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    What's your favorite light flat pedal??

    Recovering from a very bad road crash, I am now mountain biking and really am not ready to clip back in. I ride single track, rooty trails but do no drops, jumps or stuff like that. Mainly just getting exercise and having fun. Like to get a decent flat pedal for this kind of use which is under 300 gm. The ones I have on now are pigs. I've seen pictures of the Well-go WR-1 and MG-1's but really would like to know how regular folk like them and/or other pedals. thanks all.

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    Love my MG-1s. HAve them on several bikes and no issues. I use 5.10 shoes for super grip.

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    +1 for the MG-1's. Have them with titanium spindles and they come in at 299g. Stylish, strong, light, and perform very well,.

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    Specialized Lo Pro Mag
    Wellgo MG-1
    And one other that I always forget the name of. They have super sweet and light pedals.

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    Are you all referring to the Wellgo MG-1 or the Weyless MG-1?
    I'm also on the lookout for new flat pedals, as mine has taken way to many hits and has started a knocking sound.

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    the wellgo mg1's are about 365 grams for the pair, and they're really cheap. i dont think you're going to find a comparable pedal for the price.. most sub 300 gram pedals get real expensive.. paying 3x the price for 65 grams doesnt make sense to me.

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    5.1 shoe?

    Not familiar with a 5.1 shoe. Who is it made by and what makes it diffrent from a regular MTB shoe? Thanks

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    Also I see that Performance has a Forte flat pedal at 260 gm for the pair and very inexpensive. Can anyone compare this to the MG-1?

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    I like the Specialized Lo Pro Mag, and also the Shimano MX30. I run both on my bikes. I believe the Shimano's are a bit lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appgap
    Not familiar with a 5.1 shoe. Who is it made by and what makes it diffrent from a regular MTB shoe? Thanks
    5.10 (or Five Ten) is a shoe manufacturer. However when most people refer to 5.10 they are referring to a shoe they make called Impact 2. Many people here (including myself) regard them as one of the best shoes for platform pedals because they are extremely grippy.
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    I like the Azonic Accelerator Pedals...I ride them wih the 5.10's too. Great combination.

    Hope you heal fast. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_B
    Are you all referring to the Wellgo MG-1 or the Weyless MG-1?
    I'm also on the lookout for new flat pedals, as mine has taken way to many hits and has started a knocking sound.
    We're talking about the wellgo's

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    thx

    Thanks K(er. It's been interesting. Broke my pelvis in 2 places and a bunch of ribs. Thought of being clipped in just not appealing right now.

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    my Wellgo magnesiums are nice, just make sure to find a pair of shoes that grip well. I was trying a couple different pairs shoes and tried a lighter pair of NewBalance walking shoes i have the other day. mixed with a slightly sandy trail and 2ft drop = 4mean holes in my shin with a sweet bruise. Now looking for knee/shin pads...

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    Wellgo MG-1: http://www.ebikestop.com/wellgo_mg_1...916-PD1022.php

    VS.

    Dimension Pro Mountain: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=PD1090

    The MG-1 is 378g while the Pro Mountain is only 270g! Both have sealed bearings. I'm wondering if combining the Pro Mountain pedals with 5.10 shoes would yield 80% of the effect of the MG-1's grub screws. BTW, the Pro Mountain is $20 cheaper.

    Any advice for a beginner rider that does mostly commuting and beginner trails?

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    DMR V12 Mag with Ti grubscrews and axels = less than 350g

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    Do the pins on the wellgo pedals screw in??? Are they adjustable?

    Are they "better" than the older style bmx type pedals with the aggressive teeth looking traction?

    I am reluctant because I had a pair of pegs on my old dirtbike wiht these adjustable pins and my foot would slip off every now and then. The last time I contribute to a broken arm.
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    Wellgo MG-1's...end thread.

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    I know it sounds strange but if you look on a trials bike website called tartybikes.co.uk, they do a set of pedals called Try-All Ti-Nesiums. I have never tried them personaly because of the price but I have heard that they are very good. They weigh 300g, hey have a magnesium 1-piece body and titanium axles so they are very strong.

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    Wellgo MG-1's have a Ti axle option.

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