What It Is
Pro Taper is the brand that forever changed the way we looked at handlebar technology, and its first venture into the aftermarket foot peg market is nearly as revolutionary as its first foray into handlebars some 17 years ago. In addition to offering a super-aggressive platform for your feet, the Pro Taper SPI 2.3 Platforms offer something that no other aftermarket foot peg has before: a replaceable cleat with height adjustability.
Installing the pegs was a snap, as they bolted onto our Honda CRF450R test bike perfectly. Compared to the stock Honda pegs-which are the thinnest around-the Pro Taper pegs feel massive and offer tons of added support and traction. The pegs come with new peg pins, springs and cotter pins, so in addition to improving the level of support and traction, the pegs can freshen up the feel of your bike if your stock foot pegs had that "clapped out" feeling. The most unique feature about the Pro Taper pegs is the removable cleat system, which allows you to install different cleats to raise or lower the overall height of the pegs. For $69.95 per set, the replacement cleats are available in +5mm or -5mm heights, as well as standard, for those who might simply wish for fresh edges on their pegs. The cleats are made of billet 7075 aluminum and have maintained their sharp edge, even after the first 25 hours of riding that we've logged on them. The cleats themselves have a unique design that offers more support in all positions, thanks to a raised center section that forces the soles of your boots to dig in..
If there is a weakness, it could be the four bolts that hold each cleat in place. Using red Locktite is a must for piece of mind.
The Pro Taper SPI 2.3 Platforms have it all: more support, better traction and a superior, functional design. These are the Ferraris of aftermarket foot pegs.