Page 45 of 64 FirstFirst ... 35 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 55 ... LastLast
Results 1,101 to 1,125 of 1585
  1. #1101
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by MiLi View Post
    2mm longer pins on Saint. grip = brutal. i think 1mm longer than original would also be big improvement. M4/10mm is also much more grippy than original with 8.5mm full length.

    Attachment 773837
    Where can you buy those longer pins, MiLi...or even the original 8.5mm length ones? I called Shimano about they originals and they said they're back ordered until late March (and probably real expensive on a per pin basis). I checked with several Internet suppliers of bolts, and they all said they don't stock anything like these (fully threaded, but with two different diameters, in metric sizes). They called it a "shoulder bolt," but that's about as far as I got. Ideas?

  2. #1102
    meow, meow.
    Reputation: J. Random Psycho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,090
    The only thread that is needed is the one that screws into pedal body.. I'd try grinding off some threads on the ends of some widespread stainless steel bolts. The idea is to have a bolt that would be harmless and easy to remove should its tip become bent.

  3. #1103
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    The only thread that is needed is the one that screws into pedal body.. I'd try grinding off some threads on the ends of some widespread stainless steel bolts. The idea is to have a bolt that would be harmless and easy to remove should its tip become bent.
    I follow you, Random...the threads that screw into the pedal body are .7mm thread pitch and 4mm in diameter. Your idea is definitely one solution. I'm still curious as to where MiLi found the pins he's using, though, because several big fastener companies that I contacted seemed to have no idea as to where to get them -- yet, MiLi apparently has a source.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

  4. #1104
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,375
    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    The Chromag pedals are to be released Monday, according to their FB. Looking forward to hearing details. The picture from their post:
    Attachment 776332
    Curious about these as well.

  5. #1105
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lobanovskyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    77
    Hi!

    Finally, I decided to buy Canfield Crampon Ultimate Pedals.

    I have not used them yet because I haven't bought the bike yet because I would like to ride a demo bike first, but it isn't avalilable... I'll have to wait for the bike...

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-pedals.jpg

    I think the pins are too long so I have to get them shorter with the allen key that I have received with the pedals.

    As soon as possible, I'll take pictures of the bike with the pedals...
    Last edited by Lobanovskyy; 03-03-2013 at 04:30 AM.

  6. #1106
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    65
    I went with Crampon Ultimates as well.

    After riding clipless for 20 years. I decided that that type of FR/DH riding that I was doing may be better suited to good flats/shoes. I had a pair of Shimano DX's from my BMX and starting trying to convert. I was never quite comfortable.

    Then I decided to go with the Ultimates. I bought them right before a trip to Vancouver, a good place to take the plunge and test them out. These things totally rock and made the conversion from clipless to flats totally seemless.

    I rode for 3 days on some of the toughest Vancouver North Shore trails at Fromme, Seymour, and Cypress in the wet of January. These pedals were awesome. Down some of the steepest, roughest, gnarliest sections, I never lost my footing. And, I had never been comfortable doing jumps and drops on flats... Until now. The experience with the ultimates and 5.10's was just like being clipped. Over some big gaps and drops, I never lost a foot or drifted off the pedals.

    The grip on these pedals is amazing. The one thing that I would say is that when you put your foot down, make sure you put it where you want it, becasue the only way to move it is to lift it. It may actually be too grippy. I will need to experiment with different pin lengths and numbers/spacing.

    They look awesome and draw comments from everyone who sees them (most being afriad of the carnage they appear ready to inflict on your shins).

    The only disappointment (if I can call it that), was that I had a relatively minor crash that damaged the pedals after just 3 days of riding. It was not even a bad crash. I was riding an elevated skinny section and bailed out, dropping me and the bike maybe 1.5m to the ground. When I picked the bike up, the pedal body was bent and not spinning properly. But, I was able to finish the ride.

    When I contacted Canfield Bros, they were extremely helpful and willing to work with me to make the situation better. They replaced the damaged pedal under crash replacement and sent me a new replacement pedal right away. No hassle, no issues. THAT IS THE #1 REASON TO BUY FROM A COMPANY LIKE CANFIELD. They care about their customers and take care of you.

    To Sean and the team at Canfield Bros - thanks for your support and keep the great products coming!

  7. #1107
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mountain Cycle Shawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,096
    I didn't have such a good experience. I talked with Vin through Facebook about a set of red Ultimate pedals. They didn't have red. Vin said he could sell me a white set for $120 + $10 for shipping, and he told me to call to buy them. I called, got a hold of Sean, I was ready to give all my info. He told me to email them what I wanted and they would email back an invoice. I sent the email and never heard from them. So, I bought a set of AMPs from Amazon. They are supposed to be here on the 8th.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 SC Nickel LT
    Incoming: 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
    '12 Toy FJ TT
    '05 Cooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

  8. #1108
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,375
    Anyone NOT like their DMR Vaults? I've been itching to try them out instead of my Point1 Podiums. Slightly thicker, bigger platform, and seem to be easier to maintenance and less problematic (1 cartridge bearing and 1 DU bushing vs 4 bearings on the Podiums).

  9. #1109
    Rogue Exterminator
    Reputation: kjlued's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,880
    I have the Welgo MG-1's on my hardtail.
    For the price they are great.

    However, my ful suspension I got the VP-001's
    These things grip like crazy glue, are super thin, and 175 grams ea.

    Ended up getting them for under $50 too.

    Here is a pic of the MG-1's and the VP-001's side by side.

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-2013-02-19_16-55-10_395.jpg
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

  10. #1110
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1
    had ae-01s for 2months now, done approx 1200kms, thay have alot of play and require constant re packing with greese, the little pins have all dislogged on rocks and the likes and stuffed the threads so cant replace them, expected more for $150

  11. #1111
    mtbr member
    Reputation: providence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    39
    I'm in the market for new flats myself. I've been going back and forth between the Straitline AMP and Spank Spike for a few days now. Anyone have any preference between the two? The Spikes are proving to be a little hard to find at this time whereas the AMPs are readily available everywhere and Tree Fort is willing to price match at $122. Leaning that way. What way would you guys lean between the two? Slight background:
    -- Size 12 US foot
    -- Accustom to clipless due to track/road riding
    -- Will mostly be used on singletrack

  12. #1112
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,375
    The AMPs do not have a big platform size, with your size foot I'd look elsewhere. I'm 11.5/12 and love the platform size of the Point1 Podiums. Only thing disappointing with them is the bearing durability. One pedal to look at is the DMR Vault, biggest platform I've found so far (110x115), have them sitting in my cart for weeks now on one site but just can't commit to trying them out lol, and more importantly deciding on a color since they all look great!

  13. #1113
    mtbr member
    Reputation: providence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    39
    Thanks, I'll keep looking.

    The Point1 comes in at a little more than I'm willing to sink into a pedal at this point. Read all the reviews and they're impressive, though. Ditto with Canfield. I'll have to look around at the Vaults. I've never really gave them much consideration. Maybe I should.

    Anyone know of any reliable online dealer that has the Spank Spike in stock, in red? They seem to fill a lot of what I'm looking for in terms of budget, colors, and overall size.

  14. #1114
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,324
    Quote Originally Posted by SCMTB1 View Post
    had ae-01s for 2months now, done approx 1200kms, thay have alot of play and require constant re packing with greese, the little pins have all dislogged on rocks and the likes and stuffed the threads so cant replace them, expected more for $150
    Mine developed a bit of radial play too, quickly. Bushings wearing down. I've ridden mine for some time and beyond the initial wearing I haven't noticed much more. It's not truly noticeable while riding at least. Haven't thought of re-packing any grease yet though, maybe soon.

    As for the pins, this is a problem with aluminum pins in general, especially small diameter ones. They'll get destroyed quickly. I ponied up for a set of Point 1's after my initial disappointment with these. The point 1's came with steel pins and those things are indestructible. They do sell a lightweight set of alu pins but I'd rather have durability over a what? 1 ounce savings maybe?

  15. #1115
    meow, meow.
    Reputation: J. Random Psycho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,090
    FWIW, I'm now running thick alu pins in one set of my AMPs (have 2 sets on 2 bikes). Weight saving isn't the reason I do this, I just hope that shoe soles will last longer with less pointy pins. Pins themselves are from Superstar, and they hold up surprisingly well.

  16. #1116
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mountain Cycle Shawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9,096
    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    FWIW, I'm now running thick alu pins in one set of my AMPs (have 2 sets on 2 bikes). Weight saving isn't the reason I do this, I just hope that shoe soles will last longer with less pointy pins. Pins themselves are from Superstar, and they hold up surprisingly well.
    Iv'e run the stock pins on my new AMPs for two rides now. Only street though, because it's almost dark when I get home. I'm wearing black Converse hightops and so far I don't have a mark in the soles. At first I could feel the pins on my feet, and they hurt, just a little. So, I put in some gel inserts and all is good now. Grip is amazing.
    '96 San Andreas
    '12 SC Nickel LT
    Incoming: 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
    '12 Toy FJ TT
    '05 Cooper S
    '95 Honda HB Si
    '71 Dino 246 GT

  17. #1117
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,375
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    TOne pedal to look at is the DMR Vault, biggest platform I've found so far (110x115), have them sitting in my cart for weeks now on one site but just can't commit to trying them out lol, and more importantly deciding on a color since they all look great!
    And purchased!!! Placed an order for DMR Vaults in silver right now, I'll report back once I start riding on them this season in a few weeks. Hopefully they'll be everything I've wanted from a flat pedal (platform size is killer, durability/maintenance looks great from what I've read online, and less than half the cost of Podiums ). Time to stash away my new warranty replacement Point1 Podiums for the time being.

  18. #1118
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    524
    I think you'll dig em'. Rode last weekend with them and the ground was quite muddy, I have to say the grip was phenomenal.

  19. #1119
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,375
    Quote Originally Posted by danglingmanhood View Post
    I think you'll dig em'. Rode last weekend with them and the ground was quite muddy, I have to say the grip was phenomenal.
    Great to know, which Vaults did you use? Regular or the Brendog matte black signature model (those that come with 2 varieties of pins)?

  20. #1120
    mtbr member
    Reputation: slimphatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    441
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Anyone NOT like their DMR Vaults? I've been itching to try them out instead of my Point1 Podiums. Slightly thicker, bigger platform, and seem to be easier to maintenance and less problematic (1 cartridge bearing and 1 DU bushing vs 4 bearings on the Podiums).
    I love my Vaults. I bought some canfield utimates but I just couldn't jive with them. The Vaults bigger platform gave me a stronger sense of security. I've put my pedals through a lot of abuse and they have been going strong for a year without ever once servicing them. The only thing I've done to them are replacing pins. They're the first pedals If someone is asking me for a recommendation. I wear a 13 and weigh 195. I have the original ones.
    Last edited by slimphatty; 03-10-2013 at 09:25 PM.

  21. #1121
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 8664's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,971
    that combo rocks! Crampon Ultimate with Straitline AMP Pins there are a litle shorter pins and works perfect.

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-crampon-amp-pins.jpg

    ride.

  22. #1122
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    524
    They were the regular black w/blue pins not the Brendog model. Pins were all the same, with the exception of the 4 that run along the axle. On a side note the only disappointment I had was they only came with 2 extra pins, really DMR 2. At first glance I thought the pins were all the same, but upon closer inspection I realized there are 2 types of pins. 11 per side, 7 longer and the 4 shorter pins that run parallel to the axle.
    Last edited by danglingmanhood; 03-12-2013 at 12:55 PM.

  23. #1123
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,375
    So my DMR Vaults came in yesterday from wiggle.co.uk and first impressions are everything right? These pedals look so good in person, much nicer overall finish than my raw Podiums. I opted for the silver finish to hide rock strikes and scratches just like my raw Podiums did (and I needed a raw/silver finish to complement my color scheme on the Honzo). And it was hard to pass on the other 9 brilliant color options available, but luckily there's something for everyone and was really tempted by the magenta and green apple to be honest.

    What stands out the most from initial observations is how much more room I'll have for my size 11.5 feet with these. The platform is bigger in every aspect, and no longer the bearing bulge like the Podiums had near the end which I have gotten used to by now. Second shocker came with how the DMR Vaults concave in the middle, it's the first flat pedal that I've own that really has this (and I've owned most of the key players- HT AN01 series, Kona Wah Wah, HT AE01 EVO, Forte Convert (another HT Nano copy), Point1 Podiums). None of the online pictures really depicts this, it's awesome in person. And zero drag. While these do not spin freely, definitely not as stiff to spin like the Podiums. And while the Vaults are 17mm thin, they don't look much thicker than the 11mm Podiums, I doubt I'll see any difference on the trail in this regard. Lastly threw the pedals on the scale, the Podium with extra long steel pins was 179g, the Vault pedal tipped in at 212g per pedal.

    I'll update more once I get some trail time with these pedals, but super stoked so far with the decision. Anyone looking for Podiums?



    Last edited by eurospek; 03-20-2013 at 09:17 AM.

  24. #1124
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by FitmanNJ View Post
    Where can you buy those longer pins, MiLi...or even the original 8.5mm length ones? I called Shimano about they originals and they said they're back ordered until late March (and probably real expensive on a per pin basis). I checked with several Internet suppliers of bolts, and they all said they don't stock anything like these (fully threaded, but with two different diameters, in metric sizes). They called it a "shoulder bolt," but that's about as far as I got. Ideas?
    i made it myself from 15mm M4 stainless screws my grandfather made some tools and showed me how to do it...

    they are 10.5mm long. i made it so long because than shoe sole touch the middle two pins first and not this bearing bump.

    original size is also very grippy but i noticed a lack of grip when foot is not with full force on pedals. like when you are making bunny hops.

    now with this homemade pins, grip is brutal. but they are not friendly for your shins . on 5.10 sole it think there will be less wear, because foot is now very fix.
    Last edited by MiLi; 03-21-2013 at 04:19 PM.

  25. #1125
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by MiLi View Post
    i made it myself from 15mm M4 stainless screws my grandfather made some tools and showed me how to do it...

    they are 10.5mm long. i made it so long because than shoe sole touch the middle two pins first and not this bearing bump.

    original size is also very grippy but i noticed a lack of grip when foot is not with full force on pedals. like when you are making bunny hops.

    now with this homemade pins, grip is brutal. but they are not friendly for your shins . on 5.10 sole it think there will be less wear, because foot is now very fix.
    Thanks, MiLi -- no problem for the delay. That's an interesting story that you have -- your Grandfather taught you well. Wish I were that handy!

    I agree -- the stock pins are very grippy, but you can always use a little extra holding power when doing things like bunny hops. I still haven't found an "aftermarket" source for the stock pins, so it looks like I'll have to try getting my replacement pins through $himano. Thanks for responding...

Page 45 of 64 FirstFirst ... 35 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 55 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •