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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.

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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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    How are these going? Tempted to try a pair of the composite version..

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    Just awesome... Big platform, not heavy, good grip, slim enough, little bit concave, rebuild kit is available so what not to like?

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    How do you like the Mountains? I'm a smaller rider (150 lbs, size 9 feet but overpronate), and I'm torn between the Mountains and Ultimates.

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    ^^ I would go with the Ultimates. I'm not a fan of larger platform pedals unless you have bigger feet. I'm size 9 like you and LOVE my Ultimates. Also, FWIW, I really didn't understand how convex pedals can grip when every other pedal is concave... well let's just say I'm a firm believer now and every other pedal maker is just flat out doing it wrong!!!

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    Im the opposite. I went from convex ultimates to concave which feels a lot better to me. I like that the ultimates are thin though and light.

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    ^^ I think foot placement is key and I'll bet you ride with the balls of your feet over the spindles right? Concave works better for that but convex works better for BMX style foot placement with the spindle more centered on the foot (actually much more control for DH and jumps whereas the other way is better for XC/Trail and climbing power).

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    *still thinks platform curvature is pedal thickness dependent, as thinner pedals have platforms more centered over the axles, and thicker pedals have them more offset ahead of axles*
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    I've managed to wear my Ultimates out in around 18 months, in need of a rebuild. While I really like their thinness grip and feel, I'm less impressed with the longevity of the bushes. The Mountains do look like they address this, but I think I'm going to give the Vaults a try next to compare convex with concave at the expense of a few mm's extra chunk on the pedals edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    ^^ I think foot placement is key and I'll bet you ride with the balls of your feet over the spindles right? Concave works better for that but convex works better for BMX style foot placement with the spindle more centered on the foot (actually much more control for DH and jumps whereas the other way is better for XC/Trail and climbing power).

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    FWIW I just slammed my left Nukeproof Neutron pedal into an embedded rock at 25mph today. The cro-mo spindle is perfectly straight and honestly just looks like nothing happened at all. Unfortunately it ripped the threads out of my SLX crank arm in the process. The impact was hard enough that it threw me in the air (but not off the bike) and my chain managed to wrap itself around the right pedal while my right foot was off flailing around. Which also twisted a link in my chain.

    Now I need a new crank and a new chain. At least my pedal is still straight .

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    Wow. Almost sounds like it might have been better if the spindle broke off instead

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    Awesome info, I have been looking at a new pair of flats for my most recent "spare" bike. Been using Flatboys for a few years now and looking for something less bulky - they are a heavy dinosaur but boy do they take a beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fajita Dave View Post
    FWIW I just slammed my left Nukeproof Neutron pedal into an embedded rock at 25mph today. The cro-mo spindle is perfectly straight and honestly just looks like nothing happened at all. Unfortunately it ripped the threads out of my SLX crank arm in the process. The impact was hard enough that it threw me in the air (but not off the bike) and my chain managed to wrap itself around the right pedal while my right foot was off flailing around. Which also twisted a link in my chain.


    Now I need a new crank and a new chain. At least my pedal is still straight .

    Haha yes i've had a couple pairs of neutrons for a few years now ****ing so much $/value/performance in that pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    Wow. Almost sounds like it might have been better if the spindle broke off instead

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    It definitely would have been cheaper! Just ordered a new crank and chain on CRC for $140.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    ^^ I think foot placement is key and I'll bet you ride with the balls of your feet over the spindles right? Concave works better for that but convex works better for BMX style foot placement with the spindle more centered on the foot (actually much more control for DH and jumps whereas the other way is better for XC/Trail and climbing power).

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    This. I rode clipless for 15+ years with the cleat jammed back as far as it would go. The switch to Crampons was a revelation for me. I doubt I'll ever go back, even for purely XC riding.

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    Well, I pulled the trigger on a set of Crampon Mountains to replace my 30 day old, working perfectly Spank Oozys..... I'll update with another post after I ride later today, but so far, me likey.

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    OK, I just did my usual 12 mile loop on the Crampon Mountains (CM) and am absolutely stoked with them. When I first set my 5.10 FreeRiders on them, they felt different than the Oozys, as it felt like I was standing right on top of the axle.

    That sensation lasted for 15-25 minutes into the ride, and before I knew it, they felt 'normal'...... Kind of like when I first installed my WolfTooth Oval 30T. It felt different/strange at first, but then quickly turned back into normal again.

    I currently am running in the stock pin config with no center pin installed and the CMs have even more bite than the Oozys. The extra width of the CMs vs the Oozys is very much appreciated as well.

    I like my feet to sit off of the crank arm face more than some (I've never had any shoe rub on any crank arm in my life) and as you can see from the comparison pics, the CMs allow me to place my foot naturally in the sweet spot, whereas the Oozys needed me to 'force' my foot further away from the crank which always left my foot hanging over the end of the pedal, and I could feel it and it annoyed me. With the CMs, my foot is supported from inside to outside and it feels great.

    They weighed 404g on my scale compared to the Oozys 371g. I may try the center pin just out of curiosity only. These are my first Canfield Bros product and couldn't be happier.

    I ordered them on Wednesday afternoon and received them Saturday morning. I never received an email confirmation of my order other than my Paypal receipt, so I called CB on Thursday and I got right through to a human, who then asked for my name and said "Oh hey D, your black CM pedals (remembered what I ordered by my name) went out yesterday and we sent you a tracking email, but let me send it again". Which he did as we were talking........ Very cool!

    I'll update this thread if any durability issues arise, so think no news is good news.

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    I just ordered Deity T mac pedals in silver

    Any disadvantage to this finish - color ?

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    I've had tmacs. Great feeling pedals. Bit thick and heavy feels good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Bone View Post
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    Well, my Crampon Mountains didn't work for me and are now up for sale here in the classified section......... Check it out before they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Bone View Post
    Well, my Crampon Mountains didn't work for me and are now up for sale here in the classified section......... Check it out before they're gone.
    Concave vs convex thing?

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    May I ask what didn't work out? It sounded like you were impressed initially...
    I almost bought the Mountains, but ended up getting the Crampon Mag's.
    First maiden ride on 'em last weekend & they were great... way better than the 1st generation Crampons they replaced.

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    Well, my Crampon Mountains didn't work for me and are now up for sale here in the classified section......... Check it out before they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    Concave vs convex thing?
    Yup. I have Morton's Neuroma in my right foot, which is a nerve issue that forces me to ride on the ball of my foot, and having all my weight focused on the axle just killed my foot 40 minutes into the ride.

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    May I ask what didn't work out? It sounded like you were impressed initially...
    I almost bought the Mountains, but ended up getting the Crampon Mag's.
    First maiden ride on 'em last weekend & they were great... way better than the 1st generation Crampons they replaced.
    See above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Bone View Post
    Yup. I have Morton's Neuroma in my right foot, which is a nerve issue that forces me to ride on the ball of my foot, and having all my weight focused on the axle just killed my foot 40 minutes into the ride.
    So which one did you order now? I'm having some problem with my right foot as well, not sure if it's actually a Morton's Neuroma, but currently I'm riding the old Nukeproof Election, where the middle axle is noticable higher than the ends of the pedal. Now I'm looking for a more concave pedal to ease the weight on the balls of my foot.

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    DB, I recall you once had a sent of Race Face Atlas pedals. What were your thoughts on how they felt under foot etc?

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    I have the T Macs and they feel great .

    But after 25 years of being clipped I'm I going to stay that way .

    The T macs may be for sale - ridden twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeThreads View Post
    DB, I recall you once had a sent of Race Face Atlas pedals. What were your thoughts on how they felt under foot etc?
    I have had 2 sets of RF Atlas pedals in the last 2+ years. The first set developed lateral play and I filed the ends of the spindles and that helped a bit, but not enough and I sold them on eBay.

    Then about a month ago I tried another set in hopes that they would be different then my first set was 2 years ago, but they also developed terrible lateral play by the end of the forth ride, and I sent them back to Jenson for a refund.

    They are a great feeling pedal, both in terms of body profile and pin grip/layout. However their design is seriously lacking and needs to be rethought and re-executed.

    I did see that on RF's website there is a picture on the homepage of a green pedal and it looks to me to be different then the current model, so if you're serious about a pair, then it might be worth a call to RF to see if they in fact redesigned the pedal........ If not, I would stay far away.

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    Thanks DB, I've heard of others having the same issue and it does worry me. Can I ask why you switched off your Chromag Contacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeThreads View Post
    Thanks DB, I've heard of others having the same issue and it does worry me. Can I ask why you switched off your Chromag Contacts?
    I have a nerve issue in my right foot called mortons nueroma, and it makes finding 'comfortable' pedals tough. The Chromag Contacts were bullet proof and had great levels of grip in terms of pins, but they were a little short front wheel to back wheel and that added to my foot pain a bit.... It isn't like they're tiny, but just a few mms short of what I like in terms of pedal body vs foot feel.

    I'm currently on the "2nd gen" Hope Tech F20s (with the hallow/flat top pins) and they feel like the RF Atlas under foot, and are built like a freakin' tank. I bought them from CRC as most vendors in the US seem to still have the "1st Gen" pedals with the round/smooth-top pins that don't grip nearly as well.

    I have tried, ridden and sold; (2) RF Atlas, Chromag Scarab & Contact, Spank Spike & Oozy, Canfield Crampon Mountains.

    Only the RF had mechanical problems, while every other pedal was solidly designed and constructed, but they just didn't feel right for me and my personal issue.

    The Spank Oozy's were my go-to before the Hopes, and the Crampons were the absolute worst in terms of feel and grip..... not a fan of convex I guess.
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    d bone, without me taking the time to research, are the pins the only difference between v1 and 2 of the f20's? i've been rocking the v1's since release and although i busted both axles, drive side after 1 yr of use then the nds in year 2, the internals are rock solid and i have done nothing to the insides as far as a rebuild other than adding grease to the axles upon replacing. solid pedal even if a lil chunky. i did replace pins on the outside for a thicker/longer grub screw and left stock pins in the center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    d bone, without me taking the time to research, are the pins the only difference between v1 and 2 of the f20's? i've been rocking the v1's since release and although i busted both axles, drive side after 1 yr of use then the nds in year 2, the internals are rock solid and i have done nothing to the insides as far as a rebuild other than adding grease to the axles upon replacing. solid pedal even if a lil chunky. i did replace pins on the outside for a thicker/longer grub screw and left stock pins in the center.
    Correct, the only difference is Hope changed the pins. I'm 99% sure they are the pins they offer as upgrades..... Not the titanium ones though, as they're steel.

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    thx for clarification

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