All the cool kids are switching out their platform pedals for the newest generation of thin pedals these days for good reason. Low profile pedals are less likely to strike rocks, and the lower q-factor not only offers additional clearance while cornering, but by lowering your center of gravity you can rail corners that much faster. It’s like lowering your bottom bracket without the clearance penalties.
The HT AE01 pedals come in at a thin 11mm, making them an appealing choice for your next set of pedals- some thin pedals look like one good hit could break them off your bike. If you’ve ever broken a crank arm or pedal off at high speed, you know what kind of chaos can ensue, so there is definitely a such thing as too light. Replaceable pins that thread in from the backside mean you should be able to get more than one season from these. (these test models look like they’ve taken a beating and other than some bent pins appear to be holding up well) The spindle rolls on one patent bearing and a dual DU bushing and they appear to be quite serviceable to the end user. Listed weight comes in at 358g per pair. At $150, they aren’t exactly cheap for pedals made overseas, but competitive with the current crop of skinny pedals.
Check it out: HT AE01 Pedals