1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
mtn. biking 101
2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    25

    Pedals 9/16" or 1/2"

    Hi,
    i'm buying some pedals and is there a way to get a good measurement, I measured it, I believe it is a 1/2 inch, but the margin of error can make it 9/16 or 1/2
    which one is more common?
    anyways here is the ride im putting it on. "2002 Jamis Dakar Comp" bike with "2002 Shimano Deore LX, 22/32/44 teeth" crank set.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: theMeat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,520
    9/16
    Round and round we go

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    81
    9/16" for sure


    1/2" is common on small kids bikes.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: theMeat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,520
    1/2 for 1 piece, cheaper cranks, 9/16 for 3 piece. For all types of bikes, far as I know.
    Round and round we go

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    25
    Ah ok, thanks for the replys
    fast too.

  6. #6
    dirtbag
    Reputation: ranier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,445
    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post
    1/2 for 1 piece, cheaper cranks, 9/16 for 3 piece. For all types of bikes, far as I know.
    damn, I thought they were all the same. Good to know and knowing is half the battle, "Go Joe!"
    Amolan

Similar Threads

  1. Which clipless pedals have the most solid "hold" and "platform"?
    By quagmire_1985 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-10-2011, 04:08 PM
  2. Replies: 69
    Last Post: 07-27-2010, 07:26 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2009, 09:44 AM
  4. "Kliane" "Klein" "Quasi Moto" "Paul"
    By stan4bikes in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-20-2007, 03:36 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2005, 08:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •