Atomlab QuickStep Pedals review

The latest clipless pedals from Atomlab are designed for flat pedal riders that want a bit more from flats, because they won't nail you down like proper SPD-style pedals.

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £109.99 RRP
The QuickSteps have a really soft clip in and release.

Our review

Good looking but the side play and non-adjustable tension mean they aren't worth the asking price
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The latest clipless pedals from Atomlab are designed for flat pedal riders that want a bit more from flats, because they won’t nail you down like proper SPD-style pedals.

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They’re pretty grippy, even when not engaged, and they have a super soft clip in and release – sometimes you don’t even notice it happening.

The key feature is the cleat/pedal cage design. As you pull up the pedals grip harder, which in theory is great for security but, unfortunately, our experience was a lack of definite engagement or release ‘clunk’, which meant that we were never sure whether or not our feet were secure.

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The bearing quality is good, but they will develop play quite quickly as the bushes bed in. This is because the little O-ring on each axle has a habit of riding up over the spanner flats, leaving the pedal bearings with a good 3mm of side play. We’d also like to see tension adjustment for the springs, because it’s very easy to pop a foot out if you’re used to the action of an SPD or Time-style pedal.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Quick Step
Brand Atomlab

Weight (g) 520
Available Colours Black
Pedal Type Flat