Atomlab Quiksteps Pedal

3.89/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 365 grams MSRP : $138.99


Product Description

Redesigned body with built in traction platforms, lower profile. Patented Quikstep clipless retention system presses out of the way, allowing regular shoes to grip the pedal.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by oleary4orr a Weekend Warrior from lynn ma usa

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2011

Strengths:    bomb proof,atomlab,and did i say bomb proof

Weaknesses:    u need to tighten the nut for the clips alot , u neeed flat spd shoes that are hard to find, price

Bottom Line:   
best clip less pedals ever u dont have to toe in to get in to these all u do is step on them and they do the rest i own two pairs there alot like flats only better..

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Favorite Trail:   lynn woods,green belt,highlands

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   biketops.com

Similar Products Used:   time,crap brothers, and other flat pedals

Bike Setup:   2010 kona coil-air supreme

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Topher2233 a Cross Country Rider from Reno

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2010

Strengths:    The clips fold down when not in use.

Weaknesses:    These pedals SUCK!!!! The clips do not hold you in whatsoever. Say you want to pop over some rocks going super fast...will they keep your foot in or wont they? Probably not. Like pedaling up to the start of a sweet downhill? These pedals will pop out about every quarter mile. To top it all off, my friend was checking them out, squeezed the clips down and the freaking spring broke. These are 150 dollar pieces of CRAP!

Bottom Line:   
Do not waste your money on these pedals

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Similar Products Used:   crankborther's mallets and candys

Bike Setup:   Santacruz Nomad

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Downhiller from Ski Town USA

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2008

Strengths:    Awesome, flexible design, durability, simplicity

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Just like other reviewers have said, easy to get in and out; ride 'em like flats or clipped in. The ears of the bales fold down when not being used as clipless so they can easily be used as flats, too.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   Ski Haus

Similar Products Used:   CB Candy SL's, Mallet C's, Acid 1's, SPD's.

Bike Setup:   2007 Specialized Demo 8.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Franz a Weekend Warrior from Santa Cruz CA.

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2008

Strengths:    Lots of shoe contact for leverage and control, very easy to service pop right out but great hold when hammering. easy to clip in & out

Weaknesses:    They can hurt when you catch a shin, unlike those road bike crossover tiny pedals

Bottom Line:   
These pedals require flat shoes ( like 661's ) when you clip in the whole shoe makes contact. I clip in & out constantly, I don't get these other reviewers who are having problems. I love these pedals they are solid ( not light so mountain bikers who have road bike like set-ups look out ).
The bushings are very easy to service and I clean them before I ride just like my chain, and I keep the dirt and grunge off of them just like I do for my shocks.
True It took me a couple of weeks to dial in the entry & exit but that's to be expected.

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Favorite Trail:   dead camper

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Wego Mag flats, shimano DX flats

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth ID romicD 6" Marzocci all mtn1 6" all XT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bez a Weekend Warrior from Los Altos

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007

Strengths:    Super connected feel when cliped in, but still rideable when not clipped in

Weaknesses:    Hard to find the sweet spot to clip in, I just have to keep moving my foot around until it clicks

Bottom Line:   
I love the feel of them when clipped in but it's hard for me to find the sweet spot. They also work well if your just goofy around without your mtn. bike shoes. I would give them 4 chilis if they were easier to find the sweet spot to clip in. Not the best choice if your in and out of your pedals a lot. Great choice for a dedicated downhiller

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Favorite Trail:   420's

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Ride This

Similar Products Used:   Crank Bros. Candy SL's, Primo platforms, Shimano 540's, and various others

Bike Setup:   irrelavent

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Racer from ephrata,wa. usa

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2007

Strengths:    decent quality. strong axle

Weaknesses:    worse design on the planet. surprised someone hasn't sent atom lab a supoena to appear before a judge for letting a product on the market before testing.

Bottom Line:   
i chose these peals after breaking THREE pairs of eggbeaters. The eggbeaters are great pedals except for one thing- if you're big and ride hard the spindles break. ALWAYS. so i thought lets find something heavy duty. i had used atom labs trailking pedals on my dh bike and they worked flawlessly. so i feltpretty good about the quiksteps. especially after reading these reviews. WOAH now come on guys, do you actually ride? i thied every adjustment possible. no go. maybe it's because i ride single speed. i don't think they make this pedal anymore. i wonder why?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   jensen

Similar Products Used:   shimanos, ritchey (junk), eggbeaters, frogs

Bike Setup:   hairy gary custom 29.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt Moomaw from Durango, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2007

Strengths:    Strength, design - easy to ride clipped or not, easy to get in and out of. Very low profile. Easily serviced bushings. Customer support

Weaknesses:    1st set came missing the inner washer allowing side to side movement on the spindle...got parts from Atomlab. Low profile requires bushings instead of cartridge bearings...strong though Not sure if actually a hinderance. Quality comes at a price.

Bottom Line:   
Good product. Not impressed with Beyond Bikes though. Pain in the a#@ ordering from them.

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Favorite Trail:   I have to choose...

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Similar Products Used:   various flats and clips

Bike Setup:   '01 SC Bullet. Juicy 7's. Fox Van fork. Fox air rear. XT/rhyno XL. X9's. Thompson stem/post. Azonic bar and saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Amber a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to get into from front, back or top down. Easy to get out of even with the pins. Great for riding unclipped, grippy pins. Good float. Easy to maintain. Low profile, and good looking. Replaceable pins.

Weaknesses:    None except maybe a little pricey for some people but worth every penny for me.

Bottom Line:   
I needed a pedal that I could clip in riding the flats and going up the trails and mostly unclip for the downhills, rocks and roots and learning to jump, etc etc. These are prefect for me. The pins are really grippy when standing on them and the clip mechanism moves out of the way, but when seated, allow you to unclip really easily by twisting as for most pedals. The pins do not hinder you positioning your feet around when seated and unweighted, if anything a little bit too much movement (might be my bad technique) but when standing the pins keep them planted great which is what I want. Work best with flat soled shoes. I'm using 661 launch spd shoes. Easy to maintain. Just remove the outer screw in the shaft, slide the shaft out, grease the bushes and back in. While most pedals don't require a lot of maintanence, it is so quick to do these and in position that it doesn't matter doing it often and the more you keep it up the longer they will last. I will definately be getting another pair when these wear out, although the latest model doesn't appear to have pins so I'll try for the pinned model. It's all about personal preference and I prefer to clip in for the tame stuff and ride the platform for pushing my boundaries. If your a staunch clipped in rider then maybe you'd be better with something else but if you like clipless and platforms and want both, then I would highly recommend them.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 520, Wellgo 823, VP133 DH.

Bike Setup:   Giant Reign 2, 145mm Nixon, 3-way swinger, Atomlab quicksteps, RaceFace kitted, XT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bobby Jim a Weekend Warrior from Santa Cruz

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2006

Strengths:    Entry is super clean and exit is really easy

Weaknesses:    What?

Bottom Line:   
If you want sweet clipless pedals and like easy entry and simple exit, get them. I've yet to pop my clip out unintentionally.

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Favorite Trail:   MailBoxes

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   My first clipless and they are prestine

Bike Setup:   Miscellaneous

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Atomlab quiksteps 2005 vs 2006

Does anyone know the difference between 05' and 06' atomlab quikstep pedals? There seems to be scarce info about their specs and performance on the net. The only things I know are that the 06' model is lighter, but by how much? And the 06' model's platform seems to provide less traction. Besides, ... Read More »

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