Acros A-Flat Pedals Review

Jul 14, 2010
by Mike Levy  
German company Acros joins the pedal war with their high end A-Flat pedals. The new pedals feature a larger than average platform and use a combination of allen head and set screws to keep your feet in place. Inside you can see all the specs and pictures, as well as find out how we got on with them!

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Acros A-Flat Pedals


The larger than average platforms added a degree of comfort when things got rough
The larger than average platforms added a degree of comfort when things got rough

German company Acros is well known (in Europe anyway) for their excellent headsets and hubs, but now you can add pedals to that same list. The new A-Flat pedals ooze quality. The machined body has been pared down to just what's needed, but the A-Flat's have a large platform size that measures in at 103 mm x 95.6 mm - something those with big feet will appreciate. They are not the thinnest pedals out there, but their 20 mm (measured at the end of the pedal body) height is less then a lot of other options. Nine pins per side work to keep your feet planted until you're ready to move them, with those on the vulnerable leading and trailing edges being allen head screws that thread in from the opposite side. The remaining pins are set screws. The one bearing and one bushing combo, along with the tension screw assure that the longevity of this pedal is of true concern when it was manufactured. At 466 grams per set they may not be the lightest, but they will likely outlast most of the competition for smoothness and durability. They come in either White or Black.

Acros A-Flat pedal details

  • Extruded aluminum body
  • Cro-mo axle
  • 9 pins per side (4 set screws and 5 allen head screws)
  • Body size: 103 mm x 95.6 mm
  • Thickness: 20 mm
  • Two color options: black (shown) and white
  • Weight: 466 grams
  • MSRP $149.99 USD

We liked the Acros A-Flat's big platform that gave our feet a large and comfortable feel. While its surface area is only slightly larger than my personal pedals, I could easily feel a difference between the two, especially when I switched back to my own pedals. The pin layout seemed to provide plenty of grip, none of us slipped a pedal at any point while using the A-Flats, but keep in mind that all of us in the office use Five Ten's sticky soled shoes. They have been spinning smooth from day one, despite a wet spring season of riding and too many post ride pressure washings. All of the pins are still where they belong and the pedal body is in relatively good shape despite a few heavy hits on some immovable rocks. Speaking of catching pedals, the sightly larger width (not thickness) may have contributed to an extra pedal strike here and there during the test, but I've enjoyed the larger platform enough that I'm personally willing to look past this.

The body and pins have survived well despite a few heavy pedal strikes
The body and pins have survived well despite a few heavy pedal strikes

bigquotesI was a big fan of the large platform, especially when the terrain got fast and rough - but that same large platform may have contributed to a few extra pedal strikes - Tyler Maine


Acros parts are distributed by BTI in North America.

Visit the Acros website to see their entire lineup.


33 Comments

  • 13 0
 Over priced
  • 7 0
 Come on! They are just pedals... agreed, over priced.
  • 3 3
 ya, i think its a bit overpriced, ill stick with my 50/50s
  • 8 1
 if these had a magnesium body option and ti. axles, they would be so light!

How much do they cost?
  • 11 0
 says MSRP $149.99 USD in the description
  • 4 1
 My bad. Must have missed that
  • 2 3
 yeah for 466 grams ?? there are way lighter pedals for less..
echo trial pedals for instance.. same price less weight 288 grams.. indeed ti axle...
  • 3 2
 you can get superstar ULTRA MAG pedals for £70 and they weigh 310g. buy ti axles for another £30 and you can have 260g pedals for £100!
a lot better value that these ones
  • 8 2
 if weight was everything Id be running sids on my sunday, I know nothing about acros but its likely theyve used stronger bearings and materials than cheaper brands magnesium alloy is like cottage cheese and despite having higher strength to weight ratio titanium isnt actually as strong as cromoly steel Id rather a pedal that weighed a bit more and lasted me years than some superlight flimsy crap
  • 2 2
 NRG pedals are cheap (90$) light and strong. Can't go wrong with that.

www.nrgenterprises.com/pedals/tasters.html
  • 2 1
 Those are the same as the superstar pedals, just with a different name on 'em. Same factory!
  • 2 1
 but the superstar ones are a lot cheaper
  • 2 0
 THESE ARE NOT THE SUPERSTAR PEDALS

Acros manufacture their products in house, these ones are made in Germany, by Acros.

The Superstar (and Nukeproof, Deity, Kona, Fire Eye, Premium, Ell Gallo, Da Bomb, who am I forgetting?) pedal is made by HTI (Hsing Ta Industries) who make about a billion pedals and are based in Taiwan.

Put these or a photo next to a set of the HTI pedals and these are different, there's only so many basic shapes for a pedal, give Acros their due they make some nice stuff.
  • 1 0
 ^^^word
  • 1 0
 you forgot wellgo haha, pedals of the gods
  • 1 2
 But they have a ghetto finish just like all those Taiwan pedals! In fact many of those Taiwan pedals have a nicer finish. Why bother making a nice product and putting zero effort into the finish? making it look cheap and chinesey!
  • 8 0
 to much if you have to ask
  • 1 4
 defo the dmr v12 v8 are perfect but a third of the price
  • 2 0
 V12s are a bit shit if you've got big feet, I find the 'sweet spot' where your foot feels planted is pretty small.
  • 1 1
 surpose like i also have the crank brothers 50/50s there abit bigger and very grippy
  • 3 0
 superstar nano pedals all the way. purchased two years ago well used and abused never been serviced, still smooth as feck. £50! if they can do it why can't other companys?
  • 2 0
 I agree. I own some SuperStar Mag Lites, they only cost me £59, super light and super strong, plus I can upgrade them with lighter axles...but they're light enough as it is haha.
  • 2 0
 Other companys can do it - Superstar just sell direct so sell for less.

Just like these guys: www.readytoridecycles.co.uk - the same as superstar pedals but even cheaper.

ALL of these pedals are mad by HT components in Taiwan, they design them, they test them, they manufacture them, 'companies' just create a brand a put a logo on it! Superstar just exposed this to the public.

I really dont think these accros are HT manufactured pedals though......
  • 1 0
 I just measured my Blackspire Sub 4 pedals and they are 17mm thin, 94mm wide x 94mm long and only weigh 350gs for $105!!!!!! If you think 7mm x 1.6mm bigger makes a difference you need to put the pipe down cause its in your head man! Save yourself 115g's and $45 and get sub four's

www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/12749/445463/0/0
  • 1 0
 Sweet! But $250cdn is a bit rich for my blood!



www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=49634
  • 3 0
 With all they material they removed you're not getting $150 worth of product... I'll stick to $30 welgo mags
  • 2 2
 You can't compare these pedals to Superstar or Blackspire pedals, they are way bigger und you will notice that..the grip level is also a lot higher and because of the aluminum body it will last a lot longer than a magnesium body. Ok the price is a lot higher, but you will get one of the most gripier pedals with stainless steel bearings, nice pins with big allen key and a lot more... I'm sure they work on titanium axels... Best pedals i've ever rode... i do not give them away anymore...
  • 1 1
 Barf! I'd take the Blackspire's or even those Straitline boat anchors overs these!
  • 2 1
 Kinda over priced. i got dartmoor Fever pedals for 60euros.
  • 1 0
 yeah but you will have to buy those 3 times for the same life time of any other pedal.. lol
  • 1 0
 Nah.
  • 1 1
 The best pedals I've ever used Smile

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