Janet Coulson review HT's slimmed down flat pedal

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

HT Components ME03

Product:

HT Components ME03 pedal review

Price as reviewed:

£119.99
This product is featured in: Best mountain bike flat pedals.

Straight out of the box, this super-light and fluoro-orange pedal had a real wow-factor. The magnesium body and signature HT spindle construction results in an ultra-slim, feather-light 260g — or 220g if you upgrade to the titanium axle option.

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Out on the trail, the clearance benefits over rocks and roots were noticeable, along with a sense of stability and reassuring connection to both the bike and the terrain. The 10 fully adjustable and well-positioned removable pins on each side saw my feet securely glued to the platforms.


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Unlike most, the HT Components ME03 pins are aluminium and designed to come clean off rather than bend. This saves the threads from damage but  it does mean you are required to carry spares around with you. This is theoretical though, as I’ve yet to catch the super-slim platform on a rock with sufficient force to damage a pin in the first place.

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If you have deep enough pockets and a desire for something special, then these are definitely worth a look.

Janet Coulson

Details

Weight:260 grams
Colours:orange, blue, yellow, black, silver
Contact:ison-distribution.com
  • Tiziano Stimpfl

    Tiziano from Italy riding Enduro around 250 times per year. I tested these pedals:
    Pro:
    – very light
    – great clearance (and more using 170mm cranks)
    – chance to paint them how you want them choosing the raw model
    Con:
    – pins break pretty easily
    – plastic bushing wear out in 2 months time
    – due to its lightness and fragility the distance of the platform from crank arm is less than other pedals so you’ll feel less steady on them tilting your feet outwards while you stay on your bike in a wide knee position (basicly when you ride down)
    Vote: 4/10
    REMEMBER: pros get stuff for FREE!