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    low profile flat pedals?

    i've owned wellgo b134 pedals and been riding shimanos pd-m985 for 2-3 month. i see the benefits to clipless but im comfortable with flat pedals. the wellgo b134 are great but clunky and i keep knocking on the georgia rocks and tree roots. what do you guys recommend for low profle flat pedals with pins and weights less than a tank.

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    Well, if your budget allows I can wholeheartedly recommend the Canfield Crampons.
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    Depends on your budget or what you're willing to spend. Crampons, Spank Spikes and the like will be recommended to you if you can afford them. Forte Converts are great for the budget conscious at around $45. Just depends on what you're willing to spend and how light you want to go.

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    Thin, wide flat pedals

    Coming soon-- 6mm+ pins
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    This pedal is not going into production they said. Another design is coming at Eurobike.

    What length crank arms are you running?


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    I am running the NukeProof Electron pedals. Thin and light weight. Quality is very nice too.
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    Check out the Wellgo B181

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    VP makes a really nice an affordable narrow pedal.


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    are those VP-69 pedals??

    Quote Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    VP makes a really nice an affordable narrow pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    are those VP-69 pedals??
    Those are the vp 59's (pretty sure anyway lol), which are unfortunately discontinued as far as I am aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    ...Spank Spikes and the like will be recommended to you if you can afford them...
    I went with Spank Spikes and highly recommend them. Love 'em

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    2 thin light low profile pedals I have used:


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    NRG Enterprises - Products

    I currently have NRGs on my trail/all mountain bike. They come in a variety of colors. Good grip These are my favorite
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    I put on a set of VPs too. Doesn't look like any of those up so far, have a X skeleton kind of. Very thin and flat where my buddies platforms have a concave shape, but then they are thicker, they may be a Ringle? don't remember. Not too much rocket science involved in a pedal just a difference in price from low to infinity imo.

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    Running Blackspire Sub4s. Not as gnarly as the Crampons, but can easily replace some pins with some screws.

    Compared to Animals.

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    I have Straitline AMPs and love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    are those VP-69 pedals??
    These are the 59's which aren't too different from the 69's.

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    I currently am using Canfield Crampons and Point One Podiums, both are superb (albeit spendy) options for low profileness.

    Point Ones are slightly lighter then the Canfields if that is part of the consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swerverider View Post
    I went with Spank Spikes and highly recommend them. Love 'em
    Another +1 for the spikes.

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    it looks like VP-69 is the lightest at 388g/pair
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    I have Wellgo B143s love em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    it looks like VP-69 is the lightest at 388g/pair
    Pretty sure my point one podiums are 370ish and the canfields just over 380......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    it looks like VP-69 is the lightest at 388g/pair
    I'm switching from a 35lb bike to a 25-27lb bike...so a few grams difference doesn't really bother me at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    it looks like VP-69 is the lightest at 388g/pair
    My set of VP-59's weighed 356g for the pair (weighed by a park scale).

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    find a pedal where the axle (center part ) is not exposed

    i would like to try these. but they look fragile


    Tioga MT-Zero Platform Pedals in Tree Fort Bikes Pedals (cat88)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    find a pedal where the axle (center part ) is not exposed

    i would like to try these. but they look fragile


    Tioga MT-Zero Platform Pedals in Tree Fort Bikes Pedals (cat88)
    Whats wrong with the axle being exposed? I have never had any issues with the two pairs I have with exposed axles....

    As for the Tioga pedals, pinkbike tested a set with them failing during the test.

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    i am using can field right now and like them alot .

    ,,,when i ride
    the bottom of my shoe squeaks from the rubber gripping the stationary axle.

    i think this drag is not good.

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