Results 1 to 91 of 91
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419

    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!





  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ratty2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    577
    Must admit I'm liking my Gussett slim jims, longer pins and 5:10's for incredible grip!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    667
    lovin my flatboys, look hard and you should be able to get them for a good price...
    check out great video coverage of anything mtb (well almost).

    http://www.mtbcut.tv

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    65
    Atomic aircorps, fairly light, pretty thin and really good grip. been using them for all my riding for almost 4 years now (1 pair!)

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duckiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    632
    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.
    Beer, a Pork Chop in every can!

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: C-Fed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    182
    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.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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?

  8. #8
    nnn
    nnn is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: nnn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    799
    DXs are pretty legendary pedals I wouldn't let em go if I had any. DMR V12s for me
    "Life begins at 140" Richard Burns
    http://www.nikolay-k.com

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    779
    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).

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    28
    I have NC-17 MG Magnesium pedals. They are great. Light (ca. 380g) and grippy.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    18
    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.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: GR_Russia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    364
    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.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    101
    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
    '99 Giant XTC DS2 - Sold
    '08 Giant Rincon


  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    231
    odessey trail mix's. cheap and light. They just look good too.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    What do you think of the Straitline pedals? Apparently they have polymer bearings.

  18. #18
    Its got what plants crave
    Reputation: Jim311's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,934
    I think I'm going to try either the Wah Wahs or Straitlines.

  19. #19
    The plough
    Reputation: vmajor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    662
    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".

    V.

  20. #20
    thread crapper
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    754

    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.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,579
    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

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duckiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    632
    OK, for a new bike, cannot go wrong. Crank Bros does not make a bad product.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Beer, a Pork Chop in every can!

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pedalmunky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    246
    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.
    All mountain bikes are all-mountain bikes.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    20
    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.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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!


  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,387
    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

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,579
    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.

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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.

  29. #29
    Gaa-zee-raaaa!
    Reputation: Godzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,437
    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.
    Now with more vitriol!

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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.

  31. #31
    Gaa-zee-raaaa!
    Reputation: Godzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,437
    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
    Now with more vitriol!

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    10

    Kona Wah Wahs!!!

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

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,575
    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.

  34. #34
    Perpetual Hack
    Reputation: mykel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,977

    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....

    michael

  35. #35
    semantic blockage
    Reputation: omegamandb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    172
    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
    Attached Images Attached Images

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: seosamh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    329
    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.

  37. #37
    Bionic Mtn Biker
    Reputation: 6milliondollarman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    222
    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.
    Better than he was before. Better. . . Stronger. . . Faster. (but not smarter)

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dorongr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    53
    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.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    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


  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dorongr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    53

    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...

  41. #41
    Dirt Deviant
    Reputation: savagemann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    3,693



    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
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jetta_mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    484
    Wellgo MG-1's FTW

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MartinS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,516
    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.

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    9
    There`s a new flatpedal from 2Soulscycles (Germany)
    maybe nice alternative for those of u situated in Europe.
    greez


    www.2soulscycles.com
    Last edited by antariksaga; 04-18-2008 at 06:22 AM.

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation: tartosuc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    668
    I run axiom road gap, they are sealed bearing, , huge platform and dlifetime warranty!

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    22
    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.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tkul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    611
    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!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  48. #48
    Perpetual Hack
    Reputation: mykel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,977
    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.

    michael

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation: el_chupo_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,218
    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....

  50. #50
    shred my gnar
    Reputation: happy_ending's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    604
    havent tried these myself yet... but im gonna!


  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Irrenarzt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    853
    +juan on the straitlines, except not in puke green...

  52. #52
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ziploc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    6
    EGF,

    Off topic, but how do you like the Trance? I am looking at an X2 and am looking for an unbiased (non-sales) opinion.

    Thanks,
    Darren

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    Yeah, the Trance X is great, Iíve ridden it a lot but itís a size smaller than me and itís my dadís but I still love it. Even with the slow Nevegal tires itís faster than the Stumpy, itís very plush, handles beautifully and is generally one of the best trail bikes you can buy, for that price the only bike that even comes close is the Trek Fuel EX. I donít know what kit you get in Canada but the US kit is ok and the UK kit I got was bloody brilliant for the price and it all works perfectly and is very reliable.

    Itís a really great bike and I happily recommend it but all you have to do is try this and a few other bikes and you will see the Trance X is the best.

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dekes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    227
    get pedals with servicable ball bearings such as the DMR V8, it works like shimano hubs, bearings are servicable. Pedals with cartridge bearings have such tiny bearings that they won't last long and being not servicable is a *****.

  55. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation: daisycutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,470

    syncros I love mine

    THese are sweet but a but heavy

    http://www.syncros.com/pedals.htm

  56. #56
    Brackish
    Reputation: carbuncle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,843
    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    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 haven’t compared them to any others.



    Flats are pretty much just a preference, if you like what you are running then stick with it and call it good. Most of what makes a rider comfortable on flat pedals is technique anyway, flats are so simple that for me the only real issue is durability and the type of pins on them. For example, I prefer set screws over a smooth pin and I prefer a replaceable pin to the permanent pins on cheaper pedals. I love the Wellgo B-67 pedals for their longevity (they last me a couple of years on average), price (39.98 from Pricepoint) and big foot bed for my size 13 feet. I recently picked up a pair of Transition Stepdowns, the new anodized verson, and I like them equally as much as the Wellgos so far.

  57. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bobby12many's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    844
    Another vote for the Crank Bros 5050 pedals.

    They get some bad reviews here and there, but in my opinion, the pedals are ingeniously constructed, and as long as you take proper measures to secure them together they wont "fall apart" as so many young idiots have said in reviews.

    Here are mine all studded up

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Irrenarzt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    853
    I have a set of these and yes I do agree about their creative design. They do require some loctite for sure. Tip for Crank Bros, use torx bolts to hold the plates on instead of hex. I think that would be a nice touch.

    My gripe with the 5050 is the platform isn't as big as I would like. Subjective I know but I have huge feet.

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JustinOK17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3
    I'm thinking about ordering some of the 50/50 XX pedals, What should I add loctite to?

  60. #60
    discombobulated SuperModerator
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,217
    Quote Originally Posted by Hack On Wheels
    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).
    With my MG-1's, once a pin is ripped out of the soft MG , you cant easily put another in. Unless you retap the hole or even go bigger....
    CDT
    EDIT: Now that I think about it, I think the MG-1s , 50-50's and straitlines are all the same 'set screw'....I forgot which mm it is..But what I mean to say is the straitline 'pins' are superior to set screws and may really resist poping out of ANY brand pedal

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Irrenarzt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    853
    Quote Originally Posted by JustinOK17
    I'm thinking about ordering some of the 50/50 XX pedals, What should I add loctite to?
    There are two silver small screws holding on each plate to the pedal body itself. They have a touch of dry blue loctite on them but I would add a drop on each and tighten appropriately just to be safe as one of mine backed out after only a few rides when I first got mine.

  62. #62
    Shread Ready
    Reputation: Thrasher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,192
    Marked for later because I need new Pedals.

  63. #63
    Shread Ready
    Reputation: Thrasher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,192
    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenarzt
    There are two silver small screws holding on each plate to the pedal body itself. They have a touch of dry blue loctite on them but I would add a drop on each and tighten appropriately just to be safe as one of mine backed out after only a few rides when I first got mine.
    Yeah, that's a good call on the thread lock. I just got the Crank Brothers 50/50 XX (Sealed Bearings) on my new Specialized Pitch Pro - didn't want the clip-ins and wanted to get riding right away. While they are a little heavy I like the grip and they didn't seem too bad for going uphill. I took one of the plates off to see how the red plates looked vs the Black plates. I went back to the Black and probably need to add some thread lock to those screws before I go out riding next. Good thread.

  64. #64
    Raider of the Lost Creek
    Reputation: Switchback XC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by BamaFan@FSU
    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.
    +1 for the Wah-Wahs
    I've been using them for about 2 months now on my Trance 1 and absolutely love them. They are wide enough that my foot doesn't hang over the edge, and the easy to change pins provide excellent traction.
    Last edited by Switchback XC; 05-01-2008 at 03:17 PM.
    "Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it."

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    4,441
    the truvativ pedals are crap.

    they're heavy, the pins are so tiny you may as well ride a beach cruiser pedal.


    the 3 pedals I really liked so far are the Sun-Ringle Zu'Zu, Kona Jackshit, and specialized lowpro mags.
    "What would happen to the Weather Channel's ratings if people werent scared anymore?"

  66. #66
    brazilian biker
    Reputation: junqneto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    48
    Performace Bike has a sales going on and I just got my 5050 XX from $120 for just $48.00(with the 20% additional off). That seems to be a great deal for those pedals, but I haven't ride them yet...

  67. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation: vyper005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    667
    Has anyone tried the Tioga MX Pro's


  68. #68
    mtbr member
    Reputation: G4VNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    356
    im very unexperienced with mtb as i iv only jst got into it properly, 1 thing i do know is that the dmr v12 pedals are the absolute bollocks..... i was in my local shop and i asked wot is the score on pedals, the guy in there... top man, went through it with me, got all the pedals out, sum more expensive than others, he advised me to go with the dmr v12's and they were averagelly priced, he said that u are paying 4 the bearings and these ones r 2nd 2 none! well happy with them!

  69. #69
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    163

  70. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation: G4VNJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    356
    Quote Originally Posted by vwcalbug
    mtYmate had these in white, he changed his to dmr v12's when he tried mine

  71. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by vwcalbug
    Yeah, the bearings are crap, at least the ones I span in my hand in the shop, a lot of people seem to think it smoothes out but youíll never get the buttery smooth feel of V12ís or similarly well designed flat.

  72. #72
    the goose is loose!
    Reputation: rm_racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,276
    another vote for ringle zuzu pedals. i just got some dmr V8 pedals and they have smoothed out a bit after just playing with them. once i get some riding in they should get better too.

  73. #73
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419

    Finally...

    I got the Kona Wah Wahís for Christmas, so far they feel great. I saw they recently won a flat pedal test in Mbr and got 10/10 which finally persuaded me to get themÖ




  74. #74
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dUTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    34
    Another vote for the 5050 (after using thread lock on the plates..) Theyīre big enough, and I like pedals with a center line of pins. Besides there are few flats with 18 pins per face.

    This are mine, very elegant ones (gold, green and black)



    SALUD!

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    281
    +1 on the transitions . . . although I had to readjust the height of the pins with the help of some loctite . . .it's nice that they're replaceable, and the pedals themselves are solid . . .as is transition customer service.

  76. #76
    EastBaySteez
    Reputation: Freerydejunky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,726
    Truvativ Holzfellers. Been running them for awhile, no problems with the bearings freezing like EVERYONE says...
    Gamut
    Team Evil
    Formerly: motormonkeyr6

  77. #77
    Boyeeee
    Reputation: BCBlur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    995
    Been running Azonic A-Frames and Pookys with no problems. I did replace the pins with some longer ones bought from McMaster a couple of years ago.

    I've been thinking about getting the new Deity pedals for no particular reason. Straitlines are also very nice.

  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dekes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    227
    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    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 haven’t compared them to any others.

    Are the flat pedals bellow any good? And are they better than the DX’s? I’m all ears if you have any other suggestions that don’t cost a bomb, thanks in advance!




    Shimano DX pedals are cup n cone bearing pedals. All the small parts inside, such as axle, bearing balls, cone and lock bolts, are available aftermarket. All you need to do is go to the shimano website, click on the DX pedal's page, go to the PDF and see what replacement part you need and note down it's code. Once you have the code of the replacement part, you can type it in in google, or the search engine of your favourite webshop or hand it over to your LBS and order it.

    Shimano DX are among the best pedals in the world for this. So unless you broke the cage of the pedal, there's no use replacing it. Also the bearings are, as said, cup n cone. So they don't need time to "bed in", once they have been setup properly, they should function just great. If you feel that after 1 year the pedal is finally "all loose" and spins easily, then maybe it's time to overhaul your pedals, clean the bearings and apply some new ball bearing grease. Success!

  79. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EGF168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,419
    Quote Originally Posted by Dekes
    Shimano DX pedals are cup n cone bearing pedals. All the small parts inside, such as axle, bearing balls, cone and lock bolts, are available aftermarket. All you need to do is go to the shimano website, click on the DX pedal's page, go to the PDF and see what replacement part you need and note down it's code. Once you have the code of the replacement part, you can type it in in google, or the search engine of your favourite webshop or hand it over to your LBS and order it.

    Shimano DX are among the best pedals in the world for this. So unless you broke the cage of the pedal, there's no use replacing it. Also the bearings are, as said, cup n cone. So they don't need time to "bed in", once they have been setup properly, they should function just great. If you feel that after 1 year the pedal is finally "all loose" and spins easily, then maybe it's time to overhaul your pedals, clean the bearings and apply some new ball bearing grease. Success!
    Thanks, but I think you misunderstood my first post. Iíve got 3 sets of DXís and never had a problem with the bearings, I was saying that they had loosened up enough to spin (smoothly and tightly). The bearings werenít the reason for wanting another flat pedal, I choose the Kona Wah Wahís because theyíre thinner, lighter, give more grip and IMO look nicer whilst hopefully sharing a similarly well sealed and smooth axle with the DXís.

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sharpbrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    125
    my friend just got some crank bros. 5050 and loves them and i have some redline flats and they where cheep and work very well

  81. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dekes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    227
    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    Thanks, but I think you misunderstood my first post. Iíve got 3 sets of DXís and never had a problem with the bearings, I was saying that they had loosened up enough to spin (smoothly and tightly). The bearings werenít the reason for wanting another flat pedal, I choose the Kona Wah Wahís because theyíre thinner, lighter, give more grip and IMO look nicer whilst hopefully sharing a similarly well sealed and smooth axle with the DXís.
    Ok awesome

  82. #82
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gsxr1600's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    53
    I have the Kore's, been great so far.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  83. #83
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2
    +1 for transition step downs.........relatively cheap.......awesome colors.........and i am all for supporting a rider owned company
    Attached Images Attached Images

  84. #84
    ****************
    Reputation: One_Speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,113
    Another alternative to the wah wah, Deity Decoy.





  85. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    209
    I got the Kona Wah Wah’s for Christmas, so far they feel great. I saw they recently won a flat pedal test in Mbr and got 10/10 which finally persuaded me to get them…
    i think those are most beautifull pedals i've seen! i also need to get platform pedals and im considering those(they are little expensive though).

  86. #86
    Knolliac
    Reputation: EastBay_Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    417
    I'm currently diggin' the Speedplay Drillium and have also really like the Specialized LoPro Mag 2's (very durable magnesium pedal).
    Attached Images Attached Images

  87. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2
    +1 for transition step downs........relatively cheap........comes in a bunch of colors. (whoops double posted)
    Attached Images Attached Images

  88. #88
    AllMountain+CwmcarnUplift
    Reputation: DIESELindustry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    201
    +1 for the Easton Flatboys,

    I had them on my XC bike and now on My Cube Fritzz. Paired up with some 5.10 Impacts they're an awesome combo. I would go as far as sayin youve got similar performance to spd without the risk of planting your face when you can't get your feet out in time lol
    If your not falling off, your not riding fast enough!

    Cube Fritzz 2008

    GT Aggressor XC 1

  89. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dUTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by One_Speed
    Another alternative to the wah wah, Deity Decoy.
    Deity, MSC, El Gallo, they are the same, arenīt they? At least quite similar to me...

    El Gallo:



    MSC:




    SALUD!!!

  90. #90
    one chain, two sprockets
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    215

    Funn

    I run Funn Soljams:
    Funn_Soljam.jpg

    They come is two flavors - sealed and un-sealed. I have the sealed and so far I love them. I removed the 20mm threaded pegs for fear of ER visits, then fitted the Welgo-style studs (pictured). They still provide really good grip and are better supported for rock hits...

    Tom P.

  91. #91
    Spice
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    685
    getting them soon, but apparently the atomlab G.I. pedals are good, reviews on chainreactioncycles everyone seems to think theyre a lot better than v8's, cheap and proper slim profile too

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •