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    Pedal extenders: safe for aggresive riding?

    So I bought some 20mm pedal extendwrs as my natural posture means my feet are quite outwards on the pedal, and its to the point where i stand on basically half of the pedal, which i believe can be remedied by these pedal spacers, however, i ride quite aggresively, and frequently jump, huck, and in general ride a lot of fast and gnarly stuff, has anyone got experience in using these with a mountain bike and riding hard with them? Has anything broken because of them? Please tell me

    Link to extenders: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153887150359

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    They are pretty stout, my thought is that it will be fine.

    What pedals are you using? Some pedals come with longer spindles as an alternative to spacers.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Im using DMR V12 magnesium pedals

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    Nice pedals. I really dig the Vaults.

    No way would I ever use pedal extenders on a bike I ride aggressively.

    IMO (I'm no engineer) there would be a massive increase in leverage at the crank thread - spindle interface that could lead to failure. I think it would also increase the "off angle" leverage and load on the whole crank arm - spindle - bearing unit that could lead to premature failure.

    For a commuter maybe. For a bike I'm jumping and riding hard, no way.

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    I have used a pair on a XC 29er , ridden hard in mixed terrain. No jumping. 180 lbs geared up and had no issues. The extra width required mindfulness with pedal position when the trail got technical.

    Everyone is always looking for the narrowest Q factor. Surely you could find a take off crank that someone wants to get rid of cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    I have used a pair on a XC 29er , ridden hard in mixed terrain. No jumping. 180 lbs geared up and had no issues. The extra width required mindfulness with pedal position when the trail got technical.

    Everyone is always looking for the narrowest Q factor. Surely you could find a take off crank that someone wants to get rid of cheap.
    Well OK this might be a stupid question but isn't having +20mm spindle pedals (e.g the extended spindle issi ones) giving around the same amount of leverage on the crank, bb, and frame as shorter spindle pedal +20mm spacer?

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    I cancelled the order, no problems

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