Pedals are a very important part of the bicycle. As a rider, they are your main connection to your bike. The specific design of pedal installed on your bicycle can have a dramatic effect on the riding feel. Unlike in the past, there are now dozens and dozens of pedal designs available for all sorts of different riders.
Whether you are buying a new bike and want to make sure you get the right pedals, or you are considering an upgrade for your current pedals, this guide will explain the pros and cons of various types of bike pedals, how they work, and the important decisions you have to make in order to get the right version for you.