Nylon pedals used to have a bad rap. And with some folks, I suppose they still might. But if you are on a budget, the current crop of 'premium' nylon pedals is pretty great. All of the features of a high end aluminum pedal are there: re-buildability, replaceable pins, grippy, big platform, sealed bearings. Of the nylon pedals out there, these are our favorite.
The Deity Deftrap is huge, has a beefy axle, lots of traction pins, decently sized bearings and a big, big bushing. When you are riding them, you can't tell the pedal body is plastic. Technically, it's plastic reinforced with fiberglass. That makes it stiffer than a simple plastic pedal. Some nylon pedal proponents also tout the slippery-ness of plastic. The idea is this: the traction pins dig into your shoe, so no slipping there, but when the pedal hits a rock or log, it slides rather than bites. I don't fully buy that, as I'd assume the traction pins would dig into said surface, but maybe in some cases it's true.
Besides all of the basic tech, the Deftrap pedals look good, and come in oddball colors that we love. Mint! I'll take 10. Great way to inexpensively upgrade your bike and make your feet happy.
The Deftrap is 113 x 103 mm. That's bigger than the Black Kat
pedals from Deity, and barely smaller than our favorite huge pedal, the Chromag Scarab.