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The best gravel bike pedals – 8 models in review

As one of just three points of contact with the bike, pedals are extremely important. Good pedals increase your wattage by improving power transfer, give…

Tuesday, Oct 18

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As one of just three points of contact with the bike, pedals are extremely important. Good pedals increase your wattage by improving power transfer, give you more control and, above all, grow your confidence. But how do they differ? And which is the best all-rounder? We tested 8 models to find out. Pedals are the unsung heroes of cycling. They have a huge influence on the bike’s handling but usually receive little attention. There’s a large selection on the market with seemingly minor differences, but these differences can have a big impact on the bike’s handling. We’re here to help you with your purchase decision, giving you the necessary know-how along with concrete product recommendations for different use cases. What should you look for in a gravel pedal?

Let’s break it down by starting with the requirements of road bike pedals, which have a relatively simple task of delivering power. Or more precisely: maximum power transfer and minimum height to transfer power as effectively as possible. The requirements of gravel pedals, on the other hand, are much more complex since they must cover a much wider range of use cases. First of all, the cleats are recessed into the sole, instead of just being bolted on, to make walking more comfortable. In addition, they require a high degree of self-cleaning to function reliably in muddy conditions. Once you’re clicked in, the connection feels less firm, and you can still move your feet around to a certain extent.

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