Pedals are obviously a critical interface with the bike. A broken pedal axle would be catastrophic, most likely causing injury or even death, especially considering that pedal failure would really only occur during massive impacts. In light of this, is there a standard for how strong pedals and pedal axles have to be? Are road/XC pedals necessarily weaker than their burlier MTB counterparts? I've never seen a pedal marketed with a maximum load rating or anything. Pedal breakage, although rare, does occasionally occur for reasons other than manufacturing defects, so it is a valid concern.
Hypothetically (or in real life!), would I be able to safely ride a road pedal down Red Bull Rampage or some other similar event with gigantic drops and jumps?
What about other components of the pedal interface? The threads? The threaded insert in a carbon crank? How about the cranks themselves?