There’s a huge range of clipless mountain bike pedals out there right now, and we’ve chosen six of our favorites so you don’t have to search through pages of product or reams of reviews for the best to buy.
crankbrothers Mallet-E 11 Pedals
These Crank Brothers Mallet-E 11 pedals are a premium pedal that pack a lot of performance. Designed for endurance racing at the highest level, they use titanium wings and dual chamfered edges to reduce weight. Plus, six adjustable pins per side to add grip.
The lightest Mallet pedal ever made, they have a four sided entry for superb mud-shedding and customisable float and release angle.
Ritchey Comp Trail Pedal
Ritchey’s Comp trail pedals have a large platform to increase contact with your shoes, ensuring you’ve got ultimate stability no matter how rough the trail gets. They also have a slim profile that ensures a low axle cleat height, meaning efficient engagement and optimum power transfer.
The Comp trails ultra smooth burnished ball bearings ensure optimum friction free performance.
Shimano XT M8100 Pedal
The Shimano XT M8100 Pedal are a hugely popular pedal. They’re durable, long-lasting and allow you to clip in and out with ease. They’re exceptionally lightweight offering you enhanced pedaling power and are built to prevent mud and dirt building up, ensuring you have a cleaner contact area.
Shimano’s usual high quality build and durability comes as standard.
Nukeproof Horizon CS CrMo Trail Pedals
Nukeproof Horizon CS Trail Pedals have bagged industry awards from the likes of MBUK magazine and MBR, so come highly recommended.
They offer the optimum balance of impact strength, fatigue resistance and low weight and have been designed with input from professional racers too, so they’re built to win races as well as industry awards.
Built with a wide platform to ensure support for your feet, the pins provide extra traction and it’s easy to locate, engage and release the clips too.
DMR Versa Pedal
A hybrid of both flat and clipless pedals, the DMR Versa pedal features a clip in mechanism on one side and a flat platform on the other so you can winch up hill clipped in and have the freedom of flat pedals on the way down.
Ready for adventurous off-road challenges, this sleek component features a tough aluminium platform body. This allows it to handle all the abuse that comes with boisterous descents while its CNC-machining keeps its weight reduced.
Look X-Track En-Rage Plus MTB Pedals
The Look X-Track En-Rage Plus MTB Pedals offer a confident and comfortable clipped in experience as you take on your ride. Made using a sturdy forged aluminum body and a smooth spinning CrMo spindle, these pedals are dependently durable and tough.
They come with their own cleats for precision engagement and have pins to grip into if you become disengaged at any point.