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Pinnd release the CS2+. Is this the world's strongest MTB pedal?

Pinnd CS2+ pedal
(Image credit: Pinnd)

The Scottish brand Pinnd has created what it believes to be the strongest pedal available.

Pinnd is a small, family-run brand that specializes in producing premium pedals. Manufactured in Scotland, all the pedals are five-axis milled in small batches to assure a super-premium product with a high-quality finish to match.

Based on the brand's original CS2 pedal, Pinnd has developed the CS2+ which uses Beryllium Copper for the spindle and pins. The existing CS2 uses a titanium spindle and steel pins, but switching to Beryllium Copper, which is known for its high strength properties, greatly increases strength to better handle the rigors of enduro and downhill riding. 

Pinnd CS2+ pedal

(Image credit: Pinnd)

To compete with the best MTB flat pedals, Pinnd has carried over the existing internals and platform design from the regular CS2. The pedals spin on an HK1015 inner needle bearing and two outer cartridge bearings. This oil sealed bearing set-up avoids axial play that afflicts other pedals and should keep the oil in and the water and dirt out.

The pedal body is also carried over from the CS2, machined from 7075 T6 Anodised Aluminum it has a platform measuring 110mm x 105mm. 26 pins screw into each pedal body to provide maximum grip with your best MTB flat pedal shoes.

The CS2+ pedals weigh in at 480g with beryllium copper pins fitted. Unsurprisingly Pinnd says that there is no weight limit – although the CS2 titanium axled pedals also have no weight limit - and come with a five-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. Pinnd also offers a half-price crash replacement too should something untoward happen.

Pedals are available for pre-order from pinnd.co.uk and will retail for £265, shipping is expected to commence at the end of February.

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro and, most recently, gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotlands wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect and the muckier side of Cyclingnews 


Rides: Canyon Strive, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg