Review | Chromag Contact Flat Pedals – Nip Your Cranks, Not Your Shins

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Amanda tests and reviews Brandon Semenuk’s favourite flat pedals – the Chromag Contact

For the past six months I have gone from trail bike to enduro bike, back to trail, and eventually ended up on a steel hardtail. I’ve been changing shoes and bikes as if they grow on trees, with the one consistency being my pedals. And yes, I am sticking with flat pedals on a twitchy hardtail.

Shaped to keep your feet close to the cranks.

The Chromag Contact is Brandon Semenuk’s signature pedal, so if they’re good enough for that trickster they should be more than enough for me.

Designed with a lightweight compact platform that protrudes out around the axle and bearing housing to bring your feet closer to the cranks, they offer a level of control that I haven’t had before. The bearing housing is very neat and flush with the pedal body, making sure it doesn’t get in the way.

Neat bearing housing.

Chromag Contact Pedals – The Ride

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Review Info

Brand:Chromag
Product:Contact Pedal
From:http://www.hotlines-uk.com/
Price:£109.99
Tested:by Amanda for 6 months

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more economically aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (1)

    Be good to see a comparison with the DMR Vault, instead of the V12, as they’re closer competition.

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