Ever since they made the first ‘Penthouse Flats’ Burgtec have had a cult following amongst flat pedal riders, and it’s not surprising. Seemingly indestructible pedals with insane amounts of grip have always been their speciality, and over the years they’ve tweaked the design, and these MK4 pedals are the latest version.
The key difference when compared to the MK3 is that these pedals are a fair chunk lighter and slimmer, but Burgtec reckon they’re still every bit as strong. These pedals are now just 16mm thick, and with a Ti axle they only weigh 377g. Even with the cheaper steel axle they still only come in at 440g. That’s a million miles from the original Penthouse Flats, but crucially these still have plenty of meat in the areas that are going to take a beating.
Burgtec have carried over the excellent, and very vicious pins from the MK3 pedal. Like the rest of the pedal these can take a proper beating, and even if you do eventually manage to snap one off the design means that you’ll always easily be able to remove the remains. The body itself doesn’t have the greatest amount of concave, but because the pins are so long it feels like they have loads.
Burgtec have never been ones to scrimp on platform size and that remains true to this day with these measuring 10 cm x 10 cm. Of course pins and body aren’t the only part of a pedal that matters, they also need to spin, and that’s another area that Burgtec have always been strong on. With this MK4 though they have improved this area even further by using a double bush and single bearing design. They reckon this is their best setup to date, which if true will mean it lasts for ages.
As always these pedals are made right here in the UK and are beautifully finished. They’re almost too nice to go and smash into a rock, but hey that’s what they’ve been made for and they’ll happily go on doing it for years. When it comes to our favourite pedals, these are definitely up there fighting it out at the top.
Steel Axle: £99.99
Ti Axle: £149.99
Colours: Black, Blue, Red, Gold