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    What clipless pedals do Sam Hill & the pros use?

    Lookin for a good clipless/platform pedal. Not worried bout weight, just performance & durability & a decent platform. I use 5.10 hellcat shoes.
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    I see a lot of racers on CB Mallets.
    Time Zs are good too if you don't need traction pins.

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    The ones from their respective sponsor.
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    Sam Hill = flats (yes, Sea Otter was an exception, same with I'd assume Worlds this year).

    Best two clipless pedals for DH, Shimano DX PD-M647 or Time Z's.
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    In my opinion, (no pro of course, but I've been riding clipless for 20 years) the old Shimano DX PD-M636 were, and are still the best for DH. I don't know why Shimano stopped making them, they are bullet proof and have a nice platform.

    I've got them on my Canfield Can-Diggle and my Intense M6, and I've got two more pairs as back-ups.

    Getting hard to find now days tho: Shimano DX PD M636 Pedals | eBay

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    many pros seem to run mallets but id suggest whatever brand you are comfortable with.

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    I have been running the 636'z (or 646'z they seem to be the same thing) as long as I have been mtn biking and when I heard S. was discontinuing them I bought up as many as I could afford. Now I'm on my last pr & I'm looking for a decent replacement.
    Yeah I get it that the pro's run what they're given, but I can't find that info anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.
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    I didn't have the cash to buy the 647's right now so I swapped my newer style xt with the small platform to my dh bike and really like the low profile and stability for such a small pedal. I might do the PD M454 to save some cash. I did see Graves using these at the GRT in Port Angeles and I used to run them on my xc bike a while back. They lasted at least 3 years in the AZ rocks.
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    A lot of the pros are currently running the new Mallet DH Race. Yes, I know CB's 80/20 reputation (80% well made, but the other 20% ruins the whole product). I have been looking since they were announced, and I haven't heard about a single thing going wrong with them thus far. The new axle design is a lot stronger, the cage is big and all aluminum, and the egg beater is pretty well protected. It's also very easy to get into and out of. SPDs are pretty annoying in the mud, and Time always feels like a death grip on my foot that wouldn't release my foot fast enough. I'm on flats right now, but for for longer rides I'm picking up a pair of these.
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    Go to vitalmtb.com and search "pro bike check."

    Gwin - CB Mallets
    Bryceland - Shimano DX PD-M647
    Fairclough - Shimano DX PD-M647 (Sea Otter only so far)
    Peat - CB Mallets
    Spagnolo - CB Mallets
    Minnaar - CB Mallets
    Smith - CB Mallets
    Graves - Shimano DX PD-M647
    Atherton - CB Mallets
    Brosnan - CB Mallets
    Neethling - CB Mallets
    Jackson - Shimano DX PD-M647
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    Thanx guys I figured I would end up on the 647'z before itz over with. Sorta been dreading it but of all of my friends that ride the 647 pedals they love them.
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    Prototype pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand View Post
    Thanx guys I figured I would end up on the 647'z before itz over with. Sorta been dreading it but of all of my friends that ride the 647 pedals they love them.
    Gotta tell you. I ran the 647's last season, cause I got a killer deal on them, going back to my 636's this year. The platform on the 647's is just too small, at least that's how they felt to me. They are pretty much still brand new if you want them for a killer deal. Message me if you're interested.

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