Normally checking out a stamp collection would be incredibly boring, but not in this case! For 2018 Crankbrothers decided to turn their Stamp flat pedal into an entire product line, with options that should serve all riders from those on a budget to the hardcores who spare no expense shaving grams off their bikes.
The nice thing about this collection is that the only price you pay for not bucking up top dollar is some extra thickness in the pedal body, and a bit of weight. Even the base model offers a well-designed platform with 10 traction pins, and all the Stamp series pedals come in small or large sizes. If you prefer the high-end goods the top-tier Stamp 11’s are thin, lightweight and include titanium spindles…
The Stamp 2 is the entry level model in the new collection. Their die-cast aluminum bodies are 16mm thick, and while they are flat the shorter center pins give a slightly concave feel underfoot. The axle spins on an enduro bearing at the outboard end and an Igus bushing on the inside, all protected by a double seal system.
The small pedals are intended for shoe sizes 5-10, and the large for 11 and up. Small pedals measure 100x100mm, while the large bodies are 111mm wide and 114mm front-to back. The small Stamp 2’s weigh in at 415g, and the large versions are 470g. The Stamp 2 will retail for $79.99 USD. They come either painted Black or Red, or in raw aluminum.
The Stamp 3 appears almost identical to the 2, except their forged aluminum bodies allow for anodized colors and they’re a tad lighter; size smalls weigh 399g, and larges come in at 455g. The Stamp 3 sells for $99 in blue or black, and it’s nice to know the 2 and 3 models are both covered by a five year warranty.
Rather than putting his name on the top-spec option, Danny MacAskill specifically wanted to make his signature pedal something most riders would find affordable. His pedal is identical in spec and price to the normal Stamp 3, it just bears his graphics and DM logo on a raw body.
With an entirely different body, the Stamp 7 is where things start to get fancy. The 7’s bodies are a lean 11-13mm thick and offer a concave platform. The bodies share the same width and length as the 2 and 3’s, but the pedals are considerably lighter at 345g for small and 375g for large sizes.
The Stamp 7’s use an inboard bearing and outboard bushing like the others, but they add a grease port for lubrication at the outboard end. The inboard end relies on an external seal to keep things clean inside. The retail price will be $150, and color choices are red or black.
If you like to crank it up to 11, the top of the heap Stamp pedal adds a ti spindle to the mix, bringing weighs down to just 299g for smalls and 325g for larges. This brings the price of the Stamp 11 up to $300. Black bodies with gold hardware is your only color option. Both the Stamp 7’s and 11’s are also covered under warranty for five years.
Finally, the existing 50/50 pedal will remain in Crankbrothers’ lineup, but this model simply carries over with no updates or upgrades to report. The price will drop by $10 to $59.99 for 2018, and the only color option will be black.