Recommended flat pedals and shoes

The right shoes and pedals will help even the stiffest ex-roadie rock the kung fu.

You can get great pedals and shoes anywhere. Here are some suggestions from Jenson USA.

In general

• So-so shoes and so-so pedals kind of suck.
• Great pedals and so-so shoes work well.
• Great shoes and so-so pedals work well.
• The best pedals AND the best shoes are very sticky. Some say too sticky, but I think there’s no such thing.

Flat pedals

Sun/Ringle Zu-Zu Pedals
I’ve rocked these and cheaper imitations on various bikes, and they work just fine — especially with sticky shoes.

Shimano MX30 Deore DX Pedal
$84.00 30% off $120.00 msrp
The understated classic and still a ripper.

Truvativ Holzfeller Pedals
I won a pair of these at a SRAM-sponsored BMX race, and they have been great for five years. Very sticky with the Five.Tens. As a matter of fact, they’re currently on my Stumpy 26.

Straitline Jeff Lenosky Pedals
Gold pins for extra bling, and you know they work with Teva shoes. Plus Lenosky knows what’s up.

See the rest of Jenson USA’s flat pedals >>

And get yourself a pair of Five.Ten shoes. Jenson has several models.

NOTE: If you buy items from Jenson using links from this site, I get a small commission. Thanks for your support!

Other favorites
• Answer Rove FR – At about $70, a great pedal at an awesome price. On the Enduro.
• Point One Racing Podium – Pure low-profile radness. Sticky shoes highly recommended. On Captain America.
• Specialized Lo Pro Mag – My original pair has been spinning since 2004, now on the Tricross

Rip it!


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