Bicycle pedals are the last component to which leg force is transmitted when you pedal. Their work is to transmit this power efficiently, and to reduce the risk of falling and being hurt.
You must take into account what cycling modality you practice and, in case you use automatic pedals, what kind of cleats you will be using. Having considered this, you will be able to choose the pedals that best adapt to your needs according to your discipline.
Depending on what cycling discipline you practice, there are several different kinds of pedals:
Automatic pedals: These pedals are made to be attached to the sole of your shoes. They allow you to pedal in full safety and without fearing our feet from slipping from the pedals. Thanks to the automatic pedal system, your force will be optimised with every pedal strike.
The fyxation mechanism is different for each discipline, so you will have to make sure which one you need and check that it’s compatible.
These pedals tend to be made of aluminium or plastic.
Flat pedals: These pedals have a wider body where the feet can rest. They can be made of different materials, such as aluminium, plastic, steel or nylon, and feature either small cleats or a wrinkled surface in order to prevent your feet from slipping.
A kind of pedal exists for each and every cycling modality. At Santafixie, you can buy your bike pedals online and choose those which better fit your needs and are compatible with your shoes.