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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:
    Echo TR Platform 2011 (including pins)


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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
    Canfield Crampons, FTW
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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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