Monday, August 01, 2005
This is totally unrelated to Masi Bicycles, other than the product pictured was developed and made by one of my "sister brands", Premium Products, under the Haro umbrella of bikes.
People who ride freestyle BMX bikes are frequently tossed out of skateparks or not even allowed in because of the potential damage a peg on the bike can do to the park and the stuff in the park.
To address this issue, Premium Products developed this peg. It is a nylon sleeve injected over an aluminum core. The aluminum gives it the structural strength needed, but the nylon prevents the peg from damaging the copings/ rails in the park itself.
Now, I know this has nothing to do with road bikes, but I couldn't help but geek-out when these products were being developed and are now here. The point is, I just love taking a problem and finding a reasonable and intelligent solution. I just can't help but think that this product is one of the coolest bike products I've seen in a very long time. Simple, but effective. How cool is that?