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If you were going to buy a new flat pedal right now...

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Superdeft, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Superdeft

    Superdeft Monkey

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    I love my A-Frames shape and grip, but they're older and now on my BMX bike. 180 bucks for the mag/ti version seems a little steep for an upgrade, and I want something in the 400-500g range. I've searched.

    If you were going to buy a new flat pedal right now with weight and flatness as considerations, which would it be?
     

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  2. ryan/kona29

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    i am riding on primo pro pedals(sealed) right now there great! i think there flat for the most part, maybe just a slight curve but you should like them!
    go to www.danscomp.com go to pedals and scroll down to the primo tenderizers(sealed) you can also get the unsealed in(red,blue,gold,)

    what do you mean by 400-500g range?money
     
  3. phlegm

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    DMR V12 Magnesium.
     
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    The budget and time to make my own.
     
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    I go with cheap BMX brand pedals. I mean. Pedals are disposable, they are so simple.
     
  6. -dustin

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    i don't know how much AirCorps weigh, but i figure they're lighter than the JimCs i used (with a few longer pins per side). i like them both, with a herringbone sole. wasn't too much a fan of a waffle sole with the AirCorps.

    ryan, he means weight.
     
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    shimano dx's i love mine and put the long pins in. or welgo b52's
     
  8. biker3

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    flat boys is where its at. No one can touch Easton's grip. Specialized low pros are real nice too, they're about the lowest profile pedal out there but they have real good grip.
     
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    flat boys grip like no other.
     
  10. degoose

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    speed play drillium are super light, and really grippy!
     
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    Truvativ Holzfeller pedals are awesome, and the Specialized low pro is awesome as well. With many years of experience around Primo Tenderizers, I must advise, do not get them. The spindles bend really easily, the bearings don't last, and the pins are a pain to replace. They are very concave, but not really a great pedal. Truvativ or Specialized, 5.10 or cheap Van's shoes. Pink band-aids.
     
  12. dhkid

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    i third that!!! all they need is a change of pins and some grease from time to time.
     
  13. partsbara

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    i d be keen to try cranks bros 5050XXs
     
  14. dhkid

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    they dont really grip well unless you run 5.10.s even with the long pins. otherwise really bling!
     
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    speaking from personal experience i assume ??? my experience with 5 10s is that i always prefer shorter pedal pins as the long one are just too grippy...

    you mean that there are other shoes than 5 10s ??? :)
     
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    I just got the 50/50's and they seem to grip well with plain ole' vans . I'm liking them so far, 3 short rides with lots of sprinting.
     
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    5 10s and cullys with long pins are the bomb, who needs clipless.
     
  18. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    the new specialized pedals rock.. i havent bought them yet but have ridden them. I am more than happy with my atom labs though
     
  19. zahgurim

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    I'm happy with Wellgo's B77s. Cheap in price, not in quality.
     
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    I am running the new crank bros 50/50 and LOVE them, they just have the perfect pedal feel IMO.
     
  21. bigdrop05

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    Used PRIMO Tenderizers for a long time.

    Have POVERTY now & they rock,grippier pins!
     
  22. skinny mike

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    speedplay drilliums are kick ass pedals. they grip well and are lighter than the shimano dx pedals.
     
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    Demolition Team mags 18.8 oz.
     
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    Syncros Ti

    stiff
    light
    grippy as hell
     
  25. OGRipper

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    Shimano DX with long pins, Atomlab Aircorp (if you don't mind bushing play), or Special Ed low pros.

    And 5.10 Impacts...:love:
     
  26. motomike

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    'nother vote for Speedplay Drilliums. They are the most beautiful pedals, and don't let go of you're feet.

     
  27. Superdeft

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    What about lightweight pedals? The bike I'm using them on is on a diet for 4X and a snappier feel, so I can't just get any pair of boat-anchor flats.
     
  28. Bicyclist

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    How 'bout Tioga MX Pro pedals? They do have concave but they're comfy and super grippy even in Vans. EDIT: Plus they're really light.
     
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    I decided to try this new dk pedal for this season, its called distortion. they have a mag ti version which i got for about 100 bucks from dans comp. i dont have much time on em yet because of the winter here but i do like them, the ti spindle is 14 mm and beef. ti nitraded to, the pic i posted is the cro mo one with out the gold bling. the only thing i have found that i dislike is i feel like there should be like two or four more pins on the inside of the pedal, just the feel is kinda strange with out them, i have considered drilling and tapping two more and will if grip becomes a issue over the next season. but so far i think it is just different feeling, not a bad thing though. The nicest thing is the mag/ti version is under a pound!

    http://www.dkbicycles.com/parts/parts.html
    go to parts and pedals distortion

    http://www.danscomp.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&item=465029



    I have been known to be really hard on pedals, and have essentially given up on riding low profile race pedals simply because spindles and bearings that small just havent held up. heres some pedals i have had major issues with.

    flatboys, have had two sets, awesome feel and craftsmenship but neither set lasted more than a season, bearings blew up like a grenade on both sets and the bodys exploded off taken hardware with, and they werent good about spare parts.
    aircorps sick pedals but basically had the exact same issues as the flatboys.
    holzfellars. rode em for two weeks before the completely died, bearings siezed, body crunched everything just bad. talked to truvative, said they would warrenty them, sent em off and never heard from them again.
    trailpimps. these were sick pedals, i really liked the design, but on the fifth ride on them a rock came up and broke one of the cross beams on the body, the pedal felll apart after that, but i dont blame em. it was at whistler and i just nailed this rock with all my weight on the pedal. so i would rock those again.
    syncros. i was tired of all these pedals breaking so i wennt for the end all be all, the uber burly completely rebuildable stainless syncros. but though they seem basically indestructable, they weigh twice as much as your average flats at least, which you can really feel pedaling. and the pins are so intensely gnarly that if you ride with out full front and back leg protection your legs will look like ground beef after the first time you slip. i sold them because i wasnt man enough.
     
  30. degoose

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    speed play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  31. Superdeft

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    Speedplays are out, too heavy and I don't like the profile or pins.
    How is the concavity of those DK pedals? (If you can you compare to the a-frames, great.)
     
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    I think those DKs look terrible. They look like there's no grip at all. I have ridden A-frames, and I would recommend Tioga MX Pro pedals. They're grippier and lighter, and they have a way lower profile. Specialized Lo-Pro Mags are also nice and they're easy to rebuild.
     
  33. Jester

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    Easton Cullys are the best pedals i have ever ridden, I have had a pair for about three years now and i absolutely love them. I use the them on my Hollowpoint MTX.
     
  34. dexter

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    street- nycfreeride lenosky sig pedals
    dh- nyc freeride race lites
    everything else- nyc freeride gloryholes

    i have never had a pair of pedals hold up to a whole season of riding untill these bad boys all arived at my door step. never going back. strong, sexy, light, great grip etc
     
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    Which ones did Lenosky break in NWD6?
     
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    try azonics X types..
     
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  38. Sir_Crackien

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    if you want light weight for for the wellgo mg-1's. they are really really light and they have held up to me for about 2 years and i really don't expect pedals to last more than 8 months

    also the tioga mx pro pedals are wellgo b-27's with holes drilled in them. i also have had good luck with the b-27's.

    both pedals are very low pro and the b 27's are fairly light but considering the price differance go for the mg 1's. much lighter just as grippy and feel the same
     
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    Truvativ Holzfellers
    Primo Gas Pedals

    I have the hussefelts and would definitely like a pair of holzfellers. The gas pedals are really nice too and they grip pretty well, but i don't know how light they are.
     
  40. ncrider

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    I just switch out my year old primos (still worked like a champ) with some wellgo B25s. The grip is great and I saved half a pound. Oh and I got them for $25 bucks on www.priceline.com That has to be the best dollar/weight loss ratio ever.