Upgrade To The NEXT Stage While Maintaining Traditional Styling
The MKS Sylvan Touring NEXT Pedals are the first major upgrade to the popular Sylvan Touring. The Sylvan Touring NEXT pedal has the largest step area in the Sylvan line, offering various foot positions over a 94X63mm area to prevent fatigue. Dive into the world of road racing or mountain biking with the pedals that push you to greatness.
The patented Ezy Superior system allows for safe, rapid, and tool-less removal of pedals for travel, storage, or flexibility. Particularly popular as an upgrade for folding bicycles, those who take their bikes on mass transit, or travel bikes with coupler systems, improve ride quality while saving space. The Sylvan NEXT series uses Triple Sealed Cartridge Bearings, which provide a remarkably smooth and maintenance-free rotation at a lighter weight than the typical cup and cone bearings. This low drag bearing improves pedaling efficiency, making the NEXT series ideal for long-distance riding.
The MKS Sylvan NEXT is the new premium level of pedals that maintains Sylvan's traditional styling. This double-sided pedal is compatible with toe clips and straps to prevent slipping. The cage plate tooth profile is grippy but not particularly aggressive, perfect for a wide variety of shoes. To match the improved performance, the finish of the Sylvan NEXT series has been upgraded to a high polish chrome pedal body with high polish chrome step plates.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Mfg PartNum: SYLVAN TOURING NEXT
Pedal Type: Flat and BMX Pedals
Cleat Type: Flat Pedal (No Cleat)
Claimed Weight: 390 g
Contact Surface Area: 94 x 63 mm
Bearings: Tripled Sealed
Body: High Polished Alloy
Step Area: Double-sided
Toe Clip Compatibility: Yes
I love MKS pedals; they're a great value and easy to maintain, so I decided to try the Touring Next pedals. I just pulled them out of the box, and man oh man are they gorgeous! I almost don't want to install them, but of course I will! First thing I noticed, these are the smoothest pedals I've ever seen coming right out of the box- and I have tried at least ten different kinds of pedals over the last 50 plus years of cycling. Remarkable, for a sealed bearing pedal to be this smooth. Another thing I noticed right off - you won't need a pedal dust cap tool to remove the cap - a 7mm hex works! However, I have no idea how to access the locknut inside (It looks even tighter than removing a Zeuss 16 mm crankset bolt, but at least you can still find a 16 mm peanut butter wrench every now and then, or replace them with 15 mm bolts). Oh well, since they're sealed bearings I'll probably never need to pull them or adjust them - just add a few drops of lube. I'm excited to put these on one of my bikes and try them out.
I ride with the MKS Sylvan touring pedals and the m k s Next touring pedals. Probably my favorite of the pedals I own including Crank Brothers stamp 1, Crank Brothers stamp 7, and bontrager elite. There seems to be absolutely no friction with these pedals. I noticed a difference and I'm not particularly a professional oh, just an amateur who likes touring and mountain bikes.
Nice size platform for my number 12s. Just enough grip to hang on, not quite as grippy as a pure mountain bike pedal with pins. I used them mostly for XC, trail and bike packing. I have them on a 29er hardtail for trail riding, and a vintage steel frame road bike. In a way I like them better than my mountain bike pedals with pins, they seem a little more comfortable. That is not exactly objective observation
Articles will open in new tab.