The Race Face Atlas Flat Pedal for mountain biking has been put on a diet, now thinner than ever, reducing the chances of smacking it off a rock or a root next time you put in a badly timed pedal stroke. Slimmed down to just 12mm thick, the platform is now larger at 110mm x 108mm with ten adjustable length pins take care of grip on each side. Let’s take a closer look at the $179.99 USD Race Face Atlas Pedal, available in no fewer than nine anodized color options.
Race Face Atlas Flat Pedals
Race Face has redesigned its top-of-the-range Atlas pedal around a new spindle, allowing them to shave 2.5mm off the platform thickness, dropping it to 12mm, now comparable to the OneUp Components Aluminum Pedal that runs on a similar design.
The adjustable length pins protrude 6.5mm at full length, though Race Face do provide some washers so you can play around with pin height across the platform. You could, for example, keep the pins at the front and rear of the pedal body tall, dropping the height of the more centrally placed pins to give the platform a bit of concavity; this could be a nice feature for those flat pedal riders who appreciate the merits of a more flexible sole. The pins thread in from underneath, so the Allen head is unlikely to suffer too much damage.
In addition to the thinner profile, the Atlas platform shape is also chamfered along its outboard edges, increasing clearance marginally, and helping the pedal to glance off rocks rather than getting properly hung up during an impact.
The platform is secured onto the spindle via a large lockring at the inboard edge, under which an oversized cartridge bearing is housed. The chromoly spindle rotates about that bearing and a bushing. The internals are said to be easily serviceable without the need for proprietary tools.
Pricing & Availability
The 2022 Race Face Atlas Flat MTB Pedals retail at $179.99 USD, and are available now in nine anodized colors.