Nukeproof Proton pedals review£55.00

Good value flat pedals

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The 98mm width of Nukeproof's Proton flat pedals means they’re plenty broad enough to handle even the clumpiest of Five Ten soles, and with a platform that’s just 17mm deep, ground clearance isn’t an issue, even on really low slung frames. Our test pedals have shrugged off the knocks without fuss, and even after some hefty abuse in grim conditions they’re still spinning smoothly.

The platform isn’t massively concave, so the Protons don’t cup your feet quite as securely as they could. That said, the 10 grub screw pins per side offer up a decent amount of grip and cling on to your soles even through chattery rock sections and root riddled trails. We’d prefer to see the pins screw in from the rear of the platform though, for easier maintenance and adjustment.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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