Easton Flatboys are no-ﬂuff ﬂat pedals with enough race-winning heritage to allay any performance fears. While not the lightest, they are surely the toughest and most trusted.
The 6061 alloy-bodied, steel-axle Flatboy was one of the ﬁrst really functional modern ﬂat pedals. Used by top racer Brian Lopes and Team Intense, they are probably still the holder of more ﬂat pedal race wins in downhill and four cross than any other.
The fact that they remain largely unchanged in 15 years should tell you plenty about the performance from these gently concaved, eight-pin-per-side pedals.
The Flatboys are particularly good for riders with large feet because they’re a bit wider than the other ﬂat pedals available.
Even if you don’t have large feet, big pedals can be useful, especially if you’re in steep technical terrain where you’ll be glad of every extra millimetre of contact with the bike.
They’re not as light as the Syncros or as smooth-rolling as, say, the DMRs, but it’s still very hard not to grab the Flatboy from the crowd when we need a ﬂat pedal that we can totally trust to do the job properly.