Deity's new complete product lineup has put them even more on the map with a full components spec of handlebars, stems, grips, saddles, seatposts, seatpost collars, and pedals. After unveiling an almost completely new product catalog for 2017, the Deity Bladerunner pedals are one of the few products that continued on. Here in this review, we are breaking down Deity's thinest platform pedal, the Bladerunner!
The Bladerunner pedals feature a super thin 11mm tall and 103mm x 100mm platform and are a do it all flat pedal. For this review, I rode these Deity pedals on my downhill bike for some winter riding at Windrock Bike Park in Tennessee as well as at the local dirt jumps and dual slalom tracks. After taking the Bladerunner pedals out of the box, it didn't take long to realize these are a very high quality pedal, with no detail left behind.
After riding the Bladerunner for a couple months, I became accustomed to my feet sliding around a little on the pedals. That being said, the Bladerunner pedals made it easy to ride foot out flat out with a loose riding style. I think some riders prefer different levels of grip from their flat pedals, and I fall on the side of maximum grip over anything. For me, I would prefer the Deity TMAC Signature pedals but at the same time, I know riders that prefer the way the Bladerunner pedals ride. Being able to drop your heals and take your feet on and off the pedals with ease in a reliable durable package is what the Deity Bladerunner pedals do best!
Max Morgan is 25 years old, and lives in Brevard, North Carolina. Max grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started racing downhill at the age of 15. He has now been racing professionally for the last 7 years, competing in the U.S. Pro GRT series and UCI World Cup series. Check out Max's rider spotlight here!