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    All mountain flat pedals

    We really need a finishing kit forum, anyway I have Shimano DX flat pedals now and they have been great for a year and have only just started to loosen up and get a good spin going but I was wondering if you guys think they are good pedals cos I havenít compared them to any others.

    Are the flat pedals bellow any good? And are they better than the DXís? Iím all ears if you have any other suggestions that donít cost a bomb, thanks in advance!





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    Must admit I'm liking my Gussett slim jims, longer pins and 5:10's for incredible grip!

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    lovin my flatboys, look hard and you should be able to get them for a good price...
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    Atomic aircorps, fairly light, pretty thin and really good grip. been using them for all my riding for almost 4 years now (1 pair!)

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    Hey, if you like what you have then don't change. I love my 50/50's but pedals are a personal thing. If you like what you are using that I say go for it. imo for what it's worth.
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    All look pretty good if this is the type of pedal you're looking for. I have Wellgo B77s and CB 5050's on my bikes. I love 'em both.

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    Gussett slim jims, Iíll add them to my list to go and touch up in my LBS.

    Duckkiller, they would be for a new bike so Iíd keep the DXís as they are really nice.

    So has anyone had those Truvativís?

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    DXs are pretty legendary pedals I wouldn't let em go if I had any. DMR V12s for me
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    Thatís one vote for the V12's then, like I mentioned in the last post I wont be getting rid of the DXís, I have them on 2 bikes, I was just wondering what else there is for my next bike.

    On a completely unrelated subject I have just ordered my SDG Bel-Air in white and black for my next bike.

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    I definitely have a soft spot for the DX pedals, it is a shame that the pins are a bit on the narrow side. Too easy to smash them up, but then again I rip pins out of other pedals.

    Another option is the Welgo MG1 pedals, these are light! I have only heard good things about them, though some pedals with a lower profile may have a better feel. They might not be what you are looking for, but worth considering (and I do believe they are fully rebuild-able, though don't quote me on it).

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    I have NC-17 MG Magnesium pedals. They are great. Light (ca. 380g) and grippy.

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    I'm rockin the kona wah-wahs you have pictured and they are sweet. Insane grip, light, and low profile. They also shred your shins like nobody's business.

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    Yeah, Iím leaning towards the Konaís more DXís and I donít like the what he has to say about Truvativís pedals: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=398575

    I was under the impression from other riders that the CB 50/50ís arenít that good because they have no dip in the centre for the shoe to sit in and the lower model it pretty much useless cos of the bearings, a bit like DMR V8, people say they smooth out but they never do.

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    I recommented Holzfellers. Using them for third season now and not have any problems Also look at Ringle ZU ZU. This pedals have a little more grip with your shoes, than Holz.

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    i have wellgo MG-1's and i ride just with a set of vans usually and i like them. might e looking into 5 10's soon to get that extra grip without the clip
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    odessey trail mix's. cheap and light. They just look good too.

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    What do you think of the Straitline pedals? Apparently they have polymer bearings.

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    I think I'm going to try either the Wah Wahs or Straitlines.

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    I use Wellgo MG-1 as well. They grip well, are slightly concave and do not mind getting bashed into rocks.

    The finish rubs off, but the base metal is that lustrous looking magnesium so the overall look is not cheap and nasty, just "hardcore".

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    Straitlines...

    My buddy has a set of Straitline's on his Iron Horse Sunday WC and they're friggin awesome. I've been running Ringle Zu Zu's for a while and they're good, I just need something wider, anyone know who makes a wider pedal. I have big feet.

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    EGF, I'd suggest the Wellgo MG-1's...super reliable and very light (relatively speaking), I'd also suggest (for a bit more) the V-12 Mags....if you turn into a weight weenie later you can always upgrade to the ti spindle too! Those are the only two I'd consider for the kind of riding suggested by your other posts and your bikes' setup

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    OK, for a new bike, cannot go wrong. Crank Bros does not make a bad product.
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    I run the MG-1's on one bike and the Shimano DX's on the other. I wish the DX's had the thru bolts instead of the smaller set screws, but other than that both feel good underfoot.
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    I run DMR V12's, I've now had them for 6 yrs (not full time riding but have done a lot) and they are as good as they came out of the box, well other then scratches and missing pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CATman01
    I run DMR V12's, I've now had them for 6 yrs (not full time riding but have done a lot) and they are as good as they came out of the box, well other then scratches and missing pins.
    Same here!


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    I've two pairs of DX's and like the feel of them, I've just go some DMR V12 mags and they are pretty nice to ride good grip, nicely finished etc
    but I still feel the DX has the edge for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    Same here!

    EGF, do you ride your bikes? The pictures are always nearly pristine! I mean you live in England for crying out loud, mud capital of the world! I can't even keep my commuter clean for more than about 5 minutes.

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    I think itís just that nearly all the pics on Flickr are from just after I have put something new on a bike and cleaned it, but maybe I have some OCD with the cleaning and polishing of the bikes.

    Here, this has some snow and a bit of mud on the down tube:

    But I have to say for a 6yr old bike the Slayer cleans up really nice.

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    Check these out - not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for, right? I've been riding mine for awhile now and absolutely love them, they're very light, have crazy amounts of grip, are super low-profile and are dead sexy:

    Mmmmm....vaporware.
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    Blimey, I donít like the life expectancy for my shins with those but they certainly are stylish and look very well made, can you get them in the UK?

    Coincidentally I have some really nice old bear traps on a Ritchey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    Blimey, I donít like the life expectancy for my shins with those but they certainly are stylish and look very well made, can you get them in the UK?

    Coincidentally I have some really nice old bear traps on a Ritchey.
    You can get them in the UK, check your PMs
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    Kona Wah Wahs!!!

    Great pedal, replaced my MG-1s with these. Low profile and great grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GR_Russia
    I recommented Holzfellers. Using them for third season now and not have any problems Also look at Ringle ZU ZU. This pedals have a little more grip with your shoes, than Holz.
    Yeah, when I was using Vans they sometimes slipped off my Holzfellers, but once I got 5-10 impact shoes they grip just fine.

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    Spider Bites

    Another thumbs up on the Dark Cycles Arachnids.
    Put mine on last fall. Loving them.

    The only thing I would change, would be to put on some of the hex-drive pins such as the straitline uses. But straitline wants a buck a pin and you need 54 pins total, plus a couple of spares. So figure 60 for nice round numbers. That's alot of cash for shin shredders....

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    I like these a bunch: replaceable pins, sealed bearings, very grippy w/ my 5.10 impact 2's,
    about $60

    http://www.transitionbikes.com/2007/...s_Stepdown.cfm
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    can't say i've had any problems what so ever with the DMR V8's i have, just turn a year old and still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Check these out - not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for, right? I've been riding mine for awhile now and absolutely love them, they're very light, have crazy amounts of grip, are super low-profile and are dead sexy:

    Mmmmm....vaporware.

    Daaaaang! Me want!! Godzilla, where can I get a pair of those shin destroyers?

    For those of you too lazy to click the link, here's a sneak peek:





    As for my experience, I've been riding Azonic A-Frames and Easton Flatboys w/ Vans (waffle grip soles) for several years now, and have no complaints. I like pedals w/ the 2mm allen replacable pins where you can get a ton at the hardware store for $0.10 per pin. Just remember to use loctite.
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    Those Kona Wah-Wah are actually Atomlab Trailking pedals..
    The Atomlab Trailking have an advantage: they come in colors...

    I've been riding the XPEFO mx-3 for a while - great grip and they are light - 416 for the pair (and I verified it..).

    If you want even lighter pedals, check the new ones from TIOGA: the Spider, weighting only 280 grams... I've spotted them on the web a couple of days ago.
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    The 4 finalists:

    -The Kona Wah-Wah I found I nice little review of them, in this months MBUK, so I will try to find a shop who has or will get them in with no obligation of purchase.

    -The DMR V12, I will only buy if it comes in a finish that doesnít chip off like their paints.

    -The DX is what I will fall back on if I donít like others.

    -And either tomorrow or Friday I will have a look at some Eastonís in my LBS.


    Iíll post up whichever I buy when I have the new bike or pedals but either may take some time.

    dorongr
    They look very similar as stated in the MBUK review but unless you mean they are made by Atom Lab for Kona then no they arenít the same, have a look:



    http://www.atomlab.com/pedaltk.html


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    That's what I ment

    They share more than a look...
    both of them are very sleek and good looking.

    Here to Wah-Wah are still out of reach, unless you want to by a Stinky or a Stab...

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    Wellgo B77's. The spikes are just gnarley. Barely kissed the back of my calf when I was bailing off my bike and just shredded me up. Cut me so good I didn't feel it until the blood started to dry. Its been a month and is still healing. Deep clean gashes. A good way to judge a pedal....LOL
    My feet have never slipped off while actually riding. I can't walk past my bike without getting hurt either. I LOVE EM!!!!!!! Not very heavy at 570 grams and they come with a generous amount of extra pins and a little wrench to install them. i think it came with 20 extra pins.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/142...B77-Pedals.htm
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    Wellgo MG-1's FTW

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    I've had really good luck with my old Azonic A frames, they are about 5 years old and beat to hell but still going, more than I can say about a set of 5050's I picked up at IB one year, 2 months and they were toast, ripped one of the plates off casing a rock - not really heavily either, and the rock was sandstone so it was fairly soft as rocks go, and pulled 3 pins out on other instances so badly that the threads were gone. To their defense maybe they were early production and the aluminium was soft or something... I have 4 other sets of CB clipless pedals and they've been great.

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    There`s a new flatpedal from 2Soulscycles (Germany)
    maybe nice alternative for those of u situated in Europe.
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    I run axiom road gap, they are sealed bearing, , huge platform and dlifetime warranty!

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    I had the old 636 DX pedals and couldn't stand them. They didn't work well with my shoes (had to trim the soles to clip in) and were a PITA when I wore non-spd shoes. I just didn't like the spd part in the middle pressing up on my foot and prefer a slightly concave contour to my pedals. Tried to give them away and then couldn't find them (they had been off the bike for awhile). They did seem well made and like they might be a very good answer to a question that I didn't happen to be asking.

    I just got some Ringle Zuzu's on my instigator and am pretty happy with them, although they are a little bit generic compared to some of the eyecandy already in this thread.

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    have cbs, and Time Attack.

    Flats are only good for good DH runs.
    To go up-hill it`s a pain in the...!
    It`s like your bike has some anchor, or weighting more 3 kg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc
    I run axiom road gap, they are sealed bearing, , huge platform and dlifetime warranty!
    I had these to start. Actually, I still have them in a box somewhere.
    I ended up ripping two pins out of them within a couple of days of each other. I had the pedals on the bike for 2 months. Am now runing the Dark Cycle Arachnids. So far they still have all of their pins and I'm over the 3 month mark so looking good.

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    I have the Wellgo B77s and love em, but I also have a set of these



    the wellgo w-71s. They have 4 pins, one in each corner, and grip well with my Vans.

    And like Savagemann says, the Wellgo B77s will tear you up....

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    havent tried these myself yet... but im gonna!


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