Laziness is the only excuse that has kept long 175 mm cranks on our enduro bike's low-slung bottom brackets. As a result, we smacked the living daylights out of our pedals on even the smoothest of rides. Fortunately for the Spank Spike's, the thin 12 mm profile, chamfered adges, and cold forged platform helped them shrug off all the abuse.
These skinny and strong pedals have been around for a while and have been the standard for low-profile pedals. This latest version also featured revised traction pins around the axle area that were formerly grub screws and this latest iteration provided a slight decrease in traction. The large inboard bearing interfered with a few crank designs, namely those with protective crank boots, so make sure of compatibility before you buy. Despite a few niggles, we still think these pedals, at 420 grams a pair, make a great enduro or trail bike pedal. Keep reading to find out how these pedals compared to the rest of the lot.