If you associate MKS with pedals like the Sylvan and GR-9, the RX-1 may come as something of a shock. It's a high-end quill, built for the Japanese track market. It looks vaguely like the fondly-remembered Suntour Sprint, but the machining is better, and the overall weight is less (280g). We chose it among four or five NJS-certified models because it uses sealed bearings, which makes it a better bet for long-term street use. It goes without saying that it would be a good choice for the track also. Single toestraps are recommended unless you know the secret of the Martian Dance.