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  1. News & Reviews
    As flat pedals continue to evolve in design, weight, and size we're committed to keeping you up to date on the best options out there for flat pedals. We've seen some cool new options added to the flat pedal offering, so we're updating this list. We found some great one on one discussion...
  2. General Discussion
    Because of its reputation, when Time releases a pedal, folks pay attention. The Speciale 12, released last year was all good but there was the issue of the $350 price tag. It's akin to the XTR release of great new technology that is not quite attainable for most. So the release of the...
  3. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Flats have gained popularity over the past few years but there is that issue of getting shinned. That experience is defined by slipping your foot off the back pedal under load and the pedal catches your shin. If you slip off the front, the pedal catches your calf. Now here's where the...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    No clips for Hill. But lots of podium time. Call it the Sam Hill effect. With the former downhill racing great (and longtime flat pedal user) making a seamless transition to enduro and winning last year's EWS overall title, it's natural to wonder which pedals are faster: flats or clips? Press...
  5. General Discussion
    Evolving its top-of-the-line mountain bike footwear models for the 2019 cross country and enduro racing season, Shimano has announced updated versions of its S-PHYRE XC9 cross country and ME7 enduro shoes. Both new models share new features and upgrades while still utilizing select features and...
  6. Misc Components
    That's Pub's Blake Coderre holding down the fort at Sea Otter. They have a ton of carbon wheel options. We've already covered a ton of new products from this year's Sea Otter Classic, including everything from a one-piece carbon wheel, to a new tire insert, real time tire pressure gauge, a...
  7. Misc Components
    What is it The Look X-Track clipless pedals were designed to provide the familiar and confident spring-loaded engagement of a Shimano SPD pedal while also delivering maximum contact surface and top tier power-to-weight ratio in the XC pedal category. Pros Looks and feels just like a Shimano...
  8. Misc Components
    Your bike, your style - now available for the enduro and park rider. You probably know iSSi from colorful clipless pedals for cross country, bike touring, and commuting. Now prepare to add enduro and aggressive off-road to that list. iSSi Stomp XL When conceiving the Stomp XL, iSSi designed...
  9. General Discussion
    Fyxation knows year-round cyclists take winter seriously and so do they, adding the Mesa MP Subzero to their popular flat pedal line. The Mesa MP Subzero utilizes a thin nylon body and replaceable pins to stand up to tough winter conditions. The Subzero is designed for winter commuting, fat...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    These days, there seems to be a flood of riders converting from clipless to flat pedals. Forced into clipless in their early mountain biking years, riders have discovered the many benefits of riding flats and are now switching. But let's not ignore the other path, which is learning how to ride...
  11. General Discussion
    Two years ago at Eurobike, Crankbrother's launched its Stamp flat pedal. It was available in two different sizes, which were optimized for different sized feet. After a successful debut, the Southern California-based company is expanding the Stamp family to include more affordable and premium...
  12. Misc Components
    Nylon pedal is more impervious to scratches. What is it? There's been a lot of development in the flat pedals category in recent years as riders have migrated towards this option to better explore the world of unclipped riding. Flat pedals improve the safety margin for most riders as they're...
  13. Misc Components
    OneUp Components has attacked the flat pedals market with two offerings that are thin, sensible, and reasonably priced. Ideal for aggressive riding in wet, tricky conditions, OneUp offers some of the grippiest pedals we've seen in a while. Mtbr's Take We've been riding these pedals for a...
  14. General Discussion
    The flagship All-Mountain SH-AM901 shoe features and armored racing shield and asymmetrical padded ankle collar with sidewall sole for better protection. Shimano has gone on an all-out assault on all mountain pedals and shoes. Known for their legendary, small platform XC and trail pedals...
  15. Misc Components
    Behold the 810mm alloy handlebar. Answer showcased a number of new products at Sea Otter this year, but their super wide Protaper Alloy handlebars are what caught Mtbr's eye. Sure other companies make a bar wider than 800mm, but do they make an 810mm bar with a 3" rise at 31.8 clamp diameter...
  16. Misc Components
    The Crankbrothers Highline is now available in 100, 125, and 160mm drops. To celebrate their twentieth-anniversary, Crankbrothers threw itself an impressive party at the Sea Otter Classic. Held at a beautiful villa and packed with athletes like Steve Peat and Danny MacAskill, they also brought...
  17. Misc Components
    6mm leading edges. What is it? The Canfield Crampon is flat pedal engineered by the brothers Canfield who've strung together a series of well-engineered bike frame hits. They've put their own slant in the flat pedal arena with a patented design that's thinner on the edges rather than in the...
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