This top-of-the-line pedal from Race Face was awarded our Top Pick. It had impressive attention to detail with unique design features that set it apart from any other pedal in our test. The first thing that jumped out at us was the sheer size of the 6061-T6 aluminum platform, which at 101 x 114 mm was the largest in our test. It tapered from 14.5 mm at the leading and trailing edges to 12 mm at the axle. It was also concave in the other direction making it double concave, which provided more than enough anatomical consideration for a foot shoved into a bulky shoe.
The leading traction pins are also angled inwards to increase grip and the heads of the bottom loading pins are all well-protected by recesses in the pedal body. Four sealed bearings provide for smooth pedal mobility around the chromoly axle and the large inboard bearing will require you to use a pedal washer or else the pedal body sits snug against the crank arm. There's a smidge more space than the Spank Spike offers, but protective crank boots will also pose a problem for mounting these pedals. These pedals provide excellent grip, extremely low weight (340 grams), and a ginormous platform will have enduro racers foaming at the mouth. Keep reading to find out what other pedals might fit your criteria.