Pedal pin toughness: the buttressed tall=5.5 mm) stainless steel pins on my Squidworx pedals are all fine after a year’s riding.
I no longer “maintain” the trails by shaving down rocks and shredding logs and stumps with my pedals — as I did in my greenhorn year of riding. I roached a pr. of Stamp 1 pedals every 6 months back then.
I do contact the odd hunk of bedrock with my Squidworx (I weigh sub-105 kg only in my dreams), and the pins are TOUGH. Never bend, never break. Don’t underestimate a buttressed design.