There’s a huge choice of flat pedals on the market, with plenty of experimental designs, flamboyant colours and claims of low weight all tempting you to make an upgrade. The Horizon pedal hits the spot for us.
What we look for first is a pedal with a good shape and well-placed and easily removable pins. With sticky soled shoes now a given, traction is rarely an issue bit there are plenty of goofy pedal shapes out there with odd bulges or strange profiles that are a non-starter for us. With almost all our test riders on flats, there are plenty of discussions on the subject and it’s not hard to spot a winning pedal design.
Nukeproof and flat pedals go hand in hand. With a Sam Hill signature version of this Horizon pedal topping the list, the design cues trickle down the range. This is a flat pedal that sits alongside the DMR Vault as a design that was bang on from the start. There are two versions of this metal pedal – the Pro and Sam Hill – and a budget nylon/composite model. They all use the same winning shape.