As always, we’ve seen plenty of flat pedals roll into Dirt for testing over the last year. These Line Pros from Bontrager, Trek’s component and equipment brand, have been fitted to test bikes and remained there, a sure sign of a favourite.

Bontrager have developed these pedals with the C3 Project riders and for their only flat pedal in years (it’s a long time since the Earl and King Earl flatties were in the Bontrager range) it looks like they have done their homework.

With Chromag, Gamut and Crank Brothers all having new flat options as well as our favourites from the 2016 Dirt 100, there’s plenty of competition for this all-new design from Bontrager. Many flat pedals suffer from an odd shape (often with a big bulge around the inboard bearing), too high a profile, or bearings that don’t last a full four seasons without giving up. Sometimes, one ride is enough to say the pedals aren’t quite right and we switch them for another type.

‘These Bontrager pedals have shown a good mix of durability, great shape with plenty of grip’

A 102mm width and a 99mm length hits the spot for most size feet, with a medium profile of 17mm around the axle area and a gradual concave shape. The body is 6061-T6 aluminium, with a nicely machined surface where your foot contacts.

Traction comes from ten adjustable thru-pins with removable washers to tune height – they are easy to replace from behind when damaged. The Cro-mo axle spins on sealed cartridge bearings and have 15mm pedal spanner slots as well as 6mm Allen key fixings on the back to attach or remove them from the crank.

These Line pro flats are the only pedals in Bontrager’s range but we can tell they’ve had plenty of development time to nail the details. Not the cheapest on the market and not the flashiest either but they have shown a good mix of durability, great shape with plenty of grip.

PRICE: £89.99

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