PLEASE NOTE – The review of TwinPegs is in 3 parts:
In the interests of complete transparency Kai (the owner and inventor of TwinPegs), sent me a set of these dual foot pegs free of charge, on the proviso that I test and review them and post the results for all to read. With that in mind, he must be fairly confident of his product, as these are not cheap items. So, before we continue, let’s talk about price. The base price of £265 is exclusive of VAT so when the 20% UK VAT is added at checkout, the price rises to £318, so with shipping you’ll be looking at circa £350 a set. They can be used with any aftermarket foot pegs but are designed to work with the stock pegs, so no further investment is required.
There’s been plenty of debate on social media forums about these in the last few days, ever since I published the TwinPegs Pre-Review. Bizarrely, considering these are an aluminium motorcycle part, they strangely conjure up a wide variety of emotions amongst those who see them for the first time. Love, admiration, hate and loathing are all brought to the fore and frankly, I’m really not sure why.. Is it because TwinPegs are seemingly breaking a mould that has been around since the very first motorcycle reared its wonderful head (or wheel) over a century ago? Has the motorcycle foot peg become some strange, male icon that is simply untouchable to many? Or it that humans (or at least bikers) really struggle with any kind of significant change? I’m not sure but some of the vitriol aimed at these by folks who’ve never tried them is really something special to behold and a tad sad in my books. Change is not always good, granted, but in order to progress we sometimes need to keep an open mind and welcome those folks brave enough to innovate and with that in mind, that’s exactly what I decided to do. So here we go! Let me properly introduce you to TwinPegs Dual Foot Pegs!
The contents arrived in an unbranded, generic, cardboard box and the contents within are fairly crudely wrapped in brown paper and workshop type cleaning paper. This is not unusual for Scandinavian products as it’s a region that prides itself on recycling and environmentally friendly solutions. I would also imagine cost is a factor as any product produced in Norway is going to be right up there price-wise and unnecessarily adding to that price might not be terribly smart. For me, the packaging is fairly unimportant; the contents however are not, so let’s look at what’s inside that packaging.
Both brackets seem beautifully made and the kind of quality you would expect from a Scandinavian designed and produced product. They look and feel expensive and the finish is second to none.
The same can be said for each and every component as it’s unwrapped and placed on the table before you.
Everything is precise and perfect and just what you’d want from something that just drained your bank account of 350 of your hard earned pounds.
I believe the bolts and mounting parts are stainless steel for the most part and all are good quality parts.
The pack includes two scalloped foot plates with holes for the included cleats and mounting bolts.
You’ll also receive a set of printed instructions in English and 4 rather nice quality stickers!
Whilst putting this kit together you’ll immediately notice that the tolerances are spot on! Everything lines up mm perfect and makes constructing them a real pleasure.
So any negatives? Probably my only gripe would be the lack of a tube of blue LocTite but maybe companies like AltRider have spoilt us with this. Their “Adventure II” foot pegs cost circa $190 USD plus tax and shipping, so around 40% cheaper than the TwinPegs and the AltRider cleats are more advanced/complex in their design. AltRider, however, recognised the fact that in order to securely mount those cleats you always need a dab of blue or red LocTite to prevent them from vibrating loose and so they kindly included a small tube with their product. Now, this may have something to do with the TwinPegs target market? Thus far, TwinPegs have been predominantly used by vastly experienced race riders, folks like Vilde Holt who secured 3rd spot in the 2022 European Enduro Championships using TwinPegs and Andrew Houlihan (who previously raced the Dakar Rally) and won the Sunraysia Safari Rally (Adventure Class) on TwinPegs. These guys and gals know how to wrench on their bikes, would have all the necessary tools on hand and would also have a few cases of LocTite in the garage at any given time. Many less experienced (or not so mechanically minded) riders may not, so I would personally have liked to see this included for them, but it’s hardly a deal-breaker and could quite easily be described as “nit-picking”.
Part 1 Conclusion
This is serious kit designed to be used by serious riders in serious races and that’s very evident in the quality and finish of every component, as well as those names who have used them in earnest and swear by them. Quite simply, if we’re talking quality and finish alone, these are as good as they get. Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the West and, as such, will have some of the most expensive production costs, so you will have to pay for that quality but please bear with me through the next two parts of this review and then decide for yourself whether these are worth the price asked.
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