So I've been looking for some concave pedals as well, and have tried to find as many side views of pedals as I could find, and I've made a comparison image.
Note that the comparison can't be 100% precise, it still depends on the angle of the images and if there are any "hidden" features that change the concavity of the pedal. But it should give a decent first impression.
Click here for the full size comparison image for pedals (concave vs convex)
The pedals included are:
Burgtec Penthouse MK3
Burgtec Penthouse MK4
Canfield Brothers Crampon
FireEye Hot Candy
HT Components AE03
HT Components AE05
Kona Wah Wah
NC17 Sudpin III
Nukeproof Electron Evo
Nukeproof Electron (non Evo)
Pedaling Innovations Catalyst
Race Face Aeffect
Race Face Atlas
Race Face Chester
Straitline De Facto
Superstar Components Delta
Superstar Components Nano
Syntace NumberNine 2
VP Components Harrier
Speaking of Hope's pedals and their pins... I've been meaning to ask if any other companies make pedals with pins like the ones on Hope's F20s. Countersunk flared bases seem like a brilliant idea. It should make them less likely to get damaged around the threads, in addition to simply adding strength and support right where they're needed.
But the F20s are thick by modern standards and not exactly light. I run them on my DH bike but would like something with the same pins on a lighter platform for my AM/FR bike.
This was my thinking too, and the only reason I tried the Hope's last..... However, I can not tell any difference in feel regarding 'thickness' when compared to the 12mm thin Oozys they replaced.
Originally Posted by NWS
On my scale the Oozys weighed 371g, while the Hopes weighed 396g.
I haven't weighed the Origin8 Slimlines that I have on my main bike now, but they're allegedly 308g, or 3oz less than the Hopes. I'd quit looking at more pedals if they had Hope's pins.
And I'm not convinced that thickness matters much either. I'm perfectly content to use F20s on my DH bike, and they'll probably stay there for as long as I have that bike. But I wonder if Hope could match that weight (or come close to it) if they went to a modern slim design.
How about the Twenty6 Predator pedals?
Originally Posted by NWS
Twenty6 Products - Products
not exactly light at a claimed 405g (chromoly), but they do sell a Ti version at 340g. Super pricey though.
I had hard time parting with $140 for Hopes, I don't think I could handle $270. The pin design does seem really cool though, it has the same features I like about Hope, and maybe even better as it looks like they sit pretty deep into the pedal. But if this reviewer's experience is typical, aluminum might not have been the best choice for the pins:
TWENTY6 PREDATOR pedal Review
You win some, you lose some, I guess. The pedal itself should last forever... maybe longer than the supply of replacement pins will last.
$30 Cheap pedals outclass $100 pedals that look cheap
#1 sp00n82: nice going on the compilation of side profiles.
#2 I want to hear about Gamut's Point One Racing platform real feedback on bearing wear in the new model.
#3 I want to hear about Crank Brothers Stamp pedals and long term durability test
#4 here is something I found today: Besides the cheap appearance of the spindle section, the outer pedal shape is acceptable with the 100x93 sized platform and claimed 245g weight for the pair, could work for many applications.