I've seen on several sites an optional "upgraded pedal kit" for the Mirage kayaks. What is it? Does Hobie endorse it?
There is no such thing that I know of at this time. You may be referring to a new fin kit for the Mirage drive that consists of larger sail fins and mounting "masts". This is in pre-production and expected any time now from Hobie. It will be available through the dealer network.
I got a chance to sample these last November and was very impressed by the extra speed and power these fins generate! You can order them now, but will have to wait with the rest of us for their arrival! I believe the part # is 72065 and the price is about $79.95.