The Crank Brothers Stamp flat pedal has been around for a long time now, and for good reason. Featuring a nice and thin platform that’s available in two different sizes, the Stamp pedal is built around a serviceable bearing system that’s proven to be durable and easy to rebuild when needed.
Crank Brothers has expanded its flat pedal lineup over the years, and now offers quite the variety of spec levels to suit a broad range of budgets. Here we take a look at one of our favourite options, the Stamp 7.
Five models, two sizes
The Crank Brothers Stamp flat pedal range uses a simple numbering system – the higher the number, the higher the spec and price. There are five models in total, with the cheapest flat pedal being the Stamp 1 ($75 AUD), and the most expensive being the Stamp 11 ($475 AUD).
Regardless of price point, each Stamp pedal is available in two sizes; Small and Large. Crank Brothers recommends that riders with a smaller shoe size (EU 37-43) choose the Small pedal, and those with bigger shoe sizes (EU 43-49) should choose the Large.
It’s a simple idea, but it’s something we often see overlooked in the world of flat pedals with many brands offering just a single size. No doubt there’s a higher manufacturing and development cost associated with offering two platforms for each pedal model, but we’re glad to see Crank Brothers pursuing it so riders can get the best fit possible.
Crank Brothers Stamp 7 Flat Pedals
- Weight: 388g (size large, pair)
- RRP: $284.95 AUD
While we’ll freely admit that we’ve lusted after the uber-premium Stamp 11 pedals, there’s no denying the near-$500 AUD sticker price is a little over-the-top. The Stamp 7 pedals we have here are the next step down, and they come in almost $200 cheaper by swapping the titanium spindle for forged chromoly steel instead. Otherwise the two pedals are pretty much identical.
Both utilise a forged 6061-T6 alloy body that’s available in a wide range of colours. They feature a concave profile with the platform measuring just 11mm thick through the centre and 13mm thick at either end. Crank Brothers complements this concavity by utilising taller pins at the front and shorter pins in the middle. The result is a nicely supported feel with excellent grip and good ground clearance.
To suit our EU 44-45 shoes, we elected for the size Large in the Crank Brothers Stamp 7 flat pedals. The usable platform measures 110x110mm, putting these on the bigger side relative to the competition. Despite this, they still come in at a very competitive 388g for the pair.
Inside you’ll find a custom Igus LL-Glide bearing system supporting the main body. It’s a relatively simple system that works really well in our experience, and we like that there’s grease port at the end of the spindle that allows you to pump in fresh grease when needed. They’re a doddle to pull apart and service, and Crank Brothers sells rebuild kits if you need to give them a proper refresh. It’s also worth highlighting that all of the Crank Brothers Stamp flat pedals come with a 5-year warranty, which is a nice touch.