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    best platforms for singlespeeding?

    I like to keep it simple on my ss...so I am thinking of going platform..what are a good quality platform pedal that works well for single speeding in casual footwear?
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    What's your budget?

    There was a thread here not too long ago asking the same thing. I use Straitline Defacto platforms. There are Wellgos and the Forte brand from performance offer good value for minimal investment.

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    Just FYI, "clipless" pedals are the kind you clip into. "Clip" refers to toe clips. What you're referring to is platforms.

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    best platforms for singlespeeding?

    Forte Converts are my new favorite, DMR V12s work well too, but are now too thick for me after the Converts.

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    best platforms for singlespeeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    Thank you captain obvious!
    No, that is far from obvious for a newbie. Most new riders have no idea what toe clips and straps are.
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    Can't go wrong with Time ATAC pedals. I use the ATAC Z pedals. A little heavy, but they are durable and have a nice platform.

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    My LBS just got a set of Saints in a couple weeks ago. They look pretty mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    I like those but wouldnt they feel weird when not clipped?
    You cant even feel the clips not being clipped in......they also have the mallet 2s with out the clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    Thank you captain obvious!
    Good job on editing your original post. Now you don't look like a total noob.
    Last edited by stremf; 02-23-2013 at 02:09 PM.

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    I ride the Lo Pro Mags. Lots of these new plats look cool and very thin, but the Lo Pros rock 13 pins on each face. Mucho stick.

    Scroll down to read about these pedals here from 2004.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb View Post
    Hey thanks!
    Thanks for the neg rep.

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    Cant do clips (rebuilt, poorly working ankle) so platforms it is. Favorites are Blackspire sub4 platforms and Answer Rove platforms.
    Where there is choice, there is misery...

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    I second the Straitline DeFactos. All grip, no slip. On my ss, I have a set of TruVativ Holzfellers that grip well and were also more budget-friendly.

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    I have Speedplay Drilliums and highly recommend them. They stick like glue with my 5.10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by God's Favorite Bike View Post
    Cant do clips (rebuilt, poorly working ankle) so platforms it is. Favorites are Blackspire sub4 platforms and Answer Rove platforms.
    Not sure what your ankle situation is, but I had my left foot severed a couple years ago. Still got the foot, but my ankle is shot, arthritis, no ROM. I was riding on egg beaters and had just barely not enough ROM to get unclipped. So I switched back to shimano being that they have adjustable float, and I just dial in my left (bad) side to where I can get out with what ROM I do have, and it seems to work great. Just thought I'd share.
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    I love my Forte Convert Platforms. I've had two sets on on my XC and one on my SS. Pick them up online or at Performance Bike. Not a bad price, and last time I was in there they had them on sale.
    They had a blue gray color and just started carrying them in black. Both look and ride great. Plus they grip like a beast.

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    I use black label pedals and I really dig em. they have both plastic and heavy, metal versions. I have the metal ones and I honestly like the weight. They are grippy as hell with a pair of walking shoes on, a feature achieved by little bolts that are threaded onto the pedal and can be removed with an allen wrench.

    If you haven't stripped out the threads of the bolts you can even replace them which is nice. $30 at my lbs and I am quite happy with them.

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    Black Label Alloy Pedals w/ Bolt Head Pins Black 9/16" on eBay!

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    Look at VP Vice or Answer Rove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecaptainswhiskers View Post
    I love my Forte Convert Platforms. I've had two sets on on my XC and one on my SS. Pick them up online or at Performance Bike. Not a bad price, and last time I was in there they had them on sale.
    They had a blue gray color and just started carrying them in black. Both look and ride great. Plus they grip like a beast.
    The black ones don't look as nice to me ... but Nashbar has a version for only $39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Forte Converts are my new favorite, DMR V12s work well too, but are now too thick for me after the Converts.
    I've been riding with these ones on my geared bike for a few months and I liked them so much that I got another set for my SS build. They're cheap and keep my feet in place. However I do sometimes get some nice gashes in my legs from falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldencalf View Post
    Not sure what your ankle situation is, but I had my left foot severed a couple years ago. Still got the foot, but my ankle is shot, arthritis, no ROM. I was riding on egg beaters and had just barely not enough ROM to get unclipped. So I switched back to shimano being that they have adjustable float, and I just dial in my left (bad) side to where I can get out with what ROM I do have, and it seems to work great. Just thought I'd share.
    F the pedal, tell us more about the severed foot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by God's Favorite Bike View Post
    Cant do clips (rebuilt, poorly working ankle) so platforms it is. Favorites are Blackspire sub4 platforms and Answer Rove platforms.
    Ankle problems here too - riding clipped means I will end up with what feels like a hyper-extended ankle that I can't walk on for days. It doesn't happen on every ride but eventually it does happen.

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    best platforms for singlespeeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymouseTech View Post
    I've been riding with these ones on my geared bike for a few months and I liked them so much that I got another set for my SS build. They're cheap and keep my feet in place. However I do sometimes get some nice gashes in my legs from falls.
    I've never slipped off and gotten a gash, I usually get the gashes moving the bike around or trying to tighten something like an idiot.

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    As mentioned, the DMR's are a little thick compared to others, but they've worked well for me. No complains!

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