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    Cool-blue Rhythm Stickiest Flats?

    Hey guys, I tried looking for a forum about this already but I didn't come up with much. I just bought a new pair of fiveten freeriders and it's time for a pedal upgrade to go with them. My buddy has a pair of crank bros 50/50s that stick pretty well with these shoes but they're a little heavy. Does anyone have any ideas for a real sticky platform pedal that I could use?

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    Crampons

    Dont slip
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    Big fan of HT pedals ANO1 (I believe they're called) and anything Diety. I have a big foot, so I've found that finding a pedal with the largest surface area possible is just as important of finding one that has enough pins.

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    check out point one racing "podiums"
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    I know they might be a little outdated, but check out the Answer Rove pedals. They've been set it and forget it for me. They're a little heavy, and not super thin' but they take a beating, have fantastic grip, and offer a wide platform at a good price.

    I have some freeriders aswell and the Rove's have worked out great.

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    Hope springs eternal

    You're hoping to find a pedal that HASN'T been discussed in the world's longest flat pedal thread already??? The one that is only a few threads down this very same page???

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    That pedal shootout thread is pretty awful if you're actually trying to just buy a set of pedals that don't suck.

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    What shoes are you using? If you said five-tens then the pedal advice is not that important, otherwise upgrade your shoes first.
    Last edited by gretch; 04-28-2012 at 05:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggz View Post
    That pedal shootout thread is pretty awful if you're actually trying to just buy a set of pedals that don't suck.

    Po1nt Podiums if you want to support the Californian economy - Deity Decoys if you want to support the US economy - Spank Spikes if you want to support the Orient
    The only reason this thread is less awful is that it only just started....but we're already at 7-8 suggestions in as many posts, and they're already all over the place! The truth is, once you go for 5-10s, you can pretty much just pick a pedal and go ride...wider and flatter will be a bit better (especially flat - that's one aspect you can really feel on the bike). There's something for every taste (and budget!) these days in pedal land...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman2058 View Post
    the only reason this thread is less awful is that it only just started....but we're already at 7-8 suggestions in as many posts, and they're already all over the place! The truth is, once you go for 5-10s, you can pretty much just pick a pedal and go ride...wider and flatter will be a bit better (especially flat - that's one aspect you can really feel on the bike). There's something for every taste (and budget!) these days in pedal land...
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    Strict DH/FR I would go with the Canfield Crampons. If you are doing a lot of pedaling up then I would say the point 1 podiums. I like the extra clearance of the crampons but my foot rubs on the axle and squeaks. I do have the old ones though so I don't know if the latest ones do that anymore. Both are great pedals and there are newer canfields coming out later this year that look perfect and have solved the axle problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggz View Post
    That pedal shootout thread is pretty awful if you're actually trying to just buy a set of pedals that don't suck.

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    my dad has some wellgo b-52s. cheap, light, pretty thin, replacable pins, nicely concave. like said above its really about the shoes, but wellgo makes good, afordable options.

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    Thanks guys for all the help! I had seen the pedal shootout thread but what's the point? It's interesting information but I'm looking for a few narrow choices that are specific to me. I could've just googled 'pedals' and got the same result as the thread, so I appreciate you all taking the time to give me a response. It's been very helpful and as always, the community has not let me down! Thanks a ton!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba View Post
    Strict DH/FR I would go with the Canfield Crampons. If you are doing a lot of pedaling up then I would say the point 1 podiums. I like the extra clearance of the crampons but my foot rubs on the axle and squeaks. I do have the old ones though so I don't know if the latest ones do that anymore. Both are great pedals and there are newer canfields coming out later this year that look perfect and have solved the axle problem.
    Agreed. I run these on my All Mountain bike and occasionally they do squeak, but only when the axles are clean. Ride a mile in west texas and they get all dusty and the squeak goes away. I have bashed them into rocks for 2 years and they are still going strong.
    I have been planning to jump up to the 2nd generation crampons, but my current pair wont die.

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    No love for Straitlines here?

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    HT plastic pedals/Deity Compounds. been great for a year and a half. Weigh ~350g, which is lighter than anything on the market without a ti spindle. Not sure of the price, but compounds are ~$40.

    Whatever you get, make sure there are no more than 14 pins on it (10-12 is best IMO) and that they are skinny and replaceable. Avoid idiotic designs that have custom "shaped" or machined pins- set screws and bolts will work fine though they might weigh a little bit more. Fivetens are phenomenal in that they turn a pedal that doesn't work with a skate shoe into a glue trap with just a little traction. I have never had my foot slip on Atomic Aircorps, Compounds, or pretty much anything else I've tried.

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