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    Thin, wide flat pedals

    Looking for some suggestions. I put 180mm crank arms on my bike & wouldn't mind a few extra mm's of ground clearance. I also have wide feet & could use a wider platform

    The Spank Spikes looks good, anything else I should be looking at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Looking for some suggestions. I put 180mm crank arms on my bike & wouldn't mind a few extra mm's of ground clearance. I also have wide feet & could use a wider platform

    The Spank Spikes looks good, anything else I should be looking at?
    Everybody is going to tell you the Point One podiums. They are thin and wide and feel great, however I had constant issues with their bearings and the pedals had so much drag on them when pedaling that I wound up switching pedals.
    I would wait for the Specialized pedals that are coming out soon. Those seem like they are going to be amazing.

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    Canfield Crampons, FTW

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    Did a similar comparison. Was set on the Spikes but did some searching and went with the DMR Vault pedals. Seemed to be the largest pedal i could find at 115x115. Really like them and grip is ridiculous. Best price i found including shipping was from Wiggle.com in the UK. Got em for just under $110 shipped and took 7 days to get with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Looking for some suggestions. I put 180mm crank arms on my bike & wouldn't mind a few extra mm's of ground clearance. I also have wide feet & could use a wider platform

    The Spank Spikes looks good, anything else I should be looking at?
    Kona wah wah pedals are the widest I've found (crank to outside of pedal). Thin too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Looking for some suggestions. I put 180mm crank arms on my bike & wouldn't mind a few extra mm's of ground clearance. I also have wide feet & could use a wider platform

    The Spank Spikes looks good, anything else I should be looking at?
    I've been riding these for three months and REALLY like them! 100mm wide and 16mm deep at 335 grams for $65! Shipping is not bad from the UK; That's about the only place I can find them.

    Here is where I'm buying them from:
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    Those are sweet... they look like my Premium Slims.. great pedals!

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    Point1 Pedals.

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    deity Decoy 2.5 Pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeerhillJDOG View Post
    Kona wah wah pedals are the widest I've found (crank to outside of pedal). Thin too
    Syntace has a new pedal coming out that comes in three sizes and looks awesome. The biggest size is a monstrous 97mm x 111mm.
    Here some pics:

    Eurobike 2011 - Syntace NumberNine Custom Pedale 2012 im Fahrbericht - MTB-News.de | IBC Mountainbike Forum

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    Deity decoys, Kona Wah, Answer Rove...all good HTi clones. Just a great big thin flat pedal. Can't go wrong (unless you buy a version with set screw pins like I did). Those Echo jawns are pure sex, though.
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    I should add that the original Straightlines and Speedplay Drilliums are like ballroom dance floors...they may violate the "thin" directive, though.
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    I took my kona wah wahs, retapped the threads, and slapped in some Straitline pins. Talk about grip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    I took my kona wah wahs, retapped the threads, and slapped in some Straitline pins. Talk about grip!
    Pics please. I run wah wahs and I'm pretty happy with them. Shoes make a huge difference though. Had tons of grip with my previous shoes (NB trail running), but they were discontinued and I have yet to find a shoe to complement the pedals. I won't go the skate shoe route because, to me, they are not comfortable; though, the Teva Links looks like it might be worth a shot.

    Back on topic: I'm on my second pair of wah wahs and have no complaints. Only reason I'm on set two is b/c I wanted the white pair to go with my then new bike. Sold the first pair to a buddy who still runs them...well, they are on his bike; he just doesn't ride anymore. Haven't had to rebuild either set. Solid product.
    Another friend bought a pair of StraitLines recently. I gave them a try. Tons of grip, but noticeably thicker profile in comparison to the wah wah.

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    Made the same - 180 cranks(Deore XT) with Point One Podiums. They were very comfortable but the second replacement just died wast week. They are wider also and can catch obstacles when tilting the bike or riding trough channels.
    At the end I moved back to 175s because 180s starts to hurt knees and overall I tired quickly.
    PS interesting: Eurobike 2011 – Hope Pedale und DH-Kassette
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    Wellgo MG-1's: magnesium, lights, thin, ample and unexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    Wellgo MG-1's: magnesium, lights, thin, ample and unexpensive.
    LIght and inexpensive yes (I have two pairs) but by today's standards they're hardly "thin". They are also prone to losing pins to rock strikes as the magnesium is a a bit soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    Syntace has a new pedal coming out that comes in three sizes and looks awesome. The biggest size is a monstrous 97mm x 111mm.
    Here some pics:

    Eurobike 2011 - Syntace NumberNine Custom Pedale 2012 im Fahrbericht - MTB-News.de | IBC Mountainbike Forum
    Cool find. If I remember wah wah measured 4.25"/108mm.

    Wonder if they measure to the spindle, or to the corners

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    LIght and inexpensive yes (I have two pairs) but by today's standards they're hardly "thin". They are also prone to losing pins to rock strikes as the magnesium is a a bit soft.
    i just killed my second pair. first pair seized up after 2 seasons (cant complain a bit) and the most recent pair, i have lost a ton of pins. I figure I will try something else out. MG1s are a great AM, occasional FR/DH pedal. For straight DH, they might last a weekend rock gardens.


    Might also want to look into the nukeproof electrons. light, wide, thin and cheap. They are plastic, but I heard they are strong. I am planning on trying a set out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    Wellgo MG-1's: magnesium, lights, thin, ample and unexpensive.
    Those are what im looking to replace. Thanks, though
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    Have you looked at the new Tioga MT Zero? Certainly fit the 'thin' criteria... not sure how they'd hold up to abuse tho yet...
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    DMR Vaults. Huge platform for my size 13 foot. thin, 400g/pair. Have been great on my do all bike (Allmtn-DH use)
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    Forte Pedal

    Performance Forte Platforms from Performance Bikes
    Wide, thin, super grippy, and inexpensive. I think I paid $40

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    Wellgo B-132's are awesome. They are pretty thin, 354g light, and can take a serious beating...
    Pricepoint right around $50.00 a pair. Not exactly sure of the width, but wider than my HT's that's for sure...

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    Wow those Echo pedals look awesome. Thanks for the tip, just ordered myself a pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Ray View Post
    Wellgo B-132's are awesome. They are pretty thin, 354g light, and can take a serious beating...
    Pricepoint right around $50.00 a pair. Not exactly sure of the width, but wider than my HT's that's for sure...
    Wellgo's got a decent website showing the dimensions (+/- thickness) of each of their CNC platform pedals along with weight in grams. I have been using the the b030 pedals for this entire season (replaced HT pedals that lost too many pins) and I am pretty pleased. Great grip, super sturdy, light enough, thoughtful design (esp. the pins). Nowhere near as bling as the Spank, Echo, etc.
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    What about the Straitline AMPs?

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    Consider the Deity decoy LT

    slim 17mm (14mm at the thinnest point)
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    light 357g (magnesium body)

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    What about the Fly Papers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantw9066 View Post
    Performance Forte Platforms from Performance Bikes
    Wide, thin, super grippy, and inexpensive. I think I paid $40
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    these plastic pedals (sold under a variety of labels - nrg, nukeproof, deity, and others) rock. grippy, thin (17mm at the thickest), wide, tough, light (~350g) and cheap. better in every way than my previous favorite bang for the buck pedal - the mg-1. refreshing not having pins come out every rock strike. recommended!


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    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine View Post
    these plastic pedals (sold under a variety of labels - nrg, nukeproof, deity, and others) rock. grippy, thin (17mm at the thickest), wide, tough, light (~350g) and cheap. better in every way than my previous favorite bang for the buck pedal - the mg-1. refreshing not having pins come out every rock strike. recommended!

    Yeah but where can you get them? Deity told me 7 weeks as of yesterday!

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    I got some pretty sick pedals on ebay. I also like a little wide pedals and these have felt great.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Yeah but where can you get them? Deity told me 7 weeks as of yesterday!

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    you can get nukeproof on crc for $45:

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    I like my Spank Spike pedals. Lots of options out there.
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    I have a set of deity compounds coming tomorrow. People I have talked to about them said they hold up extremely well, to the point where they have bent the pins before cracking the pedal.
    Pics and full review this weekend, since I am going trail riding and hitting the fr lines.

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    does anyone know when Hope pedals are coming out? The prototype looks nice and thin. e13 will be releasing a a pretty thin wide pedal soon too. I like the composite plates they are using. Should skip off rocks better than alloy? The new twenty6 pedals are thin and wide, but over priced and kind of ugly IMO. I currently ride the old twenty6 rally's. THey are thin and wide, but not concave. Bushings develop play easy, but you can ride them forever even with worn out bushings no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    does anyone know when Hope pedals are coming out?
    next spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine View Post
    these plastic pedals (sold under a variety of labels - nrg, nukeproof, deity, and others) rock. grippy, thin (17mm at the thickest), wide, tough, light (~350g) and cheap. better in every way than my previous favorite bang for the buck pedal - the mg-1. refreshing not having pins come out every rock strike. recommended!

    awesome cheap pedals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
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    I saw some pedals call flypaper or something or other... on a guys bike. I asked about them and he said the were $600! $600!?!?!?! WTF, do they come with a free bike I asked? He got kinda pissed so I couldn't ask any more questions.
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    ^^^ that $500 includes cranks, bottom bracket, chainrings, and bashguard, as well as the pedals.

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    I like the Canfield Crampons.

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    Loaded Precision pedals look very nice.

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    Just wanted to thank everyone for their replies. After checking out every pedal in the thread I went with my first choice, the Spank Spike. Got my first ride on them & thought I'd post my impressions.

    Out of the box they're very impressive. Good looking and feel like a quality piece. Very light & solid feeling in your hand. In the box was the pedals, 32 pins, 4 grub screws with loctite on them (the middle pins), an allen wrench, pedal washers, 2 replacement seals & instructions. Installation was like any other pedal.

    The blue finish with the machined surfaces looks very nice (my GF said "ooooh, pretty!). Honestly they look out of place on my utilitarian looking silver/black bike (couldn't find black)

    On the bike I right away noticed that the thinner pedal had my legs stretched out more when seated. I ended up lowering my saddle about a quarter inch to get the correct leg extension. Of course, lower seat = lower center of gravity = better handling. I have long legs so I usually have to set my saddle pretty tall. It was nice to finally understand what people mean when they say "in the bike".

    The platforms are large and grippy with all the pins. No pedal strikes today! It was pretty wet & muddy but I had no issues at all keeping my feet on the pedals. Overall after one ride Im very happy with my choice. Ill be interested to see how they hold up as my primary pedal on my #1 bike.

    Here's a pic of the Spike next to a Wellgo MG1 for comparison
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    id go for your first choice! ive had some of them, they lasted and was great

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    Point 1 Podium pedals are great and look the nuts. Bearings feel stiff at first but don't notice when riding.

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    I have these, HT AE02. I've romped on them since June - no issues. Love them. Pretty sure mine have Ti spindles b/c they are gold.

    I give them an A+. My other favorites are Straitline (original) and FUNN Souljams.

    pedal weight(pair) 305g / per pr
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post


    I have these, HT AE02. I've romped on them since June - no issues. Love them. Pretty sure mine have Ti spindles b/c they are gold.

    I give them an A+. My other favorites are Straitline (original) and FUNN Souljams.

    pedal weight(pair) 305g / per pr
    size 95 x 95 x17mm
    body material aluminum extruded / CNC machined
    spindle CNC machined cr-moly
    pedal bearings dual DU bushing + one patent bearing.
    MSRP US$150
    Looks like a Point One knock-off; guessing they're made in Asia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Looks like a Point One knock-off; guessing they're made in Asia?

    Have FUN!

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    Not really, looks like a thin pedal. They aren't cheap, that's for sure!

    Yes, they're made in Asia, by HT - who produce LOTS of private-label pedals.

    For me, the best thing about these pedals is that they're thin but still convex - I can't stand pedals that are concave (where the spindle is taller than the outside edges). These are comfortable for XC riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    I got some pretty sick pedals on ebay. I also like a little wide pedals and these have felt great.



    This is how they look like after 6months (including a megavalanche).
    I've lost about 20% of the pins. The new ones don't held up.

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    Ah yes. A familiar sight. Same experience with my HT MN01. The pins...they suck.
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    Where'd you purchase these from????


    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post


    I have these, HT AE02. I've romped on them since June - no issues. Love them. Pretty sure mine have Ti spindles b/c they are gold.

    I give them an A+. My other favorites are Straitline (original) and FUNN Souljams.

    pedal weight(pair) 305g / per pr
    size 95 x 95 x17mm
    body material aluminum extruded / CNC machined
    spindle CNC machined cr-moly
    pedal bearings dual DU bushing + one patent bearing.
    MSRP US$150

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    when pedal meets rock... aren't all kind of pins will suffer the same fate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Just wanted to thank everyone for their replies. After checking out every pedal in the thread I went with my first choice, the Spank Spike. Got my first ride on them & thought I'd post my impressions.
    I recently got those, and my plan for the evening is to take'em apart, as something is crunching in there after a couple rides with no noticeable pedal strikes.

    They are nice looking, that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Looks like a Point One knock-off; guessing they're made in Asia?
    HT pedals are fine. And not particularly cheap.

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    In a word?

    No. I can show pics later to prove it
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    These are my point 1's, I especially like the raw finish so theirs no future ware spots with no paint or anno on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lewke View Post
    Where'd you purchase these from????
    I got them as an evalutaion pair, but they are distributed through Bike Fettish.
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    In my experience.....
    Good pedal pins:


    External hex or underside internal hex
    *The only problem with the "underside" style is removing/replacing them once they've been folded over

    Less desirable pins:

    Internal hex (once you smack em they pretty much worthless)
    These have been the only downside to the HT's on my bike. I'll probably try to replace them another style of pins
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    ^Noah nailed it^
    if you check out the HT pedals website you will see some of their pedals have the set screw style pins and some have the doggy style pins. I love my HT pedals, but I was gutted when half the pins in the lead pedal were missing within 6 months. Otherwise they are light, big, thin, and feel great. Thankfully, in their toothless meth-mouth state, they have a new life with Burro straps on my fixed gear. The Wellgo B102 pedals that replaced the HTs have doggy style pins. The Wellgos have all their pins after a full season of heavy use...and by looking at the two pedal designs one could easily have predicted this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    HT pedals are fine. And not particularly cheap.
    Never said they weren't but they are a blatant copy, made in Asia, at the same price point. NO THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    For me, the best thing about these pedals is that they're thin but still convex - I can't stand pedals that are concave (where the spindle is taller than the outside edges). These are comfortable for XC riding.
    I hear you but you have it backwards... concave is shallower in the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Never said they weren't but they are a blatant copy, made in Asia, at the same price point. NO THANKS!
    They are not a copy. They are the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    They are not a copy. They are the original.
    I think the HT AE series shown by Noah is more than a little inspired by the Podiums (which came first). But the HT Nano style pedals (AN or MN) are the "original" square CNC lightweight platform that is being sold by Kona, Deity, Answer, etc.
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    The pedals I'm waiting for are late. Tioga MT Zeros were announced early August, mentioning that they're due out in 60 days, but it's been 90 days now. 475g, dual concave with 4mm center, 7mm edges. Durable cast steel construction. $99. Mmmm.

    Compared to 11mm center and 13mm edges on 359g $179 Podiums. 17mm center and 6mm edges side to side concave, but front to back convex 395g $150 Crampon. For ref, proto Spec is 11mm center and is 400g forged alu.




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    A friend of mine rides on DMR Vaults. He must have just got them, because he was on Azonics 2 weeks ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
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    Has anyone used those Tioga pedals? I need some new pedals....

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    I would not recommend the Tioga.
    After trying numerous thin pedals, I have been the happiest with the DMR Vaults. Great shape, smooth, big platform, good weight, super grippy, and headache free.

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    My LBS is also the local Tioga dealer. The owner told me he had ordered 3 pairs of Zero, but warned, they won't be cheap (he quoted 500 NIS, around 130$ with all duties and taxes). Besides, in the photos I can see only 5 replaceable pins per side, and a couple of cast pins, that are probably pretty useless.

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    dmr vaults are more than I want to spend.

    why would you not recommend the Tioga pedals?

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    Its 350 grams with different colors. Its $105 from their website but I got mine last Oct for just $79.
    Its $72.98 right now at pricepoint.com

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    How do you guys avoids getting cut up from these pedals?
    They have done a number on my legs from deep scratches to puncture wounds, I'm about ready to go back to clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    How do you guys avoids getting cut up from these pedals?
    They have done a number on my legs from deep scratches to puncture wounds, I'm about ready to go back to clipless.
    Hey Mr. mbikerguy,

    FiveTen Impact shoes combined with Dainese 3X knee/shin guards will fix that problem for you! I use burlier knee/shin guards for FR/DH but the Dainese work great for XC/AM.

    I also use Canfield Crampon pedals for all my bikes. Best I've been able to find so far. That said there are several new ultra thin pedals, including version 3 of the Canfield Crampon, coming out this spring/summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsnead View Post
    Hey Mr. mbikerguy,

    FiveTen Impact shoes combined with Dainese 3X knee/shin guards will fix that problem for you! I use burlier knee/shin guards for FR/DH but the Dainese work great for XC/AM.

    I also use Canfield Crampon pedals for all my bikes. Best I've been able to find so far. That said there are several new ultra thin pedals, including version 3 of the Canfield Crampon, coming out this spring/summer.

    Enjoy,

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    Thanks for the suggestions Michael.

    I think I will also go with a less sharp spikes as well.

    I've been waiting since last summer for the Tioga MT Zeros to be available but now I'm thinking of going with the crampons. Maybe I will wait for version 3.0 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    How do you guys avoids getting cut up from these pedals?
    They have done a number on my legs from deep scratches to puncture wounds, I'm about ready to go back to clipless.
    Seems like everyone here in florida is telling me to go clipless, I like doing the harder trails at Santos and am not sure I would like not being able to put my foot down in a second, but as for the distance runs clipless is on my mind after the 20 mile mark. Why do you all stay with platforms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    How do you guys avoids getting cut up from these pedals?
    They have done a number on my legs from deep scratches to puncture wounds, I'm about ready to go back to clipless.
    I had the same problem and now seem to have solved it without getting shin guards or changing the pedals (knocking on my head for having no natural wood piece at hand). I was repeating same mistakes and was getting punished for them. Find your mistakes and change your technique accordingly.
    My mistakes were - on steep climbs with poor traction I sometimes let the rear wheel slip, which in turn caused my foot to slip off the pedal. Once I started to pay a bit more attention to rotating the pedals (instead of pushing them down), it was gone.
    Riding over bumps at speed I would pull the bars up too early. The rear wheel then hit the obstacle and I was thrown forward, again with my foot slipping off the pedal. When I started to look at the front wheel and wait until it hit the bump, the problem was solved.

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    DMR Vaults, end of story, look'em up and see why!
    Way better than the Straitline AMPs, they replaced after only two rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellowyellow01 View Post
    Why do you all stay with platforms?
    Never saw any reason to not staying with them. Pretty simple really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellowyellow01 View Post
    Seems like everyone here in florida is telling me to go clipless, I like doing the harder trails at Santos and am not sure I would like not being able to put my foot down in a second, but as for the distance runs clipless is on my mind after the 20 mile mark. Why do you all stay with platforms?
    My trails, my bike, and my riding style pretty much determined which kind of pedals I run. On my FS bikes, I like platforms. On my geared hardtails, it depends on the trail/trip, but my platforms typically run without problem. On a rigid or single speed, I go with clipless, esp. since I like climb stuff beyond my gearing and go through the same rough stuff I ride with my other bikes.

    I cut myself on my platforms in the same instances I've cut myself with clipless: slips and accidents. I find I more consistently get scrapes from walking/pushing my bike up sections that are difficult to ride up (my fav kind of section to ride down).

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    I've been riding my Loaded Precision Platforms for 6 months now and I love them in combo with the fiveten stealth rubber. I've ridden Atomlab's, Tioga's, and Kona WahWah's. At 320 grams and around 13mm thick, they meet the thin and light requirements for me. Also, the bearings have no play after months of riding. Only complaint is they're a little pricey at $140.

    I've been riding platforms since 2002 and I've tried going back to clipless several times. The platform pedal gives me more confidence and the occasional footdab keeps the ride flowing cuz you can just get back to the pedal so easily. Feels like I can press harder on the outside of the pedal in corners too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eklock2000 View Post
    ...I can press harder on the outside of the pedal in corners too...
    this is the first thing i noticed going to flats after 20 years of being clipped in and i loved it. it was also the main reason i kept up with flats after the first few rides did not feel worth it.

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    DMR Vaults! Huge platform, I don't believe any other pedal has more real estate. Plus, they're thin, smooth, with endless grip.

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    I have an older set of twenty6 pedels, and they are great. Big platform, pretty flat, and super light and durable.
    These are the newer ones. Twenty6 Products - Products

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    To add to the last reply, I have Twenty6 Prerunners and had to deal with warranty issues, but my impression from the CS is that they go above and beyond to back up their products. They are eager to say send it back and that they'd hook it up. The Ti version is on sale on for $180, not too much more than Point1 Podiums, though I would think anyone shopping the $120+ range would be looking at the HT AE01. The HT ME01T... wonder if they're even for sale--they're 234g (for the pair) platform pedals.

    On my non weight weenie bikes, I run Sunline V-1s. They have so much grip that the only thing you'd miss from clipless is the ability to "cheat" and pull up the rear by pulling up on the pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    To add to the last reply, I have Twenty6 Prerunners and had to deal with warranty issues, but my impression from the CS is that they go above and beyond to back up their products. They are eager to say send it back and that they'd hook it up. The Ti version is on sale on for $180, not too much more than Point1 Podiums, though I would think anyone shopping the $120+ range would be looking at the HT AE01. The HT ME01T... wonder if they're even for sale--they're 234g (for the pair) platform pedals.

    On my non weight weenie bikes, I run Sunline V-1s. They have so much grip that the only thing you'd miss from clipless is the ability to "cheat" and pull up the rear by pulling up on the pedals.
    I've had the HT AE-01 EVOs, sold them, and picked up some raw Point1 Podiums. While they are not as thin in appearance, although the Podiums are advertised 11-13mm thin (HT is 11mm), the Podium feels wider under the foot, at least for me. The pins are also bigger in size, and longer too. And easier to replace.

    The HT ME-01T are available in the US, last time I spoke with Fullerton Bike Shop, they had a set in stock, $250. And come with a rider weight limit.

    The HT AE-01 EVO would be a better pedal IMO if it was a bit wider, used the same type of pin throughout the pedal unlike currently (2 different types) and a little longer/thicker pin type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    I have an older set of twenty6 pedels, and they are great. Big platform, pretty flat, and super light and durable.
    These are the newer ones. Twenty6 Products - Products
    Yup.

    On sale at Huck n Roll.

    Twenty6 Products Prerunner Pedal - Titanium*from Hucknroll.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellowyellow01 View Post
    Seems like everyone here in florida is telling me to go clipless, I like doing the harder trails at Santos and am not sure I would like not being able to put my foot down in a second, but as for the distance runs clipless is on my mind after the 20 mile mark. Why do you all stay with platforms?
    If you are riding XC I think clipless works better but for AM you will be doing more aggressive stuff so I don't want to be clipped in. You can also shift your weight around which you obviously can't do with clipless. Now plenty of people ride clipless AM, it's up to what makes you more comfortable, if you go with platforms beware the sharp spikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Have you looked at the new Tioga MT Zero? Certainly fit the 'thin' criteria... not sure how they'd hold up to abuse tho yet...
    Agreed. They are the thinnest platform pedals I have seen myself.

    The Tioga MT Zero's came to mind when I first saw this post. They are listed on Tioga's site as 'Not for DH or Freeride use", but I am pretty sure they would hold up to fairly aggressive trail riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nandus View Post
    Agreed. They are the thinnest platform pedals I have seen myself.

    The Tioga MT Zero's came to mind when I first saw this post. They are listed on Tioga's site as 'Not for DH or Freeride use", but I am pretty sure they would hold up to fairly aggressive trail riding.
    I was interested in those as well, but that warning and the repeated delays for US release caused me to go with another choice. I'm no Clyde and no DHer/FRer, but still...

    They probably are gonna reveal another model for DH/FR, I'm thinking.

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    One factor to consider is pedals like the Point1Racing Podium & Spank Spike have interference issues with cranks like the RaceFace SIXC where the booties have holes for the pedal inserts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    I was interested in those as well, but that warning and the repeated delays for US release caused me to go with another choice. I'm no Clyde and no DHer/FRer, but still...

    They probably are gonna reveal another model for DH/FR, I'm thinking.
    I've been waiting on them forever so they are off my list, what did you end up with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    Point1 Pedals.
    +1 on the Point1 Pedals. Sleek, light and functional.

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    So far I really like my Nukeproof Proton. I think the Neutron's platform is slightly larger and with a different pin pattern which some may prefer.

    I guess the weight at 400+ grams doesn't quite compare to pedals mentioned in here, but then again neither does the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbikerguy View Post
    I've been waiting on them forever so they are off my list, what did you end up with?
    Twenty6 Prerunner Ti (which are now popping up on Chainlove for $155).

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    Quote Originally Posted by svalgis View Post
    So far I really like my Nukeproof Proton. I think the Neutron's platform is slightly larger and with a different pin pattern which some may prefer.

    I guess the weight at 400+ grams doesn't quite compare to pedals mentioned in here, but then again neither does the price.
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    Whoops, I was sure I mentioned that but I must've accidentally deleted it when cleaning up the post.

    I have the raw finish, looks great and no paint to wear off (apart from the pins which are black for some reason).

    Size is 95x95x17mm and weight is about 440g a pair (can't confirm the latter though).

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