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    Flat pedals + carbon cranks + crank booties?

    Having trouble running race face atlas pedals in conjunction with the crank booties I'd really like to have installed.

    Anyone have any tips to get these things to play nice together? Or am I just going to have to cut the booties up?

    You can see the pedals are pretty much a flush fit with the crank arm (using the spacers) - so the booty adds just that much too much rubber between the pedal and crank arm so the pedals won't spin.

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    I just trimmed my booties with a sharp knife to make it all play nice.

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    Optionally, put a set of pedal extenders on, they have a thinner shaft, but not as thin as the typical pedal.
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    Sorry to thread jack but you just blew my mind with these bootie things

    So if you have carbon cranks do you have to run crank booties?
    I never thought about the downsides of a carbon crank but are they pretty easy to mess up because normally I wear through some of the paint on my cranks with just shoe rub, would that eventually kill carbon cranks?

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    You don't have to buy the booties, but they do stop the bottom of your pretty carbon cranks from looking quite manky when they inevitably get hit.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    I specifically would not buy pedals that were not compatible with these crank arm boots. These boots are a must have for me. the wellgo Ti's have been great so far. 292g


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    can you add washers/spacers to give enough clearance?
    I'm also using the Wellgo MG-1s which fit nicely on X01 with SRAM boots.

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    I had the same issue with Spank Oozy pedals. I just cut the boot to clear. It seems someone would just make bigger boots, but race face told me they were going to mod the axle on the atlas to clear. Seems like an overkill solution on their part.
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    You could add washers, but that would push the pedal out and multiply loads arguably.

    Amazing they're going to mod the pedal to solve - though all they have to do is take one more pass with the CNC machine to shave 1mm off the pedal body, but still...

    Bought a dremel this weekend, going to shave the boots down this evening Thanks all!

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    My boot finally tore off because the hole I trimmed compromised the amount of material left above the pedal. I had a brain fart and decided to flip another boot around and cut it out on the meatier side of the boot. Seems like this should hold up just fine.

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    Very crude solution, I had to cut some rubber on mine, then they didnt stay snugged on. So i super glued the crap out of them and they havent budged in 3 years and are still going strong.

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    where are you guys acquiring these crank booties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rival View Post
    where are you guys acquiring these crank booties?
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    I bought a pair of boots and tried to get them to work with my Sram S-2200 crank arms and my Spank Spike pedals and after cutting the crap out of the booties I gave up. I've been riding about a year now and haven't had a pedal-strike that has done any damage to my cranks. You can get by without them - but you may get a few scratches on the end of your crank arms.

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