Good pedal depending on ride style and shoes
I bought these for my full suspension mountain bike to replace the rubbish that came with the bike (the bearings failed after a few months).
The MT Lux Comp is a strong, well made pedal with smooth bearings. It is fairly compact and relatively light for a flat mountain bike pedal. It doesn't weigh as much as a large flatty but neither is it as grippy or easy to plant your foot on in a hurry (it's not symmetric top and bottom). I didn't want an SPD style pedal on my mountain bike because of the style of my riding and the type of routes I ride. So for me it is a compromise between a large flat MTB pedal and a step-in SPD style pedal.
One benefit of the small size is that you get a little bit more ground clearance than you would with a large flatty when you are pedalling through a bend. Having caught a pedal while pedalling through a fast bend once I know that's a good thing!
Something I found to be a problem was that the SPD cleats on my cycle shoes (fitted for use on another bike) made contact with the centre part of the pedals and scratched them. I've since used a mini die grinder to smooth off the sharp edges of the cleats and I'm hoping the scratching won't get worse. At the moment its only superficial. I realise the pedal isn't designed to be used like this but i won't be the only person out there using cleated shoes on these pedals so it's worth a mention. I think the best solution will be to buy another pair of cycle shoes for use without cleats fitted (more expense), that way the pedal cage will probably make better contact with shoe sole and grip will be improved.
I think these pedals are good value for a quality japanese product and recommend them but if you're not going to bolt a toe clip on the front I think a symmetrical pedal with perhaps a slightly more aggressive grip pattern would be an improvement.
27 February 2010
Good, reasonably lightweight
I put these on my steel single speed. They look great and have a nice grip.
05 April 2016
MKS MT Lux Comp MTB Pedals
I put these on a road bike. They look sharp and grip nice when riding more aggressively.
28 March 2016
Excellent, simple pedal.
Fitted to these to my new bike along with MKS half toe clips. Really nice combination. I have similar pedals on my other bike and very comfortable with them both. That said I am considering moving to cleated pedals!
27 November 2015
smooth long lasting
3rd set of these I use bullet proof and smooth for urban cycling
30 January 2015
Good pedals, nice price, they work well. I'm sure there's a reason why there is a different surface on each side but I don't know why?
19 June 2011
I've used them for a month now and they are satisfying. As reported by others there are two sides to these pedals. One that sticks and one that slips, be sure to stay on the right side. That's why I only give 4 stars.
11 May 2011
Have a pair on a Marin Rock Springs, they have been used for commuting and off road, in all weather, including winter snow and the dreaded Car and Bike killing salt and grit, nearly completed 5,000 miles and still spin like they were new, never been serviced, just washed down occasionally.
I use them with stiff plastic toe clops, and can even ride in walking boots when conditions require, Very recommended !
30 October 2010
Good for most off-roading
Got these as an upgrade for the plastic ones that came with my MTB. They're good quality and look the part too. I don't use toe clips so when I took them out of the box I thought they might be a bit on the small side, but the metal rim does seem to grip the sole of my shoe quite well. The only down side is they're different top and bottom, with one side less grippy than the other so you've got to make sure you're cycling with them "the right way up"!
01 March 2010
Bought these pedals a couple of years ago and put a couple of thousand miles through them. The right pedal has started clicking on most rotations, I did see some 'string' wrapped around the right pedal at one point that look part of the rotation surface, or this maybe a red herring. It was stated that they were serviceable, any advice on how to stop them clicking?
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These are not expensive pedals, and could probably have been engineered much better. I use them as they suit my style of bike, but I always take them apart, rebuild them and pack them with good grease before use. Inside you may find variable amounts of hard grease and metal swarf. Also, the bearings are frequently not "true" and have high-spots. So, they may need some running in, followed by another rebuild. The clicking may be the ball-bearings catching on a high spot during rotation and hitting each other. If you've rebuilt and packed with grease and have not reassembled too slack or tight then I'd just forget about it until your next service. Then rebuild again.