Pedals are one of the most important interfaces between the rider and the bike, and they can make or break your riding experience in a hurry. A good pair of pedals creates a more efficient power transfer, better control over the bike and better balance.
For most XC
and AM riding, a good pair of clipless pedals
is a good choice. These will provide the rider with the ability to power their bike on both the upstroke and downstroke. There are two main types of clipless pedals: some have a platform for increased contact and a larger surface to transfer energy on, and others have a small interface that conserves weight.
are a favorite for FR
riders because it gives them the ability to bail from their bikes easier if they miss a jump or wipeout. Recreational riders and commuters often prefer platform pedals as well because they are the easiest to use and can be used with normal shoes.Full Article