Bontrager Line Pro flat pedals review£90.00

Trek's in-house brand delivers plenty of grip

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These solid-looking flat pedals from Trek’s in-house component brand Bontrager tout an aluminium body, sealed cartridge bearings and a chromoly axle. They’ve got 10 pins per side, which can be adjusted in height by removing a washer placed underneath the Allen key head on the reverse side.

The Line Pros have a slightly concave shape, which helps to cup your feet and — in conjunction with the well-placed pins — means they’re not short of grip.

The platform was wide enough to easily accommodate our tester’s size nine feet

We opted to keep the maximum number of pins in the pedal and preferred the longer setting for extra traction. The platform was wide enough to easily accommodate our tester’s size nine feet, measuring 102mm by 99mm, and our pair weighed 421g.

Because the bearings are housed inside the pedal body (as opposed to sitting on the inside edge, next to the crank arm) the platform is quite deep (17mm). This meant that on more than one occasion we clouted the pedals into rocks or the ground. They came away unscathed and are still spinning smoothly though.

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

Alex has been riding bikes since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He first raced back in 2003, winning the Juvenile category on a sketchy hard tail Planet X bike. Alex lived in the Alps for seven years so isn't shy of a climb or two and loves getting out in his bike in all weather. His favorite thing to ride is steep loamy tracks with loads of opportunities to slam the bike into turns and really give it some frame bending welly! He's broken his fair share of frames, so any bike between his knees is going to get a right seeing to.
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 182cm / 5'10
  • Discipline: DH, Enduro, XC, BMX, Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Epic descents covered in the world's finest loam and hero dirt
  • Current Bikes: Nukeproof Mega 275 / Giant Anthem Advanced 275 1 / LeMond Reno / Deluxe Pro 2 BMX
  • Dream Bike: Giant ATX 1 DH (1999 model)
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