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Deity Compound Flat Pedal

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Deity Compound Flat Pedal deity Compound
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    Featured Review

    “Deity Compound Pedals - The bees knees pedal”

    The Good: durable, lightweight, inexpensive, highly serviceable, take to rock smacks very well

    The Bad: can be narrow if you have wide feet, no concave if you like that sort of thing

    Overall Review:

    Whenever buying anything in the biking world, the general rules when choosing a product is durable, lightweight, and inexpensive, you can only pick two. The Deity Compound Pedals breaks this rule and achieves all three aspects. At only $48 for a pair, they weigh in at svelte 339 grams which is within 10 grams of other platform pedals that cost at minimum $200, and the pedal body is as thin or thinner as their expensive competitors. Thin isn't usually a feature for a pedal of this price and weight. They’re made of nylon fiber, so they will not bend like traditional metal platforms and, will not explode like typical plastic platforms when coming into contact with the first hard surface you smash them on. Finally, they have replaceable pins and nuts that you can get at any hardware store, again, not typical of your plastic pedal.

    I’ve been beating on my 3 sets of Deity Compounds for a couple years. So much so that I've completely polished away the finish on all my cranks and worn through the chainstay paint on my trail bike exposing the bikes beautiful carbon (doesn't help that I ride very duck footed). They've spent 5 weeks in Whistler, a handful of days in Downieville, and countless days on the local trail goodness of the SF Bay Area. From dirt jumps to rock gardens these pedals have amazed me.

    Rock garden abuse is particularly interesting. On a modern day low bottom bracket DH bike, you’re bound to smack pedals on every rock in sight (and go home crying after smacking your $200 pedals on everything in sight). These nylon pedals glance off of rocks much more smoothly compared to their metal counterparts. Nylon just slides better than metal when on granite. Typical other plastic pedals explode on rock strikes while the nylon composite of these Compounds stays held together and leaves just a scrape in the composite.

    The one time I did snag these pedals resulted in me using crutches for a short while and was left with one helluva bent pedal spindle. A similar wreck I've had on an overly bling metal pedal left me with a bent titanium spindle, a uselessly mangled magnesium body and a big hole in my wallet replacing the busted pedal parts. I could have bought two sets of Compound pedals for the price it took to repair those pedals. The total cost to fix my bent to hell Compound pedal spindle? $8… Had I destroyed the pedal bodies? $18. Everything on these Compound pedals is completely rebuild-able and replacement parts are very reasonably priced straight from the Deity website.

    The short list of complaints? The platforms might be a little narrow, and they might not be concave enough to your liking. But my child like size 9 feet don’t really notice these things, and these complaints are only what I've heard friends say about them. If these two points don't bother you, it’s worth the measly $48 to try these light weight, super thin, rebuild-able everything pedals. Couple these pedals with a pair of super sticky 5.10 stealth rubber shoes, and you've got yourself a durable, lightweight, and inexpensive setup for any bike in your quiver.

    “Underrated pedal, great bargain”

    The Good: Cheap, light, simple

    The Bad: none so far

    Overall Review:

    So what started out being a purchase to cheaply outfit my hardtail with some decent pedals, has led me to really like these pedals more and more. Soon these were on my main bike. My concern after moving these over to the full suspension bike, which sees more trail abuse, was that they pedals might not hold up due to the composite material versus a metal pedal. I actually like the way these will just slide off obstacles like rocks, where a metal pedal has the tendency to grip it and catch you (think tight, rocky tech sections). I've had no issues with the inner workings or the replaceable pins.

    Style and fit are personal choices but I like the way they look and feel.  I went for the purple to mix it up a bit but if I could have a do-over I'd go for black.  No big deal, next time I will.

    Basically, I think these pedals are way under-rated for their weight, quality and price. You could spend four times as much and still buy a heavier pedal! The Deity compound pedal has been a winner for me. 

    “Rider owned”

    The Good: these pedals are extremely light, really strong and have an incredible feel to them. they will take a beating and come back begging for more. these will not let your feet slip ever.

    The Bad: the pins are very very sharp but what pedals arent really?

    Overall Review:

    these pedals are an affordable, light, dialed addition to anyone's arsenal of parts on their bike, it will make a positive impact on any build.

    “Deity Compound Pedal Review”

    The Good: Light, cheap, rebuildable

    The Bad: Could use a few more pins for grip in rugged terrain

    Overall Review:

    I’ve always been somewhat skeptical of plastic pedals. As a BMX and hardtail rider they've always seemed sufficient, but do they provide enough grip for trail use? A few months ago I was introduced to the Deity Compound platforms, which have since dusted all of my notions that plastic pedals don’t belong on the trail. They have to be done right, of course...

    Spec Highlights

    • Nylon fiber composite body
    • Heat treated Cr-Mo spindle
    • DU bushing and double micro sealed bearing system
    • Replaceable Cr-Mo pins
    • Black, purple, green, and red color options
    • Weight: 339 grams
    • MSRP $48

    Right out of the box, I was fascinated with the nylon fiber composite material, which felt both stiff and light. The pedal threads on through the crank with a 6mm Allen wrench, meaning one less tool to carry when traveling. The removable Cr-Mo pins appeared aggressive, but nothing that made me fear for the welfare of my shins. The vivid red color also really tied the whole bike together.

    I wasn’t thrilled at the thought of swapping out my tried and true metal platforms in favor of a plastic option, but these have since proven to be unbeatable for street/park/dirt jumps. Even in my skate shoes, I always feel confident with my footing and the purchase on the Cr-Mo pins. What really surprised me, though, was the pedal’s performance on trail. I spend most of my time on dry, rocky, technical trails that try to grab your pedal every stroke. This has always been a struggle on my Specialized Enduro with its relatively low bottom bracket; every time my metal platforms touched rock I received an ugly jolt. I was blown away at the forgiving nature of the Compound’s material - whenever I caught a rock under the pedal it seemed to slip smoothly over the rough surface. During descents, the conservative pin placement allows for easy foot adjustment and a really intuitive feel.

    Initially I was concerned with the absence of pins from the middle of the platform, but after running them I have come to enjoy the freedom to easily move my feet on and off the pedals. This is why we run platforms in the first place, and rarely do I find myself wanting more grip. Only in fast, loose, rocky sections do I occasionally find my feet getting bounced around.

    One thing that seemed out of place were the two plastic pins on the crank side of the platform. It seems like there would be a way to offset these pins which would allow the use of removable Cr-Mo pins rather than plastic. However, the plastic pins haven’t worn down which suggests they don’t see much of my shoe or the ground.

    I have been running the Deity Compound pedals on both my hardtail and trail bike for nearly six months now and they are one of the few things on either bike that still feels brand new without any maintenance. The sealed bearings never gave me any trouble, and even after a lot of hits the action is still smooth and predictable. The platforms themselves have taken a ton of hits, and although they are starting to look beat, they have not cracked or broken and are as stiff as they day I opened the box.

    One neat feature is the option to rebuild them. Removable pins are a standard for anything with a higher price tag, but in an inexpensive package like this they're greatly appreciated. Also, suppose you manage to shatter the body or maybe you just aren't into that beat up look. With an extremely reliable, durable, and removable spindle, one has the option to get a replacement body for just $18.

    With the support, durability, and smooth action, the Deity Compound pedals provide an intuitive feel on both hardtails and trail bikes. In my mind, this lightweight and inexpensive offering from Deity is the standard go-to pedal for anyone running platforms.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
    Body Material Nylon Fiber Composite
    Bearing Type DU Bushing and Double Micro Sealed Bearings
    Spindle Spec Heat Treated Cr-Mo
    Pin Spec Replaceable Cr-Mo Pins
    Colors Black, Purple, Green, and Red
    Weight

    0 lb 12 oz (339 g)

    Miscellaneous Incredibly lightweight Injection Molded Nylon Fiber Composite Body | Replaceable Cr-mo Pins | Super thin profile | DU bushing and double micro sealed bearing system | Not the average plastic disposable pedal...the Compound pedals are fully sealed, rebuildable, thin, and offer the same grip as a traditional aluminum pedal | Nylon Fiber blend does not get hung up on rocks or ledges | Brilliant design for all genres of riding...from DH, DJ, Street, and even All MTN | Nylon fiber body does not shatter like cheap polycarbonate pedals | Featuring black spindles and laser graphics on ano end caps | Exclusive to deity in the USA at a price no one can beat | Available in Black, Green, Red, and Purple | Weight: 339 grams
    Price $48.00
    More Info Deity website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry