Initially intended for Rinko (the Japanese system of disassembling bikes for train travel), MKS “EZ Superior” Rinko pedals have two parts. A stub attaches to the crank like a normal pedal. The actual pedal attaches to this with a fitting similar to an air hose. To attach or release the pedal, turn the outer ring and push it toward the crank. The ability to remove the pedals quickly and without tools (or dirty hands) is useful not only when packing bikes for travel. It can be useful when the bike is stored in a narrow space. It also makes it easy to change pedals on your bike. You could commute all week in street shoes on platform pedals, and then swap in a set of clipless pedals for a weekend ride.
MKS Urban Platform Pedals for Rinko
The Rinko version of the Urban Platform pedal allows removing the pedal without tools in just seconds – convenient for travel, to store your bike in tight spaces, or if you want to ride with platform pedals one day and with clipless pedals the next. The Urban Platform pedal is a top quality pedal for riding in street shoes. It features a wide platform and super-smooth cartridge bearings. The platform is single-sided, which increases cornering clearance. The Urban Platform pedals are best used with MKS Toeclips or MKS Cageclips. Also available in a standard, non-Rinko version.