I saw them in person last week and placed my foot upon them, and now I am getting a set for sure. They look and feel great. They are thin, concave, good pin placement etc... I would call the platform size of this pedal medium which I like because I will hit them less often.
(PS you may not want to listen to me as I only ride flats on my hardtail.)
Don't have the Atlas pedals but I had a really positive experience with Race Face warranty replacement. Sure, it would have been even better if the part hadn't broken at all, but when it did, I got a new one fast and without problems. I can't say the same for all companies I've dealt with.
Got the cheaper Aefects on the DH bike and they have been swell also. No long term data on durability but they have taken a few shots without any issues, have a nice platform size, are concave and grippy. I'm sure the Atlas pedals are even nicer being a few mm thinner and lighter.
Update: Got a few more days in with a bunch of hard rock strikes (one of which tossed me OTB in a rock gallery) and still running smooth as when they were purchased. Very pleased.
I bought a set about a month ago to use primarily on my DH bike. I took them as a backup on a road trip last week hitting several states on our trail bikes and ended up riding them all but one day. So with over a hundred miles on them on my trail bike and a little time on my DH bike I can say they are awesome pedals. Highly recommended
how proprietary / weird are they? my definition of a reasonable flat pedal is 'has pins that I can replace pretty easily if I go into my box of pins that I've accumulated for typical flat pedals over the years' or 'has pins that can be replaced at a hardware store the day before a road trip'.
I haven't tried the Crampon pedals, but that is why I don't like the look of them. The body is basically convex, instead of concave like most other pedals. I recently switched to the Spank Spike pedals which are flat and while the grip is good, I could feel the difference in body shape. I don't see how being super thin makes up for the convex shape.
had them for a few months. bashed them a bunch. no complaints. do wish more pedals these days had the pedal wrench option and not just allen removal though...
that inboard bump is nothin - the lighting in that pic makes it look huge.