The Azonic Flat Iron pedal features a super
low profile design of 10mm. The low profile brings the rider's foot close to the spindle, which increases the rider feel and reduces weight. The strong 6061 T6 forged aluminum body combined ...
Crank Brothers Stamp 3 Large PedalsThe Stamp 3
are a size specific, elite level platform pedal that provides the optimal shoe/pedal interface. They feature a minimal profile for plenty of clearance in tight situations. Ten adjustable pins provide maximum grip, ...
Dimension Cruiser/Comfort Pedal Features and Information Aluminum body
with slip grip surface and built-in reflectors Platform size is 105.5mm by 74mm Item Specifications Color Silver/Black Material (Spindle) Chromoly Pedal Type Platform Unit of Sale Pair Weight 448 g Intended Use ...
Also called flat pedals, platform pedals are the most basic type of cycling pedal because there is no clip-in mechanism, just a large pedal body that provides a platform for your shoe. They are most often found on kid’s bike, commuters, cruisers, and some gravity-oriented mountain bikes, where they are preferred because they allow you to bail off your bike rapidly without having to disengage a clip-in style pedal. The downside is that they are not as effective at transmitting power to your drivetrain because you are only pushing down on the pedals, and not able to pull up like you can with clipless pedals.
Mountain bike-specific platform pedals, such as those made by Crankbrothers, Race Face, and Shimano, are usually constructed from metal and feature raised pins around the pedal’s perimeter that provide extra grip when used with skate-style mountain bike shoes that have soft rubber soles. More expensive platform pedals have pins that are adjustable and replaceable, and they may also incorporate weight-lowering materials such as titanium.
Basic plastic-body platform pedals usually do not have pins, nor are they as durable as those made specifically for mountain biking. Instead, they are best used on hybrid or city bikes, when you may not even be wearing cycling-specific shoes while riding. There are also a handful of hybrid platform pedals, which are flat on one side and have a clip-in mechanism on the other side. These can be a great choice for riders new to using clip-in style pedals, or simply for those who prefer choice, such as wintertime fat bikers who may wear traditional clip-in cycling shoes some days, but opt for warmer non-cycling boots when it’s particularly cold outside.
The primary differences in platform pedals are weight, adjustability, and durability. And as with most cycling components as weight goes down and adjustability and durability go up, so does price. If you have any questions about platform pedals, be sure to call one of our JensonUSA Gear Advisors at 888-880-3811. They are standing by ready to help you through the decision making process.