Best clipless pedals 2024: systems explained and the best models reviewed

The best clipless pedals are essential for road and gravel riding; here we look at some of the pedal systems available for cyclists

Male cyclist riding in the rain using some of the best clipless pedals
Some of the best clipless pedals
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A set of the best clipless pedals along with a pair of the best cycling shoes will set you up for miles of happy cycling. The benefits of using these over the best flat pedals in terms of comfort and efficiency are considerable, but there is a learning curve to clipping in and out. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg