So Fresh and So Clean Speed
My brake pedals, break, often. So I went to Cleanspeed Engineering as soon as I started the HE Flagship 1190 build. I ordered myself a brake pedal and an oversized EG Pedal Pad. Cause who wants to hunt for their rear brake if they don’t have to? As per usual I received my package and was happy to see Jim’s high quality of craftsmanship. Had the pedal on that afternoon and never gave it a second thought. I road with this setup on my Zions trip and was very happy with it, the pad was easy to find but not so big that it was cumbersome. No complaints.
I returned to Reno with three days of down time before taking off to Bishop to ride with the WLF Crew. I got a call from my buddy @zues_enduro on my first day back asking me if I wanted to go do some training in a local rock garden, like he had to ask. We met up that afternoon and had a pretty good training session. The hill was not as easy as he made it sound. So on our way back to his house he says to me,” I found a pretty good table top. Want to hit it real quick on the way home and get some shots for @heavyenduro”? Again, like he had to ask. So we head over, I roll it a couple times and then commit to getting some air.
First jump was small, but I liked the landing and turned to hit it again.. While making a less than 1mph turn I tapped the front break, washing the front end and dropping the bike. I know I know, rookie hour. So I pick up the bike and get rolling again, when I look down and see that my brake pad is pointing straight up. Huh? That’s weird, I should step on it. So I did, and it fell off. There is a small moment of blind rage, and then we ride home. Luckily, Andrews wife can cook, so I got over it pretty quick. The next morning I call Jim at Cleanspeed. I give him the run down and wait for his response. Jim says,” Huh, nobody has ever broken one of my pedals before. Can you send me some pics”? So I sent some pics. Jim called me back in less than a minute and said a new one was on the way, overnight, no charge, and he would include a smaller pad as he believed the leverage of the large pad is what caused the failure. Jim asked if I would be willing to ship back the broken pedal so he could start working to improve the original design to make it stronger and safer. I received the new pedal and pad the next day as promised and had it installed before leaving for Bishop. I have had dozens of offs since getting the new pedal and have had zero issues. I could not have asked for a better experience with Jim, and I was very impressed with his willingness to stand by and improve his product. Im very excited to see if he releases an HE proof pedal.
HE Actual, signing off.