Pitbull KoM pedal review

Quick to engage - but missing some of the adjustments and consistency of position that road cyclists would benefit from

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

It's great to see something a little different on the market, and Pitbull's KoM pedals do offer extremely quick engagement and a strong hold on the cleat when pedalling hard out the saddle. However, in this case, this isn't a solution we could wholeheartedly recommend for road cyclists - who tend to want to adjust their fore/aft, and keep q-factor relatively static. Those making shorter journeys will probably be better served by this system, and the 360 degree rapid engagement it offers.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Quick engagement

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    No fore/aft adjustment

  • -

    Changing q-factor

  • -

    Scratches on pedal body

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    2mm Allen key bolt spring fitment

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You can’t miss a pair of Pitbull clipless cycling pedals on a bike - the steel bar system is impossible to ignore. The brand’s USP is the claim that the system offers the fastest engagement on the market, which could appeal to beginner cyclists wishing to limit the chance of the slow topple at the lights, or crit racers concerned about those crucial first seconds from the gun.

However, based on our testing, we would be inclined to advise that riders concerned about engagement speed would be better off fitting a pair of SPDs, or, just practising riding with clipless pedals on a grass playing field for half an hour. Racers will probably be put off by the aesthetic, but we can see fixie commuters enjoying using these pedals when razzing about the city. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.