½ inch VS 9/16 Inch

Pedals for BMX bikes generally come in two different spindle sizes for different types of cranks. 9/16’s of an inch is a thicker spindle for three-piece cranks. These are the majority of pedals that BMX riders ride. ½ inch pedal spindles are made for 1 piece cranks, these pedals are for the more old and mid school builds since once piece cranks are used for freestyle BMX anymore. When choosing your pedals, the spindle size will be the first choice you make. If it is a new age BMX, you will be wanting 9/16 of an inch.