SPD-compatible Rinko Pedals

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The long-awaited SPD-compatible Rinko pedals from MKS have arrived. Now you can enjoy the convenience of SPD shoes and cleats, and yet remove your pedals in just seconds without tools.

Initially intended for Rinko (the Japanese system of disassembling bikes for train travel), MKS 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.
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The ability to remove the pedals quickly and without tools (or dirty hands) is useful not only for packing bikes when you travel (above). It can help when the bike is stored in a narrow space.

With the MKS Rinko Adapters, you can even share the same set of pedals between different bikes. Right now, we have the “EZY Superior” adapters. In the future, we’ll offer the “EZY” version, too.
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MKS now offers Rinko pedals for all popular pedal systems. In addition to the new SPD-compatible pedals, there are Look-compatible and Time-compatible (above) pedals, as well as platform pedals.
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MKS makes pedals at many quality levels. Compass imports only the top-of-the-line models that feature silky-smooth cartridge bearings. You have to turn the spindles of these pedals in your hands – then you’ll understand how smooth bearings can be!
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With these pedals, you can enjoy visiting distant places, switching between bikes, trains, ships and airplanes, as a true cyclotourist.
Click here for more information about MKS pedals.

10 Responses to SPD-compatible Rinko Pedals

  1. Richard October 25, 2016 at 5:09 am #

    Looks like the stub increases the Q factor a little.

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly October 25, 2016 at 6:34 am #

      It doesn’t change the tread (Q factor), because the pedals were designed from the onset with the Rinko option in mind. The cleat location is the same between the Rinko and non-Rinko versions, thus your shoes will be in exactly the same position.

  2. bikesnob28hb October 25, 2016 at 6:10 am #

    Wonderful pedals, Wonderful company.

  3. Robert Cochran October 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    I’m glad you are discussing a rinko-centric part, because I’m very interested in making my lower-end Jamis bicycle rinko-capable. I’ve seen the pdf document showing still photos of how a bicycle is broken down for packing in a bag. Is it possible to produce a video at normal speed that shows in detail how to pack the bicycle? Also a separate video showing how to convert a disc brake equipped bicycle to be rinko capable? Thank you!

  4. Kirt October 25, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Thanks for making the adaptors available as a separate item.

  5. SteveP October 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    I had a set of QR MKS SPD pedals. However, the QR function was not particularly “definite”, so now I have one. My experience was that the locking action of the collar over the spindle to the crank was not secure, although it appeared to be. I was riding in traffic and although also clipped in, the pedal came off and disappeared. I did try and look for it, but my life was worth more. Maybe I only imagined its existence 🙂

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly November 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

      I am sorry you lost your pedal. I have seen that happen once. Make sure the outer ring is turned to lock the pedal after you put the pedal on the bike.

  6. oldbundy October 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Ruminations from a Shanghai hotel room.
    Jan, Whats the weight on the adaptor set?