• 12-13-2011
    metrotuned
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    Point 1 Podium's in RED ANO
    A bit flashy, red anodized Point One Podium's on Saint Crankset. Better be real fast on the bike with this setup! (via Eurospek).

    Also:::: I'm in the market for pedals, for my secondary beater scraper town ss mountain bike; looking at this guide helps, I have a hundred bucks, so I'll report back with best platform pedal under $100!
  • 12-13-2011
    buddhak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    A bit flashy, red anodized Point One Podium's on Saint Crankset. Better be real fast on the bike with this setup! (via Eurospek).

    Also:::: I'm in the market for pedals, for my secondary beater scraper town ss mountain bike; looking at this guide helps, I have a hundred bucks, so I'll report back with best platform pedal under $100!

    Perhaps not THE BEST, but the (old news) Answer Rove FR pedals are on sale at Pricepoint for $67. Best execution of the ubiquitous HT AN pedal style that I have seen. I just ordered some plastic Nanos, so I will report on how those hold up just as soon as they complete the journey over from China to trail.

    On a side note, the new crampons look dope. Still waiting on the Specialized pedals to materialize, though...
  • 12-13-2011
    eurospek
    ^ What type of pin style would you call those that come on the Answer pedal? Can one buy them in longer lengths?

    Usually it's either set screws (or grub screws) or socket cap screws, both used with an allen wrench, but the screw on the Answer looks to be the safest bet to replace down the line.

  • 12-13-2011
    Jason B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ What type of pin style would you call those that come on the Answer pedal? Can one buy them in longer lengths?

    Usually it's either set screws (or grub screws) or socket cap screws, both used with an allen wrench, but the screw on the Answer looks to be the safest bet to replace down the line.

    They look about like the pins Straitline uses (and Deity on the Decoy LTD's).
  • 12-13-2011
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    They look about like the pins Straitline uses (and Deity on the Decoy LTD's).

    Was just on Deity's site and you're correct, but still have no proper name for this type of hardware or if it's possible to upgrade to longer pins as well?
  • 12-13-2011
    socalMX
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    I have a set of these Black Ops Torqlite pedals on the way! Around 400g with a wide platform for my size 12s... Hopefully a good match to my 5-10s!:thumbsup:Pedals Black Ops Torqlite Ul Cnc Blue
  • 12-13-2011
    Thor Lord of Thunder
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    A bit flashy, red anodized Point One Podium's on Saint Crankset. Better be real fast on the bike with this setup! (via Eurospek).

    Also:::: I'm in the market for pedals, for my secondary beater scraper town ss mountain bike; looking at this guide helps, I have a hundred bucks, so I'll report back with best platform pedal under $100!

    Sick setup....just received my red Guidering in the mail, will match it up with a Saint crank, white MRP G2, and red Straitline pedals tomorrow!
  • 12-14-2011
    eurospek
  • 12-15-2011
    metrotuned
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    Syncros Stainless Mental w/ replacable pins RE-UP
    @eurospek, diggin' that pic of the dmrbikes posted. The pin placement is spot on, and the shape is clean. I dig it.

    @socalmx: those blackops are great value pedals - I saw those too, like all Origin 8/Black ops products, appear to copy something by a brand name, in this case the recently released Atomlab Pimplite WRX's, except the spindles differ in size and shape - the Atomlabs spindles flare towards the threads and appear beefier, the one thing I watch out for are weak looking spindles. Heat treated crmo spindles are preferred. Shearing/breaking a pedal spindles is something you want to avoid, seriously! Saving weight on a pedal spindle is a no no. I appreciate the US made titanium spindles offered for XTR and Eggbeater pedals, but the rider weight limits are something that are not tested scientifically, but by the riders using them - ouch.

    I found the platform pedals under $100, an oldie but goodie as featured in the first post of this thread, the Syncros Mental - not lightweight, but heavyweight. Mentals come in variations - the Crux, Meathook, Alloy Mental, Stainless mental. Also, I've seen stainless versions with the pins molded into the pedal body (as originally reviewed in first post), and others with the pins that are replaceable. I just picked up the latter, with the replaceable pins - stainless bodies, steel spindles, replaceable pins, quad bearings, curved foot bed, rotation control, and lifetime warranty on pedal bodies, 800g (1.7lbs)!!!

    Check out the dudes leg in the pinkbike thread after slipping off his Mentals: Syncros Pedals - Pinkbike.com Forum

    Pic attached! :p
  • 12-15-2011
    socalMX
    800g on a set of pedals is just silly! I did look at the Atomlabs but cant get that version in blue! Im 215Lbs geared so hoping these hold up! Not many boulders where I ride, in fact I cant remember ever slamming my pedal hard on a rock!
  • 12-17-2011
    equalme
    Just ordered a pair of Straitline AMP pedals to replace my 520g Straitline Defacto pedals!
  • 12-17-2011
    Jason B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Just ordered a pair of Straitline AMP pedals to replace my 520g Straitline Defacto pedals!

    Even at 520g, Straitline Defactos's still rock. Can't see a reason to swap them out! :thumbsup:
  • 12-17-2011
    socalMX
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Just ordered a pair of Straitline AMP pedals to replace my 520g Straitline Defacto pedals!

    I was turned away from the AMP due to the smaller size, I wear a 12 but still may consider them in the future, nice lookin pedal! Please post a pic mounted and give a report! I just mounted up my Black Ops (pictured above) and will be riding them today. I am pleased with the LARGE platform! Will see soon how they hold up!
  • 12-20-2011
    gretch
    I just got rid of my AMPs after getting tired of the seal drag and the fact that they will back out of crankarms due to the drag... many occurences of this have been noted. Great way to f*ck your cranks in a hurry.
  • 12-20-2011
    equalme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    I was turned away from the AMP due to the smaller size, I wear a 12 but still may consider them in the future, nice lookin pedal! Please post a pic mounted and give a report! I just mounted up my Black Ops (pictured above) and will be riding them today. I am pleased with the LARGE platform! Will see soon how they hold up!

    I wear size 9.5 so I doubt I'll have a problem with them. :)

    I went with the black AMP pedals so they will go great with my black/white X.O crank!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    I just got rid of my AMPs after getting tired of the seal drag and the fact that they will back out of crankarms due to the drag... many occurences of this have been noted. Great way to f*ck your cranks in a hurry.

    The AMP uses the same seals and I assume the same axle as the Defacto pedals. Never had a problem with the drag backing the pedals out. I've had great experience with the Defacto and never notice the drag while actually pedaling, and it's great that it has no unnecessary pedal spin.
  • 12-20-2011
    gretch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    I wear size 9.5 so I doubt I'll have a problem with them. :)

    I went with the black AMP pedals so they will go great with my black/white X.O crank!



    The AMP uses the same seals and I assume the same axle as the Defacto pedals. Never had a problem with the drag backing the pedals out. I've had great experience with the Defacto and never notice the drag while actually pedaling, and it's great that it has no unnecessary pedal spin.

    Hey, if they work for you great, I wasn't thrilled with their performance... getting some Point Ones.
  • 12-20-2011
    equalme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Hey, if they work for you great, I wasn't thrilled with their performance... getting some Point Ones.

    Point One Podiums have drag as well and a few people had problems with the platform completely sliding off the axle.

    Nice looking pedal none the less, but quite pricey.
  • 12-23-2011
    gretch
    Crap, just missed out on a deal at Fanatik for the Podiums. They were being offered at $120... only a few pairs available. In the meantime I have some on order from CRC. Also going to try the Nukeproof Electron plastic pedal as an option for my AM riding days and keep the Podiums fresh for DH.
  • 12-23-2011
    equalme
    Just got my Straitline AMP in today. Beautiful pedal and much more compact from the De Facto model.

    Comes in at 308g without the HEX pins and 332g with the HEX pins.

    Comparison shots against the De Facto model that comes in at 520g with the HEX pins:







  • 12-24-2011
    socalMX
    Thanks for posting that! The Amps dont look terribly smaller like I thought! Have you mounted em up yet and got a foot on em? Review!!!
  • 12-24-2011
    equalme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Thanks for posting that! The Amps dont look terribly smaller like I thought! Have you mounted em up yet and got a foot on em? Review!!!

    Waiting on my frame to arrive...hopefully in 2 weeks it will arrive!

    Another money shot:

  • 12-24-2011
    socalMX
    TWO WEEKS! Ugh... J/K, sucks for you! What size shoe do you wear?
  • 12-25-2011
    metrotuned
    Point One Podium & Straitline AMP flats platform pedal
    Comparison of both pedals, side by side. No weights, but the machining and finish on the Straitlines are on point :p

    Both pedals have about the same preload, Straitlines are slightly smaller, but by no means too small for my size 12's. Note the lack of the Point One Podium hump near the crankarm of the pedal.

  • 12-25-2011
    eurospek
    ^ Those do look nice. Are they as stiff to spin as the Podiums?
  • 12-25-2011
    socalMX
    He said both pedals have about the same preload! Yea, i like the fact that it deosnt have that hump! Good to hear a vote of confidence from someone else with size 12s!!! Thinking AMPs or Spike Spanks for an alternate!
  • 12-26-2011
    8664
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    my beasts, updatet with ti axle from a dead neutron mag pedal!
    best pedal for big feet.. 18mm tick. 380gr alu boddy with (ti) axle
  • 12-26-2011
    socalMX
    I like the HT, cant beat the pricing! Wish they were a little bigger!
  • 12-26-2011
    metrotuned
    If you're using the AMP pedals, be sure to use loctite and let set, ... I only used phil grease and on a shakedown ride, found the pedals unthreading themselves!!! This, after hucking off a jump and hearing a loud cracking noise.
  • 12-26-2011
    gretch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    If you're using the AMP pedals, be sure to use loctite and let set, ... I only used phil grease and on a shakedown ride, found the pedals unthreading themselves!!! This, after hucking off a jump and hearing a loud cracking noise.

    I have heard from a few riders now of the same issue with the AMPs (myself included). In my opinion there is no way you should be required to loctite your pedals. Been there done that, no thanks.
  • 12-27-2011
    metrotuned
    @gretch, seriously! Being paranoid about breaking a spindle is a concern, but having a pedal unthread itself while riding is another concern that just shouldn't exist!!!
  • 12-27-2011
    gretch
    Dude, let me know when you lose your pedal and strip out your crankarm threads. Seen it happen in person. Fun times. Know any other pedals that unthread on their own?
  • 12-27-2011
    socalMX
    Arent the crankarms reverse threaded for a reason? Seems it would be kinda hard for a pedal to unthread itself!
  • 12-27-2011
    monstertiki
    How bout using teflon tape instead of loctite?... and pedals are not suppose to unthread. None of the pedals I've used have unthreaded themselves and I didn't use any loctite or tape on em. Lopro mags, blackspire sub4, Vp-001s, wellgo's, tiogas, azonic aframe, and my recent addition HT ae-01s have all stayed put. Maybe it was a bad batch of amps, either way it sounds strange.
  • 12-28-2011
    gretch
    I tried to contact Straitline to get their take on it, but they never responded to my inquiries. If I was heaping praise on a product you can guarantee a response, but not in this case.
  • 12-30-2011
    eurospek
  • 12-30-2011
    gretch
    Those look good. I was considering the DA Bomb Bare Bones (another HT AE01 rebranded) for just over $100, but not available until mid February. Are these available from On-One's website? Any more details?
  • 12-30-2011
    DesertCrawler
    Those On One's look very nice. I wanted AE01 or some close variant but decided I could not wait for general availability to be better in the US. It boiled down to Straitline AMP vs Spank Spike. Even though the AMPs are lighter, overall I preferred the design of the Spike. Just installed them today on my Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro and will hopefully test them out Monday.

    On my AM bike I have been running the re-branded HTs sold by Performance. They are cheap enough, work great and have held up well in abusive AZ riding conditions, but I do want something thinner to maybe reduce pedal strikes but more importantly for better control. Just couldn't bring myself to spend Point One Podium prices, as nice as those pedals are.
  • 12-30-2011
    socalMX
    I like the On-ones too but THINNY? Come on now, couldnt come up with a better name than that? AND THEY DONT COME IN BLUE!!!
  • 12-31-2011
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    I like the On-ones too but THINNY? Come on now, couldnt come up with a better name than that? AND THEY DONT COME IN BLUE!!!

    I would've named them On-One Wafers. :D
  • 12-31-2011
    metrotuned
    monstertiki, no, they recommend loctite in instructions, I used it and the pedals have stayed put since! ... also, be sure to use loctite on clean threads, loctite does not work on greased up spindle and crankarm threads!
  • 01-02-2012
    NWS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Are these available from On-One's website? Any more details?

    According to the link he posted, they'll be available in about 5 weeks. One of the comments says they'll be on On-One's web sites, but I don't see them listed yet.
  • 01-03-2012
    DesertCrawler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DesertCrawler View Post
    Those On One's look very nice. I wanted AE01 or some close variant but decided I could not wait for general availability to be better in the US. It boiled down to Straitline AMP vs Spank Spike. Even though the AMPs are lighter, overall I preferred the design of the Spike. Just installed them today on my Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro and will hopefully test them out Monday.

    On my AM bike I have been running the re-branded HTs sold by Performance. They are cheap enough, work great and have held up well in abusive AZ riding conditions, but I do want something thinner to maybe reduce pedal strikes but more importantly for better control. Just couldn't bring myself to spend Point One Podium prices, as nice as those pedals are.

    Just a quick update. I have these on my Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro and was able to try them out on a few runs yesterday (two Holbert runs, followed by one Geronimo at South Mountain in Phoenix).

    They are great. Zero regrets. I noticed fewer pedal strikes, they are nice and roomy without being too big, and seem easy to get the foot positioned consistently. I opted to not install the inner pins which was the recommendation in the instructiuons for optimal foot placement vs optimal grip. Since they gripped just fine using 5.10s, I do not feel the need for the maximum grip pin placement option. I did not notice any squeaking from the 5.10s that some have reported.

    I really noticed the added control especially in the switchbacks.

    I plan to get another set for my AM/FR bike when I can justify replacing the current pedals.
  • 01-03-2012
    Joel RW
    Hey bit of a n00b to proper flats... looking for someone to recommend high quality pedal that works well with 510's.

    Coming from a clipless pedal users perspective.. Looking for something that's gonna make me feel nicely positioned on the pedal.
  • 01-03-2012
    2_WD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Hey bit of a n00b to proper flats... looking for someone to recommend high quality pedal that works well with 510's.

    Coming from a clipless pedal users perspective.. Looking for something that's gonna make me feel nicely positioned on the pedal.

    Any pedal with replaceable pins.
  • 01-03-2012
    conquest80
    Kona Wah-Wah.
  • 01-03-2012
    Jason B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    monstertiki, no, they recommend loctite in instructions, I used it and the pedals have stayed put since! ...

    Out of curiosity, what is so different about the threads cut on the new spindles vs the old defacto spindle threads (or any other pedal for that matter) that requires these (and only these) pedals use loctite?
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems awfully odd.
  • 01-03-2012
    gretch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    Out of curiosity, what is so different about the threads cut on the new spindles vs the old defacto spindle threads (or any other pedal for that matter) that requires these (and only these) pedals use loctite?
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems awfully odd.

    Its not just you... it is both odd and a bunch of BS... and there is no mention of using loctite in Straitline's install instructions that I could find. Loctite for pins is fine, but for pedal spindles should not be required.
  • 01-04-2012
    murrdogg11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Its not just you... it is both odd and a bunch of BS... and there is no mention of using loctite in Straitline's install instructions that I could find. Loctite for pins is fine, but for pedal spindles should not be required.

    a bike shop mechanic was telling me they have been using teflon tape and that has been successful.
  • 01-04-2012
    metrotuned
    gretch: easy. New instructions may have been made from user feedback, it happens.

    murrdogg: teflon tape, this is like household plumbing. Loctite does the job. The only drawback is loctite should be left to set. Changing out clipless to platforms and vice versa may be a nuisance.
  • 01-04-2012
    socalMX
    Teflon tape WILL make the threads tighter! Im using it on my pedals. I would rather that than gum up the threads on my crank using Loctite!
  • 01-04-2012
    murrdogg11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    gretch: easy. New instructions may have been made from user feedback, it happens.

    murrdogg: teflon tape, this is like household plumbing. Loctite does the job. The only drawback is loctite should be left to set. Changing out clipless to platforms and vice versa may be a nuisance.

    Yes thanks, I'm aware of what it is. I'm just passing off information from my lbs who deal alot with straitline and have sold/installed many sets of the amps.
  • 01-04-2012
    Jason B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    gretch: easy. New instructions may have been made from user feedback, it happens.

    murrdogg: teflon tape, this is like household plumbing. Loctite does the job. The only drawback is loctite should be left to set. Changing out clipless to platforms and vice versa may be a nuisance.

    Please answer the question. What is so different about those threads vs any other?
    Are threads not cut properly (wrong angle on cutting tool or something)? There has to be a reason for this oddity.

    You can buy cheap pedals that don't suffer this fate. Seem ridiculous for a high end component.

    In my eyes, loctite is just a band-aid.
  • 01-04-2012
    gretch
    I just installed a $40 pair of nylon pedals (Nukeproof Electrons) on my Uzzi. They threaded on much better than the Straitline Amps with a bit of grease (as every pedal should be installed). I don't suspect that these "cheap" pedals will be falling off anytime soon. Is the issue the threading on the spindles with the Amps? Probably, but what do I know. I only use products not engineer them. And I don't pay blind homage to anyone's products no matter how blingastic they look... performance is everything.
  • 01-04-2012
    murrdogg11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    Please answer the question. What is so different about those threads vs any other?
    Are threads not cut properly (wrong angle on cutting tool or something)? There has to be a reason for this oddity.

    You can buy cheap pedals that don't suffer this fate. Seem ridiculous for a high end component.

    In my eyes, loctite is just a band-aid.

    I've heard that the threads are cut too deep.
  • 01-10-2012
    michael1
    What is the consensus as to the best thin platform pedal.
  • 01-10-2012
    William42
    no consensus. Everybody loves thin, and few have the money to afford redundant sets of super high end pedals. If you get the canfields, the point ones, or the spanks, chances are, you will be incredibly pleased.
  • 01-10-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by William42 View Post
    no consensus. Everybody loves thin, and few have the money to afford redundant sets of super high end pedals. If you get the canfields, the point ones, or the spanks, chances are, you will be incredibly pleased.

    I totally agree. Like so many high end things, it eventually just comes down to personal preference.
  • 01-10-2012
    aedubber
    Im waiting for the pedals from E-Thirteen to be released shortly , things looks pretty bad8ss ! and i love the pin layout on them too.
  • 01-11-2012
    daisycutter
    Point1
  • 01-11-2012
    cyclelicious
    I have NRGs on my dh and am bikes for the last 3 years (I ride both bikes all year long) They are low profile Freeride Pedal Description from the web page:extruded from 6061 aluminum. CNC and anodized 17mm body has ten replaceable grip pins for ultimate traction. CNCd chromoly axle held tight with two sealed bearings and one DU bushing. Weight: 440 grams/pr. MSRP: $80/pr Black, $90/pr for colors

    Attachment 665652

    Attachment 665653

    NRG Enterprises - Products
  • 01-11-2012
    gretch
    NRG has a new pedal coming out shortly (February?) called the Space Junk... its a clone of the HT AE-01 pedal... very thin and light at about 315 grams claimed weight.
  • 01-11-2012
    murrdogg11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I have NRGs on my dh and am bikes for the last 3 years (I ride both bikes all year long) They are low profile Freeride Pedal Description from the web page:extruded from 6061 aluminum. CNC and anodized 17mm body has ten replaceable grip pins for ultimate traction. CNCd chromoly axle held tight with two sealed bearings and one DU bushing. Weight: 440 grams/pr. MSRP: $80/pr Black, $90/pr for colors

    Attachment 665652


    NRG Enterprises - Products

    i loved the grip on the slabalanche nrg pedal (the top pic)....however, after twice catching the corner and bending my crank arms and pedal spindel i've moved on...obviously im not blaming it on the pedal 100%...but i think it would have helped with a less catch friendly design.
  • 01-15-2012
    metrotuned
    @michael1: No consensus. Go through 13 pages and you'll find a pedal for everyone's tastes.

    @Jason B: Who do you think I am, Straitline? LOL. These were my first set of pedals from Straitline.
  • 01-22-2012
    eurospek
    Picked up some HT AN01 Nano series pedals off ebay for 50 bucks to replace a pair of Kona Wah Wahs on my brother's bike. These are about 20g lighter too, managed to weigh both, and ended up replacing the stock stainless pins with some slightly longer pins and much better in black too lol.


    HT Components Pedal | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Ended up replacing the pins (same size as on the HT) on my Forte Convert pedals (another HT rebrand) and hopefully these will have just the right amount of grip with my Vans. The stock pins were great, until it got muddy.

    Next pedal purchase will be the On-One Thinnys as soon as they release (rebranded HT EVO AE01) as I can't really justify spending more than $50-100 on pedals these days, especially after purchasing a pair of Point1 Podiums for $150 in raw finish and feeling a bit disappointed in my purchase. They had quite a bit of resistance in spinning (read about it online but expected it to be less), some of the pin threads looked like they could be chased before inserting the pins, and the raw finish was "too raw" in a sense, like it could have had one more stage of deburring to smooth out some of the edges.
  • 01-22-2012
    daisycutter
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Next pedal purchase will be the On-One Thinnys as soon as they release (rebranded HT EVO AE01) as I can't really justify spending more than $50-100 on pedals these days, especially after purchasing a pair of Point1 Podiums for $150 in raw finish and feeling a bit disappointed in my purchase. They had quite a bit of resistance in spinning (read about it online but expected it to be less), some of the pin threads looked like they could be chased before inserting the pins, and the raw finish was "too raw" in a sense, like it could have had one more stage of deburring to smooth out some of the edges.

    :rolleyes:

    The resistance is meant to be that way.

    Video: Machining a Point One Racing Podium Pedal - Sick Lines – mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

    Point One Podium Pedal Reviews
  • 01-22-2012
    capslayer
    Not sure if it's been mentioned here, but I spoke with someone with Point One recently and they said that the new pedals have slightly less tight tolerances in the seals, which will speed up the break in period and have less resistance.
  • 01-22-2012
    eurospek
    Thanks for the links.

    I was fully aware of the resistance before dropping the money but expected things to be smoother. And they may be fine on DH-oriented bikes, but for me, in the Midwest, I rarely point my bike down and would appreciate something smoother out of the box that didn't require such a long break-in period. Sold them, broke even, no biggie, and onto the next.
  • 01-22-2012
    morandi
    [QUOTE=eurospek;8932605]Picked up some HT AN01 Nano series pedals off ebay for 50 bucks to replace a pair of Kona Wah Wahs on my brother's bike. These are about 20g lighter too, managed to weigh both, and ended up replacing the stock stainless pins with some slightly longer pins and much better in black too lol.

    I took my kona Wah Wahs and retapped the threads for Straitline pins......awesome.
    20minutes well spent.
  • 01-22-2012
    recitio
    I have Crank Bros Crampons and Point One Podiums both; bought both sets new same time...

    They're both quite nice, but I prefer the Crampons. They feel a bit slimmer.
  • 01-22-2012
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by morandi View Post

    I took my kona Wah Wahs and retapped the threads for Straitline pins......awesome.
    20minutes well spent.

    A 10-pc bag of Straitline pins is like $10+ online. I bought a bag of longer set screws (100-pcs) for $5 online. Much more cost effective. :D
  • 01-22-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    I have Crank Bros Crampons and Point One Podiums both; bought both sets new same time...

    They're both quite nice, but I prefer the Crampons. They feel a bit slimmer.

    I think you're looking for Canfield Bros.
  • 01-22-2012
    recitio
    Well they're definitely brothers...
  • 01-22-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    Well they're definitely brothers...

    Yessir they are. I just picked up a pair of Point1 Podiums over the Canfield Crampons. Maybe I'll try out the Canfields later.
  • 01-23-2012
    2_WD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    A 10-pc bag of Straitline pins is like $10+ online. I bought a bag of longer set screws (100-pcs) for $5 online. Much more cost effective. :D

    Am i able to swap out the pins in my DMR V8 pedals for Straightline style ones? Are the thread diameters standard across pedals?
  • 01-23-2012
    eurospek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2_WD View Post
    Am i able to swap out the pins in my DMR V8 pedals for Straightline style ones? Are the thread diameters standard across pedals?

    Not from my experience. Both HT pedals I have and the Kona Wah Wah had different sized thread diameters. The Konas were small, M3 size, where as the HT are M4.
  • 01-23-2012
    2_WD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Not from my experience. Both HT pedals I have and the Kona Wah Wah had different sized thread diameters. The Konas were small, M3 size, where as the HT are M4.

    Awesome, thanks. :thumbsup:
  • 01-24-2012
    Yardstick
    So, do you have much time on the Straitlines yet? Thoughts? I'm sporting Size 13's, so not a whole lot bigger than your 12's. I just picked up a set of the Performance Forte Convert pedals to fill the gap left by some other pedals that failed prematurely. The Forte's are good, but I like some of the features of the AMP's for the rocky desert southwest terrain I ride (and I still have a pedal-less bike in the garage to buy for! ;) ).

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Comparison of both pedals, side by side. No weights, but the machining and finish on the Straitlines are on point :p

    Both pedals have about the same preload, Straitlines are slightly smaller, but by no means too small for my size 12's. Note the lack of the Point One Podium hump near the crankarm of the pedal.


  • 01-28-2012
    morandi
    Just got a pair of the HT AE01T pedals. Light, nice wide platform, super grippy, good pin layout, smooth spinning, super thin. Felt really good on the bike, and really nice in the corners. Only drawback, was on one of the climbs on my ride I had some squeaking. Nothing major, just vaguely annoying. Was wearing 5.10 impacts and I think it was the sole of the shoe contacting the little outboard bearing.
  • 01-29-2012
    capslayer
    Where did you find them?? Have been looking for a while for those.
  • 01-29-2012
    8664
    ebay.
  • 01-29-2012
    morandi
    The path bike shop has them.
    The Path Bike Shop - New Arrivals
  • 01-31-2012
    Jack0207
    Anyone have an idea when the revised Canfield crampons will be released?

    After a set of ultra thins but am finding it hard to choose and living in remote australia makes it even harder. Never see anything in person before purchasing.

    Ta
    Matt
  • 02-02-2012
    cSquared
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jack0207 View Post
    Anyone have an idea when the revised Canfield crampons will be released?

    After a set of ultra thins but am finding it hard to choose and living in remote australia makes it even harder. Never see anything in person before purchasing.

    Ta
    Matt

    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-
  • 02-02-2012
    V.P.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-

    Nice, sounds like you guys nailed it. Whats the length and width of the pedal?
  • 02-02-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-

    Wow, that's impressive.
  • 02-02-2012
    Yardstick
    FYI for anyone else interested in the Straitline AMPs, I did a short write-up of my initial impressions in this post.
  • 02-02-2012
    morandi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-

    I am so fully on board as long as there is no squeaking noise. They sound awesome. All the thin pedals I've tried have some sort of bearing issue, excessive drag, or annoying squeaking sound when pedaling. Glad to hear you are doing some rigorous testing before releasing them. :thumbsup:
  • 02-02-2012
    Djenghis
    Havent bothered to read every single post in this thread but in case it hasnt been mentioned; blackspire big slim is a high performer at a low price, they look awesome in black, 92x92mm plattform, servicable design, weight 418grams, have used them one season now mostly for all-mountain and they are great, love this bang-for-the-buck pedal
    http://www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/5952/292238/0/0
  • 02-02-2012
    gretch
    New HOPE pedals
    Not sure if this is a repost, but just came across these on the interwebz. Looking close to production.

  • 02-02-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Those Hopes are pretty. I kind of like the green.
  • 02-03-2012
    Jack0207
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-

    Thanks for the first hand info! Will hang out on the plastic crap I have at the moment until the Ultimates become available in May = can't wait!
  • 02-03-2012
    morandi
    I have to say I really miss the feel of my Point One Podiums. They were bar none the best feeling pedal I have used in terms of the shoe/pedal interface. I had so many bearing/play/noise/drag issues they just became a hassle.
    Does anybody know if the newer generations fixed the problems? I remember hearing they were adjusting the tolerances or something. I would be so back on board. I have ho-ing around with different pedals, but I just can't get the sweetness that I had with the Point-One's.
  • 02-09-2012
    capslayer
    Paid Spam
    Sold.
  • 02-09-2012
    eurospek
  • 02-10-2012
    pwu_1
    So after nearly 3 months of waiting, I finally get the Da Bomb Bare Bones pedals that I ordered from CRC.
    They weigh 338 grams for the pair according to my scale. The platform is about the same size as the Crampons and they are thinner in the center but slightly thicker a the edges. Just got them today so not sure how they ride yet. Won't be able to ride till next week.

    Also, update on the Crampons. A while back I decided to try and sell them but decided to keep them after all. I did 2 things and the pedals barely squeak now while I'm riding so I'm much happier with them.
    The first thing I did was to take everything apart and clean out the bushing and grease with hi-temp wheel bearing grease.
    The second thing I did was I noticed in some pictures that you can thread the studs in from the reverse side by inserting your allen wrench through the pedal(the hole is drilled all the way through but there is a step so the stud can only go in so far). Threading the studs in this way gives maybe an extra millimeter of height. I'm also hoping that by threading in this way, if I ever shear off a stud I would still be able to back out the stud without drilling or anything.


  • 02-10-2012
    recitio
    Funny about threading the Crampons... I wondered what the "proper" method of threading the spikes was.

    I find that the longer, pointy side out is actually a bit less likely to chew up my calves. The "flat" side is flat, but also sharper...
  • 02-11-2012
    morandi
    I am just flat out loving my DMR Vaults more and more. Removed the pins close to the axle, and they feel even better and gripier. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
  • 02-12-2012
    downplease
    after using the canfield crampons, twenty6 prerunners, and point 1 racing pedals my favorite are the point 1s with the twenty6 a close second. i didn't like the canfields very much because I could feel the piece down the middle where the axle is under my foot so I never felt as comfortable on them. the point 1s have held up the best out of all three, have great grip, and excellent clearance. the twenty6 have the best grip but aren't quite as tuff. I like the twenty6 pins a lot, even know they break easily. I've never had to drill, tap, or cut one. With the point 1s and canfield you some times have to cut the top off or drill a pin out if it is really messed up or bent. I'd love to see point 1 switch to top loading pins similar to twenty6.
  • 02-12-2012
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by downplease View Post
    after using the canfield crampons, twenty6 prerunners, and point 1 racing pedals my favorite are the point 1s with the twenty6 a close second. i didn't like the canfields very much because I could feel the piece down the middle where the axle is under my foot so I never felt as comfortable on them. the point 1s have held up the best out of all three, have great grip, and excellent clearance. the twenty6 have the best grip but aren't quite as tuff. I like the twenty6 pins a lot, even know they break easily. I've never had to drill, tap, or cut one. With the point 1s and canfield you some times have to cut the top off or drill a pin out if it is really messed up or bent. I'd love to see point 1 switch to top loading pins similar to twenty6.

    that is some solid feedback and perspective right there.

    thanks for chiming in:thumbsup:
  • 02-15-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    that is some solid feedback and perspective right there.

    I agree. It makes me feel better that I went with the Point 1's as I have yet to get out on them.