BMX Pedals

Pedal axle diameter
Pedal material

Choose the right BMX pedals

BMX pedals are made of either steel, aluminium or plastic. Freestyle BMX bikes usually have steel or plastic pedals, while aluminium pedals are most common on BMX racing bikes.

The advantage of steel pedals is the durability. A disadvantage of steel pedals is the weight, as they can be a bit heavy. Plastic pedals are much lighter than steel pedals, but at the same time, they are easily worn or even broken. However, plastic pedals are easy and cheap to replace.

Like most other parts for BMX racing bikes, the pedals are often made of aluminium as well. The aluminium pedals are light as well as durable, though not as durable as steel pedals. Just like on mountain bikes, many BMX racing bikes have clipless pedals, to secure that the feet stay on the pedals when you race. However, if you should fall off the bike, the shoe will loosen from the pedal. Clipless pedals are only used for Race, not for Freestyle.