Deity Announces Deftrap Nylon Pedal

May 12, 2020
by DEITY Components  
DEITY Deftrap Pedal

PRESS RELEASE: Deity

It has been a long time coming and we are excited to debut the latest Deity pedal: the Deftrap! With a true concave profile that your feet sink into, our signature non-offset symmetrical design to offer more stability behind the spindle, 8 cr-mo pins and 2 nylon pins per side, and a massive functional footprint…the Deftrap is in a league of its own and dead set on becoming the best feeling nylon pedal on the market.

Riders are passionate about our pedals, so when we decided to dive into a new top tier nylon pedal model, we knew we had to exceed their expectations. Oftentimes nylon pedals are treated as an affordable afterthought by brands, but we wanted the Deftrap to leave an emotional response. By offering a “feel” that would rival the highest-end pedals in the world and using the best nylon fiber materials available, the Deftrap is a cost effective pedal that could thrive performance-wise in a World Cup setting, but also be perfect for someone who simply commutes daily to work. It really is a special feeling pedal and anyone who loves the TMAC will understand what we mean.

DEITY Deftrap Pedal

bigquotesNot all nylon materials are created the same though. Did you know that in the pedal manufacturing game there are two qualities of nylon fiber used for pedals? One is widely used and is the standard in this industry due to its cost-effective price and ease of access. However, there is another nylon fiber material available that is substantially more expensive, harder to acquire, and is approximately 28% stronger against impacts and even stronger than that when faced with dramatic weather ranges. This material is used in high load industries and in equipment that experiences extreme forces, high heat ranges, and bitter cold temperatures. It is vastly superior and the clear winner for us during the development and production of the Deftrap Pedal.Eric Davies (Owner / Designer)

DEITY Deftrap Pedal
Full color range available in Black, Orange, Blue, Red, Green, Turq, Pink, Mint, Purple, and Shaolin Yellow


DEFTRAP SPECIFICATIONS:

• Inspired by the world-renowned TMAC pedal
• Injection Molded Nylon Fiber Composite Body
• Premium Nylon Fiber Composite material is 28% stronger than Nylon Composite used by most leading brands
• Nylon Fiber blend does not get hung up on rocks
• Non-offset symmetrical design gives the rider perfect weight distribution across the pedal, creating a very stable platform through rough terrain
• Large 113mm L x 103mm W footprint
• Featuring a true concave pedal body profile
• 1.5mm of concave shape in the pedal body per side
• 18mm at the center
• 10 pins per side (8 replaceable steel pins, and 2 fixed nylon pins)
• 2 sealed bearings with oversized DU bushing design is robust and reliable
• Open channeling for mud and snow shedding capabilities
• Not the average plastic disposable pedal...the Deftrap Pedal is fully sealed, rebuildable, and offers superior grip
• Brilliant design for all genres of riding...from Trail, Enduro, Downhill, Dirt Jumping, to commuters
• Full color range available in Black, Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Turquoise, Yellow, Mint, Purple, and Pink options
• 391 grams per pair
• $49.99 USD

bigquotesIt was fun designing the Deftrap with the goal to pour everything into it and try to make something special. It looks simple, it appears minimalistic, it is definitely in the opposite direction of other nylon pedals on the market, but it feels insanely good underfoot. With a focus on feel, durability, and quality, we treated it like a $150 pedal so we could give riders something special. From the concave profile to our non-offset symmetrical stance and size, literally every person who has ridden on a pair has loved them and we cannot wait for the rest of the world to put their feet on a set!Eric Davies (Owner / Designer)

DEITY Deftrap Pedal

To read more details on the new Deftrap Pedal and the full line of Deity components check us out at www.deitycomponents.com


192 Comments

  • 93 1
 I bet these are better than the Fooker's.
  • 47 1
 Lol I love Seth's absolute hate of them being in existence lol
  • 19 14
 @seismicninja: he is also wrong about it, fooker didnt copy anyone, they just ordered the same pedals as raceface and didnt paid for better axle or their logo
  • 1 16
flag nfontanella (May 12, 2020 at 10:50) (Below Threshold)
 @Asmodai: the raceface logo is molded into the pedal and the logo on the fookers is different. Meaning they aren't the same pedal they're from different molds
  • 9 3
 @nfontanella: mold is different but it comes from the same catalogue, as i said above, raceface ordered pedals from catalogue, paid more to get better axle design and their logos

fooker didn't pay for better axle and that small KP logo in place of RC logo is most likely a logo of manufacturer, you can find a bunch of identical pedals under different name with same KP logo there
  • 8 1
 @nfontanella: Not necessarily. I haven't seen neither the RF nor the Fookers in person, but the logo shape might be an insert in the mold which can be exchanged.
This, or they simply filled the original RF logo shape on the original mold by welding. Seth mentions in the video that the Fooker logo looks like the RF one buth with filled areas. This could be the case if RF actually stopped ordering pedals from that mold.
Anyway, while I enjoy Seth's videos, he went a bit over his head on this one with all the "3d scan" speculation.
  • 5 2
 I own Chesters and my dad bought fookers and they are the exact same platform. Seth was right about them being knock-offs. There are also Hand Up gloves knock-offs on Amazon.
  • 4 7
 @Supergirl56: depends how you define knock-off, are they very similar? yes, pedal shape is the same but axle is of lower quality

is fooker ripping off or copying from race face? no
  • 6 3
 @Asmodai: Did you watch Seth's video? He made some excellent points about why they are bad for the industry.
  • 17 3
 @Supergirl56: yeah i did, yeah if you want to support raiders sponsored by race face go ahead and buy their product, but fooker isnt doing anything wrong here, they LITERALLY did the same thing as race face, bough a pedal design and put their logos on it

how doing the exact same thing is ok for race face but wrong for fooker?

now, would i buy race face instead of fooker? yeah of course i want to support raiders, i can easily afford it and i want a better quality product, but again, there is nothing wrong with buying a fooker
  • 1 9
flag seismicninja (May 12, 2020 at 11:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Asmodai: Watch the video.
  • 4 4
 @Asmodai: But who did all the R&D for the original design. I kinda doubt it was fooker. They just saw a good design and pretty much copied it. Each of us is entitled to his/her/their own opinion.
  • 6 1
 @seismicninja: i already did couple of times, what new im supposed to get it from watching it again?
  • 10 2
 @seismicninja:
I think Asmodia is making the point that RF probably didnt develop their pedal. They probably picked something from a suppliers catalog in china, asked for a few upgrades and then ordered a ton of them.

That is a super common way to do business in every industry these days.
  • 11 1
 @Supergirl56: >But who did all the R&D for the original design. I kinda doubt it was fooker

and you'll be right, it wasn't fooker but it wasn't race face either, it was a Taiwanese or Chinese company from which BOTH race face and fooker are buying it

both companies are just re-branding already designed product, which im pretty sure was made by wellgo, they are based in Taiwan and chester is manufactured in Taiwan as well
  • 4 0
 @Supergirl56: most likely wellgo did the r&d.
  • 1 1
 @Asmodai: Nothing I guess. He just makes a very solid argument about why they shouldn't be bought or made and I agree. If you like them, than buy them, ride em and be happy!
  • 5 0
 @nfontanella: You can have removable inserts in molds for various logos.
  • 1 1
 @Asmodai: How about we just tag raceface or email them or something to resolve this
  • 2 1
 @seismicninja: >He just makes a very solid argument about why they shouldn't be bought

with that i can agree, you should support your local business and companies sponsoring raiders etc

>or made

but he is wrong about this, fooker isnt doing anything illegal or immoral, i already said it above, both companies are doing the same thing if you think its wrong to make such product than you also should think race face is doing a wrong thing.

the only difference here is that fooker is some random chinese brand and race face is based in US (they are canadian iirc? but owned by Fox)
  • 6 0
 Nice thing about Fookers is if either axle isn't perfectly straight they will send you another set for free, and if you damage them from your own fault they might even replace them if they aren't very old.

Some of these Chinese companies on Amazon have the incredible customer service, they know the positive reviews create more sales and they can afford to do whatever necessary to satisfy the customer because the cost is so cheap and they aren't spending their money on advertising or sponsoring pro riders.

As for the copy cat factor, they are pretty regular pedals, get over it. A Chinese company doesn't have to change much to essentially legally copy a product. I've seen fake completely fake $15 POC glasses on Amazon with the logo, that's going too far and I wouldn't buy them, but it's amazing the quality of Chinese watches and knives you can find on Amazon in the $30-40 range.

But it's great that Deity is stepping up and making high quality nylon pedals, I might give them a try when the Fookers give up.
  • 9 6
 @Austink: it's a fookin' pedal how much r@d is involved for a company that makes pedals for a living. These are catalogue parts ,Raceface never designed these pedals. Seth can go eat a dick.
  • 2 0
 can someone link this seth review that you guys are talking about?
  • 5 0
 @Austink: most likely VP made the pedal. VP Components is the big player in this space. They might even make Deity Components- idk. Seth is a good guy, but he has no idea where the design originated. He’s speculating. At least he’s entertaining.
  • 5 0
 Seth has actually done exactly the opposite of what he apparently intended. Fooker sales have just gone through the roof. Who did he help with this video?
  • 4 0
 I have a pair of Chester knockoffs that I bought for under 20 with shipping in eBay, they held up really well after some tightening of the screws.

Why should a knockoff cost 30 bucks just because there is ANY logo on it?
BTW that Chester design has some flaws, like not enough pins. That Deity pedal looks better. I am sure that like Wahwah knockoffs you can find all of them in Alibaba. Thats what happens when you produce in China - they have all the knowledge, and leave the marketing to the seller. Why are such simple pedals not produced in the US or EU? Does nobody know how plastic is injected?
  • 2 0
 @cxfahrer: The simple fact that people not only go for China made plastic pedals, but also search for the even cheaper off shot alternatives exposes how hard it would be to market something slightly more expensive but made here.

Also, it's not only the cheaper labor, these pedal giants like VP and Wellgo have all the tooling, know how and economy of scale to offer you a cheap, reliable pedal and start spiting it how by the millions in a very short time to market.

Plastic injection in the EU is not a problem. Portugal, for example, has two large hubs of mold making and injection. A good deal of car bumper molds are made in PT, just to mention a niche. But I've read somewhere that, interestingly, the hardest part of the pedal to source was the axle actually
  • 7 3
 @Asmodai: Race Face did in fact design the Chester pedal - in partnership with the vendor. Just saying Wink
  • 1 0
 name checks out.....????
  • 4 1
 @raceface: "in partnership with the vendor" You mean you told VP or Wellgo where to put your logo and what colours to use on one of their catalogue pedals? Wink

And before I get slammed, just wanted to say I have a pair of Chesters (The actual RF ones) on my bike and really like them.
  • 41 2
 If these are anything like the tmacs there will no no reason to buy any other plastic pedal
  • 16 3
 Yeah. The Kona Wah Wah pedals are my personal favorite. The feet are completely glued to the pedals. It will be interesting to see how these perform....
  • 35 1
 If you like the feel of the TMAC...the DEFTRAP will blow you away as well. We put love into this pedal with one goal in mind, the give you guys something that vastly surpasses what is on the nylon pedal market. Thanks for the love!
  • 6 2
 @Shafferd912: Hopefully you get a chance to put your feet on a pair!
  • 5 1
 @deityusa: Wish somebody would make plasi-pedals with bigger pins. I gave up on Chesters partly because I cracked on in a couple months riding (stronger material would fix that) and partly because the tiny machine screws destroyed the soles of a fresh set of 5.10's in the same couple of months. With bigger pins that hasn't been an issue.
  • 5 1
 @Shafferd912: I loved the Wah Wahs, but the drawback of such a big body was excessive pedal strikes. I’m certainly interested in these new Deity’s.
  • 2 0
 @Shafferd912: same here so grippy and so little $$.
  • 2 0
 @peleton7: longer m3 bolts on Amazon, a drill and a file or some sand paper?
  • 2 8
flag TheR (May 12, 2020 at 11:04) (Below Threshold)
 It tmacs already exist and they are the standard by which all pedals are judged, no reason for these to exist, right?
  • 6 0
 @TheR: umm...price?
  • 3 0
 @Shafferd912: it'll be interesting to see how they platform
  • 1 0
 Bent my TMAC pedal and crank riding the other night and was bummed about having to use my old pedals in the interim while the shop works with Deity's excellent customer service program to (hopefully) repair my TMAC's like they did the last time I bent a pedal.

After riding the TMAC's for years I absolutely hate having to ride with other pedals that don't have near the grip or platform size. Lucky for me, I picked a great time to bend a pedal and was able to pick up a pair of the Deftraps to use in the meantime - at 50 bucks this is so worth it for me to have a spare set to ride that feels almost identical to the TMAC's (after the first ride I can 100% confirm this is the case - can't comment on the durability yet).
  • 2 0
 @speed10: I loved the Wahwahs too, I have broken two pairs in a year though.
  • 30 0
 I have plenty of plastic pedals. I can't seem to break them. The plastic slides off of rocks and the pins hold up.
50$ and under 400 grams . It's like getting the legendary properties of carbon fiber and actually having a strong light weight part that doesn't crack on the first rock strike.
  • 35 1
 Yep. Plus they are not designed to fill a hole in our line or just to be a cost effective item. We wanted them to rival the best flat pedal in the world...regardless of price or material. Wait until you feel them on a ride!
  • 11 0
 @deityusa: lol you're just dominating the comments
  • 13 0
 @kittenjuice: Its called doing your job well. @deityusa
  • 1 0
 @deityusa: When will these be available to purchase in Canada?
  • 3 0
 @ehfour: HLC should have them already or any day now... Hit them up at 855-526-2378 and they can get you sorted out!
  • 1 0
 @deityusa: Nice looking pedals,now can you make the Highside bar a little wider(800mm) for us big guys.
  • 3 0
 @rideonjon: We are working on something right up your alley!
  • 1 0
 @deityusa: Good to hear.Cheers.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for mentioning.."plastic slides off rocks"..yes they do!..a cool difference.
-Would be cool if these were around 300-350g..but just being greedy.
I've owned many different nylon pedals and I'm a big fan..
I own the Deity TMACS now and they are the best pedal I've ever owned! Deity customer service is fantastic too!
  • 17 1
 Fooker is watching. If you know what I'm saying.
  • 4 0
 Lol
  • 10 6
 fooker is just using the same mold from catalogue as race face, they didnt ripoff anyone
  • 3 7
flag BCtrailrider (May 12, 2020 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 @Asmodai: man you’re really defending those guys. Why are you defending a company that undercuts a better company that put time into designing the product only to have it ripped off?
  • 13 0
 @BCtrailrider: im not defending them in particular, just truth and common sense

>a better company that put time into designing the product

but race face didn't design that product, they bought it from open catalogue and paid to put their branding on top of someone else product, so exactly the same thing as fooker, race face just paid more for a better quality product but its not their own design (unless the axle is, but that part is not being copied) of course their logos are their design as well but thats obvious

i enjoy Seths content but this video is very reactionary and uninformed

given sufficient founds and contacts in Taiwan/China (chesters are manufactured in Taiwan, most likely by wellgo) you can do the same thing, order exact same pedals from open catalogue and put your logos there, you are not stealing or ripping off anyone, you are legally buying rights to sell it under your own name

a lot of things work like that in bike industry, even Pinkbike made video about this while they were trying to design the Donut
  • 5 2
 I give about a week until there are some knock-offs of these..probably the dookers or something
  • 6 0
 @BCtrailrider: Like I said above, as much as I enjoy Seth's videos, he that one was a little bit over his head with all the "3D scan" speculation. It just shows really how little the general public understands the biking industry or manufacturing in general.
@Asmodai is just pointing out what someone with any idea of component manufacturing knows:
- RF is not he OG pedals manufactures, just a brand
- there's the possibility RF didn't even designed and procured the tooling and manufacturing, rather just picked something from a catalogue, with varying degrees of exclusivity for the design
- it's pretty safe to bet those Fooker pedals come from the same injection moulds as the RF products
- this might happen at "Fridays night shift" or even with RF's knowledge if the deal/license experied, they sold the rights, they ceased to order more units or simply didn't had exclusivity in the first place
  • 5 1
 @BCtrailrider: Raceface didn't "Design" anything ,they looked at the catalogue and said "ohh those look pretty,bet we can make a mint on them.."
  • 10 2
 Seems like a great offer from Deity

But, am I the only one bothered by the use of the term "nylon fiber"? It is a glass fiber reinforced polyamide.
Nylon is not a fiber, is a type of polyamide (PA), a plastic, to put it simply.
Nothing serious, but I keep seeing users, brands and the press mixing it up all the time
  • 2 0
 Gotta have two different materials for it to be a composite. Nylon "fiber" nylon pedal isn't exactly a composite.
  • 4 0
 Nope you are not the only one. It's marketing fufu.
  • 1 1
 hmm, climbing ropes are defo made of nylon fiber
  • 1 0
 @slovenian6474: Glass fiber reinforced nylon can be considered a composite
  • 2 0
 @ismasan: Nylon can be made into a fiber, as can many polymers. But these pedals are injection moulded nylon components, not in fiber form
  • 2 0
 @Arierep: GLASS fiber reinforced nylon IS a composite.
  • 2 0
 I was upset as well initially and then realized you can read it as Nylon-fiber or as Nylon and fiber which does make sense
  • 2 0
 @slovenian6474: Not to be overly pedantic, but you can make a composite with the same material in different phases or states. Dual Phase steel for example is a composite which is basically a mix of hard (martensitic) grains and soft (austenitic) grains - different phases of the same steel composition. I don't think that is the case here but rather they could have made it a little less ambiguous - "Nylon fiber" does ready like a fiber made from nylon.

Anyway back to my lab....
  • 1 0
 @skeeple: Awww! You got me! I was hoping there wasn't someone overly pedantic on the internet. @SleepingAwake 's comment makes sense though.
  • 1 0
 @skeeple: Self reinforced PP or PE would probably be an even better example as these are already plastics!
  • 5 0
 Dear Deity Components,

long-time user here, back when you guys still had that pretty gothic font. In recent years, it has been next to impossible to find your stuff in Europe (LBS or online, no matter). That's very sad because I'd like to support you guys instead of UPS/DHL, etc.... If shipping costs more than the stuff I wanna buy, then it's really hard not to look for (cheaper) alternatives.... In any case, thanks for everything! My 31.8mm blacklabel bar is still going strong and is among the most comfortable I ever remember using!
  • 3 0
 We agree! We have been actively on the hunt for quality distributors in Europe and we are slowly finding the right people who fit our business ethics and goals for the future. We are eager to expand in Europe as riders are dying to get their hands on the gear! We greatly appreciate the support you have passed over the many years and growing in Europe is a key priority for us!
  • 1 0
 I’ll second the most comfortable bars. The one thing I wish I kept off my old bike.
  • 6 0
 At first I read they used some special nylon, and thought, oh crap these are going to be pricy. But I was wrong.
  • 17 1
 We will never make product that is not the strongest possible. With that said, the DEFTRAP should be priced higher, but offering something to riders that is affordable, feels incredible, is strong, rebuildable, and would thrive on any bike...is our number priority.
  • 2 0
 I only know there is PA6 and there is PA66. Is there more?
  • 41 0
 @vinay: there is PA666, but you have to sell your soul to get it.
  • 3 0
 There's a ton of nylon blends out there, these are typically reinforced with glass or carbon fiber for strength and impact resistance. The article isn't really correct I'm stating a nylon fiber. More of a fiber reinforced nylon. So once you choose the base resin you can mix in fibers in different %. What you'll see on a lot of tools is PA6GF30 which is nylon with 30% fiberglass blended in.
  • 1 0
 They should have used bio based pa11 and get some environmental cred. Reinforced with a mineral fiber.
  • 1 0
 @rclugnut:
Yup, almost any combination of things you could think of out there to modify properties. Not just glass fill, glass ball fill, short fiber, long fiber, extra long fiber, different fiber materials. Hell their choice of injector location and glass fiber length and % fill would have a lot of strength implications. Ive seen GF fills at 50% or more in the auto industry. Surface finish and mold life goes to hell but you get a strong part.
  • 1 0
 @tbev: Yeah, it was already stated it is a composite. There are fibers (most likely glass) and there is a matrix (nylon in this case). But this nylon matrix, I wonder whether it is anything different from the PA6 and PA66 I already knew.

A 50% glass fill is not uncommon in bicycles actually. "Ancient" stuff like the Magura Julie disc brake master (by most considered "cheap plastic") already had a 50% glass fill. Short fiber still though with their MT range of disc brakes they indeed started injecting longer fibers in such a way that they were actually oriented in a useful direction. To me this process that involves fluid dynamics is pretty cool and doesn't seem to receive the same level of respect that hand lay up seems to be getting. Tape laying like Guerilla Gravity is doing now is pretty cool but then again, Magura has been doing that for their carbon lever blades since 2012 too. Fair enough, carbon lever blades are stupid and GG is cool Wink .
  • 5 0
 Man, I LOVE my TMACs, and I’ve been hoping for a composite version for my hardtail! Thanks for making the goods, @deityusa !
  • 3 0
 Much love back your way!
  • 3 0
 @deityusa if the pedals are as good as your grips I'll be buying a set. I currently have a set of Knuckledusters, Lockjaw, and Supracrush and can't decide between the Lockjaw and Supracrush so I have one on each end of the bar for now lol.
  • 2 0
 That was the goal! We definitely took our time to design these with TLC. Thanks for running our Grips and having our back!
  • 2 0
 I don't know if a parallelogram shape is still needed with modern thin pedals, but looking at those, i definitely prefer the look of a regular pedal. Not sure if I believe the 'stability behind the axle' thing either, i think they just wanted to get away with making one mould...
  • 11 1
 Not at all. In fact...we had to make two molds: for the left and right pedal (they are different). The non-offset symmetrical design is something that has made the TMAC one of the most loved pedals. It allows us to get away with a deep concave shape and have it really feel amazing. It also supports the backside of the spindle for foot placement and adjustment. It may look odd compared to the typical pedals out there, but you have to ride a buddies some day to get a feel for the shape. You may like it. Cheers!
  • 3 0
 @deityusa: Fair do's, thanks for the reply. Maybe skewed side profile just looks faster?!
  • 1 0
 @deityusa: props for making two molds - that's pretty cool - would have almost been easy enough to make a single tool for the molding. will give these a try. kind of the perfect application for a material like this.
  • 5 1
 I just wish people would stop calling these "plastic". It is not really just plastic anymore if 30 to 35% of it is actually glass.
  • 3 0
 Looked at your web site and I didn't see a temperature range for using these pedals. How cold can they go? I often ride at -20F and lots of composites are brittle at that temperature.
  • 2 0
 I have been using nylon pedals since the Chester's first came out. I have found them to be indestructible, and I have beat the shit out of every pair. They are the standard by which I judge other pedals, metal or nylon. However, both the WahWah 2's and Fooker's stoped spinning after a few rides. The only pedals to fail on me in years of riding. The Chester Amazon knock offs, "Eagle" nylon pedals were solid too. I like the look of these Deftraps, and will definitely order a pair. Deity is killing it with grip and pedal colors. FWIW, I hated the Supracush grips initially, but after some use, I kind of dig them now. Some companies you like, some you don't, I always liked Deity. They make cool shit, and than join in on the comments to answer questions and have some fun. It's the little things that go a long way.
  • 4 0
 Maybe time to replace my battered Decoys? Or course I’ll have to find things for pedal grinds now.
  • 5 0
 Damn! Those are classics and our first foray into pedals! Thank you for supporting us for all of these years. It means a ton!
  • 2 0
 @deityusa: lol - still running a Fantom on my Rune, but with a new black label bar
  • 2 0
 @artistformlyknowasdan: Rad! The Fantom Stem is still one of our fav all time products!
  • 1 0
 Decoys were my first flat pedal that were good enough to finally get me off clippers. Never going back! I think I’m going to give these a go, had good luck with the oneup nylon pedals and even ran the rockbros knockoffs so far without issue...but Diety being from my first home state of Idaho is pretty awesome!
  • 1 0
 @billyballa33: The DEFTRAP will be a special experience the first time on them. Stoked for you to give them a go!
  • 1 0
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  • 4 0
 Stoked on these, Tmacs are the best in the game so these shouldn't disappoint.
  • 4 0
 Much love back!
  • 3 1
 I love seeing plastic pedals hitting the MTB world (was a nice change of pace in BMX years and years ago). Still on the hunt for a reason to run anything but Xpedo Sprys... maybe when I finally manage to break one
  • 3 0
 I broke my sprys within weeks. But I’m a big guy at about 220 lbs...so I wasn’t too surprised. I wanted them to hold up though because they are LIGHT and THIN!
  • 2 0
 @billyballa33: Sure you didn't have counterfeits? They're apparently extremely common and I've broken a pair of them (verified with Xpedo)

I also weigh 220 and run them on everything from my AM to slope bikes, have yet to break a legit pair. Took a while to trust them hitting 30 footers but even casing they've held up!
  • 3 0
 Been running the gold Sprys for a few years now and love them too. So thin. Only thing I would change is probably longer pins.
  • 2 0
 @billyballa33: I don't think 220lb is big. Alot of guys are that size or bigger. Like @billyballa33 said they may have been knockoffs.
  • 2 0
 @HaggeredShins: that’s a good point. I never really considered that at the time, it was a couple years back. I didn’t even doubt them breaking because in my mind I was already expecting them to fail being how light they are. Maybe I’ll try and get a legit pair and give them another go. I have something of a pedal problem, and a bike problem (shhhhh).
  • 1 0
 So what makes a nylon pedal better?
Width (how far the pedals sticks out from the cranks) increases rock strikes, as does thickness, but does length really matter as much?
If you have a more supportive shoe, can big foots get away with pedaling a smaller platform like the Stamp1 Small or Burgtec?
Longer pins are fine, but does trashing your shoes mean anything to you?
Is mud clearance important?
  • 1 0
 Im not convinced these are as strong as a pedal made of metal and not plastic. Are team riders using them over Deity's other offerings? I'd like to see a destructive testing comparison between these with competitors plastics and metal deity/competitors. my small brain isn't convinced these will hold up to abuse by larger riders
  • 2 0
 I wonder about this also. The thought of landing (or casing) a big jump at a dh park with the pedal breaking upon landing is a big concern.
  • 1 0
 Fyxation actually offers some amazing pedals.They actually offer a pc pedal that looks very similar to the previous Deity PC. I like these (www.fyxation.com/collections/pedals/products/mesa-platform-pedal) a lot ... tall, wide PLASTIC pins. They don't shred your shoes or shins. The model down isn't sealed but they have shorter pins which I prefer for jumping. Anyways, way better than the RF options, imo, much bigger platform as well!
  • 2 0
 Better than the convex pedals like OneUp and Crankbros but maybe still not convex enough, the tmac alloy is 2.5 mm concave, this plastic version is 1.5mm.
  • 2 1
 I find the pedal shape depends on how you place your foot. If you pedal like you're on clipless, with ball of foot on pedal axle, then the convex fits better as that matches the shape of your foot. If you pedal with a mid-sole position, then the convex pedals match the shape of your feet and will feel better. Mid-sole on a concave pedal is uncomfortable for long rides and ball-of-foot for convex pedals feels unstable.

Personally, having tried many variants, mid-sole with convex pedals is the best for comfort and pedal grip. YMMV as I find stiffer shoes (RC Hellion) are better with flat to slightly concave shape.
  • 3 0
 I'm running the Issi Thump RP which have 2.5mm of concavity. I rode the plastic Crank Brothers before and hated the lack of grip due to the convex shape.

rideissi.com/pedals/thump
  • 2 0
 @ryan77777: if I ride on a convex pedal, my toes go numb. I ride tmacs with the ball of my foot in front of the axel, and they are the most amazing pedals that I’ve tried.
  • 2 0
 Been waiting for a properly flat and wide nylon pedal, without any awkward bulge along the axis or near the crankarm. Absolutely worth a try.
  • 1 0
 This is your Lucky day nothing is coming to even close Nukeproof........https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/nukeproof-neutron-evo-electron-evo-flat-pedals/rp-prod122950?gs=1&sku=sku693607&istCompanyId=64a3dd19-9b5e-411d-a4f3-46f21c06bfee&istFeedId=504a9a46-d791-4ab6-bde1-bd49b4b78bc6&istItemId=iwxxlxqlw&istBid=t&pgrid=54137515364&ptaid=pla-821483662305&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign
  • 1 0
 @colodrak: Thanks, the Electrons are cool, but they are just too small for my 11.5 size shoes.
  • 1 1
 Would like to know why on virtually every plastic pedal out there, the inner two pins on both sides are plastic and not replaceable. Is there an engineering reason for this, or is it what it looks like: planned obsolescence through easily wearable pins, ensuring that plastic pedals never compete with their more expensive counterparts?
  • 6 0
 Having thru hole pins in that area creates a significant stress zone on G outs and even for people who do 180's etc.
  • 3 3
 @deityusa: OneUp made it work: www.oneupcomponents.com/products/comp-pedal

CrankBrothers did too: www.crankbrothers.com/products/stamp-1-large

The Chester's no longer have crappy plastic pins: www.raceface.com/products/chester-pedal

Burgtec MK4s said nope too: burgtec.co.uk/product/mk4-composite-pedal

These plastic pins suck imo
  • 17 1
 @fjopsys: Our testing protocols may be too strict though compared the industry norms. We have a lot of DJ riders, street riders, and even aggressive DH that need support in the right areas...and that is a critical one. Fortunately our DEFTRAP is concave, large and those 2 pins are tucked away. Plus, we have more metal pins being ran than most brands anyways. Those are all great pedals though, so at least there are options for people who have different tastes. Cheers
  • 1 0
 What differences are there between an offset pedal and a symmetrical pedal? The asymmetrical pedal moves your foot farther forwards maybe, if so why would that be a benefit? Anyone know?
  • 1 0
 @deityusa Please, Please bring back this shirt!! Limited edition, whatever. My original is faded and torn and I still wear all the time! www.pinkbike.com/photo/18675454
  • 1 0
 @deityusa Any ideas when these will be available internationally? I was about to buy a pair off your website but had to stop when I saw that shipping to Australia is $85! Would love to get a pair of these under me soon.
  • 2 0
 Definitely get in touch with the guys at Lusty Industries in Australia as they will have pedals in stock soon!
  • 2 0
 My RaceFace Chesters have never given me a problem, but these look pretty good too. And the price is right for a pedal!
  • 3 0
 Anyone offering plastic pedals made in North America?
  • 3 0
 Next time I break a pedal I think I'll give these a try.
  • 3 0
 Been waiting for these! Thanks Deity.
  • 2 0
 Sorry it took so long! Haha!
  • 1 0
 The pins on these look even better than the TMACs, both in diameter and the fact that you can actually remove them once they're smashed!
  • 2 0
 Fantastic company with excellent customer support. These pedals will be awesome
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the props and support!
  • 2 0
 You guys did a great job with the smokey product shots for these, I am mesmerized!
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the props! Ian here did an incredible job!
  • 3 0
 would love a side by side shoot out with the Race Face Chesters...
  • 1 0
 Look great. For sure my next pedal. That being said, as a weight weenie, I'd spend $100 for a ti spindle version no problem.
  • 1 0
 Well good thing they updated these because I bought the last gen ones and they are by far the most uncomfortable pedals I have ever used. Hotspot central.
  • 2 0
 Showed the wife the turquoise one and we ordered one for her today. Thanks @deityusa
  • 1 0
 Thanks for supporting what we do! Excited for her to get a set!
  • 1 0
 Make flat pedals a little rise on the outside ,lower in the inside and rise them in the outside a little ,and higher in the front
  • 1 0
 I've got Deity bars, stem, seat clamp but my bike came with Vaults, so it has been hard to justify another flat pedal. At this price it may be worth a try though...
  • 2 0
 A gum color would be rad to match my Supracush grips!
  • 3 0
 We made protos, but the color looked a bit odd on it's own unfortunately. Thanks by the way for running the SUPRACUSH Grips!
  • 4 0
 @deityusa: Best grips I've tried for big hands, for sure!
  • 3 0
 @tmittanck: LOVE to hear that! We aim to make contact points count and agree, the SUPRACUSH is one of our fav.
  • 2 0
 How about a glow in the dark colorway?
  • 4 0
 There is durability issues with those types of material...they get a bit brittle unfortunately. We played around with various concepts with pedals and our grips (like those swirly multi colored grips), but as soon as you enter that arena...grip materials feel hard, pedals get weaker, etc due to the variety of material properties being injected.
  • 2 0
 Well shit, looks like I’ll be ordering a pair.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the support!
  • 2 0
 @deityusa:
All day every day. Bars on every mtb in the fleet (even fat bike) and xc and road whip are the only ones without pedals.
  • 2 0
 I don't always buy pedals I don't need, but when I do...
  • 2 0
 i ride clips but I need to get a pair!
  • 1 0
 Surprised there isn't more of a weight savings with these (18g) vs. the TMACs.
  • 1 0
 Shouldn’t the sides be angled and not flat so if you come on to them from the ends they spin flat easily.
  • 2 0
 Anyone else read deftrap like death trap.
  • 1 0
 Yea, I to question the naming. Do you really want to buy something that sounds like a death trap?!
  • 1 0
 I love my TMACs but I think i'd love these pedals and an extra $100 in my pocket even more.
  • 1 0
 If they are as good as the the t Mac pedals then there’s no reason to buy them.
  • 1 0
 50 bucks a pair. That's in my price range. Even on my expensive bikes I will only run inexpensive pedals.
  • 1 0
 How would these compare and be positioned against the compounds? Aren’t they about the same price?
  • 1 0
 You guys should make a smaller size, kind of like stamp 1’s.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the feedback! We offer a variety of sizes across our pedal range, but we have considered bringing a size range to the DEFTRAP and TMAC. Never know what the future may hold.
  • 1 0
 @deityusa: Yeah, if you guys had something comparable to the Chromag Radar I would've put that on the two Commencal Ramones I have. My twin boys are all about smacking the Radars on things as they learn to ride trails and the aluminum takes them for a bit of a rodeo. My pedals are due for an upgrade soon and thankfully you guys makes these in Orange!
  • 2 0
 EU Availability?
  • 3 0
 Royal Velo France (France) and FDF Bike Shop, Indian Summers (Switz), and Speed Products (Norway). We are on the hunt to grow in Europe though, so stay tuned!
  • 1 0
 Why is Yellow the only color to get a special name?
  • 1 0
 Limited Edition color...
  • 4 0
 And...we love Wu Tang! Haha!
  • 1 0
 are these replacing the compound pedal?
  • 1 0
 Sewiously Doe, Dose pedawls awr a towdal deftwap.
  • 3 1
 Those fookers look good.
  • 1 0
 @deityusa when will this be available in Europe?
  • 1 0
 $85 for shipping to switzerland?!!? Jog on
  • 2 4
 If I wanted plastic smashed against rock I would let Charlie Sheen borrow my credit card
  • 2 4
 The vape is strong with that one.
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