When it comes to mountain bikers and their pedals, there are 2 types and they are the clipless riders and the flat pedal riders. Of course you have the in between riders who use both types of pedals on different bikes but we won't worry about them for now. There are many flat pedals on the market made out of many types of materials such as aluminum, magnesium, plastic (polymer) and so on.

OneUp Composite Pedals
Reviewed by Preston Mason

Review Date: 04/26/2019
Product Rating
4 Star Rating: Recommended

This review is for the OneUp composite flat pedals which offer quite a bang for the buck compared to more expensive pedals. Everyone is different when it comes to how pedals feel when riding and how you like them configured so if you want to try something new without worrying about breaking the bank in case you don't like them then these are definitely worth a shot.

OneUp Composite Pedals

Here are the basic specs for the OneUp composite pedals.

  • Nylon composite body
  • 115 x 105mm platform size
  • 18.5mm height
  • 366g even though they say 355g on their site
  • 10 pins per side
  • Chromoly steel axle
  • Available colors - Black, blue, orange and red
OneUp Composite Pedals weight

These pedals replaced a set of DMR Vault Ti pedals that were showing their age even after a rebuild. Here is our review of the DMR Vault magnesium pedals to as a reference. The DMR Vault Ti pedals are actually lighter and larger than the OneUp pedals and they are not made from plastic. Overall they are nice pedals and have a good grip to them but of course the shoes you wear while riding will have a lot to do with that. We used some Five Ten Freerider Pro shoes for our test which always help with the grip situation.

Overall the pedals performed well and feel good under your feet and don't take long to get used to. They can take a beating on the rocks as well without showing any major signs of damage or knocking the pins out. The pins are also replaceable and will cost you $15 for a new set including the end caps. But once again they are not as grippy as the DMR pedals and the platform is not as big either so its noticeable when switching from one to the other. And with a size 10 shoe it was not a case of jumbo feet causing the sensation. If you are going from similarly sized pedals you shouldn't notice any difference in size. Then again you may even like smaller pedals even though we wouldn't call these small to begin with. Also the contoured shape of the pedal fits your foot quite well and there wasn't too many times when you would have your foot slip off even though it still happens.

When it comes time to rebuild the pedals you can get a rebuild kit for around $17 and make them feel like new again without too much effort. Then again since these pedals only cost around $50 you could probably just replace them with a new set and that way you have new pins and new pedal bodies as well. If the pedals were a little bigger they would have got a 5 star review so if you don't like or need jumbo pedals then you can consider this a 5 star review! You can get yourself a set on their website, other biking websites or even better yet from your local bike shop.

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