These pedals are for those on the lookout for grippy foot stance but not ready to upgrade to cleats yet. While commuters might not see the need of this at all, the grip offered by a good platform pedal always comes in handy on the bumpy roads and more so while out about thrashing trails. This pair of pedals from Giant has 10 needles on each side, all of which are adjustable and replaceable. The axle is made of Chromoly steel and has a sealed bearing construction that hold the pedal together. Get ready for some more scars on your shin.