Mikashima (MKS) was originally an aircraft component manufacturer but made the switch to pedal manufacturing in 1946. At the time, there were estimated to be 40 pedal manufactures in Japan, but only two remain today. Nearly all pedals from MKS feature a timeless design that’s easy on the eyes, and they’ve also proven to be quite reliable. SimWorks’s latest pedal is a collaboration project with MKS, taking design cues from their new John Cage, which was released a few months ago. The SimWorks by MKS Bubbly Pedal is their first pedal created in partnership with MKS, and it looks like they nailed it.
The Bubbly pedal uses the same internals as MKS’s higher-end pedals, known for their smooth and maintenance-free operation. Constructed with three sealed cartridge bearings, a polished chrome plated cold-forged steel spindle, and a forged polished unibody, the pedals are said to be solid and elegant in their appearance. Bolted to that unibody is SimWorks’s custom designed and manufactured cage—which boasts MKS’s largest platform to date, an ample surface from which to dig your heels in. The tread’s concave shape provides added stability and helps cradle your soles.
- Size: 97 x 108 x 30mm
- Weight: 392g (pair)
- Body Material: Aluminum Alloy
- Plate Material: Heat-treated Aluminum + Anodized
- Spindle Material: Cold Forged Steel + Chrome Plated
- Place of Manufacture: Japan
- Price: $98 USD
- Manufacturer’s Details: Sim.Works
The Bubbly pedal will initially be offered in three finishes: bronze, polished, and black, and retails for $98 USD. You can lean more at Sim.works.
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