Mountain Bikers face a massive array of choice when purchasing their next set of pedals, and depending upon riding preferences and styles - mountain bike pedals will either be clipless or platform pedals.
Flat Pedals are very similar to the pedals which we all used on our first bikes - these pedals are big and wide - and provide plenty of space to put your feet on when out riding. These platform pedals are preferred by those hitting downhill trails and those who enjoy travelling downhill, more so than across and up hills. The basic design of the pedal, and the fact that the foot just sits on the pedal, rather than being attached to it - ensures that feet can be removed quickly from pedals on tricky sections of downhill, whilst the broad surface area of the pedal also ensures that the foot and leg, is protected to a certain degree. These pedals, are often also known as platform pedals - and many feature spikes and a a pattern to grip onto your mountain bike shoe, as much as possible.
For those looking for more control from their pedals, especially for those who travel longer distances cross country - there are clipless pedals. These pedals disengage from the mountain bike trainer with a simple twist of the foot - meaning that disengagement is easier for tricky sections.
One of the next, biggest considerations for mountain bike owners looking to invest in new pedals is a simple one, the colour! At Westbrook Cycles, we stock a great range of pedals, in a wide variety of designs, colours and shapes, ensuring our customers receive the pedal which is perfect for their bike, and riding preferences.
Brands represented within our range of mountain bike pedals, include Burgtec, Crank Brothers, Joystick, Race Face, Speedplay and HT Components. You can view the full range here, and as always - please do just get in touch if you have any questions at all about the collection.