We review a lot of gear here at Vital, and if there is one question that pops up again and again, it’s always the one about how each product stacks up against the competition. We always try to provide enough competitive flavor in our regular reviews so you can figure out what’s hot and what’s not, but nothing beats a straight up stare down when it comes to crowning a king. So that’s exactly what we’ve decided to do, and we’re delighted to present this “Vital MTB Face Off” – a shootout of epic proportions designed to look beyond the marketing statements and the spec sheets to pick a winner where it matters the most: on the trail.
UPDATED MAY 2020: This article was originally published in late 2016, at that time it covered 17 pedals. In January of 2020, we updated it with a further 7 pedals, and another 2 were added in May of 2020 – bringing the total to 26. Hundreds of hours of testing over a time span of several years – read on to dig into the most extensive flat pedal test on the internet!