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The top 10 best composite mountain bike flat pedals

In this article I’m going to give you an overview of the very best composite mountain bike flat pedals.

The main attraction of composite mountain bike flat pedals is price. In general composite MTB flat pedals are less than half their aluminium counterpart, or even less.

And especially considering the fact brands offer the same model in both an aluminium and composite version, the extra cash you need to lay down for the aluminium version is a hard pill to swallow.

Besides the coolness factor of a CNC-machined flat pedal, longevity is a core aspect to pay the extra money. But you could argue that if you ride careful enough without that many pedal strikes, the difference between the two could be negligible, especially since some brands offer service kits for their composite models as well.

And, as far as pedal strikes are concerned, composite MTB pedals stick less when the impact occurs. So they might even be safer.

You can find a table with an overview of all the flat pedals at the end of the article.

Anyway, with that little introduction out of the way, let’s get to my top picks for the best composite mountain bike flat pedals.

Fooker MTB Pedals

Fooker MTB Pedals
Fooker MTB Pedals

The Fooker MTB Pedals appear to be have the exact same pedal design as the RaceFace Chester.

I don’t know what’s the story behind these apparent knock-off pedals, since there’s no brand website to visit.

What I do know is that there’s ample evidence that this blatant copy is about as good as the real deal for half the price. And judging by the amount of reviews on Amazon running in the many thousands, a lot of people care more about their wallet than about possbile copyright infringement between manufactureres. And I understand that’s how things work.

These pedals are so cheap in comparison to similar products that it doesn’t really matter than Fooker doesn’t appear to offer service kits. When you’d need them, you can just as well buy a complete new pair of pedals.

And all of the other characteristics are the same as the Chester pedal. Except for the fact that the Fooker pedal is not a nylon composite, but simply a nylon pedal, which bumps up the weight to 450 grams, where the Chester sits at 360.

But from a financial perspective this is probably the most affordable value-for-money option on this list. And what you do with your money is not for me to judge.

RaceFace Chester

RaceFace Chester
RaceFace Chester

We at least know that the design of the RaceFace Chester was deemed nice enough to be copied. And it’s a nice-looking mountain bike flat pedal.

It has a big non-concave shape measuring 110 x 101 x 18.4 mm, with 18, rear-loading pins.

The weight is average, sitting at 360 grams.

It offers the same single cartridge bearing and bushing on a steel axle as many of the competitors.

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Small

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Small
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Small

The Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Small is the nylon composite version of their aluminium counterpart.

It measures 100 x 100 x 13 mm and offers a chromoly axle with both a glide and cartridge bearing.

Slightly concave with 18, rear-loading pins, it’s one of the best-looking and lightest nylon offerings out there, weighing only 299 grams.

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large

The Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large is the larger version measuring 114 x 111 x 13 mm.

This makes this pedal more suitable for riders with size 10-15 (us) or 43-49 (eu).

The large version is slightly heavier, but still very light, sitting at 329 grams.

HT PA03A

HT PA03A
HT PA03A

The HT PA03A is a premium nylon composite MTB flat pedal.

It’s the most expensive on this list for good reasons. It has a big concave platform measuring 105 x 107 x 18 mm.

Weighing 345 grams, the platform has 16 rear-loading pins, and 4 nylon ones sitting at the axle.

The machined chromoly axle holds dual cartridge bearings and a single bushing, which sets these pedals apart from the rest of the competition. These dual bearings ensures a longer lifespan, because the load get’s spread out.

The concave design and relative large platform is simple but very effective in keeping your foot in place.

Chromag Synth

Chromag Synth
Chromag Synth

The Chromag Synth is not a carbon copy, but (almost) a nylon composite copy of the Chromag Synth.

It means that where the Scarab sits far above a hundred dollars, the Synth is half that price.

For that price you get an 18-pin, front- and rear-loading, nylon composite MTB flat pedal measuring 100 x 107 x 13 mm, sitting at 380 grams.

Probably one of the biggest advantages of this nylon composite pedal is that you can buy a replacement pedal body should you smash it. If you ask me, every other pedal manufacturer should follow this, because it makes it much more attractive to choose a certain brand.

Burgtec MK4

Burgtec MK4

The well-designed Burgtec MK4 are from the UK.

The nylon and glass fiber reinforced platform holds 18, rear-loading pins, and measures 102 x 96 x 16 mm.

The chromoly axle sits inside with a single cartridge bearing and bushing and weighs in at 376 grams.

E*Thirteen Base

E*Thirteen Base

With 24, front and rear-loading pins on a big platform measuring 110 x 100 mm, the E*Thirteen Base flat pedal promises great levels of grip in an affordable package.

Other specs are very similar to what the competition offes. A 399 grams pedal with a single cartridge bearing and bushing spinning on a chromoly axle.

And lots of color options, but you can see that with every other composite pedal as well.

DMR V11

DMR V11
DMR V11

The DMR V11 is the composite version of the renowned DMR Vault.

A middle-of-the-road 105 x 105 mm concave platform with 20, front and rear-loading pins, which is fully serviceable.

It’s one of the heaviest pedal at 450 grams, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

It offers the same single cartridge bearing and bushing on a steel axle as many of the competitors.

OneUp Components Composite

OneUp Components Composite
OneUp Components Composite

If you want to go big you want to go for the OneUp Components Composite MTB flat pedals.

The platform measures 115 x 105 x 18.5 mm, but still only weighs 355 grams with 20 rear-loading pins to keep your feet firmly planted where they need to be.

It offers the same single cartridge bearing and bushing on a steel axle as many of the competitors.

Specifications best composite mountain bike flat pedals

NamePriceWeightLengthWidthHeightBody MaterialSpindleBearings and BushingsPinsService KitBuy at AmazonBuy at Ebay
Fooker MTB Pedals26.99 USD450 g110 mm101 mm18.4 mmnylon compositeCr-Mocartridge18, rear-loadingnot availablelinklink
RaceFace Chester59.99 USD360 g110 mm101 mm18.4 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing18, rear-loadingavailablelinklink
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Small49.99 USD299 g100 mm100 mm13 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 glide bearing, 1 cartridge bearing18, rear-loadingavailablelinklink
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large49.99 USD329 g114 mm111 mm13 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 glide bearing, 1 cartridge bearing18, rear-loadingavailablelinklink
HT PA03A69.00 USD345 g105 mm107 mm18 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo2 cartridge bearings, 1 bushing16, rear-loadingavailablelinklink
Chromag Synth56.95 euros380 g107 mm100 mm13 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing18, rear-loadingavailablelinklink
Burgtec MK437.49 pounds376 g102 mm96 mm16 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing18, rear-loadingavailablelinklink
E*Thirteen Base54.95 USD399 g110 mm100 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing24, front and rear-loadingavailablelinklink
DMR V1155.00 pounds450 g105 mm105 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing20, front and rear-loadingavailablelinklink
OneUp Components Composite49.50 USD355 g115 mm105 mm18.5 mmnylon compositeCr-Mo1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing20, rear-loadingavailablelinklink