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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by gemini2k, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. gemini2k

    gemini2k Turbo Monkey

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    I noticed some play today in my cannondale pedals. I was looking now for the absolute toughest pedals, ones that can hold up all season to hucking, racing, jumping, etc., if such a pedal exsist. Weight and money are no object...
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  2. skinny mike

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    glory holes.
     
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  3. WV Hippy

    WV Hippy Chimp

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    So whats a little play? Ride the crap out of 'em!
     
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    Most of the pedals I have ridden developed some play over time. If you like the pedals, pick up some replacement bearings...
     
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  6. gemini2k

    gemini2k Turbo Monkey

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    meh, i'm lazy, and looking for minimum effort, lol, 4 years of working in a shop does that to you...? or something?
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  7. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    How about grip? Mud shedding? Concavity? Profile (how close your foot is to the axle)?

    Just get a pair of wellgo mags for $30. Replace as necessary (which shouldn't be very often).
     
  8. Kntr

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    The toughest pedals out there are the stainless steal Syncros or the NEW titanium Syncros. They have crazy grip and shed mud due to the structure. You will not find a more reliable pedal. They are spendy and a little heavy.
     
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    yes true but remmember dot slip and wear knee gards at all time riding wiht syncros. I got the new 5050xx and if you get them they should last plenty wiht replacable plates and if you work at a bike shop replace the pins and they will grip the shizite out of anything
     
  10. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Just a "slight" error in your logic there.

    Plates don't effect play at where the spindle goes into the pedal body.
     
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    word brotha'
     
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    If you want bombproof pedals try:

    BMW Shinburger

    Primo Tenderizer (Sealed Bearing Version)
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    I'm not a fan of the shinburger...found it to be not very grippy in the wet/mud.
    I ride Wellgo B77s on my non-clipless bikes, and replaced the pins with longer phillips-head style pins. Grippy, strong, rebuildable, and water/mud has no effect on your traction.
     
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    I'm going to second that motion for Syncros. Insanely well built pedals, and they keep their grip like a psycho obsessed ex-girlfriend. Definetely pricey though.
     
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    def glory holes by nycfreeride. last year i was blowing up pedals left and right (truvativ, easton, wellgo) on my street bike and my glory holes have rocked out without one problem
     
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    funn soljan vipers sealed.
     
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    The syncros in SS can be bought for about $150, which isnt bad
     
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    The syncros are awsome. The only downfall is weight and price. They have more grip than anything else I have tried. Your foot does not come in contact with any platform because of the skeleton like design. It inly touches the pins. :thumb:
     
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    If you can find some, Assault MX pedals. Damn grippy, and built like a brick ****house. I honestly can't think of the sheer abuse mine put up with through all owners, and they still ran perfectly smooth.
     
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    NYC GLORY HOLES ROCK!!!!!! :love:
     
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    Atom labs are tough. If you have a problem, they are hard to get parts and Atom Labs customer service isn't the best.
     
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    Syncros
    Check that contour :cool:
     
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    cool, pedals that costs as much as a new walmart bike..
     
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    azonic pedals... A-Frame Pedal check them out at www.azonicusa.com, my fr4iend and i have been using them all year, and my friend for the last 2.5 years not a problem at all and they are cheaper than some other pedals out there at 90 bucks, but if you want i think it is possible to get them for 60 at some unline bike retailers
     
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    Is it that hard to spell online?
     
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    I have had the BMW Shinburgers for the past three years, and have been w/o incident, which includes the breaking of profile cranks(but these held-up fine)!!!
     
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    Syncros stainless steel.

    Nuff said...
     
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    Azonic A-frames and Shimano DX flats are pretty good...
     
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    I run A-Frame's on both my bikes. They kick ass. The new Crank Brothers 5050's are supposedly strong as piss, and the other pedal I can think of that can take a killer beating are the Syncros Mental Steel pedals.
     
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    I've had great luck with Azonic A-Frames. They are not the lightest but they are totally bombproof. I have two pairs for sale if you are interested. One pair in great shape for used and a second pair that is barely broken in. I have a pair that I have used for a couple of years that has never gotten any place in them and I am big guy.
     
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    I got a pair of the 5050's and they come with short pins, and not enough of them, only nine per side, leaving any extra nine empty holes on each side. You have to pay $10 for a set of the longer pins, which aren't available to order until the 15th. Good thing is the platforms are big and they feel solid, downside is you have to spend extra cash to get your feet to stay on them.

    For now I put my Sun ZuZu pedals back on, the ZuZu's are the best pedal for your money. You can get them for less than $30 and when they are abused just buy another pair.
     
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    I will second the A-frame ! It is a very nice pedal !!
     
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    If strength is what you are looking for and money is no object check out the Burgtec Pedals they are made by World Cup racers in Britian are super strong, shed mud very well and have alot of grip check out there site at www.burgtec.co.uk let me know what you think and if you are interested.
     
  37. WKC

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    Don't the 5050XX's come with a bag of longer replacement pins? One of the guys that I ride with ordered a pair and his came with a bag of Long Pins.
     
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    those are the nicest ones, which do come with extra pins.
     
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    oh and I mention FMF pedals. I really don't know much about them, except they dont't let go of you're feet. ever.
     
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    Cool, that's what I thought. I'm thinking about a set for the Gemini.