Here comes #XBdition3 promo post: As some know already, we’re also prototype testing a new innovative foot peg system from Twinpegs™ on this trip.
Although the Ulysses might not be the first choice for the Dakar rally, and not the first choice for the hard core endureiros, you might take her on an occasional weekend off-road or fire roads with gravel ride, which promotes standup riding. Standing up on a fairly narrow single peg quickly makes your soles tired, (at least for me with body weight around 110kg), and the twin peg system addresses this. They are also useful for long hauls, riding standup reduces the the wear and tear in back and butt, as well as fighting back mental fatigue by having some diversion on long boring straights. We have used them extensively up to now, and have no problem standing at distances of 15-20 km (10-15 miles) at the time, at speeds 110-120 km/h (70-75 mph), due to the design to spread the weight between the toe balls and heels.
There are some more detail engineering to be done before these are bolt on kits, but if you are interested in the concept please check out Twinpegs.no, or contact the owner and innovator Kai Ingvald Flateland, which would be more than happy to clear any doubts you may have!
– Per Atle Gustafson and Hans Tore Skaiaa