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    Suggestions for flats needed

    I am getting the 2015 Trek Fuel Ex this weekend and need to find pedals for it. Looking for flats with studs that would work well for singe track, some climbing and all mt use. Any links to fav sites or just suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Here is a thread that seems to have a lot of discussion of flat pedals. FYI, for new users the forums have a search function, not everyone knows this.

    Pedals... so many pedals.. but which ones to try

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    That thread should cover both flat and clipless for you.

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    yes, that post has about everything you'd need to know about flats. But it's dang long.

    Here's the short version:

    With flats, you get what you pay for. Don't cheap out or you'll end up buying a few pairs when you could have bought one high-end set and been done with it. Get some Spank Spikes if you're strapped for cash. If you want the best, get Point1 Podiums or Canfield Crampon Ultimates. My opinion: Crampon Ultimates are the best flat pedal ever made. Seriously. Worth every penny and more. Super thin, very light, very grippy, and little to no maintenance needed. Get them.
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    I'm liking crank brothers 50/50s but im a Clyde so need a stouter pedal. Only one I've really tried thus far but there is some origin 8 ult8 slim pedals that have been getting good reviews that have a larger platform and thin profile I may try soon.
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    id get the Crampons. if for less $, the Shimano Saints. i have the Saints. theyre hella tough and really grippy if you remove the washers between the pedal body and pins
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    Suggestions for flats needed

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    id get the Crampons. if for less $, the Shimano Saints. i have the Saints. theyre hella tough and really grippy if you remove the washers between the pedal body and pins
    +1 Saints
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    I like VP components VP-VICE. They're reasonable to try, but if you like them and want to upgrade, you can buy a titanium axle for them and rebuild them with that to shave 70 grams. Reasonable entry point for very nice pedals.

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    Saints

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    Sweet thanks fellas!

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    the best Gucci pedals will only be so-so with the wrong shoes, but with 5.10 shoes almost any decent platform will give very good grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    +1 Saints
    I have to vouch for Saints as well. I am really happy with them...

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    Another Saint vote

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    Completely agree with the importance of the choice of the shoes you use with the pedals. I had a lower cost VP components pedal on my old bike, and the 5-10 shoes worked great and never slipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc View Post
    the best Gucci pedals will only be so-so with the wrong shoes, but with 5.10 shoes almost any decent platform will give very good grip.
    +1

    5.10 Spitfires can be found on sale all over the interweb and Spank Spike Pedals tick all the boxes (fairly light, tough, grippy, thin, reasonably priced). Be patient and buy them both right and you have a great setup for minimal cash.

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    5.10's and diety compounds are my favorite by a mile. Can't say enough good things about either of them.

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    I got my Saints for like $65 and can't recommend them enough.

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    Canfields, thin, sticky and strong.
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    Loving my RF atlas...

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    I like my Forte Converts. Light, pretty thin, inexpensive and well made. I've had a number of pedal strikes and they have held up well. Plus they are on sale at Performance Bikes.

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