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    Forte Convert?

    I've been using Wellgo MG-1 magnesium pedals since 2002, 375g/pair. Weight is a factor for me, & this solution is great.

    I recently got a low=profile Forte Convert (on sale for $45):

    Forté Convert Platform Pedals - Mountain Bike Pedals



    But, they're heavier at 470g/pair. Are they in fact made by another mfr?

    You can still get MG-1 for ~$35 shipped. I need some platforms for some used bikes I just got, & it looks like MG-1 is the way to go. In terms of performance/price.

    Anyone know of any low price-point platform pedals, without sacrificing too much performance? Kona Jack **** go for $19.99 at Cambriabike:

    Kona Jackshit Platform Pedals 051435000203 at Cambriabike



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    Skip any aluminum pedals with non-removable pins, these have ZERO grip. Like bolting a block of ice to your cranks.

    Plastic pedals seem to be the latest craze with BMXers. Quite light, dirt cheap, and apparently even fairly grippy as long as it is dry. Obviously not very durable though.

    Other than that, get the cheap wellgo "V8 copy" with loose ball bearings for under $20.
    They require some maintenance to keep them going, but they are grippy enough. Most models are around 500-550g/pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chimpanzee00 View Post
    Anyone know of any low price-point platform pedals, without sacrificing too much performance?
    I'm using the specialized p series pedals for 20$ and they have been working great with 5.10's. The grooves in the pedal give extra grip. I've just been using them for chair lift runs and it's still easy to reposition your foot in a pinch if you need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimpanzee00 View Post
    I recently got a low=profile Forte Convert (on sale for $45):
    But, they're heavier at 470g/pair. Are they in fact made by another mfr?
    Yep, they're made by HT.

    Personally I'm sticking with the pedals I have (which includes one set of Converts) until HT's AE01 pedals come out.


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    Cool-blue Rhythm Interbike 2011 platform flat pedal offerings

    Some high end pedals seen at Interbike 2011 via Pinkbike: Twenty6 and Bare Bones. The Bare Bones appears to be an identical shape (different colors) to the design Atomlab was pimpin' around last year. Still, the stats are legit:

    11mm thick, 343g weight, 105x100 platform size
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    I don't quite understand all the "bling" pedals. Are you only meant to ride those indoors, and with no shoes on?
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    lelebebbel, you dont need to understand it because you arent the type of customer these companies designed these bling pedals for. Plenty of others will as attested in the amount of interest. And I wouldnt want to ride any flat pedal without shoes like you ask; those pins dont exactly mesh well with human flesh. They dont call these pedals "shinburgers" without reason.
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    Lovin' the new Predator!!! My bike needs that sh*t! Anyone wanna buy my used green Prerunners w/ Ti pins?? >
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    lelebebbel, you dont need to understand it because you arent the type of customer these companies designed these bling pedals for.
    I'm the type of customer who rides DH outdoors and thus occasionally slams his pedals into rocks or crashes. I wouldn't want bling pedals for the same reason I wouldn't want bling tires...

    What type of customer are these bling pedals designed for?

    And I wouldnt want to ride any flat pedal without shoes like you ask; those pins dont exactly mesh well with human flesh.
    Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    lelebebbel, you dont need to understand it because you arent the type of customer these companies designed these bling pedals for. Plenty of others will as attested in the amount of interest. And I wouldnt want to ride any flat pedal without shoes like you ask; those pins dont exactly mesh well with human flesh. They dont call these pedals "shinburgers" without reason.

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    those look good! what do you want for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelebebbel View Post
    I'm the type of customer who rides DH outdoors and thus occasionally slams his pedals into rocks or crashes. I wouldn't want bling pedals for the same reason I wouldn't want bling tires...

    What type of customer are these bling pedals designed for?
    great. now folks get heckled for not choosing pedals for form over function...


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    Quote Originally Posted by monkei View Post
    Lovin' the new Predator!!! My bike needs that sh*t! Anyone wanna buy my used green Prerunners w/ Ti pins?? >
    No, but I wanna buy a green set of Predator for my '12 Session 88!

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    VP Platform Pedals

    VP pedals (via Ride SFO) thin flats in silver, with pins galore
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    ^ thats just crazy

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    ^ poorly executed canfield rip-off much? also, no spindle through the body?

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    ^ no spindle mean not ripping of canfield. duh. spindles are so last year lol
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    VP Platform Pedals 2011-2012

    VP pedals via RideSFO at Biketoberfest:
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    Sold. I can get two pairs of MG-1s from ebay for the price of one pair at CBO. Sorry CBO. I'll watch for HT's Nano AN01. Brand name isn't that important to me.
    Awesome thread.
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    After riding them for a week or so, I can now officially say that Canfield Crampons are the bees knees.
    These are my first thin pedals and it is just amazing. I don't notice a difference when pedalling, but I do notice the additional clearance, and the improved grip (they won't rotate out from under your feet and smash you in the calves like thicker pedals can).
    I'm not buying thick pedals ever again.



    Beyond that they are also super grippy, have a large platform with grub-screw style pins that can still be screwed in from the back, and they are light (386g/pair with long pins installed) without dodgy magnesium or expensive titanium parts.


    My previous flat pedals include Tioga SF-MX Pros (which I still have), different Wellgos including the Mags, DMR V8s and Ringle ZuZus, and the Crampons beat all of them hands down.

    I may have to get a second set for my hardtail....
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    Point One Racing Podiums - for similar reasons...

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    Anybody have these? Are they available in the US? They look drool worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    Anybody have these? Are they available in the US? They look drool worthy.

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    Tioga MT- ZERO

    Apologies if they have been posted.
    Looked back a few pgs. didn't see 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post

    Hutch BMX bear trap type pedals
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    I've been riding this style peddle all my life.....my current pair just died...now moving on to one of the thinner platform peddles discused here...I'll post back my findings when i get a pair....and some pics of my tired old rig..lol

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    We the people ... Platform Pedals from Tioga and Syntace

    ducj: good find on the Tioga's, thanks. Those are so ugly with the bearing assembly. Why not just crampons?

    morandi: sweet find on the Syntace's, thanks! But for $280 USD, wow!? Specs of function and looks are much like the competition for thin platform pedals. Lots of pins for grip, that's for sure.

    Syntace Numbernine 16mm platform pedals 348g weight:
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    I still want to try a pair of crampons, but after just a little cruising around on my Point 1 Podiums, I prefer the feel of their platforms to the prerunners. I never compared them side by side, but the Podiums are definitely easier place my foot. With the prerunners, I had a tendency to stand too close to the crankarm, as there's not enough of a pronounced hump there.
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    Premium BMX pedal:
    Thin, Light(318g), Cheap(about$30), Wide Platform, Grippy Surface,
    CNC spindle, 2 Bearings, 1 Bushing per pedal
    Best Part: Replaceable Pedal Bodies for $8 a pair
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    Re the premium bmx pedal, they are not that thin and lack grip. Not very usefull to the MTB world, fine on the bmx track/ dirt jumps.

    The HTs are my first choice, but you can't go wrong with the Point Ones either. The new (2nd gen) Canfield Crampons look promising.

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    Loaded platform flat pedal aka HT Rebrand again

    Hope to find someone posting review or photos of the 2nd generation Crampons. HT has been hitting hard here in the Bay Area thanks to Encina Bicycles and RideSFO. See the coverage of the SF Bike Expo that went down last weekend with the AT Showdown DJ comp. Another HT pedal re-brand appears from lurking (source: MTBR SF Bike Expo Coverage)
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    Superrippah from Brave. Looks like the Superstar pedal, yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Hope to find someone posting review or photos of the 2nd generation Crampons.
    I think the only difference between the V1 and V2 Crampon is that for V2 the pins near the spindles were removed and are replaced by small bumps.
    These were purchased in late July of 2011 so I think they are the V2 versions.
    So far I really like the thinness of the pedals except that for me, they squeak(from the shoe rubbing on the spindle) after pedaling for a while and it drives me nuts when I"m riding where its a 40+ minute grind up hill and the pedals are going squeak squeak squeak the whole way. Re-positioning my feet some times will get rid of the noise for a while but comes back eventually and I have to move my feet again. I'm using all long pins with 5.10 spitfire shoes. My crampons with long pins weighs about 194 grams per pedal




    Also got a pair of HT components MN-01 which is the same design(and most likely all manufactured by HT) as Superstar Nano, original Deity Decoy, Nukeproof Neutron but in Magnesium body/CroMo spindle. The MN-01 weigh 180 grams per pedal. You can get titainum spindles from superstar to get the weight down to about 150 grams per pedal.


    Here is a shot of Crampons|HT MN-01|Wellgo MG-1 for thickness comparison.



    Also just pre-ordered a pair of Da bomb bare bone pedals(similar to HT AE-01) from CRC. Will update again when I actually get them.

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    Awesome thread, definitely appreciate all the feedback here.

    Superstar CNC Nano Tech Flats after 2 weeks (click for link)


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    I haven't seen these posted yet: FireEye.

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    ^ Nice colors at least lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by good4nothing View Post
    ^ poorly executed canfield rip-off much? also, no spindle through the body?
    you don't know what you're talking about. and come off sounding like a jackass.

    I have canfield pedals. I love them. If they die, I'll buy a new set. They're 2 years old and going strong. But they were hardly the first thin pedal out there. The first ones I heard of were the flypapers. Which looked alot like the ones by VP that you were bashing. Except they used a bigger bearing, that fit in on both sides if the crank, and needed a custom drilled crank that nobody wanted (I think it was a gravity crank? don't totally remember). They were b1tching, aside from needing a custom super heavy hunk of junk crank. Nobody bought them because the price tag on them was like 370 dollars, + Crank (that nobody wanted to run).

    The problem was, in order to run a pedal without an axle, so to speak, you need to massively reinforce the bearings and its still best to run it with two bearing sets. The Flypapers got around that by having bearings mounted on both sides of the crank. But, like mentioned nobody in their right mind wanted to run a set of gravity GAP cranks.

    Then the CF bros realized that the thin pedal idea was awesome, but people wanted to run std cranks. So they thinned up the pedal, shaped it like a pringle, slapped an exposed tapered axle, and called it a day. It is a great pedal design. But they weren't the first wafer thin pedals. And these VP's look alot thinner.

    I'm curious to see how the VP's handle. I guess they use a double bearing right next to the crank that is super short, and oversized the fyck out of it. I'm interested to see if people break them left and right. If they hold up, I'll probably buy a set.

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    New Canfield prototype? Top secret too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    New Canfield prototype? Top secret too.

    Spoke(n): Humpbike-A Utah trained Jedi

    Been on these pedals since Dec. and as soon as available, all of my riding buddies are going to be getting pairs as well as me for my other bikes. I held off on the older style because of the outer hump but am sold on the thin and have nothing but good to say about the functionality of these. They are working on production details and dates but weights sounding like they will be very sweet/favorable numbers. A decent amount lighter than the Point 1 pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Another HT pedal re-brand appears from lurking (source: MTBR SF Bike Expo Coverage)


    Do you know which model # HT pedal this is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    Been on these pedals since Dec. and as soon as available, all of my riding buddies are going to be getting pairs as well as me for my other bikes. I held off on the older style because of the outer hump but am sold on the thin and have nothing but good to say about the functionality of these. They are working on production details and dates but weights sounding like they will be very sweet/favorable numbers. A decent amount lighter than the Point 1 pedal.


    Nice pedlas, do you have some more pics? And how thin are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.P. View Post
    do you have some more pics?
    If I got the blessing of the Canfield Brothers, I would gladly share all the photos I have or take any you requested. Part of the deal when I got them was to keep it quiet until they had an official release. I can tell you that they are really that thin and have no bulge. Grip and weight is fantastic, I can never be satisfied with a standard thickness pedal again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    ...Part of the deal when I got them was to keep it quiet until they had an official release...
    So do you have to give them back now that you let the cat out of the bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy_Metal View Post
    So do you have to give them back now that you let the cat out of the bag?
    I didn't post the pictures, just commented on how awesome they are. I am like a viral marketeer of sorts really, picture a less gay swashbuckle looking guy than Johnny Depp
    s character. Plus, the Canfields better be prepared for a struggle (or at least see a grown man cry) if they want them back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    I didn't post the pictures, just commented on how awesome they are...
    I stand corrected, pardon me.

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    Atomlab G.I. & DMR pins

    So... does anyone know if I can fit the dmr pins into the atomlab g.i. pedals?

    They have short pins and want to change them into something longer

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    Love my Sunline V-One pedals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiranhaFisher View Post
    Awesome thread, definitely appreciate all the feedback here.

    Superstar CNC Nano Tech Flats after 2 weeks (click for link)


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    I haven't seen these posted yet: FireEye.

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    635g! ChainReactionCycles.com says $141.30


    340g (ChainReactionCycles.com says $327.22!


    410g ChainReactionCycles.com says $163.61


    485g ChainReactionCycles.com says $96.67


    495g ChainReactionCycles.com says $104.10
    Damn these are the ugliest pedals Ive ever seen!

    Canfield's pedals are the best hands down!!!

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    Anyone interested? Selling some Podiums brand new in box.

    PAID SPAM: BNIB Point 1 One Racing Podium pedals, raw finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey07 View Post
    Damn these are the ugliest pedals Ive ever seen!

    Canfield's pedals are the best hands down!!!
    lol, I agree. I've never riden Canfield's though. I think I'm just going to get the SpeedPlay Drillium's and call it day.
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