The 10 Best Mountain Bike Pedals

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Whether you're bombing down the slopes or cruising leisurely through the woods, few mountain bike parts can affect your riding experience like your pedals. A good set will increase your feet's grip and connection to your drivetrain, helping you exert more power and control in the saddle. The options on this list come in a range of shapes and styles, from flat platforms to clipless models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Shimano PD-M530

2. HT PA03A

3. Crank Brothers Candy

Editor's Notes

December 07, 2018:

Even within the subcategory of "mountain biking," there are many different styles of riding. Recognizing this, we put together a comprehensive selection of pedals appropriate for a range of activities, from casual trail riding and cross country to all mountain and cyclocross. Options like the HT PA03As and DMR Vaults are great for those who like the freedom of a platform style pedal, while models like the Diamondback Axis Trails are ideal for those who prefer the security of clipless ones. Hybrid options like the Crank Brothers Candys and Shimano PD-M530s offer the best of both worlds.

4. VP Components Vice

5. RaceFace Chester

6. Shimano XT PD-M8040 Saint

7. DMR Vault

8. Crank Brothers Stamp 2

9. Diamondback Axis Trail

10. RockBros Platform Cycling

Chase Brush
Last updated by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).

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