Spring 2017 Deity totally revamped their entire product line, from top to bottom. Now with a full lineup of premium products, Deity Components covers all of your controls. They carry more than just handlebars and stems, now with seats, seatposts, grips, and pedals. Here in this product review, we are testing the Deity Components Compound Pedals. The Compound pedals are Deity's entry level pedal offering but Deity still says they are packed with unbelievable performance. Let's see how they do on the trail!
The Deity Compound pedals start at a pocket friendly price and still peg the question, when are these pedals going to give up? They nylon fiber body is designed plain and simple to perform hassle free for as long as you let them. Deity says there durability will surprise you. Let's see if they are right!
I mounted the Compound pedals to my Santa Cruz Hightower and went for some for some quick laps in Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, North Carolina. I don't usually ride flat pedals on my trail bike, but after a few rides, I felt right at home. On my way home, I hopped on our local slalom track and found some fun little dirt jumps as well. Even though this was a short term test (riding the Deity Compound pedals for about a week), it didn't take too long to see where the pedals excelled and where they didn't.
The Deity Compound pedals do the job just right. Yes they are "plastic", but they come at a great price and are packed with value. These pedals provide enough grip to be ridden out on your local trails, skatepark, dirt jumps, and even around town. They have a thin profile while still maintaining a slightly concave shape with enough freedom to adjust your feet when you need to. The nylon fiber composite will glance off of rocks without leaving behind a cracked or twisted pedal. The Compound pedals do the job they set out to do, be a solid all around pedal at a killer price. That being said, when the downhill bike comes out, I am going to grab the Deity TMAC signature pedals!
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!
Also check out Max's latest edit riding at Neko Mulally's Windrock Bike Park.