First Look: Specialized Boomslang Pedals

Words Matthew Lee
Photos Kaz Yamamura
Date Aug 12, 2014

Along with the official release of the 2015 Carbon Demo, Specialized had a number of other bits and bobs on hand to show off. We got our hands on a pair of the new Boomslang pedals, which have quite the dramatic tale behind them.

The Boomslangs were originally developed in conjunction with Sam Hill, and we got a look at a prototype back in 2011, but after Hill left the team, the pedals dropped off the radar.

Since their revival not a whole lot has changed, apart from the pins and graphics. Check out our first look below, and we’ll be sure to have a more thorough review in the future.

Specialized Boomslang Pedals

The Boomslang sports 11 traction pins for maximum grip. The port in the middle allows for easy bearing access, and four more pins thread into the body should one meet an unseemly end.


The pedal body measures 110mm by 108mm, and tapers from 10mm of thickness in the middle to 15mm at the edges.


Sadly you won’t find the Boomslang growing in nature. We’ll be sure to get you the full scoop once we spend some time on them.

Big, wide and pointy. Just how we like ’em. The pedals that is…

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Thon  - Aug. 16, 2014, 2:03 a.m.

Can anyone identify the plastic crankarm guard in the first pic?


Spicoli  - Aug. 13, 2014, 9:18 a.m.

Heathen: I snagged this from Specialized's info

Boomslang Platform Pedals
> Tapered outside pedal edge for maximum grip and ground clearance> Super low-profile design; 10mm thickness at center> Large foot platform for modern day DH, 110x108mm> Pedal body carriers 4 hidden pins for easy replacement of broken pins> Custom undercut pins provide “clip in” style grip and easy removal> Super slick, patent pending, spindle design


Heathen  - Aug. 13, 2014, 8:27 a.m.

Sorry, I should have said "Vague first look is vague"


Heathen  - Aug. 13, 2014, 6:52 a.m.

Vague review is vague.

Do they run on all bearing? Do they run on B/U bushings? What
is that latch in the middle for? A few cute pics and 11 line of text should not
be front page news. I would expect this level of writing from Richard C on Pink
bike but not NSMB. Cam what is going on? Please put more meat into your


Ummmm  - Aug. 14, 2014, 6:42 a.m.

"port in the middle allows for easy bearing access"


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