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Chromag Pilot Pedal

Chromag Pilot Pedal
  • Color: Black
  • Color: Blue
  • Color: Red
  • Color: Purple
  • Color: Gold
Color: Black
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The Pilot is the union of Chromag's extensive flat pedal design combined with a proven, dual sided SPD compatible cleat engagement system. With a long, 110mm body, the Pilot's pins reach beyond the cleat channel of most shoes to provide a secure 4-point pin contact between shoe and pedal. The Pilot features our F.1 high-strength chromoly axle system, with a double seal, inner bushing, and outer cartridge bearing.

The Pilot is compatible with all 2-bolt SPD cleats.

If you've been browsing their pedals you've probably noticed Chromag bang on about Q-Factor a fair bit. So here's a quick explanation.

Essentially Q-Factor is the distance between the pedal attachment points on the crank arms, also referred to as Tread. It could also be described as the width of your crankset. This affects your stance, if you've ever been snowboarding think of it as the same thing, essentially the distance between your feet.

Now, technically pedals have nothing to do with Q-Factor (imagine really wide pedals in the above diagram, the Q-Factor would remain unchanged), this is purely a crank measurement, but people have come to adopt the phrase to mean the same thing. And in practice, all we really care about is how far apart your feet are (stance).

So in reality, pedals with a larger "Q-Factor" will give you a wider stance, and vice versa.

In road riding, a narrower stance can help with aerodynamics, but it also has to suit the individual's body ergonomics. It could also be considered that the wider the Q-Factor, the more force is required through the bars to keep the bike from tipping sideways. 10 years ago this might have been noticeable, but with mountain bike bars commonly reaching 800mm+ this effect is pretty negligible.

In mountain biking we don't care about aerodynamics as much, so it's more a question of what feels best. Some riders like narrow, some like wide (Ian for example, who actually has a custom spacer made to widen his stance), and some can't even tell the difference.

Part Numbers

Option UPC Store SKU
Black 826974040749 CHR28648615K
Blue 826974040787 CHR27289747E
Red 826974040763 CHR26617388D
Purple 826974040756 CHR2939499E
Gold 826974040770 CHR2753622D