With TwinPegs™ installed, you are standing stable and comfortably, even without support from the upper body. Sharing the weight between two separate foot pegs reduce point loads on the feet, and this adds to the feeling of comfort. But TwinPegs™ contradicts what we have learnt about the importance of standing on our toeballs with the heel free, using pivoting in he ankle joint and calf muscles for added suspension. So despite feeling good, for many riders TwinPegs™ initially feels “wrong”. The riding techniques we have learnt are based on the limitations given by single foot pegs. These riding techniques are ideal for single foot pegs, refined over several generations of motorcycle riders.
TwinPegs™ give new opportunities! With TwinPegs™, the boot pivoting around the foot peg is limited by the heel support. But the important freedom to pivot is still there. The pivoting is moved up to the ankle joint when the heel is supported by the rear foot peg. In the ankle joint we have precise feedback on position, and support muscles to manipulate the movements. This make it easier to stay in balance, receive feedback from the motorcycle and stay in control of the motorcycle. It is the natural way of standing.
With TwinPegs™, our body weight is mostly carried by our thigh muscles. The calf muscles are much less stressed. Our thigh muscles are strong, standing with slightly bent knees with heel support cost little energy. Standing with slightly bent knees is a very agile position, it makes it easy to deal with bumps and stay in balance. Downhill skiers are not using their calf muscles for “added suspension” while they are dancing on their toeballs down the slopes. They are using their thigh muscles for suspension, with firm heel support when required. Riding on TwinPegs™ works exactly the same way.
The heel support provided by TwinPegs™ makes it also easy to dynamically shift our weight in the fore/aft and side to side direction on the motorcycle, with reduced strain on our upper body while doing so. Reduced strain on the upper body reduces fatigue and “arm pump”.
Summed up: TwinPegs™ provide gained balance and control, and saves energy/ reduces fatigue. These benefits can enable a competitive rider to ride faster further, or add comfort and fun to long enduro rides or adventure journeys.