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Avid Elixir CR Hydraulic Disc Brake Set

“Good brakes. Nice and light. Really strong”


The Good: Look awesome, Lots of stopping power, Levers are comfortable.

The Bad: They seem to squeak and squeal when they get wet.

Overall Review: Awesome brakes. Highly recommended. Very light, durable, and good looking.

Atomlab Polytec Pedals

“Really good for what they are”


The Good: These are a great value. While being lightweight, they spin well and grip great on bumpy trails. I also like the way they look. I have them in clear black and clear red. I am not hard on my bikes but they have lasted a long time for me.

The Bad: They don't have sealed bearings. They would look better if they were thinner.

Overall Review: I bought these with low expectations, basically thinking they would be disposable temporary pedals, but they work great and lasted a lot longer than I would have thought. I have them on two of my bikes and two of my kids bikes and we all have run them for 2 seasons. I would recommend them for anyone considering switching to flats, or likes to change colors or swap parts around alot.

Eastern Alloy & Magnesium Flat Pedal



The Good: Colors, price

The Bad: BIG, not low profile, HEAVY

Overall Review: I have owned the sealed and ball bearing alloys. I used them mostly with skate shoes. The ball bearing models would break about every other month but they were on street bikes so that is to be expected. Sealed lasted much longer. The big body can take a beating but is bulky and the dual concave design lends itself to soft skate shoes. When they are on a park bike with the softer sole shoe my feet took a beating. My 5.10's didn't bend to the shape as well as my other shoes. Grip is good and price is good. There are similarly priced, more modern pedals out there that would probably be a better choice.

Point One Racing Podium Flat Pedal

“PO1NT Sets the Bar in Pedals”


The Good: Light Weight, Great Grip, bearings last and are made in the USA

The Bad: None at all

Overall Review: These are by far the best flat pedals on the market. Simple, Durable, Strong, Functional, Effective and Made in the USA

Crank Brothers 5050 XX Flat Pedal



The Good: Crank Bros. always stand behind their product and have always had excellent service.

The Bad: Thick, overpriced, grip is lacking, gimmicky plates, and weight.

Overall Review: 5.10's can make a crappy pedal better but the question is should they? No, just buy a lower profile pedal with better grip from the get go. They could lose a bit of weight if they didn't stick to their guns about the gimmicky plates. I have run Deity, Atomlab, DMR, Kona, Shimano, VP, Spank, Eastern, Odsy, Truvativ, and more. I would run anything else before these.

Straitline SC Platform Pedal

“Ima parrot”


The Good: Exactly as 'Kampfkoloss' said.

The Bad: Exactly as 'Kampfkoloss' said.
Even with a good greasing, they can feel a bit grindy/draggy when pedalling.

Overall Review: I am being lazy here, but I can only echo what was already said. They are good, but not amazing. With the rotating drag, these are not great for efficient pedalling, but are amazing with their grip for the downs. I guess that's why Straitline release the AMP to fill that void.

Nukeproof Proton Flat Pedal



The Good: they ride as good as they look iv have a good few wet muddy rides over winter on these pedals and havent slipped of them once and to be honest if you where too id be suprised and worried for your shins as the pins are huge and would damage any un padded shins all in all for what you pay they are brilliant!

The Bad: i couldnt bring myself to bad mouth these pedals they are just great

Overall Review: excellent pedal if you are after a slim lightweight metal grippy pedal would recommend these to anybody

DMR Vault Flat Pedal

Featured Review

“Straight from the Vault”


The Good: Flat, wide, grippy, thin (but not the thinnest out there), spin quite well, awesome looks (Batman would say: ka-BLING!). Tunable pins.

The Bad: The colored pins don't stay colored for very long, the anodizing goes quickly. There have been some reports of bent pedals which have led to a redesign (leaving a bit more material in certain areas during the CNC process) that should address the issue. (I personally have no reliability issues to report, after 6 solid months of riding FR/DH with them). They may be a bit pricey for some budgets, but they are far from the most expensive pedals out there, and they are certainly worth every penny and cent!

Overall Review: Bling pedal that backs up its looks with awesome performance. Wide and grippy, these are the perfect flat pedal! If you're the kind of rider who bangs their pedals hard into every rock they see, you may want to look elsewhere, but for everybody else, these rock (pun intended)! Get some!

Kore Elite Platform Pedal

“Great Pedals!”


The Good: They provide excellent grip (I wear 5.10's) and are very durable. Very high quality pedals at a reasonable price.

The Bad: They aren't the thinnest, but I'm not a weight weenie.

Overall Review: Great pedals offering great traction and rigidity. I one set on both my DH and AM bikes. They've taken a lot of abuse from water, dirt, mud, and rock strikes and have never given me any problems. If I pick up a 3rd bike I will buy another set of these pedals to put on it.