Weighing in at 332g the pair plus 76g for the cleats, the Miche MT4s aren’t the lightest pedals around but they’re built to last and they work great.
The MT4s are made up of a varnished alloy body that spins on a steel axle. Clipping in is very straightforward – you just press down as usual and the pivoting fastening plate, which is controlled by two internal coil springs, snaps reassuringly onto the cleat so you’re never in any doubt as to whether it has engaged. Unclipping is just as obvious, and you can adjust the release mechanism by turning an Allen bolt at the rear – it couldn’t be easier.
The large platform spreads the pressure well to minimise the chances of getting hotspots on your feet as you pedal and the bearings, which were smooth out of the box, have stayed that way over several hundred miles. When the time comes for giving them some TLC, you just take a bolt out of the pedal body and squeeze some liquid lube in – it goes straight through to the bearings. You also get spare plastic body and side plates; they’ll attach easily if and when the original ones need replacing.
The cleats, which use a Look 3-bolt pattern, put up with unavoidable walking reasonably well – no complaints there. The yellow ones that come in the box don’t have any float but you can get replacement red cleats with 5-degrees of movement before you unclip if you prefer.
Overall, these are good pedals for the cash, particularly for those who value durability over light weight.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Miche MT4 pedals
Size tested: n/a
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, especially larger riders who need extra strength/durability
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 worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, 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. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.