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The top 9 best flat pedals for large feet

In this article I’m going to give a list of the best flat pedals for large feet.

This list features two distinct categories of pedals. Pedals which are featured in my list of budget pedals, and an assortment of pedals which definitely don’t fall into that category, but can be considered best in their class irrespective of platform size.

But this is a list of flat pedals for large feet, so my requirement for such a pedal was a body width of at least 110 mm to accommodate feet starting around size 10 US (44 EU) and up. So it means you get your pedal for thirty bucks all the way up to somewhere just shy of 200 USD.

I can’t look into your wallet and see how much you might be willing to spend. That’s up to you. But with any of these pedals you get in control of your bike and stay in control of your bike, at least from a pedal perspective. So let’s head over to my overview of the best flat pedals for large feet.

Chromag Dagga

Chromag Dagga flat pedal
Chromag Dagga flat pedal
Chromag Dagga flat pedal
Chromag Dagga flat pedal
Chromag Dagga flat pedal
Chromag Dagga flat pedal

The Chromag Dagga sits at the right side of the spectrum when it comes to mountain bike flat pedals in a number of ways.

It easily has the biggest platform of any premium flat pedal out there, with a body measuring 120 x 115 x 16 mm.

Chromag further complemented this in-your-face design by offering a staggering amount of 24, rear-loading pins with a height of 7 mm. It basically means that once you plant your feet, they simply won’t come off the pedal again without the use of a tire iron.

If that pin-height proves a bit too much, you can also get height-adjustable pins to further tune your needs.

The rest of the body proves to be industry standard premium pedal characteristics. A chromoly axle, single bearing and bushing, and CNC machined aluminum body with service kits available.

It’s such an angry-looking, aggressive pedal for people who’re very serious about grip.

Expert Experience

52 | Mike Kazimer – 43900

When it comes to flat pedal platform size, I’m a fan of the crop of larger-than-average offerings that have been released recently. Having a platform that matches the width of my shoe sole just makes sense – tiny platforms are best left to clipless pedals, or for riders with tiny feet. I also liked the wide stance that the Dagga’s allow. There are all sorts of opinions out there about the ideal Q-factor, but the position that the Dagga’s put my feet in was comfortable and natural feeling, and the fact that there’s no big bearing bulge next to the crank arm means there’s plenty of possible foot positions. Chromag recommends using the Dagga’s with thicker soled shoes, and I have to agree – these wouldn’t be very comfortable with soft, floppy skate shoes.

Pros and Cons

OneUp Components Composite

OneUp Components Composite flat pedal
OneUp Components Composite flat pedal
OneUp Components Composite flat pedal
OneUp Components Composite flat pedal
OneUp Components Composite flat pedal
OneUp Components Composite flat pedal

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.

Expert Experience

87 | Simon Kohler – 45001

The OneUp Composite Pedals may seem average at first glance, but they turned out to be extremely reliable and performed well during our test. Although they don’t offer the most grip, it’s more than sufficient for most situations. However, dirt can easily accumulate in the smaller outside cut outs in very muddy conditions. Overall, however, you get a great set of pedals with the OneUp, which will hardly hold anyone back on the trail.

Pros and Cons

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large

Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large flat pedal

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.

Expert Experience

84 | Hannah Dobson – 43941

For the Stamp 1s, I’ve got the large ones which are recommended for shoe size 43-49. I wear size 41 bike shoes, so technically I should have been on the small ones (platform 100x100mm), but these (with a platform of 111x114mm) have felt good to me, and not too far off my DMR Vaults (105x115mm).

As with my Vaults, there are occasions when riding ruts that I’ve had to watch my feet, or wished I was one of those teeny weeny narrow clippy pedal riding people, but on the whole this isn’t an issue and I like the grip and security of a large flat platform.

I have found them grippier than the earlier Stamps I tested, but I’d be looking for more grip for more technical trails. The pins aren’t huge, but with sticky shoes there’s just about enough there to grab on to – though softer rather than stiffer soles seemed to grip the best.

Pros and Cons

Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large

Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large flat pedal
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large flat pedal

If my sources are correct, the Crankbrothers Stamp 7 pedals are probably the most used premium mountain bike flat pedals on the market.

It looks great. Crankbrothers offers two different sizes for all their pedals, with the Stamp 7 large aluminum pedal body measuring 114 x 111 x 13 mm.

The Stamp 7 works with two glide bearings on either side of the chromoly axle. These bearings are much wider than your average sealed cartridge bearing, ensuring a flatter platform and a larger contact area. With proper maintenance it means the Stamp 7 could probably last you a lifetime (pedal strikes not included).

The pedal body has a very slightly concave shape, which aids in keeping your foot in place. And 20 front-loading pins enable a nice symmetric design.

The combination of design, color options, and bearing setup with service kits makes this flat pedal a winner among the competition.

Expert Experience

87 | Simon Kohler – 45001

The Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large pedals live up to their name with the largest platforms on test. They’re the easiest pedals to service thanks to the lubrication ports and the way the axles are held in place with two bolts on the insides of the pedal cages. On the trail, they offer excellent grip without making your feet feel like they’re stuck in place. The only downside is the fact that the pins screw in from above, which can become a hassle when they’re in need of replacement.

Pros and Cons

Fooker MTB Pedals

Fooker MTB Pedals flat pedal
Fooker MTB Pedals flat pedal
Fooker MTB Pedals flat pedal
Fooker MTB Pedals flat pedal
Fooker MTB Pedals flat pedal
Fooker MTB Pedals flat pedal

The Fooker MTB Pedals appear to 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 possible copyright infringement between manufacturers. And I understand that’s how things work.

These pedals are so cheap in comparison to similar products that it doesn’t really matter that 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.

Pros and Cons

RaceFace Chester

RaceFace Chester flat pedal
RaceFace Chester flat pedal
RaceFace Chester flat pedal
RaceFace Chester flat pedal
RaceFace Chester flat pedal
RaceFace Chester flat pedal

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.

Expert Experience

80 | Paul Burwell – 45066

The Race Face Chester offers outstanding value for the flat pedal rider, especially for those who are newer to the sport, don’t ride frequently, or are more mindful of how they spend their dollar. The Chester provides a supportive platform, and fairly good grip, although they don’t perform as well in mud or as pedals in our review with more pins. The straightforward serviceability adds value to these pedals, making them a great choice.

Pros and Cons

RaceFace Atlas

RaceFace Atlas flat pedal
RaceFace Atlas flat pedal
RaceFace Atlas flat pedal
RaceFace Atlas flat pedal
RaceFace Atlas flat pedal
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The RaceFace Atlas looks kind of similar to the Crankbrothers Stamp 7.

But it has an asymmetric layout which enables the large 110 x 108 x 12 mm platform to use 20, rear-loading steel pins instead. And rear-loading pins are easier to remove when damaged so that’s a plus.

The biggest difference however is in the bearing setup. The Atlas flat pedal uses a whopping 4 sealed cartridge bearings; a huge one sitting near the crank and 3 further along the machined axle. This both increases the Q-factor and ensures the pedal can endure a tremendous amount of load, and is the perfect companion for a downhill beatdown.

It might be this incredible durable setup that has convinced the manufacturer to provide the pedal with a lifetime warranty. Either way this pedal coming in 9 different colors is built to last.

Expert Experience

17 | Drew Rohde – 44629

In our relatively short test period with rides through lava rock fields, epic eBike adventures and everything in-between, these pedals have not developed any play, noise, or friction yet. After a couple months of riding, we are fans.

If you’re a flat pedal rider looking for a slim, classy looking pedal that offers a lot of traction, a lifetime warranty and doesn’t need any special tools to be serviced, then the Race Face Atlas pedals could be the ones you’ve been looking for.

Pros and Cons

Hope F20

Hope F20 flat pedal
Hope F20 flat pedal
Hope F20 flat pedal
Hope F20 flat pedal
Hope F20 flat pedal
Hope F20 flat pedal

Hope’s F20 refers to the number of pins located on each pedal. They only offer a single pedal for adults. Why have more if you put your best effort in a single product? Makes sense.

They obviously look nice, with the best machining I’ve ever seen on any pedal. But Hope also has an outstanding reputation for making superb-quality products and these pedals are no different. Both in the durability and serviceability department. And it doesn’t hurt to get a “best in test” seal of approval in this regard.

They contain 3 sealed cartridge bearings and a single bushing that spin freely and are sealed off to prevent outside contamination from happening. The seals on this pedal feel incredibly tight and after many miles have not shown any signs of loosening.

I also was looking for a pedal with rear-loading pins. Not that I intend on crashing them into any obstacles, but it is the better option.

They are very pricey for a pair of pedals but I guess that’s part of the allure as well. And the entire design, platform, bearings and bushing, seals, simply ooze high-quality. If you decide to spend money on buying the best the market has to offer, the Hope F20 simply will not disappoint.

Expert Experience

39 | Johan van Seijen – March 17, 2021

The combination of size and 20 pins per pedal (10 for each side), makes the grip of the Hope F20’s immense if compared with the pedals they’re replacing. But when compared with other modern day flat pedals I can understand why some people would say these pedals are not the grippiest. This means that while riding you can still slide around your foot on the pedal somewhat on the upward stroke.

I also own a set of Deity TMacs with 28 pins per pedal and a very pronounced concave shape. When your foot is on that pedal you simply won’t be able to move it anymore. That means the Hope F20’s grip is perfect for the bike they’re on, since I mostly use the bike for XC.

Pros and Cons

E*Thirteen Base

E*Thirteen Base flat pedal
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E*Thirteen Base flat pedal
E*Thirteen Base flat pedal
E*Thirteen Base flat pedal
E*Thirteen Base flat pedal

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

Other specs are very similar to what the competition offers. A 399 gram 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.

Expert Experience

90 | Ed Thomsett – 43968

It’s the length of the pins that’s my main criticism, though. Despite being easily changeable – screwing in from underneath into recessed and removable nuts – by protruding just 3mm they’re not long enough to hold your feet firmly in place when the going gets fast and rough.

On more sedate trails this isn’t a problem and if you’re someone who likes to reposition your feet whilt riding then you’ll get on fine, but as a pedal for hammering down burly terrain, these don’t quite cut it.

Pros and Cons

Specifications flat pedals for large feet

Name
Price
Weight
Size
Length
Width
Height
Body
Spindle
Bearings and bushings
Pins
Service kit
Chromag Dagga
161.95 euros
488
120 x 115 x 16 mm
120 mm
115 mm
16 mm
aluminium
Cr-Mo
1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing
24, rear-loading
available
OneUp Components Composite
49.5 USD
355
115 x 105 x 18.5 mm
115 mm
105 mm
18.5 mm
nylon composite
Cr-Mo
1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing
20, rear-loading
available
Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Large
49.99 USD
329
114 x 111 x 13 mm
114 mm
111 mm
13 mm
nylon composite
Cr-Mo
1 glide bearing, 1 cartridge bearing
18, rear-loading
available
Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large
179.99 USD
375
114 x 111 x 13 mm
114 mm
111 mm
13 mm
aluminium
Cr-Mo
2 glide bearings
20, front-loading
available
Fooker MTB Pedals
26.99 USD
450
110 x 101 x 18.4 mm
110 mm
101 mm
18.4 mm
nylon composite
Cr-Mo
cartridge
18, rear-loading
not available
RaceFace Chester
59.99 USD
360
110 x 101 x 18.4 mm
110 mm
101 mm
18.4 mm
nylon composite
Cr-Mo
1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing
18, rear-loading
available
RaceFace Atlas
179.99 USD
386
110 x 108 x 12 mm
110 mm
108 mm
12 mm
aluminium
Cr-Mo
4 cartridge bearings
20, rear-loading
available
Hope F20
180 USD
390
110 x 102 x 14 mm
110 mm
102 mm
14 mm
aluminium
Cr-Mo
3 cartridge bearings, 1 bushing
20, rear-loading
available
E*Thirteen Base
54.95 USD
399
110 x 100 x ? mm
110 mm
100 mm
nylon composite
Cr-Mo
1 cartridge bearing, 1 bushing
24, front and rear-loading
available
bio vanseijen

Johan van Seijen

Founder Restoration.bike

Johan van Seijen is the founder of restoration.bike. His cycling career has seen him at the starting line of classics such as the Amstel Gold Race and Liege Bastogne Liege. Realizing his racing capacity would fall short of what was needed he obtained a MS from the University of Amsterdam in engineering. His love for cycling changed into riding in an amateur capacity with his local cycling club TFC Weesp as a roadie and supporting MTB Noordwest as a mountain biker. He repairs, restores, and builds bicycles and shares his knowledge on YouTube, Facebook and this website. 

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