading and trailing edges and four stubby 4mm pins on the inside and outside edges of each face. The pins have a hex shape which Hope says gives enhanced bite, while the surface of the axle section of the body is knurled for extra grip here too. The F22 has a very slight concave on each face which is made to feel much deeper by the pins of differing lengths. In the pedal package, you also get a set of 1mm washers, which allow you to shorten the pin lengths to help give the feel you desire.
The F22s have the same internals as the reliable F20, consisting of three cartridge bearings and an IGUS bushing, on an axle redesigned for "improved strength and impact resistance."
The pedals come in six different colored finishes – black, blue, orange, purple, red, and silver.
We've currently got a pair of the F22s on test so will be back with a full review once we've properly put the F22s through their paces.
Hope F22 pedals pricing and availability
Price-wise, the F22s have an RRP of $183.00 / £145.00 / €180.00 and are available from today. As usual, everything is made and assembled at Hope headquarters in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, UK, and comes with a two-year guarantee.
For more on the Hope F22 pedals, head to hopetech.com.