BMX Pedals Now... Metal pedals or plastic pedals? there is a lot of debate within the BMX community about which are better. As with most things both are good in their own ways, firstly metal pedals are stronger thats a no brainer, but they are heavier and rattle a lot if they have a little play in the bearings. Metal pedals are also considered gripper as the pins don't wear down therefore are a lot more durable. Plastic pedals are lighter and often make no noise when the bearings have a little rattle, and to solve durability and grip issues most manufactures have developed at least one of their aftermarket plastic pedals to come with adjustable and replaceable metal pins, giving you the best of both worlds. check out our collection of pedals below!.