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    What style Pedals for AM do you use?

    I purchased a set of TIME ATAC pedals and a pair of Shimano shoes to go with my new AM rig. The have the little metal brackets that clip into the pedals. Im kinda new to this so is that what most of you guys use for AM riding or are you using bigger style bmx pedals? I think I might have made the wrong decision.

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    CB Acid 1's.

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    For techy stuff, Wellgo MG-1s (platforms) with 5 10s. (The 5 10s are awesome with platforms, they really stick to the pedal). For more XC riding, I move to CBs Mallet 1s and Shimano mtb shoes.

    I came to mtb from road biking, and initially was riding straight up Eggbeaters. As I spend more and more time on technical riding, I have moved over to platforms. Now, I really like the platforms, especially after a riding buddy told me to get some 5 10s.
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    CB Mallets, I used to have a set of 5050's on my bike, but now I'm gonna stick with the Clipless platforms

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    5050s---7point
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    I have Mallet Cs, but they are absolutely useless with flat shoes, I'm forced to used clipless or have my feet slipping off.. DMR V12s are beefy and have some real good traction and so do MG-1s but MG-1s are super light. My next set will be either Acids or Candys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    I have Mallet Cs, but they are absolutely useless with flat shoes, I'm forced to used clipless or have my feet slipping off.. DMR V12s are beefy and have some real good traction and so do MG-1s but MG-1s are super light. My next set will be either Acids or Candys.
    Are you ****ting me??
    Jesus are you going to use the Acids or Candy's with flat shoes too?

    Don't make a bad report on a set of pedals you're not using as they are supposed to be used.

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    I use Ritchey v.2s (clipless) on all my bikes...
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    Azonic Accelerators. Light, good grip, feel good, look neat. I wear knee/shin armor so I don't have to worry about destroying my shin on the cutout in the pedal.

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    Wellgo B77's, Azonic Fuzion, Easton Flatboys, DMR V-8's, I have and use all of those. All flats. The flatboys are the best out of those, the rest are a toss up as to which one is better. The fuzions are great for a budget shopper, you can find em on sale for like 20-25 bux. Really long pins, grippy. I like the flatboys the best because I have huge feet and they have a nice concave shape and are really big. B77's are the next biggest, with the DMR and Fuzions about similar size.
    The DMR V-8's are cool because they have a grease port and can be filled with fresh grease if they need it. Nice feature.
    I recently mashed one of my flatboys into a rock through a sharp turn and it held up nice.
    If I had done the same with the Fuzions it prolly would have ripped a pin or two out since they are magnesium.
    The flatboys look the least aggressive, at least as far as pin count is concerned, but I swear they grip so well. Worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Are you ****ting me??
    Jesus are you going to use the Acids or Candy's with flat shoes too?

    Don't make a bad report on a set of pedals you're not using as they are supposed to be used.
    No, its just that that mallets Cs are useless with flat shoes and I don't have a reason to have an extra 250g when I don't use the platform. They're a nice pedal and hold up well but without pins and the eggbeater wings sticking up, its just too slick.

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    Pedals

    Specialized Lo-Pro Mags, 5-10s. Love em. Originally ran 50-50s till i found these, just so damn grippy..........

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    i use xtr super solid

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    I've been using cheap platform clipless like Keywin and Wellgo for years, always with Shimano clips, but I've just switched to CB Acid 2s. They take slightly longer to clip into at the moment, but I'll get used to that. They are better to get out of though and I'm very pleased with my change. I think the size of the pedal is great. Smaller and much lighter than my old pedals, but with enough platform to feel really secure.
    Flats have some advantages on really dodgy terrain, but I like to be clipped in.

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    DMR V8's
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    CB Acid 2s...in white because who the heck would get a white pedal for dirt.

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    Used to use CB Candys now use CB Mallet2s,love 'em but i use them Clipless as intended

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    No, its just that that mallets Cs are useless with flat shoes and I don't have a reason to have an extra 250g when I don't use the platform. They're a nice pedal and hold up well but without pins and the eggbeater wings sticking up, its just too slick.
    Maybe (and perhaps it's just me, but who knows i'm kinda crazy), it's because the Mallets aren't AT ALL meant to be used with flat shoes??

    They're clipless pedals dude, using skate shoes or whatever on them is as dangerous as is stupid.

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    time Z's. love those things. easy to get in and out of no matter the conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    Maybe (and perhaps it's just me, but who knows i'm kinda crazy), it's because the Mallets aren't AT ALL meant to be used with flat shoes??

    They're clipless pedals dude, using skate shoes or whatever on them is as dangerous as is stupid.
    And if I'm not using clipless shoes why would I need such a big platform? I bought them so I could use them for flatsand clipless shoes but in the end they only work for clipless, so I'm better off getting a lighter clipless pedal and switch it to flats pedals whenever I need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    And if I'm not using clipless shoes why would I need such a big platform? I bought them so I could use them for flatsand clipless shoes but in the end they only work for clipless, so I'm better off getting a lighter clipless pedal and switch it to flats pedals whenever I need it.
    if you're in a tight place and you need to unhook your cleats you have somewhere to place your foot while you get the chance to rehook.

    Anything else?
    Don't be so stubborn about it dude, they're not made to be used as platforms only.

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    NRG Slabalanche pedals - love 'em on my Nomad.

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    If you learn to ride eggbeaters with flats, you will never complain about pedals ever again. I do this to work sometimes =P
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    straightline platforms... super sweet and easy to rebuild should they need it

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    Gusset Slim Jims with longer pins. Phenomenal grip with a pair of five:tens.

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    Time ATAC's (the old ones...) and Nike Dunk Gyrizo shoes... *****in setup...
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    Atomlab Quickstep w flats currently. 661 Launch's in the future.

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    i just got a set of CB candy-cs in today should be sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfrican
    If you learn to ride eggbeaters with flats, you will never complain about pedals ever again. I do this to work sometimes =P
    That's good! Focus, Grasshopper!

    I can't use clips anymore, my knees don't like them. I also don't like being pinned to one single foot position. I like to get on the balls of my feet to apply power, and settle more into the arch for techy stuff. No SPD or other system has enough float to satisfy me (they won't let me turn my feet as far as I like w/o unclipping) and I've never found an SPD shoe I did'nt have to take apart and modify to get the clip mounting far enough back for me to feel comfortable.

    I'm finding that my current combination of Atomlab Aircorps and Five-Ten shoes are just about as solid an interface as being clipped in. It's almost too sticky. I sometimes have to almost take my foot completely off the pedal if I want to shift my foot position, the grip is that good. I have never slipped a pedal with this setup in 5 or so months of riding on it...
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    I am really torn betwwen clipless & platforms with 5/10 shoes. Maybe I should try one on the left & the other on the right watta ya think?

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    I use time atacs.

    Crank bros equivalent pedal is cheaper tho for same performance.

    Time makes something they call the Z or something like that which is a platform (with clip).

    I love clipless, though on some trails that are at the edge of my ability such as lithium off teton pass I wished I had platforms a few times.

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    Anyone have experience with Azonic 420's??

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    Wellgo MG1 and Five10 shoes.

    Have a set of these coming though...


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    MG-1's, tho if you have 5.10s you could use paper plates with spindles and they would still stick.

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    Those twenty6 pedals are schweetttt!!!!! They ain't cheap, though...
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    Those ones are the "cheap" ones. I am trying to find a way to justify these $500 wonders:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Those ones are the "cheap" ones. I am trying to find a way to justify these $500 wonders:

    I'm guessing full titanium??

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    Recommending pedals and shoes to the general field of MTB'ers in the world is like recommending what kind of underwear to buy. About the only general comment that I'd dare make is that real AM riding might be better accomplished overall with some style of clipless pedals. Why?...a decent amount of climbing is usually involved...and not necessarily big Colorado mountain level riding. With proper experience, flats are very good and maybe even better in some types of riding with proper technique, but clipless will perform better in others.

    I ride clipless platform models like Shimano 647's all the time, but I have riding buddies who bounce back and forth between the two. Of those who know how to use both very proficiently, they let the trail and bike make the choice. At Moab for example, they like to ride Porc Rim with flats on their bigger bikes for the mostly downhill sections and technical moves. They suffer through the occasional pitchups and small climbs. They like to ride Sovereign, Flat Pass (hardly flat), Slickrock, and similar trails with clipless versions because there is a constant up-and-down character to those conditions where clipless allows them to continue to motor strongly. The clipless pedals give a strong advantage there.

    But when it comes right down to it, a good deal of preference will be the deciding factor on what a rider uses for AM. AM can cover such a wide variety of conditions and types of bikes that a blanket cannot be thrown over the whole mess. About all a newer rider can do is buy a decent pair of both styles of pedals and shoes and switch back and forth occasionally. Get decently proficient with both and see what one likes. Some people are just not flat pedal riders, period. I think it takes more skill to use flats to their full advantage, and I'll admit that I don't have it. I come from many years of off road dirt motorcycles where you're obviously not attached to the pegs, but pedaling a bicycle with flats is a whole other ball game. The most serious riders I know use both, and I think rightly so. In the absolute sense, it is a right-tool-for-the-job kind of deal. If you can master quality flat pedals and shoes, they can work best in certain conditions...clipless pedals rule in others. Try 'em both.

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    Nope, details are:

    # only 26 limited edition produced, each numbered
    # limited edition packaging
    # design original colorways with 5 full sets of colored hardwear
    # 6061-t6 CNC chrome plated pedal bodies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    I'm guessing full titanium??

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    Used to use CB Mallets and loved them, now I've been using a set of Shimano 647s for a while and they are pretty good too. Occasionally I throw on some flat pedals too, but only when I feel like playing around drifting corners and stuff on my little bike. Just about always use the clipless pedals for serious rides, unless I'm too lazy to swap!

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    Wellgo MG1

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    Last year I had Kona flats but have recently changed to Shimano's M647 (clipless).

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    cb candy's on my hardtail for xc and road, and just switched from the cb mallet m pedals on my fully to the kona wah-wah's. have started to get tired of riding clipped in and not being able to bail in sketchy situations.

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    I ride deity decoy pedals with 5 10 shoes. Great combo for me. I had 50/50s which had great grip, but the bearings would always get play in them, one pedal was always way to tight and the other way to loose about to fall off.

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