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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Podium 2's kick ass, they have tons of grip.

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    Quick follow up on these. I transferred these to my new Nomad and like my SOLO it has a low BB so pedal strikes are to be expected from time to time. The pedal has been very good with tons of grip but I have sheered off about 6 pins as they are pretty fragile. They come out easy and mine came with a pack of replacements but something to keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    You can also find them on ebay if you search for "aest magnesium titanium." With steel axles they're $40 shipped from Hong Kong, but titanium only brings them up to $60 shipped.

    They are really light. The ebay ad says 160 grams / pair. (EDIT: other ebay ads, for apparently the same pedals, say 172 or 156 grams. I never weighed mine.)

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    Somebody once said, "strong, light, cheap: pick two."

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

    That was from what I felt was a pretty light pedal strike.

    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.
    When it slices your calf open when you next lose the pedal, will it still ride fine then?

    Jagged metal edge and missing chunks of platform is a total failure to me, not safe to ride anymore.

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    I ride with integrated knee/shin guards, so that's not a big concern. Haven't had shinburger since I started using them.

    I guess it couldn't hurt to bust off that remaining tab and Dremel the edges though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    Somebody once said, "strong, light, cheap: pick two."

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    That was from what I felt was a pretty light pedal strike.

    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.
    I just destroyed mine today:


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

    Pretty solid rock-strike, but my foot didn't come off the pedal. I've hit them a few times, so it may have been weakened. I may get one of the larger AEST versions, it served well for about 6 months, I'll have spare axles/brngs (if they all use the same axle, I believe they do..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shupack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    Somebody once said, "strong, light, cheap: pick two."

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    That was from what I felt was a pretty light pedal strike.

    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.
    I just destroyed mine today:


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    Pretty solid rock-strike, but my foot didn't come off the pedal. I've hit them a few times, so it may have been weakened. I may get one of the larger AEST versions, it served well for about 6 months, I'll have spare axles/brngs (if they all use the same axle, I believe they do..)
    I'm a little surprised anyone would look at those pedals and think, "yeah, they'll last." I guess for some riders and some trails but I wouldn't even put those on my bike if someone gave them to me. YMMV

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    I didn't expect 10 years out of them, but more than a few months.

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    yea I'm the kind of rider that will pedal strike during climbs on purpose. Dainty parts don't have a place on mountain bikes. there should be nothing svelte about them.

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    I almost never get pedal strikes, so the flimsy look didn't bother me... Apparently, it should have. I got paranoid about pedal strikes after a nasty one sent me over the bars three or four years ago, I think I've only had one since. But I was coming to stop when this one happened (like I said, light strike) so I wasn't thinking about pedal clearance.

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    Firefly custom platform pedal.

    You can dremel off those edges of the butterfly shaped AEST pedalso the pedal edge is a "V". My friend did that with his XT touring pedals and look good.

    Any one use these pedals from Firefly's build? They appear custom five piece assembled (that carbon fiber cage edge must create a hotspot like a track bike pedal). Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-carbon-plated-pedal-firefly.jpg
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    I picked up another set of Moove Torques to match my bars and chainring.


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    Specialized now makes flats. not sure if that has been mentioned or not yet.
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    I just picked one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...uct_refresh_T1

    Only 345grams. One positive review (which could have come from the vendor itself). For $44.20, I'll give it a try.

    I want orange because it matches my anodized orange Santa Cruz Superlight but I think the VP-001 looks great in the anodized orange and probably matched my bike better than the one I just bought.

    But it's lighter and slightly cheaper so I'll give it a try.

    Gary

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    GaryH, these look like the ones I broke an axle on (fatigue failure, axle broke just outboard of the bushing). Bodies look the same so I presume the axles are just as thin. I may be wrong of course. Axles in mine were the same general shape, but had less material, than Nukeproof Neutron or NS Aerial Pro axles.
    26" faithful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    GaryH, these look like the ones I broke an axle on (fatigue failure, axle broke just outboard of the bushing). Bodies look the same so I presume the axles are just as thin. I may be wrong of course. Axles in mine were the same general shape, but had less material, than Nukeproof Neutron or NS Aerial Pro axles.
    Thanks J. Random. Thats the type of input I'm looking for. Thanks for making me aware of the issue. Do you have any pics?
    Gary

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    No pics unfortunately. I forgot where I put the pedals once the axle broke..
    26" faithful.

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    I got a set of Diety Compounds, very impressed. Light, good grip, I'm thinking about adding pins, but more likely it's time for better shoes....
    My bike MCA kinda climbs like a billy-goat. WOO WOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shupack View Post
    I got a set of Diety Compounds, very impressed. Light, good grip, I'm thinking about adding pins, but more likely it's time for better shoes....
    I've been riding 2 sets of Deity Compunds for a couple of seasons now and I can't really find any fault to them. They are great pedals! I use 5.10 Spitfire's and Linekings. In the winter on my fatbike I use a pair of generic hiking boots.

    Make sure you tighten the pins before you use them, and periodically after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69tr6r View Post

    Make sure you tighten the pins before you use them, and periodically after that.
    thanks for the tip, I'll check them tonight.
    My bike MCA kinda climbs like a billy-goat. WOO WOO!

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    Who would've thought that picking pedals was to be such a pain in the ass lmaoooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by evercycling View Post
    Who would've thought that picking pedals was to be such a pain in the ass lmaoooo
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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

    So, the deity compounds are stronger than X0 cranks...

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    Ouch.

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    kragu, how did that happen? A rock strike?
    26" faithful.

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    My new hot pink Canfield Crampons. Replacing my Gussets.
    Thinner, lighter and grippier. Perfect colour match for my rear triangle

    Tested them last weekend and I was impressed with much these outperformed my old pedals. My feet remained firmly planted on the platforms on runs that were heavily gnar. (and where in the past my feet sometimes would lose contact)

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