Chromag are a component brand from Whistler with an iconic status in the region. The Dagga pedals were developed in collaboration with team rider Chris “The Karver” Kovarik. The downhill legend is known as a flat pedal advocate and drift king. Can the pedals deliver like the Australian rider?

Price € 165.95 | Weight per pair 486 g | Platform size (L x W x H) 110 x 105 x 16 mm |
Pin diameter 3 mm | Number of pins 12 | Pin insertion below | Manufacturer’s website

Chromag market the Daggas as their DH pedals and they make quite the impression with their aggressive design. Your shins will shake at the sight of the large platforms with 12 pins per side. The pins all screw in from below and can be easily replaced with the included spare pins if they get damaged. Chromag also ship the pedals with small spacers installed under the pins. So, if you want even more grip, you can simply remove the spacers, making the pins protrude another 1.5 mm – ouch. With a weight of 486 g per pair, however, they’re the heaviest pedals in the test field. The platforms are slightly concave, though there is a slight bulge near the cranks where the bearings are housed. To open the pedals, you’ll need a 6 mm Allen key and a skinny 8 mm socket. The € 165.95 Daggas have very long axles, which gives them a wider stance than all other pedals in the test field.

Long, skinny, and sharp-edged: the 12 pins on each side of the Dagga pedals provide insane amounts of grip.
The lettering reveals that the Daggas were developed together with Chris “The Karver” Kovarik.

The Chromag Dagga pedals on the trail

When you place your feet on the Daggas, you can immediately feel that the pedals won’t let you go without putting up a fight. The 24 pins drill into the soles of your shoes and provide maximum grip in all situations. No matter how rough the track or how rooted the trail, the Daggas will keep your feet planted. Only the Nukeproof Horizon pedals managed to keep up with this level of grip. Of course, the other side of this is that you can’t just reposition your feet, which is why you should make sure that you position them correctly when you step on the pedals. The long axles of the pedals also put you in a wide stance, which can be a bit uncomfortable for riders with short legs or narrow hips. The open design of the platforms, on the other hand, ensures excellent self-cleaning, as mud has nowhere to get stuck.

The Chromag Dagga pedals don’t just look aggressive – they are aggressive. True to their name, the pins of the Daggas literally pierce the soles of your shoes, making them the grippiest pedals on test. Chromag combine this with easily replaceable pins, the length of which can also be adjusted with the help of spacers, as well as a very good self-cleaning. The Dagga flat pedals offer a complete package that leaves nothing to be desired. A clear Best in Test!


  • insane grip
  • excellent self-cleaning
  • easily replaceable, adjustable pins


  • hefty
  • stance might be too wide for small riders

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all pedals in Review: Acros Clipless Pedal | Crankbrothers Mallet E LS | Hope Union | HT T2 | Shimano XT PD-M8120 | TIME SPECIALE 12 | Chromag Dagga | Crankbrothers Stamp 7 | Hope F22 | Look Trail Fusion | Nukeproof Horizon Pro Sam Hill | OneUp Composite Pedal | Race Face Atlas | Sixpack Kamikaze RA | SQ Lab 50X | Tatze Link Composite |

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Words: Simon Kohler Photos: Jan Richter

About the author

Simon Kohler

​​Simon loves speed. He has many years of racing experience as a longboard downhill skater, blasting down alpine passes on his board. In the meantime, he’s swapped four wheels for two, charging down trails and bike park lines aboard his mountain bike instead. He’s savoured some of Europe’s finest trails on various road trips through the Alps. Having lived in Austria for some time, he knows the local Austrian bike parks like the back of his hand. He’s a tech nerd through and through, using the skills and know-how from his engineering degree and his attention to detail to put the latest bikes and components through their paces for our reviews. As an early riser and self-declared muesli connoisseur, he lives his life powered by oats and the strength of his legs.