HT PA03A flat pedals review£35.00

Light pedals that are easy on the wallet

BikeRadar score5/5

Don’t let the boring name and budget price put you off — the HT PA03As are some of the best flat pedals I’ve ridden.

Weighing 345g for the pair, they’re not exactly portly, despite the fact the 105x107mm platform makes them only marginally smaller than some of the biggest pedals out there. This is because the pedal body is made from glass-reinforced nylon, rather than aluminium.

Generous cutaways in the platform mean that even if your shoes are caked in mud, traction isn’t compromised

Even though the platform isn’t concave (as on most of my favourite pedals), I’ve found the PA03As work exceptionally well in all conditions. The 10 pins per side (eight replaceable metal ones and two fixed plastic ones) are a good length and give enough grip for even the roughest descents.

Generous cutaways in the platform mean that even if your shoes are caked in mud, traction isn’t compromised.

The chromoly axle runs on a bearing and bushing, and is well sealed. As for the nylon body, it’s taken all the abuse I can throw at it, suffering only cosmetic damage after some impressively inconsiderate riding.

Overall, these are great pedals, especially when you consider the price.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Alex has been riding bikes since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He first raced back in 2003, winning the Juvenile category on a sketchy hard tail Planet X bike. Alex lived in the Alps for seven years so isn't shy of a climb or two and loves getting out in his bike in all weather. His favorite thing to ride is steep loamy tracks with loads of opportunities to slam the bike into turns and really give it some frame bending welly! He's broken his fair share of frames, so any bike between his knees is going to get a right seeing to.
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 182cm / 5'10
  • Discipline: DH, Enduro, XC, BMX, Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Epic descents covered in the world's finest loam and hero dirt
  • Current Bikes: Nukeproof Mega 275 / Giant Anthem Advanced 275 1 / LeMond Reno / Deluxe Pro 2 BMX
  • Dream Bike: Giant ATX 1 DH (1999 model)
  • Beer of Choice: Teetotal
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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