I think at some point in every BMX riders life, they dream of starting their own company. 99% of the time the idea never really goes beyond that. That wasn’t the case from Jon “Gremlin” Betchtold who almost accidently started The Daily Grind. What started out as a website for him to post photos and videos eventually lead to a hub guard. Shortly after that, bar ends, a hub and a pedal. It’s awesome seeing how ideas can grown and change and when those ideas are left to a guy who actually rides, seeing quality being the main concern is even better. The Daily Grind might be a new name to what is commonly referred to as a flooded market, they’re doing things different than the cookie cutter brands that have been coming and going pretty quick lately. I decided it was time to find out what this operation was all about and to give you guys a little background on what they’re all about. Let’s take a look!
A few weeks back, we dropped an Insight with Animal Bikes where we talked about the new BPE pedals that became available just last week. Shortly after the Insight dropped, they sent through a sample pair for me to give a go. I decided with these just coming out, there’s probably a good number of you wondering if they’re worth picking up or just curious why these are more expensive than other plastic pedals out. Well, let’s check out what I thought and see if I can answer the questions on your mind.
Animal Bikes new BPE pedal is finally available for you to get on your bike. You can have your local shop order you up a set or pick some up on your favorite Mail-Order for $44.99 or you can pick up a set direct from Animal’s Webstore for $51.99.
I’ve personally been running these pedals for about a month now and I’m more than stoked on them. I’ll have a full-review of these up either Thursday or Friday so keep an eye out for that. Want to know more about the pedal? Check out this INSIGHT: ANIMAL – BPE PEDAL interview we dropped the other week!
Last week when we dropped the Insight with Animal about their MTT Tire, we mentioned that part two would be featuring their new BPE pedal. Well, today is the day we drop this as promised! We caught up with Jay Dyer, Frank Lam and Jared Washington to talk about the pedal and what it took to make them happen! Let’s get into it now!