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    good platform pedals?

    Hi all,
    Can anyone recommend good platform pedals with crap-loads of grip?
    I do a bit of trail riding with some light downhill and me feet are flying everywhere! Its not going to be too long before the tackle cop a beating on the top tube!
    Cheers
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    Try the DMR's
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    Most pedals out there offer plenty of grip - I think most importantly you need good grippy shoes, which in my opinion are as important as the pedals.

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    Shinburgers, I don't have them but you can look at them and tell that they grip.

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    I run Specialized's lo-pro magniesium pedals, they work great. I've also used Snafu's. A buddy of mine runs Truvative Holzfellers and loves them. The key thing to look for is replacable studs that screw in from the back of the pedal, so when you smash them on rocks you can still get the studs out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bachelor
    Hi all,
    Can anyone recommend good platform pedals with crap-loads of grip?
    I do a bit of trail riding with some light downhill and me feet are flying everywhere! Its not going to be too long before the tackle cop a beating on the top tube!
    Cheers
    JB
    I pesonally use the Kore Elite platform pedals, they grip good. Here is a picture of them http://www.balleracing.com/Kore/KorePedal.htm Easton Flatboys are good too. Also get a good downhill or skateboard shoe.
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    I went throught several flats from Azonic to Planet-X and found out that the DMR V12 Magnesiums are the best (My Opinion) They have an excellent grip and they are wide enought to give good support. They also have "angled" sides.
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    Like this: /____/

    ...so they are good for trails. When you hit a rock with the pedal it bounces better with a "angled" side...

    The V8 is a cheaper version. As good grip and form, but not a good bearings and a bit heavier.

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    Azonic A-frames

    just be sure to locktite the pins, or they will all start to dissapear. if you can affor it, shin burgers (but then you have to buy shinguards as well.....)

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    Primo Tenderizers grip like crazy, strong, durable, and cheap at $26 =buy them here=>http://www.danscomp.com/
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    The Specialized Lo Pro Magnesium Pedals are awesome too!
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    I use haro big blocks and they work damn good
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    odessey cielienki, www.danscomp.com,
    under30bucks
    replaceable pins(comes with 20 or so spares)
    6 different colors
    angled sides, helps if you try to put your foot back on, and you put it on one of the small sides, the pedals rotate to a bigger side like you want your foot on. doesnt really help with hitting rocks like someone mentioned, if you hit a rock or tree or whatever it doesnt matter what pedal you have.
    8pins on each side I think.

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    Easton Flatboys. A little pricey compared to some of the BMX flats but well worth the cash. I've been on mine for three seasons with no problems. Nice shape, decent weight, and good grip. These are the only pedals that have lasted more than one season for me.

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    i use kore and they grip well. it has a lot to do with the shoes though.

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    I had atomic aircorps but they are pretty expensive at like $110 ( I got them for my b day) but I broke a couple of bearings in them so ya...they grip like crazy though, but shoes is the key.
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    snafu

    I use snafu bmx pedals, shoes are more important most bmx pedals will work and they are generally less money. My aluminum ones were $30, they work great.

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    I use Kona Jack **** pedals and am really happy with them! If I had My choice though ( money being no object) I would go with the Synchros MENTAL pedals!!!!! $200 though

    I am also running Oakley Radar shoes extremely grippy

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    Im riding Sun/ringle Zu-Zu's and could't be happier with them. I have no problem at all coming off of them... in some cases I have trouble shifting my foot on the pedal to vary my stance. Best $28 I spent on the bike.
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    Thanks for all the advice guys.
    From the sound of it shoes are just as important. I heard somewhere that Vans Rowleys are pretty good. Anyone got them and what do they think of them?
    cheers
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    Second the Holzfellers...

    Quote Originally Posted by lastminutebastrd
    I run Specialized's lo-pro magniesium pedals, they work great. I've also used Snafu's. A buddy of mine runs Truvative Holzfellers and loves them. The key thing to look for is replacable studs that screw in from the back of the pedal, so when you smash them on rocks you can still get the studs out.
    grip like crazy! (they look cool too and we all know that makes a huge difference!)
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    I run the shimano DX pedals, i love em, they are a lil pricy but the spindles are bombproof and i have never used a better pedal. I have previously used the haro block pedals, and the redline bmx pedals whitch were actually pretty damn good.

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    I've got Sun Octane's and I really dig them, lot's of pins. I've used Primo super tenderizers, XS and the Tioga MX platforms too.
    yeah, those Syncros Mental pedals look crazy! same w/ the shinburgers and woodmans
    I'm looking at picking up some other platforms for another bike and have come down to the Azonic A-frames, Atomlabs, 24 toasters, Easton Cully/Flatboy and now I'll have to check out those Kore's - I like the pins in the middle! I was looking at the .243 retards too, but the middle section just looks too slick.
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    You know what I dig? Them azonic Xtension pedals....

    I know Azonic does not really manufactur these things, but I think one would be pleased with the grip and lightweight factor of these pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramatica
    You know what I dig? Them azonic Xtension pedals....

    I know Azonic does not really manufactur these things, but I think one would be pleased with the grip and lightweight factor of these pedals.
    -Xtension


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    i wonder how those would work...?

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    I don't know about those big "V" notches cut in the side of those??? It seems like you could tweak your foot on one trying to land something sketchy?
    How about the Gusset platforms w/ the weighted grind plates on the bottome?- those look fun.
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    The one and only choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonBull
    I use Kona Jack **** pedals and am really happy with them! If I had My choice though ( money being no object) I would go with the Synchros MENTAL pedals!!!!! $200 though

    I am also running Oakley Radar shoes extremely grippy
    I second this opinion...BUT make sure you spend the extra dough and get the sealed bearings

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    I second the Primo pedals. Got mine for 26 bucks and they have lasted for a while. I've used them for years now and will never switch.

    Dans Comp has the best platfoms for the cheapest prices and they ship fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bachelor
    Thanks for all the advice guys.
    From the sound of it shoes are just as important. I heard somewhere that Vans Rowleys are pretty good. Anyone got them and what do they think of them?
    cheers
    JB
    I've been using Vans Rowley XLT's for years now.
    They are very grippy;
    most shoes with the Vans waffle tread pattern are super for riding.
    I used to use XLT's for street, and old Vans Hassans for dirt.
    The great thing about Vans is that there are outlet stores everywhere,
    selling pairs for like $30.

    My new favorite shoe for riding though,
    if you're willing to shell out a little more (around $80),
    are low top Nike Dunk SB's (Nike skateboarding shoes).
    I can go for all day street/freerides and not slip a pedal once.
    I have a pair of the Carhartt edition,
    made out of a Carhartt-esque canvas,
    and they're amazing.

    Vans are sweet though.
    Can't go wrong.

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    look at this

    I know people have said that shoes are. Tat does help but if you get a good platform you are good. I ride wellgos and they work good i know my friends ride odeysey and azonic go to dans comp its a bmx place but that have alot of platform pedels

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