Crankbrothers Lightweight Composite Blend Mountain Bike Pedals

Last updated: October 5, 2023

We looked at the top Mountain Bike Pedals and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Mountain Bike Pedal you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Crankbrothers Lightweight Composite Blend Mountain Bike Pedals placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Optimal surface area with a minimal profile that is 13mm thin. 9 hex pattern traction pins per side. Premium Igus and Enduro bearings & seal system. Forged scm 435 chromoly steel spindle. Stamp large recommended for shoe sizes: 10-15 (us) // 43-49 (eu).

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Other Products We Considered.
Are particularly light at 299g for the 100mm x 100mm size small platform; Crank Bros make a Large 111mm x 114mm version too. There are 9 height adjustable metal pins per side that mount from the back.
The inexpensive to produce bodies result in pedals that share the same guts as the company's forged-aluminum platforms, at half the price.
These pedals feel solid and well constructed and they are as smooth as they are consistent. Have we seen better? Well sure, but in this price category, these pedals are as smooth as butter. The traction pins, of which there are 9 per side, are yet another fantastic feature of this pedal and are a substantial upgrade for those using cheaper all-plastic pedals. They are made of metal and feel very high quality.
The Stamp 1 comes in an array of colours to match your bike.

What reviewers didn't like

Crank Brothers pedals can be quite hard to tell the left from the right. The difference is marked only by a small groove around the left pedal axle, so be extra careful not to cross-thread during install.
While the grip was better than I expected on the descent, it wasn't adequate for me. When I weighted one pedal I could feel my forefoot moving excessively and I simply couldn't dig in adequately. Which means if you appreciate moderate-to-high grip I wouldn't personally recommend these pedals.
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