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   8 of 8 members found this review helpful 8 / 8 members

I installed a pair of IMS Core Enduro footpegs to replace the stock units on my 2019 KTM 350XC-F. I can't say that I had any particular issue with the stockers, but IMS is a ThumperTalk sponsor and they sent them for me to try without obligation or condition. That said, here's my thoughts after some time riding on them:
 

Are there any real differences riding with IMS Core Enduro footpegs vs. the stock KTM footpegs?

Yes. In fact, there was a short learning curve the on the first day because the increased grip is noticeable. A couple of times I felt locked in when trying to reposition my feet that was a little unnerving. But, as the day went on I adapted and the extra of grip became an asset. It was most noticeable when pounding deep sand whoops at higher speeds. I felt more connected to the bike when squeezing with my knees. It's difficult to fully explain how something feels, but as the pace picks up in rougher terrain, IMS Core Enduro footpegs contribute to my confidence. The increased grip is likely a combination of teeth shape & pattern as well as a slightly larger footbed. Speaking of being slightly larger than stock, I didn't notice any issues with shifting or braking that would necessitate making adjustments.

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IMS Core Enduro Footpegs for my bike are 3.75" X 2.125" and beefier than stock.


Do the teeth kill the soles of your boots?

I know that IMS Core Enduro footpegs look razor sharp in pictures, but in fact, the tips of the teeth are bullnose. After a half a dozen hard rides the soles of my boots don't appear to be excessively worn. IMS makes Core Enduro footpegs in a "sharp" version that they recommend for race applications only. Even if standard Core Enduro footpegs add a bit of extra wear to my boot soles, it's a worthwhile trade-off for the increased confidence and control.


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Are IMS Core Enduro footpegs more durable than stock?

Most likely. I say this because I don't think that I ride conditions that really test durability. I've had a few diggers with the footpegs hitting the ground, but I ride sand and rocks are few & far between in most of Florida. They are certainly beefier than stock, a little heavier and IMS backs them with a lifetime warranty. But if I had to weigh-in, yeah... I'd say that they are stronger than stock and the warranty suggests IMS is confident they'll stand up to what the vast majority of riders will throw at them.


Any help for riders with longer legs?

Yep... I'm running the standard config, but down & back 5mm is an option.


Any shortcomings?

I've tried quite a few different footpegs over the years and I think IMS nailed these. Again, I didn't hate the stock footpegs on my 19 KTM 350XC-F, but the added confidence that Core Enduro Footpegs bring has real value to me.  Not just from a performance standpoint, but the added safety that increased control provides. As a 51 year old vet rider, I want to keep the rubber side down as much as possible. Medical care is expensive and things just take longer to heal as you age. Fortunately if I manage to hurt these footpegs, IMS has my back with a killer warranty.

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Hans Schmid

   12 of 12 members found this review helpful 12 / 12 members

With manufacturers going further to make their bikes lighter, the question of durability is being asked more and more. One area for saving weight can be found in the foot pegs. From shaving material, or using exotic metals, a pound + can easily be removed. But, at what cost? Durability? I've broken steel foot pegs on a later model KTM and even stock Ti Yamaha units. After 60+hrs of abuse and 4 races, here's what I learned about the new IMS Core Enduro Foot Pegs...

PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Made from cast 17-4 stainless steel, using a patented mud relief design, IMS put function & durability before weight savings. The IMS Core pegs come in a medium-to-sharper tooth design. Sharp enough to keep your feet planted but not enough to have you replacing boot soles on a regular basis. There is no fancy anodizing or removable teeth, just straight up foot peg! Best of all is the LIFETIME WARRANTY! Break these foot pegs and IMS will replace them, no questions asked.

INSTALLATION
Installation is simple, taking 10-15 minutes with basic hand tools. You'll reuse the OE foot peg pins, springs and cotter pins.

PERFORMANCE
Design-wise,  the IMS Core Enduro Foot Pegs look nearly identical to stock '16+ KTM foot pegs, but better. Overall the footprint is slightly wider, but I would mostly attribute that to more material being used. Overall, I'd say that the IMS is nearly 3x thicker with a weight penalty of just under .5lbs for the pair.

In terms of their finish, dare I say raw? No purdy anodized colors or over polishing, just little shine on the outside edge with the IMS logo and foot peg model tastefully etched in. The Core Enduro Foot Peg is all business! No welds or fasteners, just a simple & strong one-piece design. The standard teeth are sharp, but not razor sharp  with an outer edge that is slightly higher for more support and grip.

When it comes to riding, the IMS Core Enduro Foot Pegs are on point.  Riding for fun, practice, or racing, knowing that these IMS foot pegs can take the abuse you'll dish out inspires confidence. If you have ever raced use foam mousse, the feeling is the same; abuse it and never think twice. In one of my races, I rode in some of the worst conditions possible; lots of mud, snow, roots, and rock faces. It was by far one of the most brutal races I've done in years. The foot pegs held strong and offered excellent performance. 

In terms of overall grip, I didn't feel a noticeable improvement over the stock foot pegs. The stock pegs have been very good in this area. I did find on two occasions over the 40+hrs of testing that my foot hooked on the outer teeth when trying to get my foot off. Neither incident resulted in a crash, just something I noted. The foot pegs did not interfere with operation of the rear brake or shifter in any way and neither needed adjustment  to play nice with the IMS foot pegs.

MONK'S BOTTOM-LINE
IMS Core Enduro Foot Pegs are a no frills, no gimmicks product built with performance and durability in mind and little more. Yes, you have the .5lb weight penalty but I chalk it up as a 1/2lb. of added durability. Toss in the lifetime, no questions asked warranty and you've got one of the best replacement foot pegs offered. I also found the IMS Core Enduro Foot Pegs to be favorably priced when looking at competitive offerings. I tip my hat to IMS for keeping these foot pegs simple, but better than stock. If you are someone who has a habit of riding tough terrain where a broken foot peg could send you back to the truck early, you really need to look at the IMS Enduro Core Foot Pegs.


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