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    Platform pedal users

    These any good for the $$
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_200455

    Any advice or something that might be better on a budjet .

    Crank brothers 50/50 perhaps ?

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    I just put a set of these on my Fantom Pro29.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/131...lat-Pedals.htm
    Love em so far.

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    I just put this pair on my Advance.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/197...orm-Pedals.htm

    Haven't gotten out on the trails yet, but riding around my house I'm enjoying them. I got them in a deal with 5.10 shoes.
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    Thin platforms are much better, better traction easier to circular pedal, likely to pedal strike.

    The main taiwan import is branded under a ton of names,
    Superstar is the UK one, Kona Wah Wah one of the many names under USA,

    a little more expensive but a dramatic improvment over lousy fat pedals

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    wellgo mg 1 , extremely light weight with good grip price is very reasonable 2. i got mine off ebay for $35
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    superstar all the way.

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    I love my Kona Wah Wahs.

    They're the pedal that converted me from 12 years of clipless on Time pedals to platform. I'll still use clipless for anything that's full-on XC or road, but DH/FR/AM is all about flat pedals that I can quickly:

    1. Bail if I screw up, and I screw up a lot.
    2. Get on the gas after a minor screw up.
    3. Mash from any foot position.
    4. Did I mention bail if I screw up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    Thin platforms are much better, better traction easier to circular pedal, likely to pedal strike.

    The main taiwan import is branded under a ton of names,
    Superstar is the UK one, Kona Wah Wah one of the many names under USA,

    a little more expensive but a dramatic improvment over lousy fat pedals

    As for thin platforms , what are the posers (taiwan) specials and the real deal ?

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    There is only one major model I am aware of.

    look up the pedals on the superstar website, that will advertise the thickness.

    If the ones you get are the same thickness and look the same, they are probably the same.


    Another key advantage of these pedals is readily available spares.
    I had a pair of Tioga MX pro's, not as nice as SS but still exceptional.
    The bushings wore in 6 months, it took me three months to get another bushing, in that time the axles had worn, so went in the bin.

    Bushings wore on my SS, They sent me a pair for free and now lists spare parts on the website.

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    These are my current favorite platforms:

    http://www.oneal.com/catalog/product...roducts_id=568

    not exactly budget though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulz
    I just put a set of these on my Fantom Pro29.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/131...lat-Pedals.htm
    Love em so far.
    I have these, they are very nice. Work well in the Pedal/Shoe Package they sell.
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    id recommend a pair with replaceable spikes for the times you'll shave one down on a rock or something cement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shenny88
    id recommend a pair with replaceable spikes for the times you'll shave one down on a rock or something cement.
    Or shave it down on your shin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    Thin platforms are much better, better traction easier to circular pedal, likely to pedal strike.

    The main taiwan import is branded under a ton of names,
    Superstar is the UK one, Kona Wah Wah one of the many names under USA,

    a little more expensive but a dramatic improvment over lousy fat pedals
    What is the advantage of "thin" vs. something like the Welgo MG-1's? I have a pair of MG-1's and like them fine, but am interested in what the benefit of "thin" is.

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    How much are thin pedals can any one post links to some

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    Shimano DX....Good pedals

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