I mainly ride Enduro and All Mountain and with my rowing boat type feet (EU size 46) a large surface is very important to me. Sharp, long pins create a lot of grip and give security even in the nastiest stone fields. If this is not given, it quickly happens: Pedal to the shin. I consider good industrial bearings to be obligatory for a good pedal. I would recommend the OneUp Components aluminium platform pedals and the classic DMR Vault.