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Miche Supertype MT7 pedals



Very good lightweight pedals - but you have to pay for that performance

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This is the flagship pedal from Italian brand Miche, and an impressive design it is too. Our pair hit the scales at 266g – 342g including the cleats – which is lightweight although not quite super-light. You do, though, get a very large platform to spread the load and keep pressure to a minimum.

The body of the pedal is CNCed alloy, the axle is titanium and the fastening plate is carbon fibre. You control the locking/release force via an Allen bolt at the back and a little display tells you the level of tension.

Clipping in is positive – a solid ‘clunk’ tells you that you’re attached – and twisting out is just as clear-cut. One of our bearings felt a little rough out of the box, but one ride in and it was running ultra-smooth and both pedals have stayed that way since, despite high mileage and some heavy-handed – or should that be heavy-footed’? – abuse.

A grease port in the pedal body allows you to apply lube directly to the axle and cartridge bearing without taking the whole thing apart, which is handy. We’ve not even had to do that yet – these pedals are very resistant to letting water and grit in.

The yellow cleats supplied don’t have any float, so if you like a bit of foot movement you’ll need to get some red ones instead. They use the same bolt pattern as Look (and most other brands) so fitting them to your shoes is simple enough.

The only problem is the price


Very good lightweight pedals - but you have to pay for that performance

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Make and model: Miche Supertype MT7 pedals

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Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? The price would put me off

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Maybe

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 184cm  Weight: 74kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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