This might be the easiest review I’ve ever had to write: Just go buy a set of Pocket Pedals’ platform adapters, thank me later.
Pocket Pedals slip over your road or mountain bike SPD pedals and turn them into grippy platform pedals in about 5 seconds. They work brilliantly, they’re affordable, and they solve a problem…what’s not to like?
At the moment, they’re only offered for Shimano’s SPD pedals, but that includes the SPD mountain bike pedals and SPD-SL road bike pedals. They work on either, with different cutouts on either side, you only need one set of Pocket Pedals platforms to work for either road or mountain bikes.
The notches fit perfectly on the pedals’ clips, keeping them from rotating or sliding off. This makes them very secure, enough so to stand and hammer to catch a light or just nab that city limits sprint away from your kids.
I’ve been testing them for a couple months on both road and MTB pedals, and I love them. I leave them on one of my bikes that fit my daughter, and she loves it, too. Then when I need that bike, I just pop them off and clip in like normal.
And this is one of the big benefits – one bike, multiple uses or riders. Need to run to the store and not clickety clack down the aisles in cycling shoes? Just pop these on and wear your regular kicks.
If I add anything else here, I’m wasting words. Just buy them. They’re only €30 and come in black or red. They’ll have other versions soon, and they’re working on U.S. distribution. For now, they ship from Europe, where they’re made.