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    So I've been looking for some concave pedals as well, and have tried to find as many side views of pedals as I could find, and I've made a comparison image.
    Note that the comparison can't be 100% precise, it still depends on the angle of the images and if there are any "hidden" features that change the concavity of the pedal. But it should give a decent first impression.

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-vergleich-pedale-v4.jpg

    Click here for the full size comparison image for pedals (concave vs convex)

    The pedals included are:
    Acros A-Flat
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    Superstar Components Delta
    Superstar Components Nano
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    Truvativ Holzfeller
    Twenty6 Predator
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    Speaking of Hope's pedals and their pins... I've been meaning to ask if any other companies make pedals with pins like the ones on Hope's F20s. Countersunk flared bases seem like a brilliant idea. It should make them less likely to get damaged around the threads, in addition to simply adding strength and support right where they're needed.

    But the F20s are thick by modern standards and not exactly light. I run them on my DH bike but would like something with the same pins on a lighter platform for my AM/FR bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    But the F20s are thick by modern standards and not exactly light
    This was my thinking too, and the only reason I tried the Hope's last..... However, I can not tell any difference in feel regarding 'thickness' when compared to the 12mm thin Oozys they replaced.

    On my scale the Oozys weighed 371g, while the Hopes weighed 396g.

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    I haven't weighed the Origin8 Slimlines that I have on my main bike now, but they're allegedly 308g, or 3oz less than the Hopes. I'd quit looking at more pedals if they had Hope's pins.

    And I'm not convinced that thickness matters much either. I'm perfectly content to use F20s on my DH bike, and they'll probably stay there for as long as I have that bike. But I wonder if Hope could match that weight (or come close to it) if they went to a modern slim design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    I haven't weighed the Origin8 Slimlines that I have on my main bike now, but they're allegedly 308g, or 3oz less than the Hopes. I'd quit looking at more pedals if they had Hope's pins.

    And I'm not convinced that thickness matters much either. I'm perfectly content to use F20s on my DH bike, and they'll probably stay there for as long as I have that bike. But I wonder if Hope could match that weight (or come close to it) if they went to a modern slim design.
    How about the Twenty6 Predator pedals?
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    not exactly light at a claimed 405g (chromoly), but they do sell a Ti version at 340g. Super pricey though.

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    I had hard time parting with $140 for Hopes, I don't think I could handle $270. The pin design does seem really cool though, it has the same features I like about Hope, and maybe even better as it looks like they sit pretty deep into the pedal. But if this reviewer's experience is typical, aluminum might not have been the best choice for the pins:

    TWENTY6 PREDATOR pedal Review

    You win some, you lose some, I guess. The pedal itself should last forever... maybe longer than the supply of replacement pins will last.

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    $30 Cheap pedals outclass $100 pedals that look cheap

    #1 sp00n82: nice going on the compilation of side profiles.

    #2 I want to hear about Gamut's Point One Racing platform real feedback on bearing wear in the new model.

    #3 I want to hear about Crank Brothers Stamp pedals and long term durability test

    #4 here is something I found today: Besides the cheap appearance of the spindle section, the outer pedal shape is acceptable with the 100x93 sized platform and claimed 245g weight for the pair, could work for many applications.
    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-245g-pedals-100x94-29-shipped.jpg
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    Any updates on the Gamut Podium pedals?
    Do they feel as good as a TMac? Itching to try a new pedal because black friday is right around the corner!

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    This article popped up on Vital this week. might give you some answers.

    Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals - Mountain Bikes Feature Stories - Vital MTB

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    I heard specialized boomslang pedals where the bee's knees..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    This article popped up on Vital this week. might give you some answers.

    Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals - Mountain Bikes Feature Stories - Vital MTB
    Thanks for the article.

    The singletrack sampler (Alex) from youtube said , specialized boomslang pedals where the bee's knees...the guys puts in lots of miles.

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    Thats a pretty heavy pedal. For a similar weight the TMacs felt really nice underfoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Bone View Post
    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.
    Thanks for the heads up D.

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    Ive changed the pins on the spry xpedo to twin tips and the grip is so much better. If you have these pedals and want more grip, give these pins a try. They are about $20 on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    Ive changed the pins on the spry xpedo to twin tips and the grip is so much better. If you have these pedals and want more grip, give these pins a try. They are about $20 on ebay
    that's good to know. I found them here.

    XMX Twin Tip Pins - Xpedo

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    Vital Article verifies the industry impact of this thread, now 2100+ replies deep

    Solid takeaway from the article:

    "The issue with building thin pedals is that the axle and bearing/bushing system has to support the full weight of the rider and do so while putting up with harsh landings, rock strikes, and other abuse. An axle can only be made so thin before it snaps, which means you also have to shrink the size of the bearings or abandon them completely in favor of ultra-thin bushings. Longevity thus becomes an issue and the fact that the axle area ends up being the thickest part of the pedal body does not bode well for grip."

    Lead actor Will of the Sun, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 900K+ views

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    In the comments to that article, another new pedal is mentioned:

    https://www.steeleindustries.co.uk/c...platform-pedal

    Doesn't cost a ton, for a metal body design. That's always welcome.
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    Nothing special. 420g concave pedal. TMac comes to mind which is a great pedal, just on the heavy side

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    The price is special :-p
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    SPD < Flat Pedals

    Inspired by the fact that I like to ride in regular shoes with an increase in hike-a-bike terrain and urban environments before/after the ride. How'd I miss this 8 pedal review by Bikepacking? Flat Pedals for Touring and Bikepacking - BIKEPACKING.com

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-flat-pedals-review-bikepacking.jpg
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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-vp-harrier-titanium.jpgPlatform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-twenty6-predator-pedal-2012-black-matte.jpgPlatform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-hope-f20-pedals.jpg

    In the market for a set of pedals, looking at Hope F20, Harrier Titanium, Gamut Podium, Raceface Atlus. Big feet, sneakers, and CNC details are important down to the pins. Anyone know what happened to Predator from Twenty6?
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    ^ While I haven't tried the Harrier or Gamut, I have the F20 and the Atlas...... Go with the F20s and never look back. The Atlases will last weeks, maybe days before one of them develops lateral play, and the F20s will work for years.

    Don't let the F20s "thick, old school" design throw you, as they are the most comfortable and gripiest pedals I have tried, and I went through a ton before finding the Hopes..... Just make sure you get the 2nd generation pins, not the smooth top pins like in your picture above. (any of the Euro sites should stock the 2nd gen/flat top pins)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Fitzgerald View Post
    Yep, that's them.

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    Just picked up a pair of deity tmac for my DH bike. Best pedals I've used to date! I wish they came out sooner so my entire lineup would have but I guess the Bladerunners will have to do on the trail and the compound on the DJ bike...

    If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a huge deity pedal fan....


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    Have been using Catalyst pedals for a past few weeks. Coming off DMR vaults. Going to write a comprehensive review in a few, but so far – it's the best set of pedals I've had.


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    Quote Originally Posted by metrotuned View Post
    Anyone know what happened to Predator from Twenty6?
    He has a relatively small shop that's absolutely booked solid filling industry contracts. The bike brand is idling for the meantime. He still takes care of warranty issues, though. He's a great guy and while I miss seeing his products on shelves, I'm happy for him that the contract machining has taken off.
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    Idea! DMR V12 vs Gamut Podium vs VP Harrier Altitude

    @evasive - that's solid that another lane opened up, hope to have that small shop back in the industry. Sounds like Point One Racing before being acquired by Gamut

    @themanro looking forward to the pedal, makes a lot of sense with the length of the foot, and especially in comparison with the Vaults which have a reputation for being large and wide

    @D Bone almost picked up a set of Hope F20s but CRC was out of polished silver that I was looking forward to trying.

    Exciting week, I have ditched the SPD XTR and XTR Trail pedals because wearing those darned shoes was uncomfortable anywhere except on the bike and cramped my style anywhere off the bike.

    So on the one bike to rule them all, had an opportunity to try some flats. I've been riding DMR V12 Magnesium pedals, which were bang for the buck and I thought the brass end cap was classy.

    Here are a couple shots from the new setups, which are wide large thin and light.

    I removed the gaudy gold hardware and used black Race Face Atlas hardware for a savings of 11g per pedal.


    DMR V12 Mag 183g/pedal
    Gamut Podium 148g/pedal
    Harrier Altitude (extra machining and ti spindles) 131g/pedal


    All really light even with steel spindles - compare their weights to my first post in this thread where the pedal sets are double triple quadruple the weight and double the stack height. Interesting to see that my Brooklyn Machine Works tenderizer meathook pedals are selling for $400 on ebay.

    The Harrier pedals after tuning ended up at 265.9g for the pedal set. The Gamut Podiums are just under 300g and have more aggressive, taller pins.

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-platform-pedals-harrier-podium-v12.jpgPlatform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-platform-pedals-podium-vs-harrier.jpgPlatform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-platform-pedals-harrier-podium-side-side.jpg
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