The Race Face Atlas Pedals work off the template for a solid gravity-oriented platform, while adding some great RF design improvements.
They start with a strong wide, chromoly spindle. They install four cartridge bearings around the spindle to make sure it turns smoothly no matter what. They build on top of the bearings a 101 by 114mm 6061-T6 aluminum alloy platform that is concave on both sides. It has 12mm stack height around the spindle and rises to at the ends. It helps cradle your foot and keeps it on the pedal, even when you leave the ground.
A great touch RF added are the bottom-loaded hex head traction pins. by threading though the bottom of the pedal and having the hex head on that side, it’s easy to remove damaged or worn pins. An added plus to these is that the fore and aft pins are angled toward the center to dig into your shoe and hold it in place. They also added a grease port that is out of the way but easy to access. Weight is 355g.