Gamut Podium pedals review

Lightweight but unconvincing flats

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £110.00 RRP | USD $170.00
Gamut's Podium pedals are frustrating unless your feet are dainty

Our review

Grippy, but the platform size and design means these don’t have the stability we look for from flats
Buy if, You have small feet and want to shave some grams
Pros: Low weight and long pins
Cons: Narrow platform, easily damaged pins and chamfered edge hinder grip and control
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Gamut’s downhill-orientated Podium flats have an alloy body, a steel axle and run on four sealed cartridge bearings. At 300g a pair, they stand up to the maker’s claims of being some of the lightest out there.

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On paper the Podiums should be a winner with their low weight, concave profile and nine removable pins per side, but the reality is a little different. The long pins do offer good grip but the bearing housing that sits next to the crank arm pushes your foot out towards the edge of the pedal.

This reduces the usable area of the 100x100mm platform considerably and leaves part of your foot on the chamfered outside edge, where it naturally rolls outwards, compromising stability and confidence. If your feet are bigger than our tester’s UK size 8.5 (42), this is only going to be more pronounced.

The alloy pins succumbed to rock strikes with little resistance too.

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Gamut is now shipping the pedals with heat-treated pins and says this has sorted the problem. The axles and pedal bodies have held up well, but despite their light weight, the Podiums don’t trump our go-to flats. We’d happily take a few extra grams in return for a bigger platform that would give more stability.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Podium pedals
Brand Gamut

Weight (g) 300
Platform Size (mm) 100 x 100mm
Body Material Forged aluminum-machine finished
Axle Material Steel