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    Gonna give the Xpedo Sprys a shot. Any idea if these are legit? Digging the titanium color.
    Xpedo XMX24MC Magnesium Platform Pedals 243G MTB New in Box Titanium TI Color | eBay

    I ask because they only have white, black, gold, and red on the Xpedo site...
    http://xpedo.com/products/pedals/platform/144/spry-

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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

    Quote Originally Posted by 93TilInfinity View Post
    Gonna give the Xpedo Sprys a shot. Any idea if these are legit? Digging the titanium color.
    Xpedo XMX24MC Magnesium Platform Pedals 243G MTB New in Box Titanium TI Color | eBay

    I ask because they only have white, black, gold, and red on the Xpedo site...
    http://xpedo.com/products/pedals/platform/144/spry-

    Thanks!
    I've been riding spry's for about 6 weeks now. So far so good. Bearings/bushings seem good still. I've been told mag pedals are less durable against rock strikes but no major issues yet. Riding regular NE trails on them. No DH.

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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-img_1277.jpgPlatform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-p4pb10451365.jpgNo worries about the grip of Deity Compounds when muddy (was some questions about that in this thread). Here's what mine looked like after a day at Post Canyon and never lost footing once. That said, my Decoys and Podiums have slightly better grip presumably due to slightly wider pins. I like the Compounds for AM use, especially over rock gardens as they don't hang up like aluminum cage pedals.

    Also attached a pic of the new Podium 2 pedals that will soon be released! Really like those for DH/FR use where it's critical to keep your feet on the pedals. Note the new center pins unlike the first gen!

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    DMR Vault

    105mm wide, 115mm long, 17mm thick concave foot bed, DU bushing and cartridge bearing. DMR Vault's, 400g. Mixed pins.

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    @Yardstick. I was hoping to get some Syntace pedals to try. I'll ping Syntace again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post

    @Yardstick. I was hoping to get some Syntace pedals to try. I'll ping Syntace again!
    It would be great to hear more about those pedals. I tried to contact Syntace about them but didn't hear anything back.

    My Saints are officially toast. They still spin but there is some play that I can't eliminate. I thought I had it fixed by tightening up the bearings and cranking down the gold locknut, but it was only temporary. One quick pedal in the driveway loosened them up again. I still rode them one more time. I don't really notice the play while riding and pedaling. They should still be under warranty so I'll try that next.

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    What's the source of play? Ball bearing assembly again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    What's the source of play? Ball bearing assembly again?
    It certainly seems like that's the cause. At one point I tightened the bearings until there was significant drag and then installed the pedal body with plenty of torque on the gold locknut. That still wasn't enough to eliminate the play that I could see between the axle and gold locknut. Maybe I rode them loose too long and wallowed out the section of the pedal body where the outer race is supposed to be captured.

    They are on their way to Shimano. If they want to warranty them, that will be great and I'll keep a closer eye on them and the other set I have. If not, they survived longer than some pedals I have had and I like them well enough that I'd buy them again.

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    Listen! Xpedo SPRY XMX24MC Platform Pedals Bootleg

    @yardstick - the bad Shimano Saints should be sent directly to Shimano warranty department (search for it). It'll be a replacement or repair, no biggie (that was my experience).

    Below: Bootleg photo on Superfly Team SS from the Wellgo XPEDO Spry platform pedal review. Confirmed 261g total for the pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    @yardstick - the bad Shimano Saints should be sent directly to Shimano warranty department (search for it). It'll be a replacement or repair, no biggie (that was my experience).


    On their way! I thought my others were tight but on closer inspection they have a little play too. They have a lot less time on them. Were there bad batches? I'll probably pick up another set or two anyway. They work well for me and I haven't found anything else with that kind of width (or length -distance from crank to pedal end).

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    Update: Sure enough, Shimano replaced the pedals! I found a smoking deal on new ones so I have two spare sets now, too. It seems they all have some play from new. If I clamp the pedal body in my vice (just enough to hold it, not crush it) I can push/pull on the axle with my fingers and see relative movement between the axle and gold locknut. There was more movement in the ones I sent back but maybe they were still okay. I wouldn't have been disappointed if they sent them back and said they were fine. In fact, I was kind of proud of all the scratches on those!

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    Thank you for updates Yardstick! Try adjusting the play out of a new pair? Should take a very light adjustment (if the play is in the ball bearing assembly of course)...
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    I just got a pair of Saint 820 pedals... They are AWESOME

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    I pulled the spacers off to enjoy the extra grip/shin destruction

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    i'm a single speed rider. got a pair of black ops ultra light pedals towards the end of last season and i love them. super light, large platform, and nice and grippy. cost about $80. i'm a fan of deity compounds as well. light, thin, and cheap.
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    I wonder what do they mean by 2-piece axles on Podium 2.
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    +1 on the Canfield Crampons, I own both types, I don't know how they could be much better and the guys at Canfield are great about backing their products...

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    Really like the looks of the podium 2s. So thin, and less points of entry for contamination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    I wonder what do they mean by 2-piece axles on Podium 2.
    I find this very interesting as well.

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    I am really interested in trying out some of the Nylon Vp-Components Pedals that are supposed to be coming out soon. Read somewhere that the price should be around $50 and have a weight of 330 g/pair. Upgrade to their titanium axle and they would be in the 260 g/pair range!

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    I dig my Spank Spike pedals, though the RF crank boots dont really work with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Superstar UK Tritium Bearing platform. What is "Tritium" bearing? 400g pedals. Sounds like a gimmick.
    Must be a gimmick... I received their newsletter today and was like "WTF, Tritium the radioactive isotope of Hydrogen?"

    I searched (not thoroughly, though) for probable use of tritium on bearing surfaces or the likes, but came up with nothing.

    I only found Tritium being used for stuff that glows.

    Now that I look at the symbol on the pedal, I would bet it means that the bearing only has three bearing balls or only makes contact in three places over the spindle.
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    Maybe they are being honest about how unstable those bearings are? )


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    Or maybe they are saying that each Tritium bearing consists of 2 bearings such as ones used in Nukeproof Neutron pedals, and one bearing such as the one used in Nukeproof Proton pedals.
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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

    Really like my Sunringle ZuZu's


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    Quote Originally Posted by TallBoy51 View Post
    +1 on the Canfield Crampons, I own both types, I don't know how they could be much better and the guys at Canfield are great about backing their products...
    Couldn't say it any better - the most proven, durable, unbelievable gripping, low profile pedal there is. Matched up with some good 5.10's and feels like you're clipped in thru the rough stuff but simple to get your foot down on those unexpected dabs.

    Enough said....

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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrider29er View Post
    Really like my Sunringle ZuZu's


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    Cool-blue Rhythm Point One Podium Update

    Hope F20's hotseat photo (not mine) at 401g.

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    The notable news, thanks to DH_Racer, are the Podium 2's. I'm rockin' the Point One Podium's, from Point One Racing, out of San Jose, California. After a bearing service, thousands of miles of mixed terrain use, hundreds of thousands of elevation gain, the pedals are by far the best --overall-- pedals I've used --thus far--

    Would be in and hot stoked to try out the new two piece axle even thinner and stronger versions.

    Photo below from Sicklines comparing v1 and v2 (right):
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    Anybody live bodies riding these? Please let me know what you think.

    Positive mid-term review here: Long Term Review: The Unbelievably Light & Affordable Xpedo Spry Platform Pedal

    But wanted some possibly unbiased reporting... Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Mounted and tested with a comparison of the HT pedal line with the Xpedo SPRY pedals. The review is here.

    ...The current generation of platform mountain bike riders want thinness and lightness. Where does a pedal manufacturer compromise? With most of the latest and greatest pedals in the $150+ range, they’re far from affordable. Cycling legend, Keith Bontrager, once said, “Light, strong, cheap - pick two.” Although Bontrager’s maxim is almost always the case, the Xpedo SPRY pedals aim at giving the flat pedal cyclist all three: light, strong, cheap.


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    I've had my straitlines for 3 years and I haven't had a single issue other than replacing pins. I'd hate to buy lighter pedals only to have to replace them after a beating that the straitlines would have taken like nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Anybody live bodies riding these? Please let me know what you think.

    Positive mid-term review here: Long Term Review: The Unbelievably Light & Affordable Xpedo Spry Platform Pedal

    But wanted some possibly unbiased reporting... Thanks.
    262 g
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    Those specs at that price is crazy. With a magnesium body I'm guessing the downside is durability.
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    I have just bought a pair of SPRY from the bay, champion price £38!!!!
    First impression, WOW how light can a pedal get!. I'm flatty fan coming from a seized pair of Spank Spikes which I really liked but with the bearings giving up a second time its tooo much maintenance for a pedal for me, shame.
    Anyway I'm rocking the SPRY after just a couple of rides, my only gripe is that I prefer pins in the middle of pedal to help grip the shoes and yes I to ride in 510's, the other point is that the pins are quite round and flat and dont really dig into the tread on the 510's. saying that though I am going to track down replacement pins as i like the pedals so much.

    cheers

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    Thanks, folks. Yeah, I was figuring on swapping out the blunt pins for something typically pointy... Ordered a pair off Ebay for sixty bucks shipped...

    Magnesium... We'll see how they hold up.

    Muchas -- let me know what replacement pins you find that fit. I figure the spike-pins from any of my past pedals would work...

    If anyone knows of proper sharper pins that work with these pedals, please post up.

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    If there's M4x0.7 thread as is usual, then Straitline pins will work, for instance. They are sharp, my calf knows that very well (and soles too, and the shin guard)!
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    Anybody know of a longer pin that will work in the deity compounds?

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    I bet the deity skyscraper pins would fit.

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    Love my Defacto and V12 pedals, and am sure Vault, Proton and Superstar pedals are awsome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nofa View Post
    I bought this from Amazon, having never purchased cycling gear from Amazon before, because Amazon had by far the best price on the product. The pedal is exactly as I expected based on reviews, for better and for worse. I'll go over the pros and cons.

    Pros:
    (1) Very inexpensive for the functionality you're getting - flat pedal for commuting or casual rides, SPD pedal for longer rides.
    (2) Relatively light weight (380g on my scale), much lighter than most mountain bike-specific SPD pedals, which until recently were your only choice for a dual-sided pedal (for example, the Shimano PD-M324 Clipless/Clip Pedals).
    (3) The pedals look very sleek.
    (4) The bearings are much better than the inexpensive pedals I had been using before on my commuter. The "spinup", for lack of a better term, requires much less effort. This may be both a combination of weight (these are much lighter than many metal platform pedals), as well as the bearings.

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    I would never recommend single sided for anyone- glad you like them, but out in the middle of a trail trying to flip them back around to clip back in- no thanks.

    There are a few platform pedals that also clip in such as the Crank Brother mallets. I'd wager with the screw pins, the mallets make a better flat than those based on my experience with them.
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    I said it before in this thread but since I like them so much that I bought another pair for my new bike, I will say it again.

    Love my VP-001

    Light weight (345 grams per pair), thin, lots of pins with good grip, sealed bearings, nice quality, durable, good looks, lots of color options and low price.

    Easily find them for under $50

    I have been riding a year on these and probably between 2k-3k miles and the only complaint was I lost a few pins early on. I tightened the, all down and have not lost any since. Even with the few missing pins, the grip is still good. Just if you buy a pair, tighten the pins before using. This time I got purple.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I said it before in this thread but since I like them so much that I bought another pair for my new bike, I will say it again.

    Love my VP-001

    Light weight (345 grams per pair), thin, lots of pins with good grip, sealed bearings, nice quality, durable, good looks, lots of color options and low price.

    Easily find them for under $50

    I have been riding a year on these and probably between 2k-3k miles and the only complaint was I lost a few pins early on. I tightened the, all down and have not lost any since. Even with the few missing pins, the grip is still good. Just if you buy a pair, tighten the pins before using. This time I got purple.

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    Iv been riding these for a year on my allmountain setup. I bought longer pins and swapped out 10 of them on each side. Iv bashed them pretty hard and ripped a few out but they still work great. I posted a picture a few pages back

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    Yeah, I love them. Have had them a year on my other bike and they take a beating.
    I posted them about a year ago on here with a comparison to the Welgo MG-1 and these win hands down in all categories.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    A quick question of any of you using XPEDO SPRY's.
    I thinking of getting a pair to change Wellgo V12's and drop some weight.

    I'll mainly use them for AM and DH riding, with Teva Links.
    How is the grip on them, especially in the muddy.

    Also, how is the flex, since I'm a big guy (110kg) with 45 EU sized feet and I prefer my pedals to have minimal flex. V12's are pretty stiff and I wouldn't wanna swap for something flexy.
    So I'd appreciate if any other big guys there use them for some input.

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    I've gotta say that the SPRYs are weak. Not stiff, and very soft Mg alloy... I have only three rides on rocky/rooty trails, and they look like somebody tossed a Barbie doll in a blender. That is, they're pretty gashed up, five pins knocked out. This is on Mid-Atlantic east-coast US trails. My Forte pedals barely show wear compared to these, and after 2+ years (swapping out with clipless).

    Also, I'm only ~75 kilos (165 stand) and I can feel these giving a little when I hit kickers and off even pretty mellow drops, wearing 5.10s. The tradeoff is definitely not worth the -200 grams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    I've gotta say that the SPRYs are weak. Not stiff, and very soft Mg alloy... I have only three rides on rocky/rooty trails, and they look like somebody tossed a Barbie doll in a blender. That is, they're pretty gashed up, five pins knocked out. This is on Mid-Atlantic east-coast US trails. My Forte pedals barely show wear compared to these, and after 2+ years (swapping out with clipless).

    Also, I'm only ~75 kilos (165 stand) and I can feel these giving a little when I hit kickers and off even pretty mellow drops, wearing 5.10s. The tradeoff is definitely not worth the -200 grams...
    Got any pics..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan86 View Post
    Iv been riding these for a year on my allmountain setup. I bought longer pins and swapped out 10 of them on each side. Iv bashed them pretty hard and ripped a few out but they still work great. I posted a picture a few pages back

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    My experience from a few years ago with those pedals...



    From post #134 in this thread.

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    I wont ride any pedals with out a solid axle. I ride like a hack and crash all the time. Some of these manufactures are pushing the limits of of reliability.


    I think its the new "enduro" craze that has a lot of non aggressive riders buying 6" bikes thinking they are doing something extreme. Manufactures know you can sell these putzes pedals made of cheese and they will be able to stand up to the limited riding of the new class of weekend warriors

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    Figure I'd post this and save members on here wasting time trying to find contact info with Point One Racing if they ever needed to, as I was just pm'd by a member for the phone number that is really hidden on the website. And I know how annoying it can get to try to get a hold of someone there for service or warranty claims.

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

    Switched from some old school Primo platforms (basically a brick with an axle) to the diety compounds.

    Half the thickness, half the weight, bigger platform, and they're cheap. No grip issues, even riding with wet shoes in snow (Nikes, not some purpose made shoe).

    Far more forgiving on pedal strikes than I'm used to. They don't have that "locked in" feeling a more aggressive pedal gives, but I like having a little play in my stance.

    You can feel them flex a little, but the axle is strong and they show no signs of abuse. I'd recommend these in a second.

    (Should also apply to the other versions of the same pedal from other companies)

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    Platform Pedal turn up

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    drakche: the Xpedo XMX24MC SPRY pedals weigh 260g/pair with steel spindles. Thats weight weenie pedal territory, and does the job exceedingly well at that. You have to compromise somewhere and that's the magnesium pedal body. For a weight weenie platform pedal, it's not something that is going to take brutal hits like a 900g/pair of Syncros stainless steel Mental pedals will take.

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    These AEST magnesium pedals look pretty sweet for casual every day riding. At 172g/pair for titanium spindles $60 and 210g/pair for steel spindles $40, it's a surprise delight. The platforms are smaller and thicker at 80x80x15 compared to say a Point 1 Podium 100x100x11. But the airy unique shape has a lot going for it design wise.

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    Origin8 released these 100x108 pedals at 276g/pair. Like the pin placement and shape, (price around $60) but not the spindle end that meets the pedal platform, looks cheap? Didn't find any info immediately of platform height - maybe 12-14?

    The black market for "generic" open mold platform pedals is STRONG right now, just like the market has been for open mold carbon frames. I'm all for awesome pedals, but if you're selling pedals to the market above $75, no less $150+, you better have something intriguing design and functionality wise, not just the shoe-in fall-back of pretty colors (cue 1990s turquoise purple anodizing).

    If you're designing pedals for a career, and you aren't looking at this thread, you're way behind the game - and losing. Feel free to reach out if you need market insight.
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    Need new pedals, what i should buy? Want something on the lighter side but without sacrificing the strength & grip.
    So far i like this: Product Description | Origin8
    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstertiki View Post
    My experience from a few years ago with those pedals...



    From post #134 in this thread.
    similar thing happened to me too i barely bashed it while riding , it deformed real bad at the tip like yours. i accidentally dropped one on the ground when they were new, one of them bent slightly at the tip too.

    i contacted VP got an response few days later , they say they dont cover crash.
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