Fly Racing Gator Footpegs – Product Of The Week

Footpegs for motocross and off-road bikes that are wider and arched.

Footpegs
Fly's new Gator Footpegs.Photo By Sean Klinger

Fly Racing Gator Footpegs

$109.95

Hot off the press, this week we are checking out Fly Racing’s new Gator Footpegs. As you can see by the photos, these are shaped a bit different that stock pegs, but it is their width and arched design that makes them different. They are constructed of 17-4 stainless steel and are offered for most modern bikes.

Having wider (front to back) pegs offers a larger, more secure platform for your boot and, therefore, offers more control and a more secure peg grip. But, wider pegs make it a little bit harder to manipulate the brake pedal and shifter. At 58mm by 90mm, the Gator pegs are wider than most, yet their arched tooth design allows for easier manipulation of the controls and a larger contact patch when your boot is leaned forward and leaned back. The center teeth are higher than the front and rear teeth for easier braking and shifting.

Lastly, the teeth are super sharp – much sharper than stock pegs. But they are not factory-titanium-peg sharp. Since the very tip of each tooth is blunted a tiny bit, they shouldn’t eat through boots too fast, but our estimation is that they will be harder on soles than stock pegs. The only other downside we can see at the moment is that having an arched tooth design typically gives less of a contact patch when your boot is flat and perrallel with the peg. We’ve ridden some other arched pegs before and they can almost feel smaller because only the center teeth are contacting your boot when standing straight up. But, since we haven’t bolted these up yet, we can only guess. Stay tuned for a full test in the magazine soon.

Side view of pegs
Side to side the pegs are flat like stock pegs.Photo By Sean Klinger
Arch profile
You can clearly see how arched the whole peg is. When braking and shifting, this give the boot a bigger contact patch on the peg, as well as when hanging off the back of the bike.Photo By Sean Klinger
Peg teeth
The teeth are very sharp, but they don't seem as destructive as teeth that you file down yourself.Photo By Sean Klinger
Peg gaps
The wide gaps are designed to shed mud and dirt.Photo By Sean Klinger