Justin Lozierwrote a review of VP Components VP-001 Pedal on June 27, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a great basic flat metal pedal for a good value. The construction is average, I would say, not terribly nice, but not junk either. The material is actually a cast aluminum. The only machining done on the pedal is cosmetic. Make sure to tighten up the inner nuts before use - remove the outer nuts, in order to gain access to the inners. One of mine fell out, but I just switched it out for one of the seemingly useless outer nuts. These pedals hold up to abuse, and the studs are super-grippy.