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    I have a set of the new(ish) Gamut Podiums on order. Will update how they fare. My original Podium 1's are still going strong after 4 years. Only 1 rebuild needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    I'd suggest putting down the spreadsheet and scale and going for a ride!
    Bingo! Lol


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    My Crampons looked just like CharacterZero's. They were ready for a rebuild but I could never be bothered. I just dropped a little lube on the spindle now and then to quiet them down.

    I just built a new bike and went with the Crampon Mountain. Rad pedal. I appreciate the slightly wider platform. I would have tried T-Macs just for something different, but my friend had sold his platinum pair. I wasn't stoked on the thicker body anyway, so no drama.

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    I just did a 3hr ride. Time to get back on that spreadsheet amd scale. Haha.
    I have some xpedo spry's coming today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    I just did a 3hr ride. Time to get back on that spreadsheet amd scale. Haha.
    I have some xpedo spry's coming today.

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    Awesome!
    Jealous as a couple days of DH have my knee swelling and sore. Damnit.

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    I was very locked in with the tmac pedals, i bounce off the crampons on those rough dh sections. Im thinking its the convex so im trying to find something thin and light yet still have some concavity. The xpedo probably has a tiny bit, ill put longer pins to make it more. Next time i wanna try the ht me05 pedals. 280g. Ppl complain about durability but i find all thin pedals arent durable. As long as the spindle doesnt break on me i will buy a new set every year as long as they perform and feel great. I thought the podiums felt pretty nice too. So many choices.

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    Gone 13 miles today on my new xpedo spry. I like how it feels under my foot. I slipped a pedal a few times. The pins arent that great. Im gonna get some taller pins. For the price its a winner so far.

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    Get better shoes. How are you slipping pedals?


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    I have 5.10's. Ive never slipped on my crampons or tmacs. Once going up hill spinning too fast, and once turning on a dh, kinda slipped sideways. But feels fantastic pedaling.

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    Actually i did slip on my crampons a few times in the past but not often. Never slipped on my tmacs. I can easily reposition my foot with the expedo but not that easy with the crampons or tmacs. The grub screws really dig in.

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    Sounds more like technique. Think about pulling your feet into the pedals, there's potential to slip on climbs but that's just technique putting down power at the right time. Spin to win but some times you need to push a bigger gear to get over the tough ones.


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    Those Spry pedals are wimpy. You'll trash them, especially with bad tech slamming rocks with your pedals.


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    Yeah i agree. Gear can help mask poor technique otherwise I'd rum a pedal with no pins. The uphill one caught me by surprise, it was a quick down ans up ans caught me in the wrong gear.

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    I like the atlas pedal but ppl are saying its not compatible with next SL crank boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    I like the atlas pedal but ppl are saying its not compatible with next SL crank boots.

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    That is right.

    Otherwise, the Atlas is probably the best in terms of pedal width, and thinness, while still remaining concave. Their pins also have a great feel.

    The DMR Vaults are about the same but a bit more convex and thus thicker, but still not too thick.

    The Crampons have a different feel. They are concave and have sharp little pins, and are not as wide as the other two. Their big plus is how low profile they are, so if rock strikes and clearance tend to be an issue, they are great - except I think this narrow, sharp, little pins might end up being an issue.

    I run 5/10 Impacts.

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    Crampons are convex.
    Very surprised race face would make a pedal which doesnt fit their crank. Hoping they will have a fix. Different boot design seems like it might work

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    Just modify the crank boot open it up to fit the pedal interface. The boots are cheap.

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    Not enough material there to open up. If you enlarge the opening the boot wont stay on. I think you can get s longrr spindle now. Maybe the dmr vaults would be a good alternative. Maybe interbike will review something juicy

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    miker j, opposite day was yersterday. duhy

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