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    Big guy pedals

    So I finally pulled the trigger, I ordered a bike to try to get some of this weight off..... I'm 6'5" and ~300lbs.... I ordered a Airborne Seeker and I couldn't be more excited to get it and get started! The only thing the bike doesn't have is pedals, I have been lookin at a lot of them but I don't really notice weight limits on them, I'm kinda lookin at Xpedo XMX24MC's for around 80$. Would these hold up for me? Any other suggestions for some cool flats that will hold me up? Thanks!

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    I'm 6 6 about 310. Been on crank brother 5050s for 5 years. No complaints

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    6'8" 310, I'm running Straitline DeFacto pedals on 2 of my bikes and would buy them again and again! They're huge for our giant feet!
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    Thanks for the info, it's good to know that the 70$ pedals will hold up...... I like the 150-200$ pedals a lot but don't want to charge them. 👍

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    I'm 6'6", 305lbs with size 13 feet and have been using Answer Rove pedals for the past few months. I'm new to this so I don't have anything to compare them with but I don't have any complaints so far. Big enough for my feet and enough grip for me. I was cross shopping these with the DMR Vault pedals but they didn't seem worth the extra $50 although they do have deeper spikes if you're looking for more grip.

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    6' 3" 220 lbs. Crank brothers 5050's (the older model) 4 years. No problems.

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    I expect most decent pedals will be fine. Kona something-or-others for about 6 yrs on my old bike, Blackspire Big Slims on my Enduro for a year now. No issues with either at 250#. Both sets were under $80.
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    I don't know anything about those pedals...

    but I don't think I'd rock a set of pedals that didn't weigh as many grams as I weigh in pounds. (certainly not saying you can't)

    I've had good luck with Azonic mags, they are nearly twice the weight. But much less money. Long pins and/or smaller platform may be a deal breaker, but they have held up to serious longterm abuse. Around $40 for a pair.

    Had bad luck with 'black ops' pedals, get the feeling they're just a crappy rebrand. Two serious rides before I got a shifty-cup creak.

    Redline makes a decent set of inexpensive pedals if you have a good dealer nearby--I think they retail around thirty bucks a pair. I've been beating on a pair for the better part of a year and they're still solid and spin easy.

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    Seriously, just look for parts one grade higher than the riding you do.

    You ride fairly tame cross-country? Buy all-mountain spec parts.
    You do hucks and ride chunky stuff that put you in trail or all mountain category? Buy downhill parts.

    I used to break stuff all the time, now I have a rock solid bike that just works. It's heavier than an equivalent bike by about 20%, but I'm about 50% heavier than the folks I ride with, so it all works out.

    Just do some basic research like usual, see what gets good reviews, and go for it.

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    Big guy pedals

    Sweet, thanks for all the info! I ordered some xpedo mx13's.... The only bad part is the bike should be in today and the pedals won't be here till next week, haha!

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    update..... just had a bearing lock up on my 5 year old 50/50s shop said they can get a kit and fix em tho...

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    I am 3110 and run Time ATAC ZStrongs and before that some Wellgo MG1s. Jenson as a really good sell on Shimano Saints right now that I would jump on if I were still riding with flats.

    $75 and free shipping in the states. Shimano MX80 Saint Pedals > Components > Pedals, Cleats, Toe Clips, Straps > Pedals | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
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    Speedplay Drillium's are super strong and take a beating, and stick like glue to your feet. The reviews on hear say it all. These are my goto platform pedal on my XC/trail bikes..If you look around you can get them for around $90

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    45NRTH Heiruspecs are pretty sweet, hell on the shins though. Support my size 14's in softer hiking boots nicely and work pretty well with my MTB shoes too.

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    6'3, was 240, now 200 pounds --blame the bike.. o.O

    Spankspike Flat pedals are awesome. Super strong, and a good shoe platform. $125 ish.

    My foot is a size 48-48.5 euro (13 ish), and the platform fits well.

    If I had money to blow, I'd try the DMR vaults...they have a larger foot platform, but are slightly thicker compared to the spankspikes. But, also an increased Q factor if that is important.

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    Big guy pedals

    Here are the Face Off's mounted up.
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    Looking good! Too good, go get'r filthy!
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    Big guy pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by SasquatchSC View Post
    Looking good! Too good, go get'r filthy!
    Lol, I heard that! I got it dusty today, rode some gravel here by the house.

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