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OneUp Components Composite flat pedals review

Affordable, robust and fairly grippy nylon composite flats

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £50.00 RRP | USD $60.00 | EUR €60.00
OneUp Composite Pedals mountain bike flat pedals

Our review

A convex profile detracts from an otherwise great pedal
Pros: Grippy pins; robust body; good price-versus-performance ratio
Cons: Convex body; some foot twist; replacement pins would improve performance
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OneUp’s Composite flat pedals are made from a nylon composite material in a bid to reduce costs and weight, and are available in four colours.

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OneUp says they’ve been designed with a convex profile to provide improved grip by sitting in the “natural arch of your foot”.

OneUp Components Composite Pedals details and specifications

The Composite pedal’s platform measures 103(W)x111mm(L) at its largest point and features front and rear edges with subtle side chamfering.

Those edges are 13mm thick, tapering up in width to the side edge and central axle bulge that both measure 18mm deep at their largest points.

They have nine pins around the circumference of the platform with a 10th pin sitting 35mm inboard from the edge.

OneUp Composite Pedals mountain bike flat pedals
They have a slightly convex profile, which reduces grip.
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Each of the pins is 5mm long, and they screw in from the underside of the platform.

They run on chromoly steel axles, using a DU bush and cartridge bearing to spin. My test pedals weighed 369g.

OneUp Components Composite Pedals performance

Despite the convex platform profile, where the leading and trailing edges are narrower than the centre axle housing, the sharp and well-placed pins do a good job of mitigating foot slip and improving grip.

Even though the tall pins focus pressure into your shoe’s sole, it’s still possible to sense the axle housing through your feet.

The single central pin helps to lift your foot above the flat, smooth platform surface, but my feet tended to twist on the pedals on rough, long descents.

OneUp Composite Pedals mountain bike flat pedals
Their platform is fairly large, and the pins grippy.
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Thanks to the average-sized platform, once my feet had twisted they overlapped the sides of the platform, unsupported by the pedals.

Although this didn’t reduce grip, it did impact stability and meant accurate foot placement was important for optimum support. I was able to reposition my feet on the platforms, which was helpful.

They’ve proven to be impressively robust, their slick nylon surface brushing off rock and ground strikes well during the test period. The rear-loading pins make replacement a doddle, too.

How we tested

We’ve tested 13 flat pedals for mountain bikes in some of the harshest conditions on a host of terrain types – from bumpy on-the-gas sections through to flat-out rough and worn downhill tracks – to see how much grip they offer and help you find the perfect companion.

You can also find our top-rated reviews in BikeRadar’s guide to the best mountain bike pedals.

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OneUp Components Composite Pedals bottom line

From a price versus performance perspective, the OneUp Composite Pedals are impressive.

They aren’t the grippiest out there, and don’t hug the arch of your foot as OneUp claims, but there’s still more than enough grip on offer thanks to the sharp pins.

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To improve performance further, I would recommend replacing the front- and rear-edge pins with longer ones in a bid to create a more concave shape.

Product Specifications

Product

Price EUR €60.00GBP £50.00USD $60.00
Weight 369g (103(W)x111(L)x18(D)mm) – as tested
Brand Oneup components

Features

Features Body material: Nylon Composite
Axle material: Black chromoly steel
Pins: 20 per pedal (10 per side)