Sharon bought a pair of these low cost platform pedals for her Pugsley that were giving her a lot more grip than the pedals on her Santa Cruz Nomad. It was one of those problems she didn’t fully appreciate until she tried another setup that worked much better for her. Having confidence in your shoe + pedal interface is crucial for a mountain biker – especially one who is still learning a ton each ride. So she bought another pair of the same pedals and I installed them on her Nomad. She’ll keep the old pedals for a less demanding application like on a city bike.
Platform pedals and sticky rubber 5.10 mountain bike shoes can be an amazingly effective combination for traction, comfort and ease of leaping off the bike during a fail techy move, but not all pedals grip your shoes as well as they should. It’s worth experimenting with a few models before you invest in a pair of new platforms.