The Pilot is the union of Chromag's extensive flat pedal design combined with a proven, dual sided SPD compatible cleat engagement system. With a long, 110mm body, the Pilot's pins reach beyond the cleat channel of most shoes to provide a secure 4-point pin contact between shoe and pedal. The Pilot features our F.1 high-strength chromoly axle system, with a double seal, inner bushing, and outer cartridge bearing.
The Pilot is compatible with all 2-bolt SPD cleats.
Love the Details, love the quality, love the products, love the performance!!!
I've been really impressed by the build quality and function of these. Having used XT trails for years and wanting to try a pedal with more support and traction while unclipped, these fit my needs perfectly.
It's great having the familiar feel of SPD engagement with a more of a cage to provide more input for handling and moving the bike around, but the cages aren't so big as to interfere in tight situations.
Clipping in and out feels crisp and is intuitive. These are a great option if you're looking for Chromag build quality, looks and serviceability and a little more meat to your pedals than the some of the smaller options out there, without adding too much weight or bulk.
I'm very stoked on these pedals. I had to fiddle a bit getting them set up with my shoes - I found that the rear pedal pins (2 pins behind the cleat insert section of pedal) were grabbing the sole of my shoe and made it hard to clip out. SO I removed these pins and no problem - still a big cage to stand on while unclipped. Also found I had to tighten the spring to half way on the display to feel a good positive eject. Once set, I LOVE THESE PEDALS!
Full disclosure - I work at Chromag. But I have been using these pedals for a few thousand km's and have some thoughts that might be helpful to buyers. I've tried them with 3 different pairs of shoes and haven't had any issues with struggling to clip in, or hanging up on clip out. If you're having issues, a second washer can be added under the pins if needed, or the pins can be removed altogether depending on shoe and/or preference. I have tried them without pins and find that I still get the benefits of the large platform, but the float feels a bit more "free". With the pins, you can still clip out no problem, but it feels a bit more locked in place and resistant to twisting, like a flat pedal. I think experienced clip riders will like this feeling, but obviously down to personal preference. The anodizing on either side of the binding was pretty worn off after a couple months, from pedal strikes and/or from missing the binding when clipping in. And like any moving part, the bindings can start to squeak when pedalling after riding in dusty conditions. Just keep the bindings clean, and apply a bit of triflow on the springs to avoid this.
great new pedal, easy to click in and out.
i took two pins out on each side to fit my shoe better, still super grippy.
5stars, would recommend