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    Platform pedals

    I'm getting a new bike soon and looking for a good set of platforms. I've been using Wellgo's on my current bike and have no complaints. Looking for the lightest, strongest pedal out there, thanks

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    I love platforms. There are so many these days that I've given up trying to find "the one best".

    I need knew pedals too this year. Have been thinking of trying the Race Face Chester, or something similar. Nylon body with metal pins. I want the metal pins for grip, but don't think I care so much about what the body is made of. The price is easier on the wallet than the CNC-machined stuff.

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    If you have the cash, I've been super impressed with the HT Components AE03 pedals. Decently light at 342g? yet strong and grip like crazy. In fact the grip is almost too much when wearing Five Tens but you come to love it when lesser pedals would normally give up. They are thin and look good too.

    I suggest looking at pin design and figuring out what you prefer. I generally don't like the pins with wide blunt ends that mount from the top. They lack grip and it is harder to tighten them. The type that screw in from the top and sport and open Allen head at the tip are grippy but a pain to tighten because they are always filled with packed dirt. I prefer the sharper pins that mount from the bottom because they grip better and are easier to tighten and or replace pins.

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    Lightest and strongest don't really go together. I have, and like, the very heavy and very durable Shimano MX80 Saints, but am regularly casting eyes at the Xpedo Spry.
    220g/7.76oz weight difference, but at this point dropping weight is more a mental exercise than a practical goal for me. Pedal strikes are almost a given on some of the trails I frequently ride, so I may never get past admiring from afar when it comes to anything less durable. Dropping another half pound for ~$65 sure is tempting, though.

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    Should be receiving my Vice pedals by VP Components in the mail today. Aluminum body, just over 400 grams I believe. I'll let you know how they do. They were fairly inexpensive on Amazon. $45-$50.

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    I'm using Deity compounds on my bikes these days and they're holding up extremely well.
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    I've been riding clipless for years but am also thinking about going flats to give them a try. Let us know how the VPs work out, that's tempting just to give them a try.

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    Thanks everyone for your input and keep them coming, gonna check them all out.
    TXFF, Please give us your first out of the box impression of those VP's and after a few rides too, good looking pedal.

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    I was using Nukeproof Proton alloy/cro-mo pedals for a couple of years,great pedal and good value at around $70,430g,spares easy to get hold of and very easy to service.I still keep them as my back up pedal.Looks like they have a new verison out now,the Nukeproof Horizon Pro around the same weight.So you might get the old versions pretty cheap,Chain Reaction has the Nukeproof magnesium/Titanium Proton and Neutron pedals,294g, with 57% off at around $115.

    Im on Hope F20 pedals now,390g,not cheap but its a solid pedal and so much grip with its hollow pins,and still spins silky smooth after 6 months of UK wet winter.

    If I didnt have the Hopes now Id probably get the Nukeproof magnesium/titanium at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXFF View Post
    Should be receiving my Vice pedals by VP Components in the mail today. Aluminum body, just over 400 grams I believe. I'll let you know how they do. They were fairly inexpensive on Amazon. $45-$50.

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    Let me know how you like the Vice. I've been eyeing those as well. I've been using Nukeproof Neutron for the past year. I just can't stand the Saints. They pins aren't long enough for me.
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    I just picked up a pair of Forte Convert platforms from performance, good for the money and Performance has a killer return policy so if the bearings blow up or something like that I am covered.

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    I am very happy with my Race Face Atlas pedals. They are around $150 but can be rebuilt if they start wearing out.

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    Here another option for you.very light and I can attest to the quality despite them being direct from china

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/AEST-Bike-MT...689?nav=SEARCH
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