Tested : Pete’s Deity Deftrap Flat Pedal Review.

Inspired by their TMAC Signature pedal, the Deity Deftrap flat aims to offer plenty of grip and a large platform for some serious riding.

The composite flat pedal market is a busy one, so can Deity’s Deftrap offering get its head and shoulders above the competition? Pete has been finding out.

Photos by Pete Scullion.

Key features:

  • Injection Molded Nylon Fiber Composite Body
  • Non-offset symmetrical design
  • Large 113mm L x 103mm W footprint
  • Featuring a true concave pedal body profile
  • 1.5mm of concave shape in the pedal body (per side)
  • 18mm at the center
  • 10 pins per side (8 replaceable steel pins, and 2 fixed nylon pins)
  • 2 sealed bearings with oversized DU bushing
  • Open channeling for optimized mud and snow shedding capabilities
  • Black, Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Turquoise, Yellow, Mint, Purple, and Pink
  • 391 grams per pair
  • £49.99 RRP
  • DeityComponents.com

Deity’s Deftrap pedals are a large platform, composite construction offering to take on the rest of the plastic pedal brigade. Arguably the main difference with these gawdy orange flats is the sheer size of the platform itself.

That 113mm x 103mm platform is injection moulded nylon fibre with 1.5mm concave per side and sits at 18mm thick at the centre. The axle runs on two sealed bearings with an oversized DU bush. You get ten pins per side, eight of which are replaceable. Two large cut outs are designed to shift the mud through when things get clarty.

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The symmetric shape means that your feet don’t try to rotate as you’re pedalling, and this becomes especially noticeable on technical climbs. Compared to other pedals like the Burgtec composite pedals, these have a wide stance. This can feel odd to begin with but it definitely works, the narrower stance feeling very odd when you go back to them.

Grip is good but not World class. Pedals like the Hope F22, DMR Vaults or Nukeproof Horizon Pro definitely beat these for outright traction. With a sticky set of shoes, they’re good enough for general trail use and would make a very good dirt jump or pump track pedal where you can get away with slightly less grip.

Despite some serious rock strikes, the pins and body have held up well, and while the axle spins relatively free compared to some others, we’ve had no issues with the bearings or DU bushes to date.

What do we think?

A perfectly serviceable set of composite flats, the Deity Deftraps maybe bely their freeride roots where pure grip isn’t the be all end all. In the right circumstances they are a sure-footed, well-priced pedal that will go the distance. There are grippier flat pedals out there.

We love:

  • Wide stance
  • Symmetric design
  • Reliable

Could do better:

  • Not the best in outright grip

You can check out the Deity Deftrap pedal over on their website here.