What part of the pedal breaks? Is the actual spindle or …?
Yeah the spindle snaps just at the inside of the cone and lock nut. I only had one break out of five in my household? Maybe six between my wife and I and all our bikes or former bikes. All the pedals have many gouges and scrapes from rock strikes. I think it was mostly the first generation of the current models. One other difference was the first gen were I think slightly thicker because new shoes and pedals were a tight fit. Newer pedals are not as tight.
Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.