OneUp Composite Pedals - Review

Oct 4, 2017
by Vernon Felton  
OneUp Composite Pedal Review

Remember when OneUp was that company with just one product—a 42-tooth cog? The company hit the streets in late 2013 with a simple, affordable alternative to SRAM’s spendy XX1 drivetrain. What a difference a handful of years makes. In addition to a veritable legion of sprockets, OneUp now also offers chainrings, chainguides, their popular EDC Tool system and two different flat pedals.
OneUp Composite Pedals Details
• Nylon composite pedal body
• 115 x 105mm platform size
• 10 steel pins per side, w/ Nyloc nuts
• DU bushing/cartridge bearing axle system
• Weight 360 grams
• MSRP: $48 USD

OneUp’s flat pedals come in both aluminum ($125/USD) and nylon composite ($48/USD) flavors. We’ve been testing both varieties, but we thought we’d start off with a review of their most budget-friendly offering.

OneUp Composite Pedal Review

On Trail

"Plastic" pedals are nothing new, but they took some time to gain a foothold in the mountain bike scene. While some people argue that they just aren't as rugged as aluminum versions, a lot of us have been smacking nylon composite pedals into large, immovable objects for years now with no spontaneous combustions. I'm not saying it's impossible, but if you are routinely shearing these things in half you are either the fruit of Thor's loins, woefully unlucky or... actually, I don't even have a third alternative for you on this one. Properly designed, these things can take a beating. If you consistently break these things into tiny pieces, you might consider reevaluating your pedaling style or preferred choice of horse steroids.

Having said all that… nylon pedals are often chunkier than their aluminum counterparts and somewhat lacking in the traction pin department. If you ride flats, thin and sticky are generally key attributes of your dream pedal; so from that standpoint, some of the nylon composite pedals out there have been a bit… sucky.

But scroll back to the picture above and you'll see that OneUp's nylon pedal has the same size platform size (115 x 105 millimeters) and shape as their aluminum model. The pedals also share the identical number and distribution of traction pins (10 per side in a nice, even spread). The key difference is thickness.

OneUp Composite Pedal Review
OneUp's alloy and nylon pedals offer the same basic platform size and shape. The key difference, from a riding perspective, is the thickness of the pedal. Are those handful of millimeters noticeable when you are actually pedaling? Slightly. I prefer the feel of the aluminum pedal. But the price of the nylon pedal is real hard to argue with.
OneUp Composite Pedal Review
An obvious competitor the nylon OneUp is Race Face's Chester pedal. In the name of Science, I ran the pedals side by side. Thickness and weight are almost identical, but the OneUp features two more pins per side, a better pin distribution and a slightly wider platform.

OneUp's nylon pedal isn't chunky, but the aluminum version is noticeably thinner—11.7 millimeters at the center and 8.65 millimeters at the leading edge. The nylon pedals, by contrast, are 17 millimeters at the center and 13 millimeters at the leading edge. Can you notice that on the trail? Yes, but it's fairly nuanced. All things considered, I prefer the thinner pedal: Fewer pedal strikes and a more stable feel are always a good thing. The stock pins on the aluminum model are also a tad longer, which I dig. That said, the difference here is real subtle. Because I'm a geek, I often rode with one plastic OneUp pedal and one aluminum pedal. Ninety percent of the time, I forgot which was which. That kind of tells you how close these things are in terms of actual performance. And if you are all about counting the grams, the two different pedals even weigh the same.

The aluminum OneUp pedal is, however, undeniably easy to rebuild: You open the thing up with a cassette lock-ring tool and playing around with the bearings every season is a snap. The aluminum version is an all-cartridge bearing affair (four of `em per pedal). The nylon version pairs bearings and DU bushings. When it's time to rebuild the composite pedals, a bearing/bushing kit will run you $16.50 (USD).

OneUp Composite Pedal Review

The OneUp's have a slightly convex shape to them. While I prefer concave platforms, OneUp employs a less aggressively convex shape than what I've seen on other pedals. We're only, after all, talking about four millimeters here. The platform size and shape on these pedals are excellent. The pin distribution is nice and even. Compared to the Race Face Chesters, the OneUp's come out on top—more pins, better distribution, bigger platform, same weight and thickness, slightly lower price.

Pinkbike's Take

bigquotesIf you are looking for a crazy-affordable flat pedal that's lightweight, offers outstanding traction and a relatively low profile, you can't beat these pedals. Forty-eight bucks? Damn. If, on the other hand, you want the thinnest pedal possible and you hate DU bushings with a passion, you should still opt for something swank in aluminum. Vernon Felton

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  • 183 2
 Excellent review. Comparison with the AL version. Comparison with a similar composite version. Little in the way of jerking us off with negligible differences and just gets to the point. Nice job Vernon.
  • 1 0
 @vernonfelton - I think I am someone who "hates DU bushings" in pedals... is this factor alone worth going with the AL version over the composite?
  • 17 5
 Forte Convert:
"If you are looking for a DURABLE crazy-affordable flat pedal that's lightweight, offers outstanding traction and a relatively low profile, you can't beat these pedals"
  • 24 21
 Durable is correct! Im 235 lbs and been beating the shit out of mine for 5 years.
  • 58 20
 @tack836: These have not been out 5 years.
  • 3 3
 Agreed. I wasn't ready to bite the bullet on a "nice" pair of alloy flats so i got the Forte Converts as a stepping stone and then promptly forgot that I wanted nicer pedals. Only 1 season on them but so far so good. Not sure i'll feel the need to get nicer pedals if the Converts ever blow up.
  • 5 57
flag RedRedRe (Oct 4, 2017 at 12:06) (Below Threshold)
 @eddieefc: what is the logic behind your comment? Plastic pedals break, they are not going to last 5 years.
The only reason a couple of companies offer plastic pedals is for people learning. So they wont mess their legs too badly. Anything else, they are just toy pedals.

Unless you ride sub zero conditions on a snow bike.
  • 4 2
 @RedRedRe: how are these or any quality plastic pedals for beginners?? I would consider myself an advanced rider and just purchased some chesters this spring. I have smashed them pretty hard in the past 6 months, once so bad I thought I broke a toe. I can't see why they won't last for 5 years at this point...

And guess what those pins are just as sharp as the ones on aluminum pedals. These are in a whole different world than the molded bear traps that come on Walmart bikes...
  • 4 2
 +1 on the forte converts 3 yrs on mine and still going strong, riding buddys high $ pedals have failed in less time.
  • 7 10
 @eddieefc: Wrong! Been around since 2011 at least.
  • 6 2
 @tack836: just found a review for forte converts from 2011.
  • 4 16
flag RedRedRe (Oct 4, 2017 at 13:50) (Below Threshold)
 @rclugnut: have you ever seen a PRO riding plastic pedals?
Or thin pedals for what it matters?
It is all about they way they feel.

I had my Forte since 2012.
  • 3 2
 @brncr6: lol yet he somehow has 12 up votes.
  • 1 20
flag RedRedRe (Oct 4, 2017 at 14:21) (Below Threshold)
 @tack836: because–I suspect–some people have power do give multi vote with one click...
  • 6 3
 @RedRedRe: Possibly I honestly don't know how that works. Or people just dont realize this a reply chain to your comment about the fortes not to the entire article.
  • 8 3
 @RedRedRe: a pro will ride whatever pedals they are given by whichever manufacturer as advertising. So why would they want to advertise there cheapest product? The nylon pedals were introduced as a low cost item for Joe blogs and his mates and now they are on a par with the higher cost aluminium option as stated in this review. Thank you and good night ????
  • 19 7
 Hahahaha there is alot of fucking retards on here! All I said was I'm a bigger guy who's forte pedal have last 5 years and I keep getting down voted.
  • 6 2
 @tack836: agreed got my up vote
  • 7 1
 @tack836: The Oatmeal did a great comic about how people reject information that challenges their world views. We upvoted you back to +0. Hooray.
  • 6 5
 @WaterBear: haha thanks guys. I honestly don't give a shit if im up or down voted actually find it pretty amusing.
  • 2 12
flag mhoshal (Oct 5, 2017 at 4:21) (Below Threshold)
 @rclugnut: those pics in you're profile really show your advanced riding level. Was that a whole foot you got of air there next stop must be rampage for you...
  • 3 1
 Forte Convert looks like my old Nukeproof Electron pedals with convex shape, so withouth trying them I know already that I hate them.
  • 2 1
 @tack836: Hi, I'm 275lbs, do these pedals really hold up? Ride on mate!
  • 3 1
 @DemoN8: yea man I put 2000-3000 on them every year and the bearing still feel like new. Im not shitting you they really hold up well.
  • 2 0
 @tack836: Thanks man, seems you're a cool dude. I will try them. Ride on! :-)
  • 5 2
 @DemoN8: hey @tack836 is NOT a cool guy. I've followed him all over the internet. This guy ALWAYS lies about Forte pedals. Not just on this site either. I think he works for Performance. Very deceptive person. He's not even fat like he claims in this site. Pls downvote his fake news comments about the shit pedals. #plasticwillnevercatchon
  • 5 1
 @speed10: Hahaha ???? cheers.
  • 12 0
 A month on them, so far love the composites.. lots of grip. Used with 5-10s and 2FO's. Longterm is the question, but at $
  • 23 0
 At that price, it's hard to say no, eh? Grip, size and shape are really good.
  • 4 0
 On a full season of these and absolutely love them, going strong still too.. My Five Tens on the other hand not so much. How do you find the 2FO's on these pedals?
  • 22 1
 @vernonfelton: While i agree that $48 is very reasonable, when you look at how a pair of Shimano M530s spds, a more complicated pedal with more stuff to break, that last basically forever, it leaves me scratching my head. Why can't we get bombproof flats like we can get boomproof spds?
  • 3 0
 @Leafs1: 2FO's grip good.. more trail feed back through these shoes
  • 4 0
 @vernonfelton: great pedal
  • 6 4
 I agree with everything you say, but there are a plethora of well-designed flat pedals in AL for about that price, it's just that OneUp priced theirs quite high.

As an example, Superstar Nano-X is the same thickness (as the composite, 17mm) with the only downside being the weight penalty with steel axles (80g heavier). The deciding factor for me, tarty as it may be, is that I really hate the look of battered nylon pedals, but I really like a well-worn AL pedal. My black (Superstars, funnily enough..) are three years old and have developed a beautiful patina all the way round the edges!
  • 4 0
 @Leafs1: I love my 2FO's. I prefer the stiff uppers/midsole feel (which feels more like a cycling shoe) to the softer upper/midsole of my previous pairs of shoes (Teva Links and 5.10 freerider). The rubber is not as soft as 5.10 rubber is, but traction on my Oneup aluminum pedals is still excellent. Durability is good too; no issues with delamination or peeling (which was the demise of my 5.10s) and the sole is holding up well to the aggressive pins on my pedals. They do run on the small side, roughly 1/2 size. Also, the tread is not deep enough to give good traction on soft, wet soil.
  • 3 0
 @rockhammer: Thanks man will consider them forsure, after gluing my five ten impacts together for the 4th time I think its time for a change, cheers!
  • 2 0
 I used to love composite pedals. Still have a couple of set. Light, grippy, etc. But after snapping 2 sets, one on a stupid small crash and another on a rock strike - I have to say NO. Maybe for XC light trail usage, DJ. But anything that requires gnar - stick to metal.
  • 6 0
 @freestyIAM: Wish I had a good response to that question. Yeah, I've asked myself the same question several times over the years...
  • 7 0
 well, I've got the fairly similar Diety Compounds (which are nylon, thinner, and the same price) and I've got 4.5 seasons on them with no issues at all.
  • 15 0
 @freestyIAM: Because Shimano produces all of their own products there is no Middle man. They sell their merchandise directly to retailers so the savings gets passed onto everyone. And when your SPD design hasnt changed in years, casting some different alloy frames to go around the retention system is fooking cheap.

I'm willing to bet when those new XT flat pedals get a long term review it will be similar to their SPD offerings, Cheap, and crazy durable. Shimano is never first to the party, but when they show up they bring the best snacks and the tastiest beer.
  • 6 1
 @gkeele: Superstar doesnt ship to the US unfortunately. They could make a killing if they ever get their insurance issues in order.
  • 2 0
 @vernonfelton: Perfect for Flat Pedal Curious
  • 6 1
 @riiz: Agree 100%. I live in Australia and the big UK companies will ship most stuff to Oz for free. Having ridden on Nanos for a week in the UK I was keen to get some, but the postage on a pair of GBP50 pedals was GBP90!!!

I ended up getting the OneUp composites and couldn't be happier. I've run Electrons and Dietys and the OneUps are better. The convex shape is not noticeable IMHO, don't let that scare anyone off.

Oh, and don't get me started on US shipping costs.

  • 3 1
 @patrick2cents: love my Deity compounds. Tons of grip. Two years now. Just ordered another set for another bike
  • 3 0
 @vernonfelton: just bought 2 pairs Big Grin
  • 2 0
 @Leafs1: No problem. Check your local dealer, I got mine on 25% discount 6 months ago. I think they were trying to sell the last few pairs before the new model came out. Seems like everyone around here rides clipless so selection, at least in my area, is limited to a couple models of flat shoe. I’m lucky to live down the street from 2 midsize shops (Seattle), with many more in the area.
  • 3 0
@vernonfelton My armchair assessment is that when you ride flats, tossing a bike to escape situations is easier to do, versus clipless, where tossing the bike happens less frequently because your meat is probably still attached. That instinct for self-preservation probably saves a lot of pedal abuse. On clipless, a lot of stress is focused directly over the axle on a virtually indestructible cleat, with support coming from the sole if the shoe. On flats, it would seem the bigger the pedal platform, the more leverage the weight of the bike and/or rider has to bend, break and grind up the internals, axles and pedal bodies.

Maybe Shimano just has their pedal construction perfected with conical races/cones and bearings, just like their "old fashioned" (and easily serviced) hubs. Somewhere along the line, people were convinced that press-in bearings were better, even on pedals.

My two cents.
  • 2 0
 @freestyIAM: SPD's are good but only if you adjust the bearing in the beginning an also check them thru life span. I see a lot of SPD's overtightne from the factory and almost never they get adjusted before bearings brake...
  • 2 0
 Old thread I know, but I have this same setup One-Up composites and 5-10 Freeriders. Have about a season and a half on them now and I echo all the praise in this review.

I came from 4 years of SPD M540 pedals, and the above setup feels just as secure. The confidence the flats add in terms of not being clipped in was surprisingly large for me. I'd been riding for probably 4 years with SPD and while they helped keep my feet on the pedals thru the chudder, roots, rock gardens, etc, they limited my particularly unflexible body to move around on the bike. Unclipping was not an issue for me but is obviously a bonus when it comes to flats. These flats really helped my game in terms of body positioning, I've been able to micro adjust my foot/body positioning depending on the corner, even with the studs locking my feet in. They are also comparable in weight at 350ish grams, which is great. I've bashed them on rocks and nailed trees with these things and they are durable as heck. Another bonus for us low bottom bracket people is that the profile is actually more slender than my SPD M540s were. So rock bashing, while infrequent, is even less frequent!

TLDR: I highly recommend One-Up composite pedals. They are a great cost effective way to try flats and have been durable/reliable for me (190lb geared up klutz).
  • 13 3
 PEOPLE: Why do these flat pieces of aluminum cost over $100?? Why do we say "oh a price below $100 for two pieces of plastic with some bearings, now that sounds reasonable.."

The most expensive "BMX" aluminum pedals barely cost above $100. They're the same thing, aluminum slabs with removable pins, and bearings to make them go spinny-spin.
  • 7 0
 I ride these and they are amazing for grip vs other pedals I have tried - I replaced my saints with them and the platform size and the grip provided is chalk and cheese. Love them.
  • 3 0
 Also replaced some Saints with these OneUp composites. Needed something with a bigger platform and honestly they blow the saints out of the water with the added size and grip combined. These and 510s
  • 1 0
 This guy gets it
  • 7 2
 Honestly, I don't know why I bother putting alloy flats on my expensive bikes and nylon chester's on my park bikes and commuters. The bearings in alloy pedals usually are dried out within a season, whereas the cheap nylon pedals with the DU bushing will not give up.
  • 4 5
 You might want to think about putting a slightly nicer pedal on your nice bikes. I've never had the bearings in my pedals "dry out" within a season.Try DMR Vaults.
  • 3 1
 @seraph: I've owned DMR v12 mags, Vaults, straighline defacto, and now I am on raceface Atlas. Of all the alloy pedals, V12's are the most indestructible. Due to there chunkiness, I tried the slim Vaults but was unimpressed with the bearing quality as lasted about a season. The RF atlas are the same ordeal. The verdict is that after 3 seasons or so, my chesters are still kicking. I have a set on my dj and on my commuter. The advantage of the DU bearing is there is no grease to wash out so they always stay snug and are the best no BS option IMO
  • 1 1
 @BoneDog: Might be doing something wrong then. My Vaults have been going strong for the last 3 bikes I've had them on. I don't even need to service them. I have Chesters on my DJ but they're too small for my trailbike.
  • 2 0
 @BoneDog: My RF Atlas pedals have just hit the 2 year mark. I have replaced the large inner cartridge bearings twice, but both times were after a full day of riding in heavy rain. FWIW, I also had to service/replace almost every bearing on the bike after those rainy rides.

After a quick bearing swap, they still ride good as new. Though I am STILL not sure why the copy for the FR Atlas pedals all say they have a grease port... I have taken mine completely apart and see no way to pump grease into the bearings without disassembling them.
  • 5 0
 Nylon. Lighter, cheaper and slips of rocks instead of stopping compared to aluminum. The only question I see is toughness and shape difference
  • 2 2
 They look like crap after some use though, beat up, where aluminum look worn on cooler IMO. If you can live with this though they are a no brainer pedal!
  • 10 1
 @Rasterman: I would counter your argument with the exact opposite opinion. Cheers
  • 4 0
 Nylon also make a huge difference when riding in the cold, snow obd ice doesnt stick as easily and feet stay noticeably warmer than when riding metal pedals.
  • 8 0
 @Rasterman: I like that plastic pedals are always the same colour no matter how much you beat them, where the anodizing/paint comes off alu.
  • 3 0
 I run Chesters on both my bikes, I think Nylon tends to be a good option given pedaling through rock gardens (uphill I mean) you don't "wince" quite as much knowing you're just rubbing/sliding nylon as opposed to aluminum
  • 7 1
 lost me at convex shape. but i'm sure they are lovely.
  • 4 1
 When you factor in the pins, the platform feels flat or slightly concave. The big thing I noticed was the extra width.
  • 1 0
 Yeah. My Chromag pedals aren't the thinnest, but they are a proper concave design and they are amazing. I tried the plastic Forte pedals that everyone loves so much and could never get used to the axle under the ball of my foot. Wound up slipping a pedal and hitting a tree, not that I can blame the pedal for my accident but it was a factor.
  • 1 0
 Yep, convex pedals suck, no thanks.
  • 4 0
 I picked up a set of the composite version last month and they are killer... coming off of vaults for years they are a solid solid piece of kit.
  • 4 2
 I HATE DU bushings with a passion!!!! Are you telling me the alu. version is only using bearings? Im about to make a $200 wind chime out of a pair of atlas that have lasted only 1 yr. Ya they look pimp outta the box, and super sexy on my bike. But I could say the same about the 200 smackers when it was sitting in my wallet.........
  • 2 0
 you got ripped the f*ck off if you paid 200 for thoose guys also the atlas pedals are known to crap out super quickly crazy. i have a set of demolition BMX pedals from 2006 paid 95 for them (mag and limited rasta color) and to this day spin freely yes they are big bulky and heavy but they work
  • 2 0
 I've had 3 pairs of Atlas, currently still have 2 pairs going on 2 and 3 years of riding with a re grease once. That said last week a pedal fell off! checked the DJ bike and sure 'nuff anothe was about to fail. Awesome pedals, except that if the outter bearing goes, the screw on the end isn't big enough to keep the pedal on. WTF! No sign either, the pedals had a tiny bit of play which they did from day one, otherwise no creaks or grinding or stiffness, just pedal falling off (luckily on the way up and not down!).

Prompty took them all off and tried the OneUp Al version. They feel great and I like that they are even thinner (had to lower my seat a few mm's). I think I like the slightly convex better than the concave as well.

Hate DU bushings as every pedal I've seen doesn't spin smooth and always seems to have either drag or play. Just my experience...
  • 1 0
 I hate du bushings, too. Thats why I have tried some cheap pedals with angular contact bearings. If you want some long lasting pedals with bearings only, take the shimano saints. They are heavy, they dont have the best platform and they dont look cool but you have reajustable bearings that are really easy to service and they cost just 50 bucks. And you have to take out the spacers from the pins. Then the grip is fairly good. You can also ask Wakidesigns for his experiences with the oneup aluminium pedals. He is testing them these days
  • 6 4
 I struck a rock while climbing on my first ride with these and the pin slightly cracked the composite body. I know it's my fault, but I'm still disappointed. I think I'm better suited to Aluminum bodies.
  • 2 1
 Warranty? I mean, I feel like the pins shouldn't do that...
  • 24 0
 Hi johnnyo5, Sorry to see that you cracked your pedal like that. Please email us at & we'll take care of you. Thanks for the support. OneUp.
  • 4 0
 Thanks @OneUpComponents. I wasn't expecting this, but much appreciated. I just sent an email.
  • 2 0
 Not sure if the Pinkbikers live in a world different then mine or if you are such snobs that you wont look at anything under $200 EVER, but look around, cheaper pedals can be got, be it Alu or composite from many companies, all more than capable of being "good cheap pedals", seems there are certain companies that have better marketing teams and can get their products on here more often, one up seems a pet of this site - you Facebook title just screams ignorance .. "How much performance can you get out of a set of $48 pedals" .. I mean, really?
  • 1 0
 Great flat pedal... although there is one big problem!!! We all love our expensive cranks and usually run crank boots. The aluminum pedal does not work well at all with this. You'll notice the aluminum pedal is far bigger where it screws into the crank than the composite pedals. This caused rubbing on my crank boot and the pedal didn't spin freely. I ended up having to melt the plastic away on my crank boots with a soldering iron since the plastic is so tough a knife wouldn't cut through. This helped but the pedal still has drag and doesn't spin as it should, which is annoying sometimes. Wish OneUp would have put this into consideration first....
  • 1 0
 Just picked up a set of the aluminum OneUp pedals from the LBS today. Went to install them and ran into exactly this same issue. Kind of annoying. I took the dremel to my pedal boots but I'm definitely still getting some drag as well. I probably won't notice it or even think much about it after the first couple of rides but it would have been nice if they figured out a way around this.
  • 2 1
 Having destroyed a much more expensive set of VP pedals with rock strikes , paying more for something that is semi-disposable just doesn't make a lot of sense to me (other than maybe the bling factor) I've found Chesters on amazon for $20 and there is the Eagle Riding version which is identical in every way to the Chesters except in hideous colors for $23. I've also used the sub-$20 Scudgoo flats and they work fine too. Taking them apart and properly lubricating the bushings on occasion definitely improves performance.
  • 1 0
 i bought some Forte Transfer aluminum pedals for $40, I've been riding hard 4-5 times a week for 3 seasons now and haven't had a problem. Took them off my first bike and installed on my second bike, and bought a second pair for my DH bike since they worked so well. How much of the $125 price tag is going into the name?
  • 4 4
 Looking at the eagle pedals on amazon which are clearly identical and made in the same factory by the same little kids as the raceface chesters. At $23.99 prime the seller is only clearing $16 so that really makes you realize how much these thing really cost and how all these big brand company's are ripping all of us off. I'll just wait for the eagle version of this pedal to hit amazon by xmas for $23
  • 6 0
 I actually purchased a set of the Eagles and I already owned a set of Chesters. I can't say whether they were made in the same factory but I can say the were NOT made with the same injection molding tool. Potentially made from the same, pirated, CAD data but not the same mold. Tooling marks are different and while their volume produced could have led to a new tool being cut in between when I purchased my Chesters/ eagles, the subtle differences in geometry lend to a copy cat situation, potentially by a supplier of RaceFace, happens all too often when tooling goes over seas. I haven't done any scientific analysis but the resin is not equal either. The Chester resin is much more durable and resistant to gouging. The Eagle on the other hand, not so much. For XC riding who cares but I wouldn't ever take serious drops/ jumps on the Eagles.
  • 3 0
 Right on - now they just need to make a longer version. Like Catalyst long.
  • 1 1
 I have these and have demoed a bike with Chesters. I actually thought the Chesters were better in terms of anti-twist because they have 4 pins for the back of your foot instead of 3. The pin near the crank on the One Ups does absolutely nothing, it makes no contact with the shoe (you can see in the pictures that it is barely worn compared to the others). I dont know why its behind the axle, if it was in front of the axle it would actually do something. I think the One Ups look better and pedal better but the Chesters have an edge in securing the foot in place.
  • 1 1
 Yeah, you can beat these pedals. An easy alternative is Nukeproof electron evo or horizon comp. They are both lighter at 300 and 280 grams. They have good bearings in them with a chromo axles and are grippy as hell. Also I never managed to destroy one, although had 3 pairs already on different bikes. Also also aslo, the price is the same. I prefer nylon pedals as I noticed that they keep my grip in wet a lot better. The plastic material isn't slippery when wet, comparing that to an aluminum pedal.
  • 1 0
 at close to 50 i never thought id ever ride plastic pedals but took a chance on a set of 20$ dmr 's and they are grippy as f for the moment and light and feel great will see how long the bushings last (no bearings)
  • 2 1
 Superstar Nano-X you should look at.
Same price, alu, 8 pins per side (and you have 8mm or 10mm in the box), tons of grip, 440gr
  • 1 0
 Yep, awesome pedals, look great too.
  • 5 3
 Any idea on release date for a steel version?

Just want something for my steel hardtail single speed.
  • 1 0
 Sometimes you must wonder why pros run thicker pedals and metal... They do not have issues with durability as they get staff for free.
  • 1 0
 And ordered 1min after reading the article... no regrets so far. Pedals hold up pretty good. ONCE they leave the warehouse we'll see...
  • 2 0
 great review and stuff, but please bring this back!
  • 3 0
 Composites for life!
  • 3 0
 I am Thor's loin fruit
  • 2 0
 Good for them. Good for them...
  • 1 0
 I run a pair of VP Composites on my BMX bike, the most durable plastic pedal I have ever used.
  • 2 4
 Tried these out and they were the worst pedals I’ve ever ridden. So bad that after two rides I sent them back which I’ve never done with pedals before, usually I just use em and don’t worry about it even if they’re not great.

The construction quality was fine but they’re not nearly as wide feeling as the numbers would indicate and the grip was terrible. I felt sketched out the whole time riding them.

Bought another pair of VP harriers afterwards and haven’t looked back.
  • 1 0
 For only 48 bucks they're a steal. I think I'll pick up a pair for my girlfriends bike tup
  • 1 0
 Is the grip on the aluminum version different than the composite?i currently have the composite
  • 3 6
 I like the nylons more. Just as light, look better when scratched and dinged (compared to aluminum which doesn't age gracefully), they slide off of rocks instead of getting hung up, and they help absorb trail feedback. Best of all they are much cheaper... but the industry will never tell you that the cheaper product is just as good, if not superior.
  • 14 0
 The industry just did in this article
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 great for trail and dirt jumping!
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