Burgtec MK4 Composite flat pedals review

Save money and grip with Burgtec's composite flats

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Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £40.00 RRP
Burgtec MK4 Composite flat pedals

Our review

Competitively-priced flats with great feel, but there’s a trade-off between cost-saving and all-out traction
Pros: Excellent platform shape, making for a secure stance on the bike; with composite bodies and removable pins, they should shake off a good few scrapes
Cons: Smaller pins than the metal versions mean they don’t quite offer the same level of grip
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Burgtec makes some of the best pedals in the business, but with its flagship Penthouse MK4s costing £99.99, it’s developed a composite version for more budget-conscious riders.

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The nylon/fibreglass body is formed into an identical shape to its metal counterparts, so you still get a generous 100 x 96mm platform and a foot-hugging 1mm of concavity on each side.

Both models share the same pin arrangement too, but on the composite pedals they’re thinner and sit into nuts recessed into the platform. They’re still replaceable, but not quite as tall as the grub-screw-style pins on the Penthouse MK4s, so they don’t quite match up in terms of grip.

But their small diameter helps them dig into tacky soles and, in comparison to other pedals, grip is still good.

Judging by our previous experience with Burgtec pedals, and the fact that these use sealed cartridge bearings, I anticipate they’ll last a good while.

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The composite bodies don’t just save money either, they have the benefit of lower weight, with a pair weighing 375g (71g less than the metal versions), and they’re also more likely to graze over, rather than get hung up on, obstacles if you catch a pedal.

Product Specifications

Product

Price GBP £40.00
Weight 375g – for pair
Brand Burgtec

Features

Features Bidy: Nylon and Fibreglass
Profile: 16mm
Axel: SCM415 Cromo