Stamp 11 Large flat pedals
At 333g, these are some of the lightest — and priciest — pedals on the market. A titanium axle helps save 50g (but adds £140/$150) over the less fancy Stamp 7s. Otherwise, they’re more or less the same.
Both the 11s and the 7s use a forged 6061-T6 aluminium body, which is just 13mm deep for improved ground clearance. The 11s house 10 pins per side (which can be shortened or extended) and two igus LL-glide bearings.
I was impressed with the traction on offer, bolstered by the incredibly stable platform
I opted for the larger of the two sizes, which gave me 114x111mm of surface area to slap my feet onto. I really appreciated this when scrabbling to get a foot back on in tricky terrain.
As the pins are of the grub-screw variety and screw in from the top, they fill with dirt easily, which makes them harder to adjust. I extended them to just over 5mm and was impressed with the traction on offer, bolstered by the incredibly stable platform. I’m yet to dislodge any pins, even after numerous rock strikes.
These test pedals still feel smooth, too, even after a decent stint riding in atrocious conditions. While I love how the Stamp 11s feel, their high price means that I’d happily take the 7s instead, even if they are a touch heavier.