Crankbrothers Stamp 3 Small flat pedal review - elegant, effective and a mid-tier price

Whether gravel riding or urban cycling, these are a stylish, robust and serviceable set of hard-wearing flat pedals

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

These pedals are absolutely fantastic. They are quite pricey, but you can certainly spend much more on a set of flat pedals. For me, though, these hit the spot exactly. The styling and functionality of these pedals – such as the elegantly thin platform and full serviceability – is just so on-point. To splash out on a pricier model feels like wasted money, but personally I wouldn’t want to go any cheaper and miss out on this excellent combination of engineering and design. The only criticism is that the stock pins aren’t double sided, so if you mash one it will need drilling out – but upgrading this is quite straightforward, if a little fiddly.

Reasons to buy
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    Very grippy

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    Low profile

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    Excellent looks

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    Fully serviceable

Reasons to avoid
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    The stock grub screws aren’t doubled-sided – if you mash one it’ll need drilling out

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The Crankbrothers Stamp 3 Small pedals sit at around the middle of the range and offer what, for many people, will be the best combination of build quality, style and price. 

Of course if you just need a basic set of flat pedals for getting you from A to B, then the Crankbrothers Stamp 3 Small pedals are going to be overkill. You’d probably be better off going with something cheap, cheerful and plastic – and there are plenty of great options in our guide to the best flat pedals for gravel and urban use.

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