While everyone knows that pedals on a bicycle are essential, upgrading your pedals is still something that most riders don’t even consider. However, pedals are an extremely important component of your bike and one that should not be overlooked. Better pedals offer sealed bearings, smooth and low friction movement, better foot/pedal contact, better engagement between cleat and pedal, and can also reduce moving weight on your bike.
When shopping for pedals, keep in mind that Road pedals are not suitable for mountain bikes, as the shoes offer no grip when off the bike. If you’re buying pedals for your road bike, mountain or city bike, mountain bike pedals tend to be the most versatile pedals, offer good performance and good grip when off the bike.