Atomlab TrailKing Pedal

3.17/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $110.00


Product Description

  • 14 mm cromo spindles
  • Precision machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum
  • Larger bearings than their standard models


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by bryantaber a Weekend Warrior from southeastern mass

    Date Reviewed: March 11, 2010

    Strengths:    Beatiful pedal, sleek and low profile, thin. Very Grippy, Laser Etching.

    Weaknesses:    Bearings disintergrated And the bearing nut backs off causing the pedal to slip off the spindle. 1 Spindle actually snapped.

    Bottom Line:   
    First Month I loved these things and began to feel like I wasnt a complete moron for spending 90.00 for pedals. Then I began to notice some play in the driveside pedal. I took them apart and greased them. That's when I noticed The inner side of the spindle uses an o ring not a bearing. For 110.00(retail) Pedals??? Really? Thats why so much play. Then while putting pedal back together I mistakenly overtightened and snapped the spindle threads off. I didnt overtighten THAT much. PISSSSED. custmore service sent me 2 new spindles and 2 ends nuts that were suposdly a new MM size. from 4-5 I think. Anyway a month later while freeriding Mt Snow, the drive side cage slipped right off while I was DHing. Luckily I was on a fireroad. The spindle nut had backed off and I lost it in the dirt somewhere. So now i was out a 30.00 lift ticket too.I did not bring extra pedals. BOTTOM LIne I would have expected more from 1 of the most expensive flat pedals in the industry. I ended up buying some lock washers and locknuts from hardware store (which I think DID fix the problems) and sold them. THESE PEDALS WERE FROM 2006. The new ones may have adressd the problems. BUT They have been seeing the same problems for years. When is it enough?

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    Favorite Trail:   lincoln woods

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   marketing-distributo

    Similar Products Used:   Haro Bmx pedals. 5050x

    Bike Setup:   IH Sunday, Giant Trance. Eastern Nitetrain. Turner DHR, Balfa BB7

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Force a Weekend Warrior from California

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2009

    Strengths:    Grip is 2nd to None. Very Solid pedal...nicely built. Good looking pedals.

    Weaknesses:    Bearings, price, and little on the heavy side.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have been riding on these pedals for years. I want to say since maybe 2004 and it is 2009 now. The pedals have been through everything. Drop offs, water, lots of climbs and they did hold up pretty long. Well, 5 years down the line, one of the bearings is bad. They do sell replacement parts so at least it is repairable. The bottom line...I love these pedals...they have treated me right.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gold Creek

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Done Remember

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rush Carbo, Fox 120, XTR and Sram stuff.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by moodoggie a Cross Country Rider from wash.x. pa

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2008

    Strengths:    ok for the first week

    Weaknesses:    breakage

    Bottom Line:   
    i am getting tired of expensive flat pedals breaking- syncros, ritchie, atomiclabs, they are all garbage and no one honors their warranty. buy wellgo's for $20 and you can have 5 pairs to go thru for the price of one pair of atomics or syncros garbage.

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    Favorite Trail:   silver maple trail

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   another dealer

    Similar Products Used:   syncros

    Bike Setup:   nice bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tyrel a Weekend Warrior from Coeur d alene, Idaho

    Date Reviewed: December 9, 2007

    Strengths:    Awesome amount of GRIP, Extremely Thin, My friend who is a heavier Freerider has had his for a year doing many drops so I would say they are extremely strong!

    Weaknesses:    If you buy for color which is part of my biggest weakness when building a bike, The Red Anodizing that comes on these looks PINK not red, I have owned many anodized red pedals and they were red! This is why I gave them aways as a gift and bought a pair of sick RED DANGERBOY wide pedals!

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome Pedal, but stick to their SILVER OR BLACK colors their simple!

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    Favorite Trail:   Urban-City!

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   Atomlab website

    Similar Products Used:   Azonic fusion, Azonic Extensions, Crupi's, Aircorps!

    Bike Setup:   Black Market Riot frame "Raw", Red Profile SE cranks, Profile Titanium spindal, Red Dangerboy pedale, Odyssey MDS 25t sprocket, KHE halflink chain, FSA Impact sealed Headset, Thomson X4 50mm stem, Ea70 high rise bars, Bmx Odi grips, Red lock ons, Dangerboy Skull caps, Juicy 7's with Red Dangerboy Shorty levers, Hope head doctor, Rock shox PIKE team, Profile Red seat collar, Thomson Post, Odyssey SR saddle, KHE Geisha Freecoaster hub 11t, Atomlab trailpimp 36h rims, Red Atomlab Torx nipples, Black DT swiss spokes, Atomlab Aircorp 20mm front hub, Maxxis Larson tt 2.35 tires, red shrader valve covers! SICK BIKE!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Todd H a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

    Date Reviewed: September 23, 2007

    Strengths:    bomb proof, 2 years and still on the same bearings and second bike. Still have the extra pins except one that broke. Best platforms I have ever had in about 12 years of MTB.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    These are great peds. I am not sure if the old style had crappy bearings but the have done right by me. I put about 40-50 mile a month on everything from ide xc the low level freeriding and they have yet to fail. They shed mud as good as any I have used. recommend some type of skate style shoe like 661 taki launch when using these.

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    Favorite Trail:   big laguna

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   chain reaction

    Similar Products Used:   every type of platform out there

    Bike Setup:   Endro sl pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by RO a Downhiller from CO

    Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

    Strengths:    The newest generation of atom lab pedals are badass. Low profile, and the bearing/spindle problem has been fixed

    Weaknesses:    expensive

    Bottom Line:   
    I haven't had these for long enough to rate the durability, but they kick ass so far.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Similar Products Used:   mshbks- smashed half of the pedal off

    Bike Setup:   fast

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Alex Catts a Downhiller from Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 11, 2005

    Strengths:    awesome axle strength, low profile

    Weaknesses:    have used grippier pedals.

    Bottom Line:   
    i haven't bent them yet as i have with all other pedals. grip fine with vans "off the wall" soled shoes (and ugh boots surprisingly) but if you wanna be picky bear traps are the go in that dept. (wear shin pads and sharpen them with a dremel). pricey but worth it. have not experienced the bearing problems others have had.

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    Favorite Trail:   canberra street, hyde park big stair gaps

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Burwood cycleworld

    Similar Products Used:   DMR v8 & v12, beartrps, shimano DX, wellgo, etc., etc.

    Bike Setup:   avanti manic 04

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Tom a Downhiller from Hollywood

    Date Reviewed: June 29, 2004

    Strengths:    replacement parts

    Weaknesses:    You can not get atomlab to send parts.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you get these do not expect to get replacement parts. I have called, e-mailed, ordered of their web and still no parts. That did not stop them from charging me once when I ordered parts and five months later when I wonted my mony back. Do not get anything from atomlab.

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    Favorite Trail:   kenter

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   danscomp

    Similar Products Used:   DX sun

    Bike Setup:   M1, race face, king HS, hays, hadley 521, answer bar, maxxis, push rear,stans.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kevin Pembroke a Downhiller from Ottawa

    Date Reviewed: January 27, 2004

    Strengths:    Sticky as hell with real strong pins.

    Weaknesses:    Axle was a little loose after picking 'em up from lbs. Tightened, then lock tighted 'em. fine now.

    Bottom Line:   
    Well, they're pedals. They work. The bearings are still rolling after a year of abuse in the Canadian northeast, despite all other reports to the contrary. Maybe there was a bad batch of bearings and that's what all the whining below is about? As well, it's your gear: check it before you ride it. Assuming some crackhead parts assembler in Guam gives a damn about bolt tension is a recipe for disaster.

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    Favorite Trail:   fortune

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   bmw's. ummm, dunno, lots i guess. block 8. etc.

    Bike Setup:   24 Pornking, Manitou Sherman. Magura Gustav breakers.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Todd Pederson a Downhiller from Sydney, OZ

    Date Reviewed: January 25, 2004

    Strengths:    sticky pins. strong axles. my bearings have held up fine to 6 months in dry conditions. they're tuff pedals... what more do you need?

    Weaknesses:    ummm, none?

    Bottom Line:   
    maybe atomic finally figured their bearings sucked and replaced them with new ones? mine have been fine since august. or maybe i just got lucky. the pedals are damn strong, hit em off of every rock on the island... still rolling good.

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    Favorite Trail:   jimbye

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   mail order

    Similar Products Used:   sun zuzu's. shimano dx's. eastons cully's.

    Bike Setup:   it's got 2 wheels, a frame, a fork. real unique like that.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Garson a Downhiller from West Mass

    Date Reviewed: May 28, 2003

    Strengths:    have an awesome feel under foot, strong everything except bearings

    Weaknesses:    the bearings explode, they seriously explode sending the pedal body off of the spindle (in my case, it happened when I was in a full speed sprint back to my dorm) and then it takes atomic literally 3 months to replace the bearings. I wonder if they don't pay extra to send them slower than normal.

    Bottom Line:   
    basically, I think they pedals would be perfect if the bearings didn't suck so badly. I wouldn't pay the $70 again for them, but I'm just going to buy a bunch of the $2 bearings and replace them when they get sloppy. In case your wondering, the model # for the bearing is z969. Basically, they'd be perfect if it weren't for the bearings, and the fact that atomic has insanely slow service. Unless you want to put that much effort into a pair of f***ing pedals, they're not worth it. I feel bad giving them an overall less than 4 because everything but the bearings is perfect, but the bearings and customer service kill the value.

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    Favorite Trail:   something fast and downhill

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Peak Performance (I get deals there)

    Similar Products Used:   most every pedal out there

    Bike Setup:   straight up urban

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Courtenay BC

    Date Reviewed: May 6, 2003

    Strengths:    Thin profile

    Weaknesses:    Not as grippy as some less expensive and stronger products. Bearing failure results in pedal flying off spindle.

    Bottom Line:   
    I liked these pedals until they started to rattle. Called Atomlab in February, asked for a new set of bearnings. 'No problem, they're in the mail'. Didn't arrive. Riding in Vancouver in March, pedal flies off spindle. Call Atomlab. 'No problem, they're in the mail'. Didn't arrive. Called again in April and May. Same answer, some lame excuse about just having stock in, 'We'll put them on UPS this afternoon' - weeks ago. Didn't arrive. The pedals break, Atomlab doesn't honour their warranty. Instead of buying these pedals, buy three sets of B-37s and chuck 'em when the spindle bends - they're grippier and they'll last longer.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Traded

    Similar Products Used:   Wellgo B-37, various other flats.

    Bike Setup:   AC1, Jr T, Stratos Helix Expert, Magura Gustav

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kirk walker a Racer from Sheffield, England

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Mega Grip when req but the ability to move feet if you need to,still running smooth after a year riding, had to replace two pins that broke on a rock.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Never a single problem, I use the Aircorps on my SX UL and they are even more grippy than the trail kings, these are better for jumping as a little foot movement is req mid flight.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chesterfield, England

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $95.00

    Purchased At:   Local Dealer

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano DX

    Bike Setup:   Supercross MX, Profile cranks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Marvin a Weekend Warrior from HB, CA

    Date Reviewed: January 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Great Grip, super low profile, you will never slip a pedal with these.

    Bottom Line:   
    These pedals are great, I have read all the reviews and just wanted to post that I have not had any of the problems that people have talked about with the bearings, maybe it was a bad batch or something, but mine are still gripping over a year later.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Primo, Welgo


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jason a Downhiller from los angeles

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

    Strengths:    good grip

    Weaknesses:    *****WARNING**** DONT buy these pedals. you will be sorry . may god have mercy on your soul

    Bottom Line:   
    I AM A BIKE SHOP EMPLOYEE OF WHEEL WORLD IN CULVER CITY CA.
    I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE " FU*K ATOMLAB". NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE BUL*SH*T I EXPIERENCED.
    If you own these pedals, return them to your local bike shop. you dont even know when these pedals are gonna mess up.they are in my opinion the worst warranty service in the business. it took them 5 weeks to send my pedals 1/2 hour away from the company.
    ****IF I COULD GIVE THIS -5, I WOULD!*******

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    Favorite Trail:   any trail that i dont use atom lab pedals

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   wheel world

    Similar Products Used:   a-frame azonic

    Bike Setup:   01 stinky/02 monster t

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