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    Listen! Recommend multi-purpose pedals

    Hello guys!
    I need to find a solution for multi-purpose pedals for next season. I want pedals that have one side ability to clip in, and the second side must have platform. Is there any good one?
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    nope
    everytime you want to clip in the platform side will be up, and everytime you want the platform the clip side will be up. its the law.
    plus these pedals are big, bulky and heavy.
    get a pedal wrench and buy two sets of pedals, 2 sets of shoes.
    If you just want to ride to the store the crank brothers mallets, or new times would be good.

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    thanks but 2 sets of pedals and shoes isn't good idea for me. it will be better idea to get use to ride clipped in, but anyway thanks.
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    For the money (can be had for about $35.00), these can't be beat,

    Wellgo WAM D10 (516 grams); pins are replaceable. I have removed the pins and find with a sneaker or boat shoe, there's plenty of grip.

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    that's much better, thanks!
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    theres always the crankbrothers mallet 1,2, or 3. I personally went with the shimano xtr 985's with platform cage
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    How about these Shimano XT


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    where did you find them? Any info?

    CRC says "XT trekking SPDs are designed for recreational riders who commute and tour"
    not for me, i'm AM with some short DH rider.
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    Go with some crank brothers mallets, you wont be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.n.s View Post

    CRC says "XT trekking SPDs are designed for recreational riders who commute and tour"
    not for me, i'm AM with some short DH rider.
    Then you need platforms or something like the Mallet. Any combination pedal will be too great a compromise for DH.
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    I use the mallets. I love the security of being connected even in the gnarly stuff. In time you learn how to get out of them when you need to without thinking about it. But it takes a few years of bumps and bruises before you learn. What's great is you can ride any of the eggbeater pedals with one pair of shoes. I have titanium eggbeaters on my XC bike, stainless eggbeaters on my AM bike and eggbeater mallets on DH bike. I do actually have a different pair of DH shoes, but I could ride them with either pair. Since all my friends also run CrankBrother pedals, we can ride each others bikes if we feel like it.
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    I know you won't find much info on this forum on these but I just purchased a pair and they are really well constructed and fit your requirements of being platform and clipless. You can see that they scored 4.5 on amazon and had 57 reviews so I figured they'd be worth a try. So far, I'm really impressed with them - and they look nice too! And they're pretty inexpensive for what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manchvegas View Post
    theres always the crankbrothers mallet 1,2, or 3. I personally went with the shimano xtr 985's with platform cage
    IMO any wide platform clipless pedals by crank bros, shimano or time will be a better choice than those "oh crap, I have to look down and flip the pedal over while I'm crashing into a tree" pedals.

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    thank you all. need to think)
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    I have a pair of Shimano pedals similar to the ones deathstalker posted above on my cross bike, it's my grab and go bike and I love them on that bike. I tried them on my Trance, hated them on that bike. It seems that the wrong side came up at least 80% of the time. Your results may vary.

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    yeah, I wish more people here had tested the XLC's. I like the plastic pedals but they do get torn up really quickly compared to the aluminum versions. So far, I really like the XLC's. I'd rather spend my money on other parts like brakes, headsets, etc. I kind of think of pedals as a part that is going to need frequent replacement so why spend huge amounts. Again, this is just my reasoning. I respect those who may have different opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathstalker74 View Post
    yeah, I wish more people here had tested the XLC's. I like the plastic pedals but they do get torn up really quickly compared to the aluminum versions. So far, I really like the XLC's. I'd rather spend my money on other parts like brakes, headsets, etc. I kind of think of pedals as a part that is going to need frequent replacement so why spend huge amounts. Again, this is just my reasoning. I respect those who may have different opinions.
    How refreshing to see someone with a bit of fiscal sense and sound reasoning grounded in a more then likely healthy psychi.

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    I find these two Shimano multi-purpose platform/spd pedals to be the best of the breed....

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    Either can be had for less then $40.00 if you know how to shop the net.

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    do you think they will take short DH sections?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TraumaARNP View Post
    I find these two Shimano multi-purpose platform/spd pedals to be the best of the breed....

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    Either can be had for less then $40.00 if you know how to shop the net.
    I had a pair of these. They cured me of thinking I can have it both ways. Now it is either flats or clip less, not both.
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    Crankbros mallets. nuff said.
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    Trauma,
    Got to say I love your avatar. I actually had a similar pic of Lee Van Cleef some years ago as mine on another forum. Great choice!

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    I'm in the same boat. Does anyone make a platformed clip-less pedal with dual sided entry, or do you want one side platform only for the technical bits?

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    I don't understand all the bickering if you want a DH quality peddle with 2 sided entry and 2 sided platform the only real choice is Mallet. If you want something that will be a pain in the ass and always have the wrong side up go with any of the other choices posted here but please don't post whining about how they broke when you took them on a down hill run and you hit a tree at 40mph and will be sporting a cool 2 wheels in parallel contraption for the rest of your life. Unless i am mistaken the mallets are the only duel platform duel clip out there that's DH rated.

    Good luck

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    So even though the egg beater part of the Mallets stick up, you can ride them with street shoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith_swist View Post
    So even though the egg beater part of the Mallets stick up, you can ride them with street shoes?
    Sure, you can, but they don't work well for that, for the obvious reason you just stated.

    The answer is always the same in these long winded discussions. If you want to ride flats, get flats, if you want to ride clipless, get clipless and proper shoes. If you want to ride both on the same pedal you'll end up in a compromise of both with poor results.

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    I will bring them up again, Crank Brothers Mallet 3(with the metal pins, the 1 model des not have any traction pins) these pedals work great clipped in, never have any issues wih getting in or out of them. I do ride 98% clipped in, but when i need to be unclipped for super sketchy sections i have that option. Is it a compromise when clipped in, IMHO... NO WAY! Is it a compromise when unclipped, yes, but they get the job done. And i can cruise around town without having to put my bike shoes on or swap pedals.

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    I have 3 bikes with mallets on them. My cross bike has them because i use it as my grocery getter and I ride it 5 miles to and from the store at least once a week in tennis shoes and the Clip part makes no notice to my foot. Now if i was wearing converse or something with next to no sole it might be a different story. Yes a peddle wrench or in most cases with good peddles a Allen wrench is cheep and easy but grabbing a bike and going no mater if its for a training ride or a quick errand is even easier.

    In the end what we all say is just our own BS make the decision that is right for your needs.

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    1 side clip, 1 side flat, will make you want to put your head in a wood chipper. Mallets and similar are the only logical choice. Or you could just ride flats and not worry about it.
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