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    best platform pedal for $50?

    Looking for a good, thin and/or lightweight AM platform pedal. Budget is $50.

    considering the Wellgo mg-1 and that Forte pedal from Performance.

    What else ya got?????

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    Look up the Echo TR platform or VP-59. Just a suggestion.

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    Xtension M2 ?!

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    HT AN01 or AX01 on ebay, they came in many different variaties from Magn to Alu bodies and Chro to Ti spindles. Of course Magn and Ti is pricier. Ming Shiju is also a good quality pedals on ebay for around $50. They resemble Xplod pedals and I think there under 300g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    Look up the Echo TR platform or VP-59. Just a suggestion.
    +1 Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to go with the VP-59

    EDIT: Just noticed they go for $100, not $50. And you wont find the AN01's on ebay for less than $125.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    VP-59.
    Are you rock-n this pedal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikojan View Post
    EDIT: Just noticed they go for $100, not $50...
    That changes things. I watch the product video and have that problem with my HT and Ming being to grippy at times.And with Suspension it can be hard to reposition your foot standing on the pedals.

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    I just bought a brand new set of welgo mg-1's on eBay for $35 shipped. Plenty of grip, sealed bearings and confusingly light.
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    Transition Stepdown, $59.

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    I got Wellgo C-135's because they are light at 290g, compared to 400, 500g or more on many platforms.
    I like them, but I'm not sure how durable they will be. They feel like a good smack on a rock could dent them up pretty easily, but time will tell. I really didn't want heavy pedals.

    BlueSkyCycling.com - Wellgo C135 Sealed Bearing Platform Pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr View Post
    That changes things. I watch the product video and have that problem with my HT and Ming being to grippy at times.And with Suspension it can be hard to reposition your foot standing on the pedals.
    They can definitely be found cheaper than $100. I've been using this pedal for awhile on both a Tomac Snyper and a Pivot Mach 5.7 and liking it. More than grippy enough due to the longer, thinner pins, but still easy to reposition your foot. Done a bunch of climbing and technical descents without issues. Only time I've ever had my foot kicked off them was when I made a dumb mistake and that's rare. I've even done a bit of downhill with them.

    I got mine from universal because I like their service. I'm sure their price match would work for this as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack View Post
    Transition Stepdown, $59.
    these with straitline pins. actually, anything with straitline pins
    i'm on my Last Herb

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    Forte Convert from Performance Bike or Kona Wah Wah

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    X2 the Welgo from BlueSky. They also have lots of other Welgos to choose from at 1/2 price.

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    Wellgo B103 pedals. Can get them from Pricepoint or Bluesky (if you want some red on them).

    thin, light, stand up to some abuse/rocks.

    Have a set on both of my bikes, going to buy the red ones from Bluesky for my wifes bike.

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    You can sometimes find Wah Wah's in that range and they're WORLDS better than Wellgos. Once you try thin pedals you'll NEVER go back; design is the same as the Diety Decoys (my faves).

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    What makes them "WORLDS" better?

    Have you ever seen the specific pedals mentioned?

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    +1 for Forte Convert, $50 at Performance. It's a rebranded HT, and IMO the best pedal for the money if you want something thin. You can't see the brand name when you ride it

    Wellgo MG-1 used to be my fave- you can get magnesium bodies with Ti spindles off ebay for dirt cheap and they weight almost nothing. Probably the tallest pedal I have ever used, though.

    There was a guy on ebay selling HT AN02s for $50 shipped (same as Wah Wah, Deity, etc) but I haven't seen them in a while.

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    I have a pair of Kona WahWah's on my Flatline, which were previously on my Slayer. They've had two seasons of bashing into rocks at Northstar, and they're still holding up just fine.

    I have a new pair of Wellgo MG-1 Tis on the Slayer.. freakishly light. Haven't had the chance to ride them as I'm waiting for additional parts to arrive to drop my Slayer back into the <30lb AM weight category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drth Vadr View Post
    Are you rock-n this pedal?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton05 View Post
    +1 for Forte Convert, $50 at Performance. It's a rebranded HT, and IMO the best pedal for the money if you want something thin. You can't see the brand name when you ride it

    Wellgo MG-1 used to be my fave- you can get magnesium bodies with Ti spindles off ebay for dirt cheap and they weight almost nothing. Probably the tallest pedal I have ever used, though.

    There was a guy on ebay selling HT AN02s for $50 shipped (same as Wah Wah, Deity, etc) but I haven't seen them in a while.
    Thats the thing, the B103 is 100g lighter than the Forte/Kona, and comes in very close to the same thickness. Also available in a few colors.

    Also, not MG, so it wont shatter on rocks, like the MG1s do on occasion.

    Ill try to get pics of the pedal.

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    B103 is 26mm thick, definately not a thin pedal- sure is light tho! The Convert is heavier, but still only 17mm thick (sorry can't find link, will measure).

    B103 linkage

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    I absolutely love my Wellgo MG-1's. I'm not worried about their thickness because they're still light as hell; and, most importantly (to me), they stick like glue to my feet!

    At under $50, they're almost a no-brainer...

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    Bought a set of sealed bearing Redline platforms just last weekend for my spouse. She already tore 'em up on the trail, I'm pretty sure these aren't BMX pedals either. I think they went over your price point by 4 dollars or so at the LBS in Bellingham where I got them.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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