I live in Australia. Im new to the whole mnt bike scene. I use my mnt bike for excercise (doctors orders) I have the proper bike tool kit, but am still learning. My question: I ride a Giant boulder 1 2015 mnt bike. My crank shaft is Crankset Suntour NEX, 28-38-48T. I want to up grade the pedals, so what size pedals would fit my crank arm? Thanks.


There are basically two common sizes for pedal threads.

Almost every adult bike will have 9/16" threads, with the LEFT foot pedal being left-hand thread (ie, backwards), and the RIGHT foot pedal being right-hand thread (ie normal)

Children's bikes have 1/2" threads. Just about all of them are one left hand and one right hand thread, but its also possible for small bikes to have two right-hand threads. This is workable because your average small child isn't putting out high wattages.

There are some very rare cranks with 12mm or 14mm threads, but in reality you won't have one of them. I'd be 99.9% sure its a 9/16" thread.

To be super-sure - take the old pedals with you when you go to buy your new ones.

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    @Swifty good spotting - thank you. Do feel free to just edit answers to remove inaccuracies.
    – Criggie
    Aug 9 '19 at 12:28
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    Many online stores (and another way of expressing what one requires for a compatible pedal) state, "....with a 9/16 inch spindle." The spindle being the center, rod-like central axis that has the 1/2" or 9/16" threads on one end
    – Jeff
    Aug 11 '19 at 5:26

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