The best flat pedals for cycling in 2024: great for gravel and urban use

A pair of best flat pedals can be a very handy option whether you are commuting in work shoes or just looking for extra confidence on your bike

Image shows a person cycling with a set of the best flat pedals for cycle commuters
The best flat pedals for cycling
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Although they are sometimes looked down on by serious cyclists, there is no doubt that the best flat pedals can the perfect option sometimes. 

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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