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    Point One Racing Podium pedals

    A quick question for current owners of the "raw" finish. I just received mine and they are very rough looking. It looks like they came straight off a slightly miscalibrated CNC machine and were assembled. Do yours show uneven machine marks? Mine have steps where the machining passes were made. It just seems to me the machining is kind of crude for how well reviewed the finish on these pedals are. I am almost thinking the ones I received missed a step in the final machining process. I would like to know if this is normal for the raw finish. I suspect it is not.

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    I have the black finish, mine are about two years old, the do not have any unfinished looking areas. I would contact point one with pics and see what they have to say. I would bet they will take good care of you as long as you are patient and understanding.
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    I have the black and they are about two months old and do have the lines where you can see the machining. Will be interesting to hear more about this...
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    Dude.... they are freaking pedals man. They're going to get battle wounds from rocks and that whole deal and you're worried about the finish on them? Reallllllly?


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    I hear ya Iggz,but for $200, they should look immaculate, at least right out of the box. I know my black ones did.

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    Mine were tweaked too but you know what? The soles of my 5.10s aren't very picky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottvt View Post
    I hear ya Iggz,but for $200, they should look immaculate, at least right out of the box. I know my black ones did.
    That would be the point. At 200.00 these things should look awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    I have the black and they are about two months old and do have the lines where you can see the machining. Will be interesting to hear more about this...
    Unfortunately I found several pictures on the Internet of more recent pedals showing the cruder finish work. I suspect they took a step out or moved production to an older CNC machine. With what these cost I expect better. We'll see how they perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggz View Post
    Dude.... they are freaking pedals man. They're going to get battle wounds from rocks and that whole deal and you're worried about the finish on them? Reallllllly?


    Come on now, get real.
    That is just rationalizing poor production quality. Sorry man.
    BTW, glad you got your bike back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    Unfortunately I found several pictures on the Internet of more recent pedals showing the cruder finish work. I suspect they took a step out or moved production to an older CNC machine. With what these cost I expect better. We'll see how they perform.
    The good thing is it doesn't seem to effect their performance. I've had no issues with mine, and they will start to get scratched up a bit and it won't even matter that they have machining lines on them.
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    Mine are the same, raw finish. I've had two sets of them and both were the same. First pedal strike into some rocks makes you forgot all about that and focus more on the new scuffs.
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    Mine are raw and the machine finish looked correct for a profiled machined part. You will get some machine marks do to the machining process used.
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    Oh no doubt about that. I just expect a finishing step in the process. If you look around the web and read reviews from a couple of years ago this was not an issue. I don't know if they used a better machining process, finishing process, sandblasted the parts, or what but customers raved about the high quality finish. The parts I received are definitely nothing to write home about as far as finish goes. It actually looks to me like the CNC machine calibration is off a bit.

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    It does look like that or could also be part flex.

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    It's definitely not from flexing...
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    Wow the finish is bad and they don't even come in root beer AND THEY'RE FLEXY?

    What garbage....
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    Well how about a popping bearing after four miles of riding?

    My touchy Iggz. I call it as a I see it, nothing more and nothing less. This is a premium product and gets rated as such, good or bad. I really wish it was a good report, these guys are from my home town, San Jose. Maybe in the end it will be, but out of the box I am kind of disappointed.

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    Iggz should have given his Bicycle to that nice man in the van with a family to support . ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    A quick question for current owners of the "raw" finish. I just received mine and they are very rough looking. It looks like they came straight off a slightly miscalibrated CNC machine and were assembled. Do yours show uneven machine marks? Mine have steps where the machining passes were made. It just seems to me the machining is kind of crude for how well reviewed the finish on these pedals are. I am almost thinking the ones I received missed a step in the final machining process. I would like to know if this is normal for the raw finish. I suspect it is not.
    How about a pic?

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    I don't have a digital camera good enough to capture it.

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    Haven't had any issues with mine and they have been well abused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffinsurfboard View Post
    Iggz should have given his Bicycle to that nice man in the van with a family to support . ;-)

    Hahahaha Touche sir, touche.
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    I'm with Iggz on this one. It's a high end pedal but that doesn't mean it should come with a mirror finish. My Thomson stem has machine marks, my raw Turner has machine marks. They're bike parts, not fine furniture.
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    Look I don't mind seeing the cut marks, in fact it kind of gives it a one off custom look, although I would prefer a finish step. What bothers me is the pass stepping which kind of says to me there is a calibration or machine programing problem. I don't know what equipment they are using but I have looked at a lot of custom cut parts over the years and this is fairly crude. People rationalizing it is fine, but really it's not acceptable to me. It's at the level of I'll use them but I won't return for a second set when these wear out. I just wanted to know if other owners saw the same thing. Now my larger problem is a bearing started popping after only four miles of use. I'm going to swap in my old pedals to to verify it is indeed the right pedal and not a coincidence and a crank bearing went out.

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    Phew, the pedal just worked itself loose. I may have to switch these to blue loctite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    Look I don't mind seeing the cut marks, in fact it kind of gives it a one off custom look, although I would prefer a finish step. What bothers me is the pass stepping which kind of says to me there is a calibration or machine programing problem. I don't know what equipment they are using but I have looked at a lot of custom cut parts over the years and this is fairly crude. People rationalizing it is fine, but really it's not acceptable to me. It's at the level of I'll use them but I won't return for a second set when these wear out. I just wanted to know if other owners saw the same thing. Now my larger problem is a bearing started popping after only four miles of use. I'm going to swap in my old pedals to to verify it is indeed the right pedal and not a coincidence and a crank bearing went out.
    I'd have to see a picture of how bad the machining is on your pedal to really make a call, but if it's anything like how I'm imagining then you'd be picking form over function. Point1's are simply the BEST feeling flat I've ever ridden, the guys at that factory could have laser etched turds on my pedals and I'd still buy them again because they do their job so well.
    In regards to a bearing popping out, that should be very obvious which is the culprit (the pedal or the bottom bracket... MTB cranks don't have bearings), and verification via pedal swapping kinda makes zero sense. Maybe you're being unclear as to what the issue really is, but swapping pedals would diagnose nothing as far as a worn BB goes. If it is a crank issue, then I think something's unclear in your wording.
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    Ride em for a few months and see if there appearance still matters. If it does try more rockier runs and push yourself harder. Who cares what they look like. I bought mine because they were thin, light weight, gripps, and highly recomended by other users. Does it bother you if your tires aren't glossy, or if your grips little blocks rather than flowery print? Be glad you were able to get a pair. Back in Feb/March they were hard to find. I was wanting a pair of silver ones, but had to settle for a pair of black ones of the shops beachcruiser that the used to run errans on. They were back ordered for a few weeks and no word on the next batch to be delivered.
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    There is merit to what you say. No doubt about it. They feel great. My feet stick nicely, exactly where I plant them. I have zero complaints with functionality. They are smooth. My popping bearing turned out to be the pedal just ever so slightly loose in the crank arm. I guess it worked loose.I'm now actually concerned about the crank arm. I had an arm hit a couple of weeks ago, nothing major but it appears it may have damaged the arm end slightly and possibly malformed the pedal threads a little. However that being said I didn't observe a problem with the Wellgo pedals I had installed previously. I re-torqued the pedal and hopefully it stays. If it doesn't I'll put a dab of blue loctite on. I guess at the 200.00 mark I expect both function and form although I will always pick function over form. Honestly if they perform well I'll probably just say to people that ask (they are not very common around here, I live in the land of clipless is supreme): they are no beauty queens but they function well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    Ride em for a few months and see if there appearance still matters. If it does try more rockier runs and push yourself harder. Who cares what they look like. I bought mine because they were thin, light weight, gripps, and highly recomended by other users. Does it bother you if your tires aren't glossy, or if your grips little blocks rather than flowery print? Be glad you were able to get a pair. Back in Feb/March they were hard to find. I was wanting a pair of silver ones, but had to settle for a pair of black ones of the shops beachcruiser that the used to run errans on. They were back ordered for a few weeks and no word on the next batch to be delivered.
    LOL, point taken. All I'm saying is new in box they should look awesome.

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    I know there are a few of us in here from the SJ area, and that is at least what led me to get them. I wanted to do pickup because they are like a mile from me.

    Also, I'll go snap some pics now and hopefully they come out so people can get an idea of what we are talking about.
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    Sun came out to perfectly show the machining marks. It's kinda cool because they are identical on each side.



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    Yup that's it. Thanks for posting pictures. The stepping on mine are slightly worse but your pictures definitely get the point across.
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    That's how mine look as well. I wouldn't stress it. I had the previous generation as well which didn't have those lines.
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    It sounds to me like they took out a finishing step in the manufacturing since it doesn't really affect the pedal, and it would make things quicker since there was so much demand.
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    Wow. You guys were tripping on those little lines?

    Jesus man that blew my mind
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    I think what we should be talking about is how good those photos came out for an iPhone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggz View Post
    Wow. You guys were tripping on those little lines?

    Jesus man that blew my mind
    Yes, I am. I'm also not susceptible to peer pressure so give it up.

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    If it makes you feel any better, I have had my pedals for three years and I could not be happier with them.

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    Thats what you were talking about? I kind of regret my previous reply now. You made it sound like some serious gouges from machining.

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    Those are just racing stripes... and seriously, its a pedal folks... as soon as you mash them into a rock you will stop worrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Sun came out to perfectly show the machining marks. It's kinda cool because they are identical on each side.




    Those iines or grooves make it more aerodynamic. You were probually charged extra for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daisycutter View Post
    If it makes you feel any better, I have had my pedals for three years and I could not be happier with them.
    Oh they definitely ride well. I took them out to Moraine yesterday and was really happy with the grip going through the technical stuff. No complaints about performance, but I'm still not happy with the looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    Those iines or grooves make it more aerodynamic. You were probually charged extra for them.

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    You know I fully understand the desire to keep your bike aesthetically pleasing because I am ridiculously anal over mine... But there are limits to this shlt man. Tripping over a pinner machining groove on a pedal is just downright silly.

    Maybe you should hang your bike up on the wall and admire it some more because good heavens who knows what would happen should a rock get kicked up and chip some paint off
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    Not even that, I just expect new things to look good. My bike gets washed maybe a few times a year. I expect the finish work to look finished. I own a small business and I am absolutely anal about the finished look of my product as well as the function.

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    Well iggz I know you are spun up about my dissatisfaction with the finish so I will tell you I am very happy with their performance. I rode an extremely technical rock garden yesterday and the pedals worked extremely well.

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    Well good to know you like the pedals for what they are

    I still think you're a tripper though
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    If anyone hasn't tried it I do recommend hitting up the hardware store for longer pins on the 4 inner spots, 16 new screws total. Cost: $2 or so?
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    I just went through the trouble of taking a picture with my cellular device and uploading it to the interweb so I can show off how badass I am with my beat up pedals




    Oh and guess what... they're still just as great as the day I put them on - July 9th, 2010
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    Mine are cleaner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggz View Post
    Well good to know you like the pedals for what they are

    I still think you're a tripper though
    Demanding quality is tripping? No wonder we hardly manufacture anything anymore.

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    Their quality has gone up from what I understand - now using better bearings and the seals don't cause nearly as much drag as the ones in my version but still enough to keep the pedal in place. The beauty of the polished is that the scrapes look good on em! Iggz - QUIT baiting these guys, up to 50 posts already? For REAL? This thread needs to go away! LOL

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    hey FX4

    I know what you mean. I have asked P1R this question before. the machine marks are expected because u wanted it raw. there is some yellowing patches which is the chemical wash they used and with a little rubbing with a piece of scotch brite, u can actually remove them.

    the chemical wash on my pedals for rubbed off after a few rides with mud, mini streams etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    Demanding quality is tripping? No wonder we hardly manufacture anything anymore.
    Quality is not in question here, we are talking about minor aesthetic details. Not even in the same ballpark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1soulrider View Post
    Quality is not in question here, we are talking about minor aesthetic details. Not even in the same ballpark.
    Since when was the "finish" part removed from "fit and finish" in every manufacturing quality standard I have ever read? This thread is a hoot...LOL.

    Well I guess P1R has determined accurately that a majority of customers don't care about finish. I'm in the camp that does care.

    IMO, as a small business owner and formerly a manufacturing engineer the current finish was the result of a cost cutting measure. It could be driven by the cost of production has risen or it could be they were looking for better margin on the product. Any way you look at it finish quality has suffered as a result. The functionality of the pedal is totally awesome.

    Now I'm bowing out of my thread. Iggz, you may have the last word if you so choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble View Post
    If anyone hasn't tried it I do recommend hitting up the hardware store for longer pins on the 4 inner spots, 16 new screws total. Cost: $2 or so?
    Why? Almost too grippy with 5.10 shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    Why? Almost too grippy with 5.10 shoes.
    I'd have to agree - fact I think I like my Decoys better because I can change up feet position easier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Their quality has gone up from what I understand - now using better bearings and the seals don't cause nearly as much drag as the ones in my version but still enough to keep the pedal in place. The beauty of the polished is that the scrapes look good on em! Iggz - QUIT baiting these guys, up to 50 posts already? For REAL? This thread needs to go away! LOL

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    I don't think they've changed, I had an old edition (as iggz pictured) and now the latest edition. Both feel the same (same built in drag) and the bearings appear to be the same. Great pedals nonetheless and Point One are good guys to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    Phew, the pedal just worked itself loose. I may have to switch these to blue loctite.
    I'm in a market for a pair of these (in raw/silver) now, and a couple of questions, please.

    With the "current/latest" production batch (whatever that means; say you get it from them directly), (a) do I need to blue-loctite the end nut right out of the box (so that platform doesn't fall off the spindle), and (b) what length pins (6mm or 8mm or both?) do they come with nowadays?

    I emailed them a couple of days ago, but no reply yet. (No TEL# on their website?) I came across some old threads (from '10 or '11) that they respond quickly, so I'm just wondering about nowadays.
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    They were always pretty slow to respond to email when I contacted them so I wouldn't expect anything for a couple days at least. I didn't used anything but grease when I installed, and no issues yet. I'm not sure about the pin length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiroChu View Post
    I'm in a market for a pair of these (in raw/silver) now, and a couple of questions, please.

    With the "current/latest" production batch (whatever that means; say you get it from them directly), (a) do I need to blue-loctite the end nut right out of the box (so that platform doesn't fall off the spindle), and (b) what length pins (6mm or 8mm or both?) do they come with nowadays?

    I emailed them a couple of days ago, but no reply yet. (No TEL# on their website?) I came across some old threads (from '10 or '11) that they respond quickly, so I'm just wondering about nowadays.
    They do answer, they are just slow. I'm not the hardest rider in the world so I may not be the best judge of what is needed for a guy that rails downhill but I think if you follow their instructions and torque them to spec they should be fine. I have about 200 miles on them or so and all is fine. I did have one pedal come loose after the first long ride but I torqued them again and they have stayed put.

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    New question here. hex-bolt pin size & pitch ?

    I never heard back from them about my inquiry.

    Anyway, I just picked up an used pair of Podium pedals (raw color). On that note, I have a question about the pedal pins. Does anyone know the hex-bolt pin size & pitch? The reason I ask is that all the hex-bolt pins that came on this used pair needed a 7/64" hex wrench, though I was expecting a 2mm or 3mm hex wrench. I just want to make sure those pins are the "original" ones.

    Either way, I'll make a quick trip to local ACE Hardware for some slightly-longer hex-bolt pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiroChu View Post
    I never heard back from them about my inquiry.

    Anyway, I just picked up an used pair of Podium pedals (raw color). On that note, I have a question about the pedal pins. Does anyone know the hex-bolt pin size & pitch? The reason I ask is the hex-bolt pins that came on mine (used pair) needed a 7/64" hex wrench, though I was expecting a 2mm or 3mm hex wrench. I just want to make sure those pins are the "original" ones.

    Either way, I'll make a quick trip to local ACE Hardware for some slightly-longer hex-bolt pins.
    Mine are metric, don't recall the exact size but I'd guess a 2mm.
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    The pins are of an odd size.

    My metric hex wrench would not fit. Went out to get a cheap set of imperial hex keys still none of the sizes in the set fit.

    So my advice would be, DO NOT lose the hex wrench that came with your pedals!!

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    non-Metric hex-bolt pins

    Quote Originally Posted by mgv101 View Post
    The pins are of an odd size.

    My metric hex wrench would not fit. Went out to get a cheap set of imperial hex keys still none of the sizes in the set fit.

    So my advice would be, DO NOT lose the hex wrench that came with your pedals!!
    That would explain why none of the Metric hex bolts at the hardware store worked, while the ones that fit were all from the Standard/non-Metric section.

    Originally I was thinking that it'd have to be something Metric, like M3 x 0.50mm/pitch x length (6mm or 8mm); hence my asking.

    Thanks for the confirmation that those factory hex-bolt pins are of odd (non-Metric) size.
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    I just checked, and it looks like it's a size 2.75 haha. It's just smaller than a 3 and bigger than a 2.5.
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    Well after a full season of riding I'm happy to report the pedals are performing very well even after several hard crashes and a long season of riding. I'm still not thrilled with the finish but every other aspect of this pedal is so right that I have really began to overlook my finish concerns. They seem to be very resistant to pedal strikes. I destroyed a set of Wellgos on my third ride with them and have hit these a lot harder than I ever hit the Wellgos. I'm sure Wellgo makes better pedals than the ones I destroyed, but I would expect them to survive more than one moderately hard strike. The Point Ones keep on going. The grip is like glue. You plant your foot and it is stuck.

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    My Point one vs Twenty6 Predator:




    So far, the Predator fares better.

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    Interesting. I steered clear of the predator because of so many guys reporting they chewed their legs up riding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiroChu View Post
    That would explain why none of the Metric hex bolts at the hardware store worked, while the ones that fit were all from the Standard/non-Metric section.

    Originally I was thinking that it'd have to be something Metric, like M3 x 0.50mm/pitch x length (6mm or 8mm); hence my asking.

    Thanks for the confirmation that those factory hex-bolt pins are of odd (non-Metric) size.
    they are not metric.... 7/64 allen wrench fits good, i just replaced mine, they are standard..

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.P. View Post
    My Point one vs Twenty6 Predator:




    So far, the Predator fares better.
    Looking at the pedal scrapes on both pedals, the point 1 it looks like it saw some rock strikes etc. The Predator pedal doesn't look like it was subjected to the same amount of abuse. In my experience black anodizing does not hold up to rock strikes with out scratches.

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    My black Point1's seem to shrug off rock strikes really easily. I got one this past weekend, and thought it had made a mark. However, I wiped it with my finger, and it turned out it was mostly rock/metal dust.

    They seem to only scratch on the edges, like they are getting filed.

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    I tend to smash up my pedals bad and have disintegrated a couple of magnesium wellgo pedals along the way.

    I still get pedal strikes almost every ride and here is how my point one looked after about 6 months of use.

    Other than the surface scratches and having to replace the damaged pins every couple of months there are really no issue with the pedals at all. With regards to the pins, although they tend to grind away faster, I would recommend the aluminum pins over the steel ones. As the pins get damaged, the steel ones tend to bend and get out of shape making removal of the pins impossible without popping out my dremel to cut away the bent section. Forcibly unscrewing the bent pin out will damage the threads in the pedal as steel is harder than aluminum. Although the aluminium pins don't last as long as the steels ones, they simply get grinded away and become shorter. They don't get out of shape and can be easily unscrewed when needed to be replaced.
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    Guys it time for me to replace my point one pedals studs, pls advise can the below screws use as the replacement studs?
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    As long as they are the same diameter and thread pitch, should be good to go. As far as using titanium in an aluminum body, make sure to apply some anti-seize or you will never get them out

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    I would recommend getting something that can be removed by a normal sized hex key instead of whatever the size is of the original pins.
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    Pulled my year old Podiums apart and repacked the bearings and greased the rubber 'stiction' o-ring. Just a reminder if you've never done it, they were getting really sluggish to spin.
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    Mine have always been sluggish. They are about 10 months old. Was it hard to rebuild them, or did you need any special tools?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Mine have always been sluggish. They are about 10 months old. Was it hard to rebuild them, or did you need any special tools?
    They do 'break in' a bit, but you won't know until you clean and regrease them. It's very easy, just remove the small hex at the end of the spindle. Then pull the pedal body off the spindle. Remove the 'drag' o-ring from behind the big bearing, clean and grease it.
    Pop the dust cover from the exposed side of the big bearing and pack in some fresh grease, or flush it and regrease.
    I used Slick Honey, it's a lighter grease.
    Clean and use blue threadlock on the hex nut before retightening to a mild torque. I'd guestimate the torque is about 50 inch/pound, not a lot.
    Regreasing the small bearings is impossible without pressing them out, so just leave them be until they need to be replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Mine have always been sluggish. They are about 10 months old. Was it hard to rebuild them, or did you need any special tools?
    Point1 does offer a special bearing removal tool that I bought from CRC this winter. Point One Racing Podium Pedal Bearing Removal Tool | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Point1 and everyone else has been sold out of it for quite some time, but it's definitely helpful getting the small bearings out, along with the big one as well. CRC has been sold out as well but looks like they have only 1 back in stock. When I bought mine, I've purchased the last one then as well.
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    so just leave them be until they need to be replaced.
    Have your small bearings held up over time? Never replaced them?
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    Mine have held up fine so far. It wouldn't be that difficult to make a press with a long, narrow bolt to pull the little ones they need to be replaced.
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    I've had my Podiums for about a year and a half they have developed a bit of 'side to side' play on both pedals ( 1mm to 2mm on one side, 1mm play on the other). I stripped them down, cleaned, re-greased and torqued, which helped initially (bearings seemed smooth), but the play came back after a ride.

    Has anyone else's Podiums developed the same thing? Did fitting new bearings and seals solve the play?

    Thanks.

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    Mine are going on 3yrs this June, zero issues.

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    BUMPing this thread to say I just went to Point One's website and the Podium 2 is finally up for pre order! No affiliation here, just a happy Podium user who is stoked for the updated model for a new winter build.

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    Cool, thanks for the update. I checked a couple weeks ago and the site looked the same as when I ordered almost two years ago.
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    That's good to know, I wasn't sure if they were still making components. Still have my original set, but I'd definitely give these a go on my next bike.

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    Re: Point One Racing Podium pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    A quick question for current owners of the "raw" finish. I just received mine and they are very rough looking. It looks like they came straight off a slightly miscalibrated CNC machine and were assembled. Do yours show uneven machine marks? Mine have steps where the machining passes were made. It just seems to me the machining is kind of crude for how well reviewed the finish on these pedals are. I am almost thinking the ones I received missed a step in the final machining process. I would like to know if this is normal for the raw finish. I suspect it is not.
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    Sun came out to perfectly show the machining marks. It's kinda cool because they are identical on each side.



    I am a machinist. I program, setup, operate, and maintain a fleet of four Haas vertical CNC machines. It's apparent that a finish pass was in fact omitted. Or they fired the metal finishing guy. Although it would be insane to pay a guy to hand finish a part like this when it could have been done in the machine.

    For those who care like FX4, I can try to explain why the lines are there. Also, the lines are purely cosmetic and would not effect the pedal in any way.

    So during the operation where those lines are made, the pedal would have been fastened vertically to some sort of a fixture. An end mill would have been ran along the face of the pedal like the picture below. During this process the machine looks to have been programmed to do "depth cuts". The machine would remove about say an inch of material. When that's done it would go down two inches and remove material again and so on until the entire face is profiled. This is what leaves the lines, its like a roughing procedure. Normally when this is done a small amount of material would me left for the finishing end mill. Say maybe 0.010". A long end mill that would have enough reach to cut the entire face would then be used to remove the last 0.010 of an inch and eliminate the line.

    So that last process I described (sort of pictured below) looks to have been omitted to save time which is money in machining. Also, another way to possibly get rid of the lines during the manufacturing process would be to put the pedals in a rock tumbler like machine. I know Twenty6 does this with his pedals as described here: http://atyourservice.haascnc.com/whats_new/free-ride/

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    The time has come! Just got my shipping notice for the Podium 2s. Just in time for my new Turner Flux to arrive! Couldn't be better timing

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    just got my notice as well. Super stoked!!
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    From their blog....
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    Mine showed up in the mail today. They look great, but I haven't had a chance to ride them yet.

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    Point One Racing Podium pedals

    Post pics!!!



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    Here's a crappy phone photo from the garage floor. I haven't had time to mount them up and try them out yet.

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    Nice. I live in AK and should get them any day now. Those look killer!! Got mine in black ano but those are super sharp lookin'!
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    Point One Racing Podium pedals

    Got em in today..




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    The new podiums look Suhweeeeet!

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    Point One Racing Podium pedals

    Test rode them for a hot sec and they grip like mad and they're crazy light. Picked up a stem as well




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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Test rode them for a hot sec and they grip like mad and they're crazy light. Picked up a stem as well




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    Nice set up! They look VERY nice!!! I've heard the grip is insane. Mine are supposed to arrive today!

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    Wow, these stock pins are LOOONG.

    I got the v2 Podium pedals because I thought they would fit the SIXC Race Face with the boots on (see comparison photos). Sadly, doesn't seem to want to work for me. I want to love these pedals. But I had to put my Saints back on. Best pedals I have owned after my Shimano DX from years ago.

    I would still like to get the pedals to work with my SIXC cranks, maybe a pedal washer would push them out enough. I can't believe they didn't design these to fit one of the best cranksets on the market.
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    They fit!

    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought View Post
    Wow, these stock pins are LOOONG.

    I got the v2 Podium pedals because I thought they would fit the SIXC Race Face with the boots on (see comparison photos). Sadly, doesn't seem to want to work for me. I want to love these pedals. But I had to put my Saints back on. Best pedals I have owned after my Shimano DX from years ago.

    I would still like to get the pedals to work with my SIXC cranks, maybe a pedal washer would push them out enough. I can't believe they didn't design these to fit one of the best cranksets on the market.
    Fear not, they fit with the washers, boots and all! And yes, the pins have already provided some carnage to my shins.
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