Fastway Evo EXT Foot Pegs
- Fit Kit - $20.95
- Extensions go mostly unnoticed in a good way.
- Good grip and a solid platform.
- Highly adjustable.
- Pegs can drag in deep ruts with extensions.
- Some parts have come loose over time.
What it is
- Stainless steel footpegs.
- One piece design with ankle extensions.
The Evolution Pegs are the stainless steel pegs from Fastway, vs the Air variation which is their aluminum offering. The EXT (extension) designates the extended ankle savers off the back of the footpeg. The extensions are designed to help prevent ankle injuries while also claiming to offer more support.
The pegs are highly customizable with adjustable height in the form of cleat height and in peg height (standard or lower), while also featuring an adjustable camber. Two cleat styles come with the pegs to provide different levels of “traction” depending on rider preference or terrain. The EVO-EXT footpegs come with the pegs, two sets of F3 cleats (10mm tall and 12mm tall), cotter pins, and springs. A separate “Fit Kit” needs to be purchased for $20.95 for individual bike fitment. The Fit Kit includes the necessary collars, camber bolts, and shims to be used to adjust camber. The pegs are engineered and assembled here in the USA and retail for $221.05.
How it works
- Extensions don't bother us when riding.
- Cleats add grip and are adjustable in height.
- Most riders prefer to take advantage of the adjustable camber.
- Lowered position is favorable for most tall riders.
To start, we’ve used these pegs on quite a few bikes over the past couple years. Yamaha’s, Honda’s, Husqvarna’s, and GasGas’ to be exact. And across all of these bikes, we found much of the same feelings across the board.
Most of our testers didn’t have anything negative to say about the extensions on the pegs. Quite frankly, we really couldn’t even tell they were there until we needed or wanted them - which is a win in our books. We were worried they’d be distracting and draw attention while riding, but they really go unnoticed. Those who are ultra aggressive on dropping the back of their feet down under braking took some time to get used to the extension being there, but after a few rides the pegs grew on them and became less noticeable.
The only time we really felt the extensions hinder us was in deep ruts. Whether we’re turning on a motocross track or riding through deep ruts on the trail, at times we felt the extensions dragging and catching. As the pegs fold up, the extensions still extrude further than the pegs do and can drag through the dirt, but it wasn’t enough for us to really be concerned about it. If you’re constantly riding in peg deep mud on the East Coast, it may be something to keep an eye on, but West Coast conditions don’t exploit this very often.
The F3 cleats offer nice grip in all conditions. We ended up running the taller 12mm cleats on the footpeg itself, while running the smaller 10mm cleats on the extension. This gave us a little more room from the peg to the extension, which made it a little less noticeable for some riders. The platform of the peg itself is big and wide, offering a solid foundation for your feet and the cleats really grip the sole of your boot well without tearing it up.
We do like how adjustable these pegs are as we’ve been able to fine tune them depending on rider preference. A common setting that most of our riders got along with is running two shims on the camber bolt. It raised the outside of the pegs slightly, helping to keep our knees and ankles tighter in-line with the bike with less thought or effort. Some riders are more keen on having a flatter peg, and simply removing the washers and adjusting accordingly helped with this feel.
While these pegs pack a lot of positives, there is one negative we came across pertaining to the amount of adjustability. That is, and it’s only happened on one set of pegs so it very well could be the mechanic at fault, but we did experience some pieces coming loose over time. Despite using some red threadlock, we’ve had the camber bolts come loose a few times if we don’t keep a close eye on them, and cleats have backed out over time. Realistically, they serve as a small maintenance item moving forward. We regularly check some of the key items every couple rides and haven’t had a problem since.
Another nice feature on these pegs is the ability to lower them. Certain bikes like the Yamaha four-strokes benefit from lowered pegs, and taller riders in general usually gravitate towards lowered footpegs to open up the cockpit. For the most part, this is an easy thing to do and those who are looking for lowered pegs will like this. We've had riders up to 6' 6" rely on these pegs in the lower position to greatly help open up the rider triangle.
However, a small negative to lowering the peg in the bracket like Fastway does vs a lowered bracket is that in some instances, riders who squeeze really tight with their ankles can find their boot sitting on the now exposed peg bracket. Since the peg doesn’t sit “flush” with the bracket, the peg sitting ~5mm lower exposes some of the bracket and one picky test rider noticed it while riding. In other instances, we’ve had riders who don’t notice this at all – generally the ones who aren’t super aggressive with gripping their ankles and feet.
Overall, there really aren't many negatives when it comes to these pegs. The most unique feature, the ankle extensions, go mostly unnoticed until they are needed -- a good thing in our eyes. They hold up to abuse well being stainless steel, and they offer an ample amount of grip and a solid platform to stand on. The amount of adjustability is nice to have and after riding with these, we feel we miss some of the adjustments made when riding on stock or other aftermarket pegs.
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