If you’re a bit of a weight weenie and have a penchant for flat pedals, HT’s ME05s could be just what you’re looking for. Though the name doesn’t exactly stand out, the minimal 292g heft does. But it’s not just the lack of grams that we’re into here.
The platform will happily accommodate the biggest feet out there, while the 10 pins per side help keep your feet planted in pretty much all situations. We like the way the pins screw in from the reverse side of the platform too, and although the grip on offer is impressive, they aren’t so claw-like that you can’t adjust your stance on the pedal.
The deeply concave platform – we’re talking a good few millimetres’ drop from the 16mm deep outer edges to the centre of the pedal – cups your foot securely, boosting grip and giving you that surefooted feel, even when the trail gets rowdy.
The lightweight magnesium body has shrugged off multiple scrapes, bangs and blunt hits during testing with little fuss and no significant damage, just superficial scuffs and scratches. The dual bushings and sealed bearing inside each pedal are still spinning smoothly too, even after months of use in grotty weather.