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    Wide Platform Pedals for Short Commute

    I have a relatively short commute and don't bother changing clothes, so I just ride with my work shoes, which are either rubber-soled loafers or leather-soled oxfords. I'm looking for a wide platform pedal that these shoes won't slip off of. I don't want to spend a lot, but I need an upgrade because I'm getting sick of sliding off my cheap cage pedals. Any suggestions?

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    I have the DMR V12 pedals on my commuter but they're kinda spendy. Sounds like the DMR V8 pedals would probably work for you and only around $30. Mine have been going strong for almost five years now so I should probably service them soon. The screw-in traction studs are quite grippy.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=10856

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    had the same problem, same solution. I picked up a pair of welgo down hill platforms. They're really heavy and have to watch your turns a little more because they will scrape easier. I found they are worth it. I also have removable studs, they work great with sneakers, with some thin dress shoes I can feel the studs. My feet do stay on the pedals and after about 500 miles or so I still haven't "bear trapped" my shin yet.

    I just kept looking online until I found a pair at decent price, retail they are all very expensive ($60+ with $100 being a good midpoint), I think I eventually got a pair on clearance from REI for about $35. If you need it now, Universal Cycles carries a lot of different types / brands, at least you can get a feel for whats out there.

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    Wellgo makes inexpensive, well-rated, platform pedals. In particular, the MG-1s are supposed to be excellent, but they will run you ~$60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsmosher
    Wellgo makes inexpensive, well-rated, platform pedals. In particular, the MG-1s are supposed to be excellent, but they will run you ~$60.
    +1

    You can get MG-1s on ebay for under $40. I've bought 2 pairs from a seller called "abaxo".

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    The Redline Alloy SB (sealed bearing) platforms are $40 msrp. I've been commuting on a pair in Oregon (very wet) for 2.5 years and they still feel great. Grip is awesome. I ride them in cowboy boots pretty regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbrain
    ... I ride them in cowboy boots pretty regularly.
    Pic please

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    I've been using these Primo pedals on my Jamis since 2003.

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    I have the Wellgo BMX pedals as well, albeit with non-removable studs. I've been using them daily for a couple of years now and haven't had any problems with the studs wearing down. Unless you're riding BMX and grinding your pedals on coping it's not going to be much opf an issue, plus they're are much cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbrain
    I ride them in cowboy boots pretty regularly.
    I'm picturing Lycra shorts with these boots.....
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    I use Wellgo LU-214. For $16, can't complain and works well.

    http://www.rei.com/product/752213

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    mks grip kings kick ass
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    i like MKS Touring pedals, they're really wide. I ride with workboots alot and have plenty of room. also have wellgo platforms on my other bike and they're just as good, probably a little stickier, but a little heavier

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    I use the Wellgo LU-961 clips w/o the straps. Any shoe slips under easy and almost feels like clipless without the cleats. Very easy to get in and out of too. You can search around and get them for under $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    Pic please
    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogeek
    I'm picturing Lycra shorts with these boots.....
    I'll snap a pick this evening, but you'll be disappointed at the lack of lycra. I really like boots and have a couple pairs depending on the occasion. I cruise around town on my 700c with mustache bars wearing jeans and boots. Point is that leather soles stick fine to the pedals.
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    Odessy JMC. Best pedal ever.

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