Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is... - Page 2- Mtbr.com
Page 2 of 12 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 400 of 2274
  1. #201
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Steve.E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    803
    I've been using my DMR vaults for a few rides now and they are immense, so much grip, I use Superstar NANO's on my hardtail, after reading so many 'They feel like they're stuck to your feet!' comments about other pedals, I know what that means now after using the Vaults (with 5.10's), get some

  2. #202
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    A Platform Pedal to Rule Them All?

    Burgtec's look a bit chunky. The Twenty6's were a find! Your mileage may vary, but having to wear 5.10 or otherwise specific shoes for the platforms defeats the purpose of platforms. You may as well go clipless. That was the turn off about going clipless on my MTB SS because I prefer to use the MTBSS not only for singletrack off road sessions but also grocery runs and days in the park. Any shoe goes. P.S. There is no best platform pedal just like there is no best tire. Lots of variables, your mileage may vary.

    Now, back to the platform pedals.

    Fly Ruben Alcantara platform BMX pedals

    Name:  Ruben Alcantara Pedals.jpg
Views: 9410
Size:  21.7 KB

    Hutch BMX bear trap type pedals
    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-hutch-aerospeed-crankset1.jpg
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  3. #203
    need for speed
    Reputation: Maverick05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    37
    Burgtec look chunky for me thats what I like but still very comparable to most, for me I like the more industrial look than the flashy looks of t6 and some others but thats a personal thing and an experience thing, Ive had my fair share of flats to find what suits me.

    From DIRT @ FT Bill nice
    https://dirt.mpora.com/news/fort-wil.../attachment/k/





    Speccs
    Colours: Black, silver, snow camo, red, purple, blue
    Huge surface area & pin design ensure grip when you need it most
    22mm thin pedal profile
    Easy to remove pins
    Pin has 4mm diameter and is diamond knurled for added traction
    1.5mm Dish allows your feet to sit into the pedal, increasing grip
    Fully CNCed pedal body machine from aircraft grade 204 2TG Aluminium billet
    Unique pedal body design allows all pins to be removed
    Weight 550g with steel axles. With Ti axles To be confirmed
    Titanium axles available from mid December 09

    This is what I like most
    Super strong axles for maximum power transfer from rider to bike
    Dual sealed bearing arrangement for smoother running
    3-Stage process on axle: plasma coating, nickel-plating, titanium nitriding
    Axles made from the finest EN24 T steel
    Fully serviceable every part is replaceable
    Maintenance made easy. Simple design allows for easy pedal repairs

    Probably not for everyone, DX or WahWahs Decoys etc are hard to beat on price for performance, but I trust these fully Ive never had a failure ever, can't say that about many.

  4. #204
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    26
    I like pedals from a bmx company called " profile racing"
    There gas pedals are great with replacable been and they grip well to any shoe.
    Also, they are made in U.S.A.

  5. #205
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13

    @mavrick05

    those do look bad ass. shin gaurd REQUIRED? haha, they also prob. stick well to shins and clafs also?

  6. #206
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    11
    nice, i like it

  7. #207
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    15
    How do the DMR Vaults hold up to big hits off rocks? Do they seem fragile?

  8. #208
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Sim2u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,326
    I've used the DMR and they are strong but after now using the NukeProof Alum/Ti flats with removeable Hex pins...no contest. But it's all personal prefs too. These, as I said before are for the wifey but, (being a typical guy, I ride her bike as much as she does he he) I've used her bike in tricks and naff DH sections with great stability and flow. The pedals do not spin too freely so that when you need to leave the pedals, its predictable where they are when you left them.

    Manditory Porn:






    aaaaahhhhh....fizzle. Thats better! lol.

  9. #209
    enjoys skidding
    Reputation: jasevr4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,098
    How much do Nukeproof sell them for?

  10. #210
    need for speed
    Reputation: Maverick05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by Tubulargoose View Post
    those do look bad ass. shin gaurd REQUIRED? haha, they also prob. stick well to shins and clafs also?

    Hey tubular, yeah you'd think so, I swapped one ride for a day for some new DXs I just had lying around to see how it'd be.

    I've never shredded my shins on the Burgtec's and always I wear knee TLD Tbones, first ride on the DX's wearing 5:10s slipped off on gap jump mid air and proceeded to get shin rash on landing.

    Prompty put my Burgtec's back on an not had an slip since lol will never do that again haha lesson learnt @ me BTs forever for me.

  11. #211
    need for speed
    Reputation: Maverick05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    37
    my bad dp.

  12. #212
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    15
    Is the Deity Decoy 2.0 supposed to be an upgrade from the orginal Deity Decoy? It has 8 pins instead of 10.

    I can't see how this can be an improvement

  13. #213
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    16

    Crank Brothers Mallet

    I like em. They are platform but also do the clips.

  14. #214
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    Some pedals that interest me:

    HT Evo AE01 (11mm thick)
    http://www.ht-components.com/ht_port...oductCname=EVO


    HT Nano PA12A (same as Deity Compound, 17mm thick)
    http://www.ht-components.com/ht_port...ctCname=nano-p
    ***

  15. #215
    SamIAm
    Reputation: SamL3227's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,038
    anyone used those new plactic pedals for trail riding or dh, dj am n whatnot? i dont smash ma pedals too often so they might be a good cheep way to get into those thin things.
    <(*-*<) Go Ride (>*-*)>

  16. #216
    Now with More Wood
    Reputation: Iceman2058's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2,964
    Quote Originally Posted by BeezKneez View Post
    anyone had some time on the new dmr vaults?

    they have everything i like on a pedal.
    Just how good are they grip / durability wise?
    Just had a couple of proper rides on them so far, but initial impressions are very good. I had no real complaints about my previous pedals (Wahwahs), but got the Vaults for a bit of extra bling - with regards to grip they are better than the Wahwahs, and they also feel very neutral and easy to get used to. They seem easier to "nail" the foot position on, especially when you get back on after dabbing or whatever. They give a more "cupped" (concave) feel compared to the Wahwahs - like your foot sinks into them a bit.

    I'll have to get back to you the durability. They do give off an impression of quality. They don't spin very easily, but it's not like they noticably drag either. Off to the French Alps shortly, that should help with the durability testing.

    Mandatory pron:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-dmr-vault-1.jpg  

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-dmr-vault.jpg  


  17. #217
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,078
    ]this is the best pedal model that i use... 17mm slim without pins..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270763049455
    :thumbsup:
    ride.

  18. #218
    Is not amused
    Reputation: Hutch3637's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,205
    Anyone try the Echo TR platform? 332grams, 100x94x16mm. They come in tons of colors too. Yet I can't find them anywhere in the usa.

    " width="549">

  19. #219
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    432
    [QUOTE=Hutch3637;8236814]Anyone try the Echo TR platform? 332grams, 100x94x16mm. They come in tons of colors too. Yet I can't find them anywhere in the usa.

    havent tried them, but they are available here in the states.
    http://www.midwestbiketrials.com/sto...roducts_id=341

  20. #220
    Is not amused
    Reputation: Hutch3637's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,205
    [QUOTE=murrdogg11]

    havent tried them, but they are available here in the states.
    [url]http://www.midwestbiketrials.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=341

    Thanks for the site, go figure they have every other color except gold.

  21. #221
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jtnord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    521
    DMR Vaults! Amazing grip, huge platform and damn good lookin! Only a few rides in but seem well built and should last a long time.
    6'5" 230lbs
    My Build: Vitalmtb - Bike Check

  22. #222
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    Cool-blue Rhythm KCNC Taiwan puttin' out new product

    @Hutch: Echo TR platform appear like Atomlab Trail Kings except the Echo's have additional machined out windows in the pedal ends. Not bad!

    Was browsing Platform Pedals and found KCNC Taiwan busting out some unique designs. Wouldn't rock them due to durability concerns (weight) but thought the thread would be interested.

    Photos by simplicity-cycle Hong Kong, specs as follows:

    KCNC Steady Full CNC Platform Pedals, 6061 Aluminum platform, spindle Stainless Steel Cartridge and Needle Bushing for bearings, Weight: 326g/pair

    KCNC Knife pedals for road (not MTB) at sub 200 grams.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-kcnc-knife-173g.jpg  

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-temp-kcnc-2.jpg  

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-temp-kcnc.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  23. #223
    Committed
    Reputation: 1soulrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,775
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    Some pedals that interest me:

    HT Evo AE01 (11mm thick)
    http://www.ht-components.com/ht_port...oductCname=EVO


    HT Nano PA12A (same as Deity Compound, 17mm thick)
    http://www.ht-components.com/ht_port...ctCname=nano-p

    I've been on the HT 11mm thick pedals for a month or so now and can say that thay feel great under your feet and have held up well so far. They are so thin that I have noticed a decrease in rock strikes compared to other 'low profile' pedals I have used.
    Super light too for being steel/alum, right about 375 grams a pair.

  24. #224
    GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
    Reputation: NoahColorado's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,783
    +1 I've got the AE-01 with Ti spindle and they've been awesome! Still relatively new, but 2 days in Whistler, 3 in Winter Park, and 3 in Telluride and not a single issue. Though they are paper thin, they still manage to have a concave feel courtesy of the long pins. I like them a lot! Well under 300g too!
    NOAH SEARS
    MRP - VP of Business Development
    Pivot Cycles - Team Rider

  25. #225
    Come at me bro.
    Reputation: drastic.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    300
    where are you guys getting the HT Evo AE01's?

  26. #226
    NWS
    NWS is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,468
    Quote Originally Posted by drastic. View Post
    where are you guys getting the HT Evo AE01's?
    I'd also like to know...

    Thanks in advance!

  27. #227
    old school...
    Reputation: miqu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    211
    I just ordered Syncros Crux pedals. The grip and bearing longevity convinced me after reading some reviews. Let's see how do I personally like those pedals.

    Older Atomlab Aircorps were my favorites for long time, but I have to change those to newer Aircorps after destroying pedal bodies to rocks. The newer Aircorps with only bushings, no bearings at all, were dissapointment. After one week of extremely dusty conditions in Spain the bushings were totally destroyed. Seals were insufficient I think. I might try to rebuild those with some modified seals. Thought grip of these latest model Aircorps were really good.

  28. #228
    Eroding into the trail
    Reputation: DustyBones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    897

    Add another to the mix

    See article:
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Special...Crankworx.html

    Looks like a good design w/lots of race testing already!


    And an amusing (posted) comment from the article:

    marvelus10 (on pinkbike)
    Just need some shoes that will survive a season with these, my 510's ran away on their own as soon as I said I wanted a set of these pedals.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-new-specialized-dh-pedal-fall-2011.jpg  


  29. #229
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    +1 I've got the AE-01 with Ti spindle
    I think there is an army of people here who want what you have.
    ***

  30. #230
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    28
    how about HT AE-02?
    - its lighter than the AE-01

  31. #231
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    Exposed spindle could rub against shoe, negating any weight savings. Also, spindle is more vulnerable. I'd destroy the AE-02.
    ***

  32. #232
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    28
    where can i get the ae01 and the compatible Ti spindle?

  33. #233
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    369
    Thanks to DMR V8's ouch lol
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-mississauga-20110722-00055.jpg  

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-mississauga-20110722-00057.jpg  


  34. #234
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    ^Flex much?


    Quote Originally Posted by jianxing View Post
    where can i get the ae01 and the compatible Ti spindle?
    Not available yet
    ***

  35. #235
    Committed
    Reputation: 1soulrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,775
    Quote Originally Posted by jianxing View Post
    how about HT AE-02?
    - its lighter than the AE-01
    Lighter true, but not as thin. I don't see the exposed axle being a negitive at all, but I love how thin the AE-01s are.

  36. #236
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    358
    hard to beat the thin feeling of the Canfield Crampons. You can really feel the push/pull effect this has on your pedal strokes. When using the tall pedal spikes, the spindle cannot be felt. This is a great way to lower your COG on your bike.




  37. #237
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    369
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle2834 View Post
    ^Flex much?
    lol it was unintentional

  38. #238
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    28
    Twenty6 Prerunner Ti Pedal, 264 g



  39. #239
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    ^ Hell no, that pedal is not worth $270....

    There should be some kind of cutoff after the $150 amount. If a manufacturer can't engineer a set of pedals to cost less than $150, then their design probably shouldn't be taken seriously.
    Last edited by Kyle2834; 07-27-2011 at 11:15 PM.
    ***

  40. #240
    Now with More Wood
    Reputation: Iceman2058's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2,964
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058 View Post
    Just had a couple of proper rides on them so far, but initial impressions are very good. I had no real complaints about my previous pedals (Wahwahs), but got the Vaults for a bit of extra bling - with regards to grip they are better than the Wahwahs, and they also feel very neutral and easy to get used to. They seem easier to "nail" the foot position on, especially when you get back on after dabbing or whatever. They give a more "cupped" (concave) feel compared to the Wahwahs - like your foot sinks into them a bit.

    I'll have to get back to you the durability. They do give off an impression of quality. They don't spin very easily, but it's not like they noticably drag either. Off to the French Alps shortly, that should help with the durability testing.
    After a week of VERY muddy conditions in Les Portes du Soleil, I'm very impressed with the Vaults. Very grippy in the slop, and seem to have come off no worse for wear (except the color which has gone from the pins...which was to be expected I think...).

  41. #241
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    16
    50/50's have lasted me 6 years

  42. #242
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    Your statistic is irrelevant without usage and weather conditions, among other things. Unless of course you meant they lasted 6 years in your closet.
    ***

  43. #243
    banned
    Reputation: TraumaARNP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,954
    Interesting on how many re-branded Wellgo pedals there are, and have been posted. That aside, pedal choices really boil down to aesthetic preferences, and many will choose form over function. For me, I'm quite interested in that VP Concept uber-flat pedal....anyone know when that will be out?

  44. #244
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    454
    Quote Originally Posted by 2_WD View Post
    Thanks to DMR V8's ouch lol
    What are you using for shoes??? V8's are not the best gripping pedals but far from the worst. You should not be blowing your feet that much.

  45. #245
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    Just met up with my homie from Another Bike Shop ABS, Santa Cruz. He swears the whole team there runs MG1's, they run the mountains. Wow!
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  46. #246
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    7,168
    Azonic 420s... I'm not finding these very sticky at all!

    Went back to the old Azonic A Frams (?) and find they're WAY grippier than the 420s.

    Crampons are next on my list.

  47. #247
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    497
    ***

  48. #248
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jason B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    875
    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Azonic 420s... I'm not finding these very sticky at all!

    Went back to the old Azonic A Frams (?) and find they're WAY grippier than the 420s.

    Crampons are next on my list.
    I used to use the 420's as well and agree, they suck as far as grip goes. Of course I didn't realize it until I tried some Deity Decoys which were great.
    Now I'm on Straitlines which make the Deity pedals seem like the 420's.
    Straitlines kick butt!
    Transition Bank
    Transition ToP
    Transition Covert

  49. #249
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    Cool-blue Rhythm OP: Specialized & Straitline new platform pedals

    Specialized 10mm thick platforms with needle bearings that are installed from the top of the pedal (silver plate) versus the side. Spare pins can be stored in the pedal as well. Weight 500g/ pair. Source: Sicklines

    Straitline AMP platform flat pedals 335g /pair. Machined with serious Tsudakoma equipment. Source: Sicklines
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-specialized_prototype_pedal2s.jpg  

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-straitline_amp_pedal.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  50. #250
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    All of the ultra thin pedals coming out that make use of a large single bearing next to the crank seem like trouble. I just don't see this design working over the long haul. In fact, I have been riding one in particular for a while and the drive side keeps developing play and then making a loud clicking sound.
    I think a pedal needs bearings on both sides of the spindle to distribute the load. The specialized pedal seems like a good solution.

  51. #251
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    247

    Forte Convert?

    I've been using Wellgo MG-1 magnesium pedals since 2002, 375g/pair. Weight is a factor for me, & this solution is great.

    I recently got a low=profile Forte Convert (on sale for $45):

    Forté Convert Platform Pedals - Mountain Bike Pedals



    But, they're heavier at 470g/pair. Are they in fact made by another mfr?

    You can still get MG-1 for ~$35 shipped. I need some platforms for some used bikes I just got, & it looks like MG-1 is the way to go. In terms of performance/price.

    Anyone know of any low price-point platform pedals, without sacrificing too much performance? Kona Jack **** go for $19.99 at Cambriabike:

    Kona Jackshit Platform Pedals 051435000203 at Cambriabike



    non-removal pins?

  52. #252
    Look at the time!
    Reputation: lelebebbel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,138
    Skip any aluminum pedals with non-removable pins, these have ZERO grip. Like bolting a block of ice to your cranks.

    Plastic pedals seem to be the latest craze with BMXers. Quite light, dirt cheap, and apparently even fairly grippy as long as it is dry. Obviously not very durable though.

    Other than that, get the cheap wellgo "V8 copy" with loose ball bearings for under $20.
    They require some maintenance to keep them going, but they are grippy enough. Most models are around 500-550g/pair.
    wanted: Cannondale Lefty w/ V-brake studs

  53. #253
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by chimpanzee00 View Post
    Anyone know of any low price-point platform pedals, without sacrificing too much performance?
    I'm using the specialized p series pedals for 20$ and they have been working great with 5.10's. The grooves in the pedal give extra grip. I've just been using them for chair lift runs and it's still easy to reposition your foot in a pinch if you need to.

  54. #254
    NWS
    NWS is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,468
    Quote Originally Posted by chimpanzee00 View Post
    I recently got a low=profile Forte Convert (on sale for $45):
    But, they're heavier at 470g/pair. Are they in fact made by another mfr?
    Yep, they're made by HT.

    Personally I'm sticking with the pedals I have (which includes one set of Converts) until HT's AE01 pedals come out.


  55. #255
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    Cool-blue Rhythm Interbike 2011 platform flat pedal offerings

    Some high end pedals seen at Interbike 2011 via Pinkbike: Twenty6 and Bare Bones. The Bare Bones appears to be an identical shape (different colors) to the design Atomlab was pimpin' around last year. Still, the stats are legit:

    11mm thick, 343g weight, 105x100 platform size
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-twenty6-pedals.jpg  

    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-bare-bones-11mm-343g-105x100-size.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  56. #256
    Look at the time!
    Reputation: lelebebbel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,138
    I don't quite understand all the "bling" pedals. Are you only meant to ride those indoors, and with no shoes on?
    wanted: Cannondale Lefty w/ V-brake studs

  57. #257
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    lelebebbel, you dont need to understand it because you arent the type of customer these companies designed these bling pedals for. Plenty of others will as attested in the amount of interest. And I wouldnt want to ride any flat pedal without shoes like you ask; those pins dont exactly mesh well with human flesh. They dont call these pedals "shinburgers" without reason.
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  58. #258
    Happy shredding :)
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    87
    What are the main difference between the Easton Cully and the Fatboy?
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" - HST

  59. #259
    mtbr member
    Reputation: monkei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    547
    Lovin' the new Predator!!! My bike needs that sh*t! Anyone wanna buy my used green Prerunners w/ Ti pins?? >
    My bike video YT channel: biiiiiiiiiiiikiiiiiiiinnnnnnng

  60. #260
    Look at the time!
    Reputation: lelebebbel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,138
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    lelebebbel, you dont need to understand it because you arent the type of customer these companies designed these bling pedals for.
    I'm the type of customer who rides DH outdoors and thus occasionally slams his pedals into rocks or crashes. I wouldn't want bling pedals for the same reason I wouldn't want bling tires...

    What type of customer are these bling pedals designed for?

    And I wouldnt want to ride any flat pedal without shoes like you ask; those pins dont exactly mesh well with human flesh.
    Really?
    wanted: Cannondale Lefty w/ V-brake studs

  61. #261
    banned
    Reputation: TraumaARNP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,954
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    lelebebbel, you dont need to understand it because you arent the type of customer these companies designed these bling pedals for. Plenty of others will as attested in the amount of interest. And I wouldnt want to ride any flat pedal without shoes like you ask; those pins dont exactly mesh well with human flesh. They dont call these pedals "shinburgers" without reason.

  62. #262
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    368
    those look good! what do you want for them?

  63. #263
    Come at me bro.
    Reputation: drastic.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    300
    Quote Originally Posted by lelebebbel View Post
    I'm the type of customer who rides DH outdoors and thus occasionally slams his pedals into rocks or crashes. I wouldn't want bling pedals for the same reason I wouldn't want bling tires...

    What type of customer are these bling pedals designed for?
    great. now folks get heckled for not choosing pedals for form over function...


    must...get...bright anodized...pedals...

  64. #264
    74 & 29 pilot
    Reputation: MTB Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,271
    Quote Originally Posted by monkei View Post
    Lovin' the new Predator!!! My bike needs that sh*t! Anyone wanna buy my used green Prerunners w/ Ti pins?? >
    No, but I wanna buy a green set of Predator for my '12 Session 88!

    MTBP
    MTBP
    "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
    Turn on the truth: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/

  65. #265
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    VP Platform Pedals

    VP pedals (via Ride SFO) thin flats in silver, with pins galore
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-vp-pedals.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  66. #266
    mtbr member
    Reputation: V.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,704
    ^ thats just crazy

  67. #267
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    211
    ^ poorly executed canfield rip-off much? also, no spindle through the body?

  68. #268
    SamIAm
    Reputation: SamL3227's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,038
    ^ no spindle mean not ripping of canfield. duh. spindles are so last year lol
    <(*-*<) Go Ride (>*-*)>

  69. #269
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    VP Platform Pedals 2011-2012

    VP pedals via RideSFO at Biketoberfest:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-biketoberfest-vp-pedals.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  70. #270
    default title
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    506
    Sold. I can get two pairs of MG-1s from ebay for the price of one pair at CBO. Sorry CBO. I'll watch for HT's Nano AN01. Brand name isn't that important to me.
    Awesome thread.
    "My opinions are often more offensive than my *******." - Twindaddy

  71. #271
    Look at the time!
    Reputation: lelebebbel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,138
    After riding them for a week or so, I can now officially say that Canfield Crampons are the bees knees.
    These are my first thin pedals and it is just amazing. I don't notice a difference when pedalling, but I do notice the additional clearance, and the improved grip (they won't rotate out from under your feet and smash you in the calves like thicker pedals can).
    I'm not buying thick pedals ever again.



    Beyond that they are also super grippy, have a large platform with grub-screw style pins that can still be screwed in from the back, and they are light (386g/pair with long pins installed) without dodgy magnesium or expensive titanium parts.


    My previous flat pedals include Tioga SF-MX Pros (which I still have), different Wellgos including the Mags, DMR V8s and Ringle ZuZus, and the Crampons beat all of them hands down.

    I may have to get a second set for my hardtail....
    wanted: Cannondale Lefty w/ V-brake studs

  72. #272
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    12
    Point One Racing Podiums - for similar reasons...

  73. #273
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    Anybody have these? Are they available in the US? They look drool worthy.

    Syntace

  74. #274
    Look at the time!
    Reputation: lelebebbel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,138
    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post
    Anybody have these? Are they available in the US? They look drool worthy.

    Syntace
    198 Euros?
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    wanted: Cannondale Lefty w/ V-brake studs

  75. #275
    Pee's in the H8teraid
    Reputation: DucJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    420

    Tioga MT- ZERO

    Apologies if they have been posted.
    Looked back a few pgs. didn't see 'em

    decline magazine

  76. #276
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post

    Hutch BMX bear trap type pedals
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hutch Aerospeed Crankset1.JPG 
Views:	5181 
Size:	97.2 KB 
ID:	615999
    I've been riding this style peddle all my life.....my current pair just died...now moving on to one of the thinner platform peddles discused here...I'll post back my findings when i get a pair....and some pics of my tired old rig..lol

  77. #277
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    We the people ... Platform Pedals from Tioga and Syntace

    ducj: good find on the Tioga's, thanks. Those are so ugly with the bearing assembly. Why not just crampons?

    morandi: sweet find on the Syntace's, thanks! But for $280 USD, wow!? Specs of function and looks are much like the competition for thin platform pedals. Lots of pins for grip, that's for sure.

    Syntace Numbernine 16mm platform pedals 348g weight:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-syntace-numbernine-16mm-348g.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  78. #278
    Stand back
    Reputation: dbabuser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,205
    I still want to try a pair of crampons, but after just a little cruising around on my Point 1 Podiums, I prefer the feel of their platforms to the prerunners. I never compared them side by side, but the Podiums are definitely easier place my foot. With the prerunners, I had a tendency to stand too close to the crankarm, as there's not enough of a pronounced hump there.
    Golden Bike Park

    Golden Connector Trails need your support!

  79. #279
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    38
    Premium BMX pedal:
    Thin, Light(318g), Cheap(about$30), Wide Platform, Grippy Surface,
    CNC spindle, 2 Bearings, 1 Bushing per pedal
    Best Part: Replaceable Pedal Bodies for $8 a pair
    Last edited by bikeguy27; 11-07-2011 at 01:15 PM. Reason: add info

  80. #280
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    38
    Premium BMX Pedal:

  81. #281
    Committed
    Reputation: 1soulrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,775
    Re the premium bmx pedal, they are not that thin and lack grip. Not very usefull to the MTB world, fine on the bmx track/ dirt jumps.

    The HTs are my first choice, but you can't go wrong with the Point Ones either. The new (2nd gen) Canfield Crampons look promising.

  82. #282
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    Loaded platform flat pedal aka HT Rebrand again

    Hope to find someone posting review or photos of the 2nd generation Crampons. HT has been hitting hard here in the Bay Area thanks to Encina Bicycles and RideSFO. See the coverage of the SF Bike Expo that went down last weekend with the AT Showdown DJ comp. Another HT pedal re-brand appears from lurking (source: MTBR SF Bike Expo Coverage)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-loaded-pedal.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  83. #283
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    Superrippah from Brave. Looks like the Superstar pedal, yes?
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  84. #284
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    914
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Hope to find someone posting review or photos of the 2nd generation Crampons.
    I think the only difference between the V1 and V2 Crampon is that for V2 the pins near the spindles were removed and are replaced by small bumps.
    These were purchased in late July of 2011 so I think they are the V2 versions.
    So far I really like the thinness of the pedals except that for me, they squeak(from the shoe rubbing on the spindle) after pedaling for a while and it drives me nuts when I"m riding where its a 40+ minute grind up hill and the pedals are going squeak squeak squeak the whole way. Re-positioning my feet some times will get rid of the noise for a while but comes back eventually and I have to move my feet again. I'm using all long pins with 5.10 spitfire shoes. My crampons with long pins weighs about 194 grams per pedal




    Also got a pair of HT components MN-01 which is the same design(and most likely all manufactured by HT) as Superstar Nano, original Deity Decoy, Nukeproof Neutron but in Magnesium body/CroMo spindle. The MN-01 weigh 180 grams per pedal. You can get titainum spindles from superstar to get the weight down to about 150 grams per pedal.


    Here is a shot of Crampons|HT MN-01|Wellgo MG-1 for thickness comparison.



    Also just pre-ordered a pair of Da bomb bare bone pedals(similar to HT AE-01) from CRC. Will update again when I actually get them.

  85. #285
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    44
    Awesome thread, definitely appreciate all the feedback here.

    Superstar CNC Nano Tech Flats after 2 weeks (click for link)


    [edit]
    Sorry for ginormous pic, was resized on the site I pulled it from.



    [edit2]
    I haven't seen these posted yet: FireEye.

    Click pics for link.

    635g! ChainReactionCycles.com says $141.30


    340g (ChainReactionCycles.com says $327.22!


    410g ChainReactionCycles.com says $163.61


    485g ChainReactionCycles.com says $96.67


    495g ChainReactionCycles.com says $104.10
    Last edited by PiranhaFisher; 12-04-2011 at 03:11 AM.
    If anyone has or knows of a 15.5" blue 2009 Gary Fisher Mamba for sale, please let me know.

  86. #286
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    ^ Nice colors at least lol.
    Last edited by eurospek; 12-09-2011 at 02:46 PM.

  87. #287
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,445
    Quote Originally Posted by good4nothing View Post
    ^ poorly executed canfield rip-off much? also, no spindle through the body?
    you don't know what you're talking about. and come off sounding like a jackass.

    I have canfield pedals. I love them. If they die, I'll buy a new set. They're 2 years old and going strong. But they were hardly the first thin pedal out there. The first ones I heard of were the flypapers. Which looked alot like the ones by VP that you were bashing. Except they used a bigger bearing, that fit in on both sides if the crank, and needed a custom drilled crank that nobody wanted (I think it was a gravity crank? don't totally remember). They were b1tching, aside from needing a custom super heavy hunk of junk crank. Nobody bought them because the price tag on them was like 370 dollars, + Crank (that nobody wanted to run).

    The problem was, in order to run a pedal without an axle, so to speak, you need to massively reinforce the bearings and its still best to run it with two bearing sets. The Flypapers got around that by having bearings mounted on both sides of the crank. But, like mentioned nobody in their right mind wanted to run a set of gravity GAP cranks.

    Then the CF bros realized that the thin pedal idea was awesome, but people wanted to run std cranks. So they thinned up the pedal, shaped it like a pringle, slapped an exposed tapered axle, and called it a day. It is a great pedal design. But they weren't the first wafer thin pedals. And these VP's look alot thinner.

    I'm curious to see how the VP's handle. I guess they use a double bearing right next to the crank that is super short, and oversized the fyck out of it. I'm interested to see if people break them left and right. If they hold up, I'll probably buy a set.

  88. #288
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    New Canfield prototype? Top secret too.

    Spoke(n): Humpbike-A Utah trained Jedi


  89. #289
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,227
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    New Canfield prototype? Top secret too.

    Spoke(n): Humpbike-A Utah trained Jedi

    Been on these pedals since Dec. and as soon as available, all of my riding buddies are going to be getting pairs as well as me for my other bikes. I held off on the older style because of the outer hump but am sold on the thin and have nothing but good to say about the functionality of these. They are working on production details and dates but weights sounding like they will be very sweet/favorable numbers. A decent amount lighter than the Point 1 pedal.

  90. #290
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Another HT pedal re-brand appears from lurking (source: MTBR SF Bike Expo Coverage)


    Do you know which model # HT pedal this is?

  91. #291
    mtbr member
    Reputation: V.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,704
    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    Been on these pedals since Dec. and as soon as available, all of my riding buddies are going to be getting pairs as well as me for my other bikes. I held off on the older style because of the outer hump but am sold on the thin and have nothing but good to say about the functionality of these. They are working on production details and dates but weights sounding like they will be very sweet/favorable numbers. A decent amount lighter than the Point 1 pedal.


    Nice pedlas, do you have some more pics? And how thin are they?

  92. #292
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,227
    Quote Originally Posted by V.P. View Post
    do you have some more pics?
    If I got the blessing of the Canfield Brothers, I would gladly share all the photos I have or take any you requested. Part of the deal when I got them was to keep it quiet until they had an official release. I can tell you that they are really that thin and have no bulge. Grip and weight is fantastic, I can never be satisfied with a standard thickness pedal again.

  93. #293
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    ...Part of the deal when I got them was to keep it quiet until they had an official release...
    So do you have to give them back now that you let the cat out of the bag?

  94. #294
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,227
    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy_Metal View Post
    So do you have to give them back now that you let the cat out of the bag?
    I didn't post the pictures, just commented on how awesome they are. I am like a viral marketeer of sorts really, picture a less gay swashbuckle looking guy than Johnny Depp
    s character. Plus, the Canfields better be prepared for a struggle (or at least see a grown man cry) if they want them back.

  95. #295
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by aenema View Post
    I didn't post the pictures, just commented on how awesome they are...
    I stand corrected, pardon me.

  96. #296
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    9

    Atomlab G.I. & DMR pins

    So... does anyone know if I can fit the dmr pins into the atomlab g.i. pedals?

    They have short pins and want to change them into something longer

  97. #297
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    86
    Love my Sunline V-One pedals!

  98. #298
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by PiranhaFisher View Post
    Awesome thread, definitely appreciate all the feedback here.

    Superstar CNC Nano Tech Flats after 2 weeks (click for link)


    [edit]
    Sorry for ginormous pic, was resized on the site I pulled it from.



    [edit2]
    I haven't seen these posted yet: FireEye.

    Click pics for link.

    635g! ChainReactionCycles.com says $141.30


    340g (ChainReactionCycles.com says $327.22!


    410g ChainReactionCycles.com says $163.61


    485g ChainReactionCycles.com says $96.67


    495g ChainReactionCycles.com says $104.10
    Damn these are the ugliest pedals Ive ever seen!

    Canfield's pedals are the best hands down!!!

  99. #299
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Anyone interested? Selling some Podiums brand new in box.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/all-mountain/...sh-756397.html

  100. #300
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by Joey07 View Post
    Damn these are the ugliest pedals Ive ever seen!

    Canfield's pedals are the best hands down!!!
    lol, I agree. I've never riden Canfield's though. I think I'm just going to get the SpeedPlay Drillium's and call it day.
    If anyone has or knows of a 15.5" blue 2009 Gary Fisher Mamba for sale, please let me know.

  101. #301
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    Point 1 Podium's in RED ANO

    A bit flashy, red anodized Point One Podium's on Saint Crankset. Better be real fast on the bike with this setup! (via Eurospek).

    Also:::: I'm in the market for pedals, for my secondary beater scraper town ss mountain bike; looking at this guide helps, I have a hundred bucks, so I'll report back with best platform pedal under $100!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-point-one-podium-red.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  102. #302
    Dinner for wolves
    Reputation: buddhak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,566
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    A bit flashy, red anodized Point One Podium's on Saint Crankset. Better be real fast on the bike with this setup! (via Eurospek).

    Also:::: I'm in the market for pedals, for my secondary beater scraper town ss mountain bike; looking at this guide helps, I have a hundred bucks, so I'll report back with best platform pedal under $100!
    Perhaps not THE BEST, but the (old news) Answer Rove FR pedals are on sale at Pricepoint for $67. Best execution of the ubiquitous HT AN pedal style that I have seen. I just ordered some plastic Nanos, so I will report on how those hold up just as soon as they complete the journey over from China to trail.

    On a side note, the new crampons look dope. Still waiting on the Specialized pedals to materialize, though...
    Responds to gravity

  103. #303
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    ^ What type of pin style would you call those that come on the Answer pedal? Can one buy them in longer lengths?

    Usually it's either set screws (or grub screws) or socket cap screws, both used with an allen wrench, but the screw on the Answer looks to be the safest bet to replace down the line.


  104. #304
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jason B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    875
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    ^ What type of pin style would you call those that come on the Answer pedal? Can one buy them in longer lengths?

    Usually it's either set screws (or grub screws) or socket cap screws, both used with an allen wrench, but the screw on the Answer looks to be the safest bet to replace down the line.
    They look about like the pins Straitline uses (and Deity on the Decoy LTD's).
    Transition Bank
    Transition ToP
    Transition Covert

  105. #305
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    They look about like the pins Straitline uses (and Deity on the Decoy LTD's).
    Was just on Deity's site and you're correct, but still have no proper name for this type of hardware or if it's possible to upgrade to longer pins as well?

  106. #306
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    I have a set of these Black Ops Torqlite pedals on the way! Around 400g with a wide platform for my size 12s... Hopefully a good match to my 5-10s!Pedals Black Ops Torqlite Ul Cnc Blue
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  107. #307
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Thor Lord of Thunder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    296
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    A bit flashy, red anodized Point One Podium's on Saint Crankset. Better be real fast on the bike with this setup! (via Eurospek).

    Also:::: I'm in the market for pedals, for my secondary beater scraper town ss mountain bike; looking at this guide helps, I have a hundred bucks, so I'll report back with best platform pedal under $100!
    Sick setup....just received my red Guidering in the mail, will match it up with a Saint crank, white MRP G2, and red Straitline pedals tomorrow!

  108. #308
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472

  109. #309
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    ... and if we just ... Syncros Stainless Mental w/ replacable pins RE-UP

    @eurospek, diggin' that pic of the dmrbikes posted. The pin placement is spot on, and the shape is clean. I dig it.

    @socalmx: those blackops are great value pedals - I saw those too, like all Origin 8/Black ops products, appear to copy something by a brand name, in this case the recently released Atomlab Pimplite WRX's, except the spindles differ in size and shape - the Atomlabs spindles flare towards the threads and appear beefier, the one thing I watch out for are weak looking spindles. Heat treated crmo spindles are preferred. Shearing/breaking a pedal spindles is something you want to avoid, seriously! Saving weight on a pedal spindle is a no no. I appreciate the US made titanium spindles offered for XTR and Eggbeater pedals, but the rider weight limits are something that are not tested scientifically, but by the riders using them - ouch.

    I found the platform pedals under $100, an oldie but goodie as featured in the first post of this thread, the Syncros Mental - not lightweight, but heavyweight. Mentals come in variations - the Crux, Meathook, Alloy Mental, Stainless mental. Also, I've seen stainless versions with the pins molded into the pedal body (as originally reviewed in first post), and others with the pins that are replaceable. I just picked up the latter, with the replaceable pins - stainless bodies, steel spindles, replaceable pins, quad bearings, curved foot bed, rotation control, and lifetime warranty on pedal bodies, 800g (1.7lbs)!!!

    Check out the dudes leg in the pinkbike thread after slipping off his Mentals: Syncros Pedals - Pinkbike.com Forum

    Pic attached!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-syncros-mental-crmo.jpg  

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  110. #310
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    800g on a set of pedals is just silly! I did look at the Atomlabs but cant get that version in blue! Im 215Lbs geared so hoping these hold up! Not many boulders where I ride, in fact I cant remember ever slamming my pedal hard on a rock!

  111. #311
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Just ordered a pair of Straitline AMP pedals to replace my 520g Straitline Defacto pedals!

  112. #312
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jason B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    875
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Just ordered a pair of Straitline AMP pedals to replace my 520g Straitline Defacto pedals!
    Even at 520g, Straitline Defactos's still rock. Can't see a reason to swap them out!
    Transition Bank
    Transition ToP
    Transition Covert

  113. #313
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    Just ordered a pair of Straitline AMP pedals to replace my 520g Straitline Defacto pedals!
    I was turned away from the AMP due to the smaller size, I wear a 12 but still may consider them in the future, nice lookin pedal! Please post a pic mounted and give a report! I just mounted up my Black Ops (pictured above) and will be riding them today. I am pleased with the LARGE platform! Will see soon how they hold up!

  114. #314
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    I just got rid of my AMPs after getting tired of the seal drag and the fact that they will back out of crankarms due to the drag... many occurences of this have been noted. Great way to f*ck your cranks in a hurry.

  115. #315
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    I was turned away from the AMP due to the smaller size, I wear a 12 but still may consider them in the future, nice lookin pedal! Please post a pic mounted and give a report! I just mounted up my Black Ops (pictured above) and will be riding them today. I am pleased with the LARGE platform! Will see soon how they hold up!
    I wear size 9.5 so I doubt I'll have a problem with them.

    I went with the black AMP pedals so they will go great with my black/white X.O crank!

    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    I just got rid of my AMPs after getting tired of the seal drag and the fact that they will back out of crankarms due to the drag... many occurences of this have been noted. Great way to f*ck your cranks in a hurry.
    The AMP uses the same seals and I assume the same axle as the Defacto pedals. Never had a problem with the drag backing the pedals out. I've had great experience with the Defacto and never notice the drag while actually pedaling, and it's great that it has no unnecessary pedal spin.

  116. #316
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    I wear size 9.5 so I doubt I'll have a problem with them.

    I went with the black AMP pedals so they will go great with my black/white X.O crank!



    The AMP uses the same seals and I assume the same axle as the Defacto pedals. Never had a problem with the drag backing the pedals out. I've had great experience with the Defacto and never notice the drag while actually pedaling, and it's great that it has no unnecessary pedal spin.
    Hey, if they work for you great, I wasn't thrilled with their performance... getting some Point Ones.

  117. #317
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Hey, if they work for you great, I wasn't thrilled with their performance... getting some Point Ones.
    Point One Podiums have drag as well and a few people had problems with the platform completely sliding off the axle.

    Nice looking pedal none the less, but quite pricey.

  118. #318
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    Crap, just missed out on a deal at Fanatik for the Podiums. They were being offered at $120... only a few pairs available. In the meantime I have some on order from CRC. Also going to try the Nukeproof Electron plastic pedal as an option for my AM riding days and keep the Podiums fresh for DH.

  119. #319
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Just got my Straitline AMP in today. Beautiful pedal and much more compact from the De Facto model.

    Comes in at 308g without the HEX pins and 332g with the HEX pins.

    Comparison shots against the De Facto model that comes in at 520g with the HEX pins:








  120. #320
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    Thanks for posting that! The Amps dont look terribly smaller like I thought! Have you mounted em up yet and got a foot on em? Review!!!

  121. #321
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    931
    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Thanks for posting that! The Amps dont look terribly smaller like I thought! Have you mounted em up yet and got a foot on em? Review!!!
    Waiting on my frame to arrive...hopefully in 2 weeks it will arrive!

    Another money shot:


  122. #322
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    TWO WEEKS! Ugh... J/K, sucks for you! What size shoe do you wear?

  123. #323
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814

    Wink Point One Podium & Straitline AMP flats platform pedal

    Comparison of both pedals, side by side. No weights, but the machining and finish on the Straitlines are on point

    Both pedals have about the same preload, Straitlines are slightly smaller, but by no means too small for my size 12's. Note the lack of the Point One Podium hump near the crankarm of the pedal.

    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  124. #324
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    ^ Those do look nice. Are they as stiff to spin as the Podiums?

  125. #325
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    He said both pedals have about the same preload! Yea, i like the fact that it deosnt have that hump! Good to hear a vote of confidence from someone else with size 12s!!! Thinking AMPs or Spike Spanks for an alternate!

  126. #326
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,078
    my beasts, updatet with ti axle from a dead neutron mag pedal!
    best pedal for big feet.. 18mm tick. 380gr alu boddy with (ti) axle
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-img_0794.jpg  

    :thumbsup:
    ride.

  127. #327
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    I like the HT, cant beat the pricing! Wish they were a little bigger!

  128. #328
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    If you're using the AMP pedals, be sure to use loctite and let set, ... I only used phil grease and on a shakedown ride, found the pedals unthreading themselves!!! This, after hucking off a jump and hearing a loud cracking noise.
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  129. #329
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    If you're using the AMP pedals, be sure to use loctite and let set, ... I only used phil grease and on a shakedown ride, found the pedals unthreading themselves!!! This, after hucking off a jump and hearing a loud cracking noise.
    I have heard from a few riders now of the same issue with the AMPs (myself included). In my opinion there is no way you should be required to loctite your pedals. Been there done that, no thanks.

  130. #330
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    @gretch, seriously! Being paranoid about breaking a spindle is a concern, but having a pedal unthread itself while riding is another concern that just shouldn't exist!!!
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  131. #331
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    Dude, let me know when you lose your pedal and strip out your crankarm threads. Seen it happen in person. Fun times. Know any other pedals that unthread on their own?

  132. #332
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    Arent the crankarms reverse threaded for a reason? Seems it would be kinda hard for a pedal to unthread itself!

  133. #333
    mtbr member
    Reputation: monstertiki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    710
    How bout using teflon tape instead of loctite?... and pedals are not suppose to unthread. None of the pedals I've used have unthreaded themselves and I didn't use any loctite or tape on em. Lopro mags, blackspire sub4, Vp-001s, wellgo's, tiogas, azonic aframe, and my recent addition HT ae-01s have all stayed put. Maybe it was a bad batch of amps, either way it sounds strange.

  134. #334
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    I tried to contact Straitline to get their take on it, but they never responded to my inquiries. If I was heaping praise on a product you can guarantee a response, but not in this case.

  135. #335
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472

  136. #336
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    Those look good. I was considering the DA Bomb Bare Bones (another HT AE01 rebranded) for just over $100, but not available until mid February. Are these available from On-One's website? Any more details?

  137. #337
    Bloodied but Unbowed
    Reputation: DesertCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,498
    Those On One's look very nice. I wanted AE01 or some close variant but decided I could not wait for general availability to be better in the US. It boiled down to Straitline AMP vs Spank Spike. Even though the AMPs are lighter, overall I preferred the design of the Spike. Just installed them today on my Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro and will hopefully test them out Monday.

    On my AM bike I have been running the re-branded HTs sold by Performance. They are cheap enough, work great and have held up well in abusive AZ riding conditions, but I do want something thinner to maybe reduce pedal strikes but more importantly for better control. Just couldn't bring myself to spend Point One Podium prices, as nice as those pedals are.

  138. #338
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    I like the On-ones too but THINNY? Come on now, couldnt come up with a better name than that? AND THEY DONT COME IN BLUE!!!

  139. #339
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    I like the On-ones too but THINNY? Come on now, couldnt come up with a better name than that? AND THEY DONT COME IN BLUE!!!
    I would've named them On-One Wafers.

  140. #340
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    monstertiki, no, they recommend loctite in instructions, I used it and the pedals have stayed put since! ... also, be sure to use loctite on clean threads, loctite does not work on greased up spindle and crankarm threads!
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  141. #341
    NWS
    NWS is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,468
    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Are these available from On-One's website? Any more details?
    According to the link he posted, they'll be available in about 5 weeks. One of the comments says they'll be on On-One's web sites, but I don't see them listed yet.

  142. #342
    Bloodied but Unbowed
    Reputation: DesertCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1,498
    Quote Originally Posted by DesertCrawler View Post
    Those On One's look very nice. I wanted AE01 or some close variant but decided I could not wait for general availability to be better in the US. It boiled down to Straitline AMP vs Spank Spike. Even though the AMPs are lighter, overall I preferred the design of the Spike. Just installed them today on my Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro and will hopefully test them out Monday.

    On my AM bike I have been running the re-branded HTs sold by Performance. They are cheap enough, work great and have held up well in abusive AZ riding conditions, but I do want something thinner to maybe reduce pedal strikes but more importantly for better control. Just couldn't bring myself to spend Point One Podium prices, as nice as those pedals are.
    Just a quick update. I have these on my Rocky Mountain Flatline Pro and was able to try them out on a few runs yesterday (two Holbert runs, followed by one Geronimo at South Mountain in Phoenix).

    They are great. Zero regrets. I noticed fewer pedal strikes, they are nice and roomy without being too big, and seem easy to get the foot positioned consistently. I opted to not install the inner pins which was the recommendation in the instructiuons for optimal foot placement vs optimal grip. Since they gripped just fine using 5.10s, I do not feel the need for the maximum grip pin placement option. I did not notice any squeaking from the 5.10s that some have reported.

    I really noticed the added control especially in the switchbacks.

    I plan to get another set for my AM/FR bike when I can justify replacing the current pedals.

  143. #343
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Joel RW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    310
    Hey bit of a n00b to proper flats... looking for someone to recommend high quality pedal that works well with 510's.

    Coming from a clipless pedal users perspective.. Looking for something that's gonna make me feel nicely positioned on the pedal.

  144. #344
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    369
    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Hey bit of a n00b to proper flats... looking for someone to recommend high quality pedal that works well with 510's.

    Coming from a clipless pedal users perspective.. Looking for something that's gonna make me feel nicely positioned on the pedal.
    Any pedal with replaceable pins.

  145. #345
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2
    Kona Wah-Wah.

  146. #346
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jason B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    875
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    monstertiki, no, they recommend loctite in instructions, I used it and the pedals have stayed put since! ...
    Out of curiosity, what is so different about the threads cut on the new spindles vs the old defacto spindle threads (or any other pedal for that matter) that requires these (and only these) pedals use loctite?
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems awfully odd.
    Transition Bank
    Transition ToP
    Transition Covert

  147. #347
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    Out of curiosity, what is so different about the threads cut on the new spindles vs the old defacto spindle threads (or any other pedal for that matter) that requires these (and only these) pedals use loctite?
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems awfully odd.
    Its not just you... it is both odd and a bunch of BS... and there is no mention of using loctite in Straitline's install instructions that I could find. Loctite for pins is fine, but for pedal spindles should not be required.

  148. #348
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    432
    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Its not just you... it is both odd and a bunch of BS... and there is no mention of using loctite in Straitline's install instructions that I could find. Loctite for pins is fine, but for pedal spindles should not be required.
    a bike shop mechanic was telling me they have been using teflon tape and that has been successful.

  149. #349
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    gretch: easy. New instructions may have been made from user feedback, it happens.

    murrdogg: teflon tape, this is like household plumbing. Loctite does the job. The only drawback is loctite should be left to set. Changing out clipless to platforms and vice versa may be a nuisance.
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  150. #350
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    Teflon tape WILL make the threads tighter! Im using it on my pedals. I would rather that than gum up the threads on my crank using Loctite!

  151. #351
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    432
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    gretch: easy. New instructions may have been made from user feedback, it happens.

    murrdogg: teflon tape, this is like household plumbing. Loctite does the job. The only drawback is loctite should be left to set. Changing out clipless to platforms and vice versa may be a nuisance.
    Yes thanks, I'm aware of what it is. I'm just passing off information from my lbs who deal alot with straitline and have sold/installed many sets of the amps.

  152. #352
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jason B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    875
    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    gretch: easy. New instructions may have been made from user feedback, it happens.

    murrdogg: teflon tape, this is like household plumbing. Loctite does the job. The only drawback is loctite should be left to set. Changing out clipless to platforms and vice versa may be a nuisance.
    Please answer the question. What is so different about those threads vs any other?
    Are threads not cut properly (wrong angle on cutting tool or something)? There has to be a reason for this oddity.

    You can buy cheap pedals that don't suffer this fate. Seem ridiculous for a high end component.

    In my eyes, loctite is just a band-aid.
    Transition Bank
    Transition ToP
    Transition Covert

  153. #353
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    I just installed a $40 pair of nylon pedals (Nukeproof Electrons) on my Uzzi. They threaded on much better than the Straitline Amps with a bit of grease (as every pedal should be installed). I don't suspect that these "cheap" pedals will be falling off anytime soon. Is the issue the threading on the spindles with the Amps? Probably, but what do I know. I only use products not engineer them. And I don't pay blind homage to anyone's products no matter how blingastic they look... performance is everything.
    Last edited by gretch; 01-04-2012 at 01:59 PM.

  154. #354
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    432
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason B View Post
    Please answer the question. What is so different about those threads vs any other?
    Are threads not cut properly (wrong angle on cutting tool or something)? There has to be a reason for this oddity.

    You can buy cheap pedals that don't suffer this fate. Seem ridiculous for a high end component.

    In my eyes, loctite is just a band-aid.
    I've heard that the threads are cut too deep.

  155. #355
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    542
    What is the consensus as to the best thin platform pedal.

  156. #356
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,445
    no consensus. Everybody loves thin, and few have the money to afford redundant sets of super high end pedals. If you get the canfields, the point ones, or the spanks, chances are, you will be incredibly pleased.

  157. #357
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbnozpikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,684
    Quote Originally Posted by William42 View Post
    no consensus. Everybody loves thin, and few have the money to afford redundant sets of super high end pedals. If you get the canfields, the point ones, or the spanks, chances are, you will be incredibly pleased.
    I totally agree. Like so many high end things, it eventually just comes down to personal preference.
    2012 Intense M9
    2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

  158. #358
    RideDirt
    Reputation: aedubber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,251
    Im waiting for the pedals from E-Thirteen to be released shortly , things looks pretty bad8ss ! and i love the pin layout on them too.

  159. #359
    mtbr member
    Reputation: daisycutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,480
    Point1

  160. #360
    9 lives
    Reputation: cyclelicious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14,093
    I have NRGs on my dh and am bikes for the last 3 years (I ride both bikes all year long) They are low profile Freeride Pedal Description from the web page:extruded from 6061 aluminum. CNC and anodized 17mm body has ten replaceable grip pins for ultimate traction. CNC’d chromoly axle held tight with two sealed bearings and one DU bushing. Weight: 440 grams/pr. MSRP: $80/pr Black, $90/pr for colors

    Attachment 665652

    Attachment 665653

    NRG Enterprises - Products
    Last edited by cyclelicious; 05-21-2012 at 09:21 AM.

  161. #361
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506
    NRG has a new pedal coming out shortly (February?) called the Space Junk... its a clone of the HT AE-01 pedal... very thin and light at about 315 grams claimed weight.

  162. #362
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    432
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I have NRGs on my dh and am bikes for the last 3 years (I ride both bikes all year long) They are low profile Freeride Pedal Description from the web page:extruded from 6061 aluminum. CNC and anodized 17mm body has ten replaceable grip pins for ultimate traction. CNC’d chromoly axle held tight with two sealed bearings and one DU bushing. Weight: 440 grams/pr. MSRP: $80/pr Black, $90/pr for colors

    Attachment 665652


    NRG Enterprises - Products
    i loved the grip on the slabalanche nrg pedal (the top pic)....however, after twice catching the corner and bending my crank arms and pedal spindel i've moved on...obviously im not blaming it on the pedal 100%...but i think it would have helped with a less catch friendly design.

  163. #363
    mtbr member
    Reputation: metrotuned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,814
    @michael1: No consensus. Go through 13 pages and you'll find a pedal for everyone's tastes.

    @Jason B: Who do you think I am, Straitline? LOL. These were my first set of pedals from Straitline.
    Creator Producer: Will of the Sun WoS, Author Platform Pedal Shootout 1M+ MTBR thread

  164. #364
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Picked up some HT AN01 Nano series pedals off ebay for 50 bucks to replace a pair of Kona Wah Wahs on my brother's bike. These are about 20g lighter too, managed to weigh both, and ended up replacing the stock stainless pins with some slightly longer pins and much better in black too lol.


    HT Components Pedal | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Ended up replacing the pins (same size as on the HT) on my Forte Convert pedals (another HT rebrand) and hopefully these will have just the right amount of grip with my Vans. The stock pins were great, until it got muddy.

    Next pedal purchase will be the On-One Thinnys as soon as they release (rebranded HT EVO AE01) as I can't really justify spending more than $50-100 on pedals these days, especially after purchasing a pair of Point1 Podiums for $150 in raw finish and feeling a bit disappointed in my purchase. They had quite a bit of resistance in spinning (read about it online but expected it to be less), some of the pin threads looked like they could be chased before inserting the pins, and the raw finish was "too raw" in a sense, like it could have had one more stage of deburring to smooth out some of the edges.

  165. #365
    mtbr member
    Reputation: daisycutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,480
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Next pedal purchase will be the On-One Thinnys as soon as they release (rebranded HT EVO AE01) as I can't really justify spending more than $50-100 on pedals these days, especially after purchasing a pair of Point1 Podiums for $150 in raw finish and feeling a bit disappointed in my purchase. They had quite a bit of resistance in spinning (read about it online but expected it to be less), some of the pin threads looked like they could be chased before inserting the pins, and the raw finish was "too raw" in a sense, like it could have had one more stage of deburring to smooth out some of the edges.


    The resistance is meant to be that way.

    » Video: Machining a Point One Racing Podium Pedal - Sick Lines – mountain bike reviews, news, videos | Your comprehensive downhill and freeride mountain bike resource

    Point One Podium Pedal Reviews

  166. #366
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    243
    Not sure if it's been mentioned here, but I spoke with someone with Point One recently and they said that the new pedals have slightly less tight tolerances in the seals, which will speed up the break in period and have less resistance.

  167. #367
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Thanks for the links.

    I was fully aware of the resistance before dropping the money but expected things to be smoother. And they may be fine on DH-oriented bikes, but for me, in the Midwest, I rarely point my bike down and would appreciate something smoother out of the box that didn't require such a long break-in period. Sold them, broke even, no biggie, and onto the next.

  168. #368
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    [QUOTE=eurospek;8932605]Picked up some HT AN01 Nano series pedals off ebay for 50 bucks to replace a pair of Kona Wah Wahs on my brother's bike. These are about 20g lighter too, managed to weigh both, and ended up replacing the stock stainless pins with some slightly longer pins and much better in black too lol.

    I took my kona Wah Wahs and retapped the threads for Straitline pins......awesome.
    20minutes well spent.

  169. #369
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    289
    I have Crank Bros Crampons and Point One Podiums both; bought both sets new same time...

    They're both quite nice, but I prefer the Crampons. They feel a bit slimmer.

  170. #370
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Quote Originally Posted by morandi View Post

    I took my kona Wah Wahs and retapped the threads for Straitline pins......awesome.
    20minutes well spent.
    A 10-pc bag of Straitline pins is like $10+ online. I bought a bag of longer set screws (100-pcs) for $5 online. Much more cost effective.

  171. #371
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbnozpikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,684
    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    I have Crank Bros Crampons and Point One Podiums both; bought both sets new same time...

    They're both quite nice, but I prefer the Crampons. They feel a bit slimmer.
    I think you're looking for Canfield Bros.
    2012 Intense M9
    2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

  172. #372
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    289
    Well they're definitely brothers...

  173. #373
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbnozpikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,684
    Quote Originally Posted by recitio View Post
    Well they're definitely brothers...
    Yessir they are. I just picked up a pair of Point1 Podiums over the Canfield Crampons. Maybe I'll try out the Canfields later.
    2012 Intense M9
    2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

  174. #374
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    369
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    A 10-pc bag of Straitline pins is like $10+ online. I bought a bag of longer set screws (100-pcs) for $5 online. Much more cost effective.
    Am i able to swap out the pins in my DMR V8 pedals for Straightline style ones? Are the thread diameters standard across pedals?

  175. #375
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472
    Quote Originally Posted by 2_WD View Post
    Am i able to swap out the pins in my DMR V8 pedals for Straightline style ones? Are the thread diameters standard across pedals?
    Not from my experience. Both HT pedals I have and the Kona Wah Wah had different sized thread diameters. The Konas were small, M3 size, where as the HT are M4.

  176. #376
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    369
    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Not from my experience. Both HT pedals I have and the Kona Wah Wah had different sized thread diameters. The Konas were small, M3 size, where as the HT are M4.
    Awesome, thanks.

  177. #377
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Yardstick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    563
    So, do you have much time on the Straitlines yet? Thoughts? I'm sporting Size 13's, so not a whole lot bigger than your 12's. I just picked up a set of the Performance Forte Convert pedals to fill the gap left by some other pedals that failed prematurely. The Forte's are good, but I like some of the features of the AMP's for the rocky desert southwest terrain I ride (and I still have a pedal-less bike in the garage to buy for! ).

    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    Comparison of both pedals, side by side. No weights, but the machining and finish on the Straitlines are on point

    Both pedals have about the same preload, Straitlines are slightly smaller, but by no means too small for my size 12's. Note the lack of the Point One Podium hump near the crankarm of the pedal.


  178. #378
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    Just got a pair of the HT AE01T pedals. Light, nice wide platform, super grippy, good pin layout, smooth spinning, super thin. Felt really good on the bike, and really nice in the corners. Only drawback, was on one of the climbs on my ride I had some squeaking. Nothing major, just vaguely annoying. Was wearing 5.10 impacts and I think it was the sole of the shoe contacting the little outboard bearing.

  179. #379
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    243
    Where did you find them?? Have been looking for a while for those.

  180. #380
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,078
    ebay.
    Last edited by 8664; 01-29-2012 at 10:20 AM.
    :thumbsup:
    ride.

  181. #381
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    The path bike shop has them.
    The Path Bike Shop - New Arrivals

  182. #382
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    47
    Anyone have an idea when the revised Canfield crampons will be released?

    After a set of ultra thins but am finding it hard to choose and living in remote australia makes it even harder. Never see anything in person before purchasing.

    Ta
    Matt

  183. #383
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cSquared's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    349
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack0207 View Post
    Anyone have an idea when the revised Canfield crampons will be released?

    After a set of ultra thins but am finding it hard to choose and living in remote australia makes it even harder. Never see anything in person before purchasing.

    Ta
    Matt
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-

  184. #384
    mtbr member
    Reputation: V.P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,704
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-
    Nice, sounds like you guys nailed it. Whats the length and width of the pedal?

  185. #385
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbnozpikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,684
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-
    Wow, that's impressive.
    2012 Intense M9
    2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

  186. #386
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Yardstick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    563
    FYI for anyone else interested in the Straitline AMPs, I did a short write-up of my initial impressions in this post.

  187. #387
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-
    I am so fully on board as long as there is no squeaking noise. They sound awesome. All the thin pedals I've tried have some sort of bearing issue, excessive drag, or annoying squeaking sound when pedaling. Glad to hear you are doing some rigorous testing before releasing them.

  188. #388
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Djenghis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    13
    Havent bothered to read every single post in this thread but in case it hasnt been mentioned; blackspire big slim is a high performer at a low price, they look awesome in black, 92x92mm plattform, servicable design, weight 418grams, have used them one season now mostly for all-mountain and they are great, love this bang-for-the-buck pedal
    http://www.blackspire.com/qs/product/83/5952/292238/0/0

  189. #389
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    506

    New HOPE pedals

    Not sure if this is a repost, but just came across these on the interwebz. Looking close to production.

    Last edited by gretch; 02-02-2012 at 12:19 PM.

  190. #390
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbnozpikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,684
    Those Hopes are pretty. I kind of like the green.
    2012 Intense M9
    2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

  191. #391
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Matt,
    The new Crampon Ultimate's and Ultimate Mag's are coming in Mid May. We are really excited- We have been prototyping the new pedal and bushings for 2 years now.
    The Weights are down to 320g and 280g (mag). Patents are filed and the pedal is now down to 10mm at the thick spot-
    Thanks for the first hand info! Will hang out on the plastic crap I have at the moment until the Ultimates become available in May = can't wait!

  192. #392
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    I have to say I really miss the feel of my Point One Podiums. They were bar none the best feeling pedal I have used in terms of the shoe/pedal interface. I had so many bearing/play/noise/drag issues they just became a hassle.
    Does anybody know if the newer generations fixed the problems? I remember hearing they were adjusting the tolerances or something. I would be so back on board. I have ho-ing around with different pedals, but I just can't get the sweetness that I had with the Point-One's.

  193. #393
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    243

    Paid Spam

    Sold.
    Last edited by capslayer; 02-10-2012 at 07:15 AM.

  194. #394
    mtbr member
    Reputation: eurospek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,472

  195. #395
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    914
    So after nearly 3 months of waiting, I finally get the Da Bomb Bare Bones pedals that I ordered from CRC.
    They weigh 338 grams for the pair according to my scale. The platform is about the same size as the Crampons and they are thinner in the center but slightly thicker a the edges. Just got them today so not sure how they ride yet. Won't be able to ride till next week.

    Also, update on the Crampons. A while back I decided to try and sell them but decided to keep them after all. I did 2 things and the pedals barely squeak now while I'm riding so I'm much happier with them.
    The first thing I did was to take everything apart and clean out the bushing and grease with hi-temp wheel bearing grease.
    The second thing I did was I noticed in some pictures that you can thread the studs in from the reverse side by inserting your allen wrench through the pedal(the hole is drilled all the way through but there is a step so the stud can only go in so far). Threading the studs in this way gives maybe an extra millimeter of height. I'm also hoping that by threading in this way, if I ever shear off a stud I would still be able to back out the stud without drilling or anything.



  196. #396
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    289
    Funny about threading the Crampons... I wondered what the "proper" method of threading the spikes was.

    I find that the longer, pointy side out is actually a bit less likely to chew up my calves. The "flat" side is flat, but also sharper...

  197. #397
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,266
    I am just flat out loving my DMR Vaults more and more. Removed the pins close to the axle, and they feel even better and gripier. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

  198. #398
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    37
    after using the canfield crampons, twenty6 prerunners, and point 1 racing pedals my favorite are the point 1s with the twenty6 a close second. i didn't like the canfields very much because I could feel the piece down the middle where the axle is under my foot so I never felt as comfortable on them. the point 1s have held up the best out of all three, have great grip, and excellent clearance. the twenty6 have the best grip but aren't quite as tuff. I like the twenty6 pins a lot, even know they break easily. I've never had to drill, tap, or cut one. With the point 1s and canfield you some times have to cut the top off or drill a pin out if it is really messed up or bent. I'd love to see point 1 switch to top loading pins similar to twenty6.

  199. #399
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    8,223
    Quote Originally Posted by downplease View Post
    after using the canfield crampons, twenty6 prerunners, and point 1 racing pedals my favorite are the point 1s with the twenty6 a close second. i didn't like the canfields very much because I could feel the piece down the middle where the axle is under my foot so I never felt as comfortable on them. the point 1s have held up the best out of all three, have great grip, and excellent clearance. the twenty6 have the best grip but aren't quite as tuff. I like the twenty6 pins a lot, even know they break easily. I've never had to drill, tap, or cut one. With the point 1s and canfield you some times have to cut the top off or drill a pin out if it is really messed up or bent. I'd love to see point 1 switch to top loading pins similar to twenty6.
    that is some solid feedback and perspective right there.

    thanks for chiming in

  200. #400
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbnozpikr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,684
    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    that is some solid feedback and perspective right there.
    I agree. It makes me feel better that I went with the Point 1's as I have yet to get out on them.
    2012 Intense M9
    2012 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
    2008 Look 595
    2007 Custom Litespeed Sewanee

Page 2 of 12 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 221

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.