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    Looking for good, light platform pedals for XC. Will pair them up with Teva Pinner shoes. Bu I would prefer a pedal with spikes or screws that are a bit on the less-sharp side, and won't send me to the ER if I slip. Any suggestions? I was looking at VP Vice, Wellgo R-146, Crankbrothers 5050 XX, Azonic 420's.

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    The Straitline Defacto pedals are really good- very grippy & tough. I've been on them for 2 years but have never slipped them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydad View Post
    Looking for good, light platform pedals for XC. Will pair them up with Teva Pinner shoes. Bu I would prefer a pedal with spikes or screws that are a bit on the less-sharp side, and won't send me to the ER if I slip. Any suggestions? I was looking at VP Vice, Wellgo R-146, Crankbrothers 5050 XX, Azonic 420's.
    about the only time my feet come off my Azonic 420's is when I un-ass my entire body off the bike onto the trail, lol, and this is just with running shoes, nothing fancy.

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    I know the Azonics are grippy..but if I DO slip, how bad are they gonna cut me? That's what I'm lookin' for. Something that grips but won't shred. And that is light, looks cool, and is under $100. I am kinda intrigued by those Wellgo R146's. They almost look like clip-ins.

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    Get shin guards.

    Then you can run an awesome, super tacky feeling pedal w/ out the shin blasters.
    Im referred to as a BBBM. Big Beautiful Beard Man.

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    Get clipless pedals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydad View Post
    Looking for good, light platform pedals for XC. Will pair them up with Teva Pinner shoes. Bu I would prefer a pedal with spikes or screws that are a bit on the less-sharp side, and won't send me to the ER if I slip. Any suggestions? I was looking at VP Vice, Wellgo R-146, Crankbrothers 5050 XX, Azonic 420's.
    I don't know how wild you ride. I would get shin guards if you are really worried.

    At the beginning of the year I moved to flat pedals. I was very worried about hurting myself. I have not hurt myself a single time since I started. I don't go into the air much though, and I still haven't learned to bunny hop or anything. But I ride fast on the downhills, and always feel comfortable.

    P.S. I also bought the Teva Pinner shoes with HT pedals. I have been very happy.

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    5 10's with Welgo MG1 Literally have never slipped in 4 yrs and no scars on my shins And I ride pretty hard. If you wear the right shoes you should be fine
    Last edited by dragbike; 09-13-2012 at 08:08 PM.

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    CrankBro's 5050 XX just went on sale on Amazon.com for 54 bucks. I know they have mixed reviews but I like the look, and as an Amazon Prime member I get free shipping and 2 day delivery. So I bought 'em. I will let you know how they look and ride.

    Thanks. Out.

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    Right on! I've been eyeing them too.
    Im referred to as a BBBM. Big Beautiful Beard Man.

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    I'm running the Spank Spike pedals AND POC vpd 2.0 Long Knee Pads to protect my shins and knees.

    The POC pads are awesome. They conform to your knees and shins as they warm up. Yet they can still take a hit. It's pretty high tech stuff going on in those pads. I don't even notice them after awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    Get clipless pedals!
    +1 and Yogii confirmed for being a gentleman and a scholar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogii View Post
    Get clipless pedals!
    +2

    Clipless pedals are without a doubt the #1 upgrade I have ever bought for one of my bikes.

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    +3 ....

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    +4 clipless is the only way to fly
    I have flats on my trials bike sure makes going back a forth a challange, jumped right off the trials bike once thinking I was clipped in LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydad View Post
    I would prefer a pedal with spikes or screws that are a bit on the less-sharp side, and won't send me to the ER if I slip. Any suggestions?.
    .Wellgo CNC Platform B124 Flat Pedals | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    The pins on these are a little wider and work for me with trailrunners. Asics are light and have a gel forefoot in some models, which helps with trail pounding.
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