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    Thanks, racewrench!

    Until now:

    - Point One Racing Podium: 0 points
    - Canfield Crampon Ultimate: 2 points
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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

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    - Point One Racing Podium: 1 point
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    If I had to chose just one it would it would be Canfields Crampon Ultimate. Assuming they are as good as the OG Crampons.

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    Until now, it seems that CUs is the most popular option:

    - Point One Racing Podium: 1 point
    - Canfield Crampon Ultimate: 3 points
    - Spank Spike: 0 points

    By the way, what about the grip level of Point One Racing Podium? They have less pins than the other two options so I supose their grip will be worse...

    Are you agree with that?
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    I've been riding eggbeaters for a while, but i didn't feel entirely comfortable attempting certain tricks clipped in. I do feel generally comfortable in them, but i do think that i have picked up bad body movement habits from relying on them for bunny hopping and other tricks.

    Now that i am looking to learn how to manual and other fun stuntz I have reviewed this entire thread. whew That out of the way i can say that it looks like any of those listed P1's, CCU, and SP sound pretty good. I am leaning toward the CCUs, but i don't have the money just yet. I did take a close look at the Flypaper pedals and i wish some of those were around, but what is available looks very good too.

    thanks to all the contributors to this thread. When i get some flat pedals i will report back to the forums with my views.

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    Hello all!

    I've opened up a topic regarding flat pedals as I need some advice on this.
    My budget is at around 40$, so what would you recommend me? I've been looking over at Wellgo's as they seem to have the best bang for the buck options. V12 or MG1 seems to have pretty good reviews, but I can also see they have some CNC ones.

    I'm not doing any hardcore stuff with them, I just want a grippier pedal than my current stock ones and I don't like clipless. Please enlighten me. You can reply on my topic too to avoid confusion on this one: Help deciding which flat pedals for my MTB

    Thank you all in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobanovskyy View Post
    I am confused with the information I am reading because it seems that the Crampon Ultimate's main disadvantage is the "squeaky problems", but I don't understand it if we compare these pedals with Spank Spike one. Apparently, both models have the same desing, haven't they? So, if Crampon Ultimate are squeaky, Spank Spike would have the same problem...
    This is not true. You have read that about the original Crampons, with the exposed spindle. The Crampon Ultimates are a different design and don't have that squeak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    This is not true. You have read that about the original Crampons, with the exposed spindle. The Crampon Ultimates are a different design and don't have that squeak.
    yep, nailed it...ultimates have no squeak.

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    lovin the spanky spikes.

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    Perfect! Thank you for your clarification.

    Finally, I think I'll buy the CUs pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    lovin the spanky spikes.

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    Been on the same Point One Podiums for a while, it'll be 3yrs in June and the grip with 5.10's is superb. They are in my opinion the best pedals out there, and I've had some of the others mentioned in this thread, including the DMR Vaults which I currently have on one of my bikes. The Vaults are pretty damn good as well but if had the coin at the time I would've gotten another pair of Podiums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danglingmanhood View Post
    Been on the same Point One Podiums for a while, it'll be 3yrs in June and the grip with 5.10's is superb. They are in my opinion the best pedals out there, and I've had some of the others mentioned in this thread, including the DMR Vaults which I currently have on one of my bikes. The Vaults are pretty damn good as well but if had the coin at the time I would've gotten another pair of Podiums.
    Any bearing problems with the Podiums?

    How are the Vaults in terms of durability? Is the increased platform size noticeable from the Podiums?
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    eurospek I have not had any issues with bearings on the Podiums, and as far as the Vaults I can't speak to the durability yet as I have only had them a month and been out on them twice due to weather. You do notice the size difference between the two pedals, I still prefer the feel of the Podiums though. Once the snow melts I'll give em' a proper critique.

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    I posted this in the Shimano Saints pedal thread, too. I just got a pair after doing a bunch of reading and research. I've only been able to get out once with them so far as they are brand new, but my first impression was great. I took all of the washers off, so I'm running the pins in the "long" configuration. I wear 5-10 shoes, and the grip was great. I like the durable sounding design of the pedal -- a strong chromoly axle and real bearings in- and outboard (no outboard bushings). My only problem is that I'd like to have extra pins onhand when the time comes to replace one that gets broken. I can't find any info or a source online. Anyone have a source or advice?

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    I've broken 2 pairs of the point 1 pedals and the CS has been the worst I've ever experienced.

    Just ordered the CU's, excited for the change.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lobanovskyy View Post
    Thanks, racewrench!

    Until now:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxx View Post
    I've broken 2 pairs of the point 1 pedals and the CS has been the worst I've ever experienced.

    Just ordered the CU's, excited for the change.
    Let me guess, drive side pedal and the smallest bearings near end of axle?

    The CS experience is definitely a bit of luck trying to get someone to respond to you with them.
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    What does mean CS? I don't know this trade...

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    Re: Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

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    What does mean CS? I don't know this trade...
    Customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    Customer service.

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    Hello all once again!
    I've just found this deal: CarbonCycles.CC :: Components :: Products :: Pedals :: Alloy Flat Pedals, 10 Colours :: CC-PED07F What do you guys think? I can get them shipped to Portugal for 42€ (55$). I was going for the MG1's as I'm looking for some good not-expensive flat pedals, but I've now seen these ones that are thinner...

    Can I get your opinion on these?

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroDank View Post
    Hello all once again!
    I've just found this deal: CarbonCycles.CC :: Components :: Products :: Pedals :: Alloy Flat Pedals, 10 Colours :: CC-PED07F What do you guys think? I can get them shipped to Portugal for 42€ (55$). I was going for the MG1's as I'm looking for some good not-expensive flat pedals, but I've now seen these ones that are thinner...

    Can I get your opinion on these?

    Cheers!
    The look like .:HT COMPONENTS:.

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    The look like .:HT COMPONENTS:.
    They sure do. Although 6cm smaller and 5g lighter. Considering they cost 140$, are these 52$ ones a good deal?

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    It's a 6mm difference. Either they are a copy, or it's a transcription error.

    One way to tell- give them a shot and let us know

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    It's a 6mm difference. Either they are a copy, or it's a transcription error.

    One way to tell- give them a shot and let us know
    Still looking over eBay's auctions for the MG1's. If i can't get a better deal, will go for those ones.

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    tho Crupi makes BMX stuff, anyone ever try these...

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    What do you guys think of the Wellgo's KC001? I can't find any kind of review or feedback about them anywhere online. They seem to be in the 40$ range and a bit thinner, smaller and lighter than the MG1's. You can see it here, for example: New One Pair Wellgo KC001 MTB Bike Bicycle Pedals Light Weight 270g White C203 | eBay (although that seller is asking too much). I can get it for 40$ shipped at aliexpress.com

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    PedroDank,
    I think they are so light because they are so horribly tiny (and this is from someone who's fine on Straitline AMPs which are known for being too small for many MTBers).

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    Thanks for that info! I really don't know if they are small or big as I've never bought pedals before of any kind. Greatly appreciated! Do you think that, to get a good deal, I should just go with the MG1? My shoe size is an european 42 (or 11,5 in USA).

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    Euro 42 is US 8.5 for shoe sizes, not US 11.5.

    MG1s are fine for this shoe size.

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    Pedro, a Euro 42 is an 8.5 American, not 11.5. Most Americans are about a size 10. So you have a smaller than average foot size. (International Shoe Size Conversion Charts/Converter Tables for Shoes Sizes)

    To answer your question, an MG1 should be ok. If you are just buying pedals for the first time, I would get something that seems to be a durable and inexpensive pedal. The MG1's are fine, but there are many other choices. If you want something that sticks to your feet, make sure it has threaded set screws (looks like a machine screw pointing upwards). I would avoid anything with smooth pins, like the older Crank Bros, and Straitline. For what it is worth, I think the new Shimano Saint pedals are probably the lowest cost, high performance pedals out there. If I didn't own Point1 Racing pedals, I would get those. I think they may be out of your price range though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroDank View Post
    My shoe size is an european 42 (or 11,5 in USA).
    Must be a typo, because those sizes aren't the same on this chart.

    Either way, MG-1 have been favored by the weight conscious budget minded folks for years.

    If you want much more durability (and very likely comfort) at the expense of some weight and money, then take a hard look at Shimano Saint (PD-MX80). They are unrivaled for value I think.

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    I wasn't aware of the 2 previous posts until I posted this one )

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    Hm, I totally get avoiding Crank Bros but why Straitlines? I run the De Factos on one bike and they are awesome. The Amps that I have on another bike are not as grippy (fewer pins), but still good. I guess expensive because of the weight savings, I use them for xc.

    Anyway, just installed e.13 lg1+ and while they are not light, I really like them. Maybe even more so than the Straitlines - but this may be partly because they are new

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought View Post
    Pedro, a Euro 42 is an 8.5 American, not 11.5. Most Americans are about a size 10. So you have a smaller than average foot size. (International Shoe Size Conversion Charts/Converter Tables for Shoes Sizes)

    To answer your question, an MG1 should be ok. If you are just buying pedals for the first time, I would get something that seems to be a durable and inexpensive pedal. The MG1's are fine, but there are many other choices. If you want something that sticks to your feet, make sure it has threaded set screws (looks like a machine screw pointing upwards). I would avoid anything with smooth pins, like the older Crank Bros, and Straitline. For what it is worth, I think the new Shimano Saint pedals are probably the lowest cost, high performance pedals out there. If I didn't own Point1 Racing pedals, I would get those. I think they may be out of your price range though.
    I apologize. I've used a table too, but looks like I looked at the wrong place...
    I am buying pedals for the first time and I do not want to spend too much money on this (>60$); all i need is better grip and a good-overhaul pedal. I've read that thin pedals are more important than light pedals and the size is pretty important too. Also important to know is that I dont do DH - I just ride in light gravel and a lot in the road as well.
    I've taken a look at the shimano and I can see they are great value for the money, but still...I don't want to spend that much in a pedal right now. I prefer to save some $ to also get better shoes for this.
    All things considered, I think MG1 is the right choice for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Must be a typo, because those sizes aren't the same on this chart.

    Either way, MG-1 have been favored by the weight conscious budget minded folks for years.

    If you want much more durability (and very likely comfort) at the expense of some weight and money, then take a hard look at Shimano Saint (PD-MX80). They are unrivaled for value I think.

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    I wasn't aware of the 2 previous posts until I posted this one )
    Thanks for your input. I liked the consistent comment on the PD-MX80. As I've said above, they are a bit over my budget.
    You say the MG1 are favored by the weight conscious budget minded people, but the weight isn't really my concern at all, as I've mentioned above.

    Now just a few questions: I've also learnt that concave pedals will provide comfort in longer rides... The MG1 is totally flat, right? How much really is "longer" rides? I usually ride for 1h30 or 2h...not that much. Also, the only MG1 pedal that has no paint at all (I've seen it gets scuffed really easily due to magnesium's softness) is the silver one, right? I'm asking this because I can see "Titanium" color in eBay as well. Too bad wellgo's official website is still under construction as I would like to get real official info on their products.

    Once again, thank you for your feedback.

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    For 2 hour rides, you'll most likely be able to get away with flat shape, if the platform area is sufficient. But the slightly concave shape (of Shimano flats, for example) is felt and appreciated immediately as you begin the ride.

    I rode a lot with PD-MX30, and liked them so much for the shape and durability. Not so much for thickness, weight and grub screw pins, however. Now that PD-MX80 have been improved in all these areas.. I would be riding them without any second thoughts, but I bought a pair of steel-axle AMPs at a good price before the 80s were released.

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    The PD-MX80 does look good, but I can't get them at a good price...
    I've decided to go for the MG1. All things considered, they are the best solution in my prince range.

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    2mm longer pins on Saint. grip = brutal. i think 1mm longer than original would also be big improvement. M4/10mm is also much more grippy than original with 8.5mm full length.

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    Anyone know how thick the new Hope F20s are?

    Full bearings sound good, I wonder what the tradeoff is with platform thickness. Hope hasn't posted any measurements.

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    I am considering the AMPs. My feet are size 9.5. I'm a little conserened about the smaller platform. What do you guys think?

    My first choice is the Ultimates, but Canfield is out of the red ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I am considering the AMPs. My feet are size 9.5. I'm a little conserened about the smaller platform. What do you guys think?

    My first choice is the Ultimates, but Canfield is out of the red ones.
    I think you'll be OK for size, unless you are used to huge pedals.

    I am 11 - 11.5 depending on shoe and run them (red too, btw) on my xc / commuter bike without any problems.

    However, for DH I'd prefer my Straitline De factos or e.13 LG1+

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    Check out these light weight pedals, doubt there are pedals much lighter. Would I trust them for any dh or agressive riding? Nope. Looks like a commuter type pedal for very light riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstertiki View Post
    Check out these light weight pedals, doubt there are pedals much lighter. Would I trust them for any dh or agressive riding? Nope. Looks like a commuter type pedal for very light riders.

    Found: Ultra-Minimalist Titanium VP Blade Flat Pedal - Bike Rumor

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    It looks like you could get the toe of your shoe stuck in tose things.

    I'm ordering a pair of CB Cramp Ultimates tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It looks like you could get the toe of your shoe stuck in tose things.
    Haha, yeah... I agree that durability does not look to be the only issue.
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    Ha!

    I do want these VPs. I expect they'll be perfect for my commuter / xc Litepeed, which is also Ti Right now I am running Amps on it...

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    how about acros a-flat? they look good. atm im using pedals from superstars, similar to kona wah wah. unbeatable for price!!

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    Sweet!

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    I got AMPs on the way!

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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

    The Chromag pedals are to be released Monday, according to their FB. Looking forward to hearing details. The picture from their post:
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