Will the redesigned Crankbrothers Stamp 1 pedal give cutting edge performance at a budget price?

The Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Gen 2 flat MTB pedal
Crankbrothers is best known for pedals and the Stamp 1 is the brand's popular entry-level model (Image credit: Crankbrothers)

Crankbrothers are renowned for delivering quality products from their Synthesis wheels ridden by Benoit Coulanges to victory in Les Gets last weekend, to their range of multi-tools and mini pumps like the m17 multi-tool. However, Crankbrothers are probably best known for their pedals and the Stamp 1 is the brand's popular entry-level, composite platform MTB option. Aimed to deliver the same high end performance as the Californian brand's best MTB flat pedal offerings like the Crankbrothers Stamp 7, it has the same optimal shoe/pedal interface in small and large pedal platform options, but at a more budget friendly price point.

Building on the success of the Gen 1, Crankbrothers now launch their all new Stamp 1 Gen 2 pedals, and say they have listened to rider feedback and delivered a new and improved flat pedal that builds upon the established Stamp legacy. So what's new in the Stamp 1 Gen 2? Read on to learn more...

MTB rider in action using the Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Gen 2 flat MTB pedal

The Stamp 1 Gen 2 is claimed to deliver cutting edge performance at a budget price (Image credit: Crankbrothers)

Crankbrothers say they have gone back to the drawing board with the Stamp 1 Gen 2 flat pedal and totally revamped the design. Firstly, giving the composite body more grip with Gen 2 getting more pins, 10 per side, which is one more than the previous model. The pedal also gets an improved concave design, again aimed to improve grip. The pin design is also new, one-piece for maximum grip and easy replacement. 

As you would expect from any Crankbrothers product, the updated pedal is crafted with what they say is an uncompromising commitment to quality, with the new Stamp 1 pedal boasting a robust nylon body that inherits the tried-and-true internals from their award-winning Stamp 7 flat pedals. Like its more expensive siblings, the Stamp 1 Gen 2 has Iarge bearings both in and outboard of the pedal, with a seal system to keep water and dirt well away from internals, while the pedal body turns on a chromoly steel spindle.

The Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Gen 2 flat MTB pedal

Gen 2 gets more pins with 10 per side for improved grip (Image credit: Crankbrothers)

The new Stamp 1 also uses a similar profile to the Stamp 7 with two sizes available. The smaller model pedal measures in at 100 x 100mm and the large at 111 x 114mm. Crankbrothers says these sizings give riders the most support and grip that best match the rider's shoe size, and they recommend small for shoe sizes: 3-10 US / 4-9 UK / 37-43.5 EU, and Large for shoe sizes: 10-15 US / 9-14 UK / 43.5-49 EU.

The Gen 2 pedals weigh in at a claimed 321g per pair on the small, and 348g on the large which is similar to the Gen 1's that weighed in at a claimed 299g on small and 329g on large. As mentioned, the pedal also benefits from a maximized concave design with minimum profile, which Crankbrothers say means that at the fore and aft edges, the pedal is 15.5mm thick while at the center it measures 13.5mm.

Rider fitting the Crankbrothers Stamp 1 Gen 2 flat MTB pedal

Stamp 1 Gen 2 pedals weigh in at 321g on small and 348g on large (Image credit: Crankbrothers)

The brand says the Stamp 1 Gen 2 will improve rider experience and offer excellent grip and performance at a budget friendly price. Covered by an excellent five-year warranty they are available now from Crankbrothers and selected dealers. Priced at $59.99 / £59.99 / €59.99 regardless of size chosen and available in five color options. More information can be found at Crankbrothers.com.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm