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    Looking for new pedals, any ideas?

    Hey guys, i am looving for a new set of platform pedals. They need to to be very durable, light, and have a ton of grip. I have been thinking about these NS pedals: http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...2&category=114 but I was also looking at the sunline pedals and others. i am wondering what you guys think are some good pedals for me.

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    I vote a pair of cheap pedals with long pins, and some 5.10 shoes.

    The grip you'll have will be so incredible it'll be uncomfortable at first. When I first got my 5.10's I ate major **** cause I slipped my back end out and couldn't get my foot off the pedal.

    Major Grip.

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    Yeah 5.10s make any pedal feel good.
    But, what I know.
    Wellgo Mg-1 - one of, if not thee lightest platform that holds up to DH/FR. I've ridden better feeling platforms, but I don't mind these at all. Almost a 1/2 pound lighter than Sunlines V-one pedal. That goes for most other pedal marked for DH/FR as well. One other thing I don't like about them though is the magnesium is kind of softer so pins can rip out if you're not careful.
    Atomlab Aircorps - Loved the feeling of them, the platform was the best feeling pedal I've ridden. Also the super thin platform was slick. But they were pricey and didn't last me longer than 5 months.
    Straitlines are supposed to be the bee's knees.. But the Wellgo's again beat them out weight wise by close to a half pound. Haven't tried them yet do to the price being outrageous.

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    ive been ridin aircorps this whole season and love them, light, super thin, grippy and red.
    I like to ride bikes fast.

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    I am not sure if i want grippy pedals meaning you shoe is literly STUCK on the pedal. i do a lot of no footer tricks on the DJs and sometimes on drops. i also take my foot off sometimes for hard turns and bails.

    i was thinking of taking off some of the pins on the NS pedals and sticking grip tape to flat part. is this not a good idea?

    SO i am not sure what i want. i was originaly reding some cheasy specialised stock pedals but they sucked to much. i need something super durable and light.

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    Atomlab Trailking. Trailkings are at the bottom

    Incredibly tough, very thin, one of the biggest spindles (i believe 12mm), and some of the best grip out there. These + 510s = essentially being clipped in.
    Proud to represent Mojo Wheels.

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    azonic a frames....cheap price ........quality lastability
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    How about Crank Bros 5050?
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    try the new primo strickers on dans comp for 50 bucks with sealed bearings they actually fit your shoes with the concave design and they are pretty light and have a ton of grip they are amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chooofoojoo
    Atomlab Trailking. Trailkings are at the bottom

    Incredibly tough, very thin, one of the biggest spindles (i believe 12mm), and some of the best grip out there. These + 510s = essentially being clipped in.
    but i don't WANT to be clipped in. These are NOT for DH racing, Mainly Dirt jump with street riding.


    Just need very durable peddals with grip that keeps your foot on but not sticks to you.

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    Wellgo Mags. Light, strong, just enough grip and the price is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    azonic a frames....cheap price ........quality lastability
    Yup, that's what i have right now w/ 5.10's and some SUPER LONG custom pins (went to the local hardware store and bought the right dia/pitch screws, cut to length, and loctite'd in).

    Scary Grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBoy
    How about Crank Bros 5050?
    5050's suck grip wise. Even with the long pins I wasn't a fan.

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    I like the specialized lo pro mag 2's light and very grippy love the concave design. Replaceable pins but finish wears quick.

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=25241

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    http://www.syncros.com/pedals.htm


    mega grip. im running the magnesium ones right now, they kick as$
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    Quote Originally Posted by dowst
    5050's suck grip wise. Even with the long pins I wasn't a fan.
    Nah just got to have the right shoes...I have ridden with multiple pairs of shoes on mine and there are definetly shoes that have a better pattern on the bottom for the pins to stick into and grip.

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    wellgos, they stick real nicely with some beat up old skates shoes
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJskeet
    but i don't WANT to be clipped in. These are NOT for DH racing, Mainly Dirt jump with street riding.


    Just need very durable peddals with grip that keeps your foot on but not sticks to you.

    ummm.. these are flat pedals....

    and correct me if i'm wrong, but in your o.p. doesn't it state "I want pedals with a TON of grip"?

    you want pedals that will grip your feet, but not you?

    just take my word for it and buy the trailkings. as per their website they are for DJ Urban and FR...
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    Shimano DX

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    I asked about this about 1 week ago...

    I am starting to lean towards the Kona Wah Wah's.


    17mm thick, 478 grams (claimed). Like the profile of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madman133
    Nah just got to have the right shoes...I have ridden with multiple pairs of shoes on mine and there are definetly shoes that have a better pattern on the bottom for the pins to stick into and grip.
    I rode them with 5.10's. If you're aware of any shoe that offers better grip to any flat pedal than 5.10's, I'd love to hear about them.

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    Check these out...I ride them with 5 10s and I love em!
    http://www.ridetsgusa.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=PP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride&Surf
    Check these out...I ride them with 5 10s and I love em!
    http://www.ridetsgusa.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=PP
    Pure bling, no more functional (possibly less) than my A Frames.

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    First you would have to ride a bike in order to need pedals.

    Do a search. This topic has been covered extensively, and there is currently a thread in the Urban forum too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBoy
    How about Crank Bros 5050?
    i use 2 sets of pins on my 5050's. they get more than enough grip for downhill. and i use them for dirt jumping. the only problem i've had with them so far it one of them didnt have much grease in it when i got it. i have the unsealed ones.
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    I hate the shape of the 5050s. It doesn't hug your foot. I gave a buddy a set of my old Kona Jackshit pedals and he liked it way more than his 5050s.

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    I got the Syncros Mental Mags love them they are lite and super grippy.. Wear your pads with these.. The 5:10 will grip a moss covered rock..... I like my 5:10 but i started rockin my old shell toes and it wa a better combo with my Mental.. With the 5:10 I felt stuck alot fo the times sometimes I had a real hard time adjusting my feet on the pedals you know and it was totally the 5:10, but dont get me wrong they are great..
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