From the trail mecca of Squamish in British Columbia, OneUp are a brand who offer all kinds of mountain bike components according to the motto “work less ride more”, often relying on innovative solutions while still keeping it simple. We compared their Composite Pedals to 9 other flat pedals in our group test.

Price € 59.50 | Weight per pair 364 g | Platform size (L x W x H) 110 x 105 x 14 mm |
Pin diameter 3 mm | Number of pins 10 | Pin insertion below | Manufacturer’s website

The OneUp composite pedals seem average in many respects. The weight of 364 g per pair is mid-pack amongst the composite pedals, the platform size is neither particularly large nor particularly small, and 10 pins per side is in line with the test field average, too. The € 59.50 price point also sits in the middle of the composite models. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad. The bearings are dual sealed, which does a better job of preventing dirt and water from getting inside. To remove the axle and loosen the nut on the inside, you’ll need a long and skinny 9 mm socket, as with many other pedals. The pedals are 14 mm tall, but they’re slightly thicker in the middle to accommodate the axles, which is typical for composite models, and means that the OneUp have slightly convex platforms.

The 10 pins per side provide a good amount of grip in most conditions.
There’s a second cover under this one, which slows down the penetration of dirt and water.

The OneUp Composite Pedals on the trail

On the trail, the OneUp pedals offer a good level of grip, but still allow you to adjust your feet. Not only do they look very similar to the LOOK pedals, but they’re also comparable in terms of feel and grip – although the OneUp have two more pins. You’ve got to make sure that your feet are placed correctly to keep them put when things get rough. OneUp say the convex platforms are better adapted to the arches of your feet. However, our testers feel that this makes it less intuitive to find the correct position while providing a less secure footing than pedals with concave platforms – similar to the way standing on a concave skateboard feels more planted than standing on a flat board. Their self-cleaning is acceptable, but dirt can easily accumulate in the two smaller cut outs on the outside.

The OneUp Composite Pedals may seem average at first glance, but they turned out to be extremely reliable and performed well during our test. Although they don’t offer the most grip, it’s more than sufficient for most situations. However, dirt can easily accumulate in the smaller outside cut outs in very muddy conditions. Overall, however, you get a great set of pedals with the OneUp, which will hardly hold anyone back on the trail. Our Best Buy!


  • good grip
  • affordable


  • mediocre self-cleaning

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Click here for an overview: The best pedals for mountain bikers

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.