These things are burly. The solid billet drilled body and XL 12mm diameter axle are super-strong, but they carry some girth, at 565g a pair.
We found that the 20 threaded pins were a bit short to hold onto the sole of most shoes with any tenacity.
This combined negatively with the large surface area, which stopped the shoe moulding itself around the pedal, and became seriously slippery when wet.
They’re best suited to street or dirt jumping, where movement on the pedal can be a bonus for tweaking those tricks, but they’re not ideal for downhill, where outright grip is key.
|Name||Drillium Pedals (09)|
|Manufacturer's Description||The ultimate racing flat. Three precision bearings (one needle, two cartridge) for durability and smooth operation, Monster 12mm spindle handles 800-pound gorillas with ease, Lubrication doesn't require disassembly, thanks to the built-in grease port, Huge concave platform provides ample surface area for transmitting power to the rear wheel, Replaceable pins - 20 of 'em on each pedal, Cooling holes to dissipate heat during re-entry, Hard-anodized finish with laser-etched logos|