Race Face Chester Flat Pedals Review

4.82 out of 5
Weight: 340 grams
By Greg Heil    on Oct 4, 2017

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October 16, 2019
Model/Year: 2019

Pros: Grip well (NB: My pedals have 8 pins top and bottom) Light weight Love color variety Pins easy to replace

Cons: If you get lighter colors they can get discolored pretty quickly

Recommendation: These have been the best flats I've used thus far.

June 29, 2019
Model/Year: Race Face Chesters 2019

Pros: Fairly light weight. Durable composite platform.

Cons: Only two pin across the top and across the bottom. Doesn't lock in well enough with my shoes and style of riding. Platform is a bit small also.

Recommendation: With only two pins across the top and across the bottom I cannot recommend these pedals. There is just not enough grip for my riding style and shoes. I switched over to Bontragers composite pedals which has three pins across the top and bottom. It makes a world of difference for me -- better grip and I can place my feet with different angles as needed.

October 18, 2018
Model/Year: 2018 Chester Pedal

Pros: Great platform pedal The adjustable pins are small and grip my shoes very well.

Cons: Pins feel sharp when they hit your shins

Recommendation: I definitely recommend these pedals

September 27, 2018
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Grippy Many colors available Tough Poly- softens the blow when striking pedals on rocks Inexpensive

Cons: none

Recommendation: Love them, very grippy with 510 freeriders I have them on my trail bike and fat bike. One nice side benefit to plastic pedals on the fat bike in the winter is they don't get as COLD!

August 28, 2018
Pros: Nice wide platform Excellent grip

Cons: Haven't come across any yet.

Recommendation: Recommended.

November 24, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Lightweight, grippy, strong, cheap

Cons: None

June 16, 2017
Model/Year: 5

Pros: Super Grippy Light Weight Low Price

Cons: Plastic/ Nylon Construction

Recommendation: I would recommend them

June 5, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Decent grip, Good colour options.

Cons: Not as many studs as other flats.

Recommendation: Switched to these after 20 years of riding clipless. Supper Happy

February 10, 2017
Pros: super grip, durable

Cons: none

Recommendation: I clipped a tree and bent the shaft. Disassembled pedal to bend it back. Still works like new and didn't hurt the nylon.

November 3, 2016
Pros: Awesome pedals! Lightweight, grips all shoes well. Smooth operation.

Cons: A little pricey

Recommendation: Worth the extra dollars.