Pedals Reviews and News


Canfield Brothers Crampon Mountain flat pedal review

The Crampon marches to a different flat pedal beat with its convex pedal shape instead of flat or concave. But we gave it time and really got to know this finely crafted component.

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Bontrager Line Pro flat pedals review


Flat pedals are gaining ground, as more riders strive learn to handle a bike without being clipped in. Bontrager offers a no-frills pedal option with its Line Pro. See how they perform in this Mtbr review.

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Nukeproof Horizon CL and CS clipless pedals debut


Nukeproof’s first foray into clipless pedals offers high-end features and new technology at competitive prices.

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Crankbrothers Mallet E 11 goes on Titanium diet


The Mallet E 11 uses titanium wings and a dual chamfered design to shed weight, making it the lightest Mallet pedals ever offered.

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MagLock magnetic pedals review


MagLock tries to bridge the gap between platform pedals and clipless using powerful magnets. Find out how well it worked.

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Xpedo Zed flat pedal review


$100 may seem like a lot of money for a chunk of aluminum, but it’s pretty reasonable considering that most premium pedals retail for nearly double that price. So how does the Xpedo Zed compare to its pricier competition?

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Crankbrothers Mallet E LS offers longer spindle


The Crankbrothers Mallet is one of the most popular pedals in the gravity scene. For 2017, they’re offering a new version of the enduro “E” model with a wider spindle. Click through to find out more.

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Canfield Crampon Mountain flat pedals first look


Canfield updates their Crampon pedal with an even larger 112-millimeter by 106-millimeter platform and virtually maintenance free internals that utilizes a bushing at the axle side and stacked bearings at the end internally.

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Speedplay Syzr mountain bike pedals review


Great pedal for riders with specific fit requirements who are seeking smooth float and walkability.

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Race Face Chester flat pedal review


Folks charge an arm and a leg for exotic pedals so it was refreshing for us to try a $55 nylon pedal and discover an absolute gem.

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Clips vs Flats: Which pedal is more efficient?


Like 1x vs. 2x or ideal handlebar width, people love to argue over clips vs. flats. But when it comes down to it, which is actually more efficient? Check out this video to learn more.

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Gamut Podium flat pedal review


When the original Point One Podium pedals launched, they heralded a new era for ultra-light performance platform pedals. So how does their successor stack up?

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Ritchey launches WCS XC and Trail pedals


Ritchey says new pedals were redesigned from the ground up, and feature a revamped engagement system that has a fixed front claw for better entry and release along with reliable mud-shedding.

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iSSi Trail and Trail Triple clipless pedals review


If you’re dying to color coordinate your pedals or if you would benefit from having longer than standard pedal axles, iSSi pedals will fit the bill.

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter


Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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Bontrager Drop Line stem, bars, pedals and dropper post


Bontrager’s new Drop Line dropper post is easily serviceable, claimed to perform well in extreme temperatures (for all your fat biking needs), and is infinitely adjustable.

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Deity TMAC flat pedal review


With a price tag nearing $200, how does the newest pedal from Deity justify its price and differentiate itself from the rest of the market? Find out in our review.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year


Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Speedplay expands SYZR MTB pedal system line


Speedplay is growing its line of SYZR mountain bike pedals, adding a new chrome-moly version to go along with the existing stainless and titanium models.

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Video: Clips versus flats


Clips and flats both have their advantages and disadvantages. In this insightful GMBN video, former world cup DH racers Neil Donoghue and Marc Beaumont explain why they prefered to race in one versus the other.

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Tech: Are size specific pedals the next big thing?


Flat pedals have changed minimally in recent years but that may soon change. Two manufacturers are seeking to help improve performance with new size specific platforms. How did the concept originate? We called Spank and Crankbrothers to learn more.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel


This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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Deity launches Tyler McCaul Signature Flat Pedal


After thoroughly thinking (and rethinking) every facet of the modern platform pedal, Deity Components finally releases the Tyler McCaul Signature Flat Pedal.

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Round up: Eight new pedals for the flat-out-foot-out crowd


2016 trends in flat pedals include size specific platforms and hybrid flat/clipless designs. Some are also more affordable!

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Interbike 2015: Xpedo ZED pedal


The new Xpedo ZED is the company’s largest pedal ever with a 110x110mm platform. Despite it’s size, they’ve managed to retain a very slim profile.

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