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    New question here. Crank Bros Acid Pedals for DH?

    Was going for Mallet C's but would like to save some weight. What do you think?
    But even a lousy downhill run is better than a day in the office!
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    I hope you live close to CB for the warrenty.
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    I had the Mallet C for a good 3 years with no problems.
    But even a lousy downhill run is better than a day in the office!
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    Acids have been money for me. I'm debating making the switch back to flats, but when I'm running clipless I go with the Acids or Time ATACs. Depends on how much time you spend unclipped during a run. If you're really counting ounces you could always go with egg beaters....
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    If I ran Crank Brothers, I would run Acids. But I've been happy with shimano(not trying to start debate)

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    Mine have been solid for a year+. No problems. I've beaten the crap out of them, and they're fine.

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    What kind of DH are we talking? And how tall is your Bottom Bracket?

    I ride a drilled DHR with a super low bottom bracket (13") and I was SMASHING my pedals left and right on Boondocks at Northstar, a few other trails as well.

    If your BB is high enough and the DH you ride isn't complete gnar gnar then you should be fine with Acids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    What kind of DH are we talking? And how tall is your Bottom Bracket?

    I ride a drilled DHR with a super low bottom bracket (13") and I was SMASHING my pedals left and right on Boondocks at Northstar, a few other trails as well.

    If your BB is high enough and the DH you ride isn't complete gnar gnar then you should be fine with Acids.
    Agreed, ran Acids for most of a season on an Uzzi w/14 plus BB and they were ok until the failure. Anything lower maybe look elsewhere. I have complete seasons on Mallet's. New season will be the test thought with 13.25 BB for the Mallets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    What kind of DH are we talking? And how tall is your Bottom Bracket?

    I ride a drilled DHR with a super low bottom bracket (13") and I was SMASHING my pedals left and right on Boondocks at Northstar, a few other trails as well.

    If your BB is high enough and the DH you ride isn't complete gnar gnar then you should be fine with Acids.
    Its all about foot placement.
    In all the years of riding I can only think of one time that I bashed a pedal against a rock.

    I ran CB excluvisly for almost 2 years up to about a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    What kind of DH are we talking? And how tall is your Bottom Bracket?

    I ride a drilled DHR with a super low bottom bracket (13") and I was SMASHING my pedals left and right on Boondocks at Northstar, a few other trails as well.

    If your BB is high enough and the DH you ride isn't complete gnar gnar then you should be fine with Acids.
    I have an 08 Bighit so the BB isn't super low. DH one the likes of JMP, Montara, and NS. I never smacked a mallet on my old Bighit but again the BB was never super low.
    But even a lousy downhill run is better than a day in the office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    Its all about foot placement.
    In all the years of riding I can only think of one time that I bashed a pedal against a rock.
    Foot Placement? Doesn't always work at the right time. It's something I'm still getting used to about my new bike but its somewhat physical too. A 13" BB height with 170mm Cranks is going to most likely hit rocks compared to a 14.5" BB height with 160mm Cranks.
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    Not just foot placement, but also unweighting the bike and rotating your cranks to avoid rocks. Difficult to master, yes. Impossible to learn, no.

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    give and take

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Foot Placement? Doesn't always work at the right time. It's something I'm still getting used to about my new bike but its somewhat physical too. A 13" BB height with 170mm Cranks is going to most likely hit rocks compared to a 14.5" BB height with 160mm Cranks.
    You can rail with a 13" BB but yes may hit some pedals. 14" better rock garden clearance but sacrifice high speed handling. Can't have everything!
    But even a lousy downhill run is better than a day in the office!
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    Foot Placement? Doesn't always work at the right time. It's something I'm still getting used to about my new bike but its somewhat physical too. A 13" BB height with 170mm Cranks is going to most likely hit rocks compared to a 14.5" BB height with 160mm Cranks.
    damn, you must bash the crap out of your cranks and pedals. i hit my pedals every now and then with a 14.25" BB and 170 cranks. my friend who ridesa demo 7 has the same problem as you, low bb, long cranks
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    I didn't have much luck with my Acid's. I went from Time ATAC XS pedals which were beaten after about a year of riding. I broke the Acid's on my first day of riding. I sent them in and CB had them fixed and back in my hands about a 1.5 weeks later. I was able to get a month out of them before I broke them again. I ended up going with the Time Z pedals. Sure they're heavier but they seem to be bullet proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    damn, you must bash the crap out of your cranks and pedals. i hit my pedals every now and then with a 14.25" BB and 170 cranks. my friend who ridesa demo 7 has the same problem as you, low bb, long cranks
    You get used to it. You need to learn how to ride with it by floating over rock gardens and being light on your feet. The only time I scrape pedals is when I start to get kinda sketched out. That and I scraped my pedal pretty hard WHILE landing off a drop on Gypsy.
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