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    Flat pedal recommendations

    Hi all. I'm currently in the market for some new flats for my 9zero7. I was using the Fatback branded ones until a rock destroyed the pedal body on my drive side, yesterday. The aluminum body seemed very soft on the Fatback branded pedal, so I would like to get something more durable. Thoughts?

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    I'm riding the DMR Vaults and love em. Really wide platform. I do get pedal strikes and have to pay attention to my line and pedaling, but you should be doing that anyway right?

    I've heard reports of them bending, but it seems that it's only after a mega drop or some other high force event. Mine have been quite bulletproof so far. Even the bolts haven't deformed yet. I got the large platforms for year round riding. My big winter boots will fit them no problem and they give me a great stable platform.

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    Been thinking of platform pedals for mine, the previous owner included a nice set of crank bros mallets, but they are a clip in and not the brand I use on my non-fat bike, so I'd like a flat pedal for when I'm just knocking around the neighborhood with my daughter.

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    just purchased a pr of nukeproof electron flats. Nylon construction, sealed cartridge bearings for my full suss mtb.

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    I like my Tioga D spyder flats with screw in studs.

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    I'm loving my pimplites


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    I am digging my All City Wallner Pro's. Sealed bearings and 270g.

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    fyxation Mesa v2
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    I use pedals like these



    They're light, cheap, reliable, and if you wear shoes or boots with a tread, they never slip. They also have a low metal content so they don't suck the heat out your feet in winter, and clear quickly from mud and snow. The edges bend rather than break when you hit a rock.

    They're not so comfortable if you ride in sneakers.
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    45nrth Helva pedals. saw some and they look killer. designed as a winter pedal to shed snow, but look like a sweet pedal anytime. replaceable pins are always nice. thinner feels gooder, and these are thin.

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    I've got a couple of years on the Welgo MG-1, cheap, fairly light, and have held up great!

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    I still need to decide on some flats for my build, really want the P1 Racing Flats But they are pretty damm expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    just purchased a pr of nukeproof electron flats. Nylon construction, sealed cartridge bearings for my full suss mtb.
    These, or their Deity/HT/Fyxation doppelgängers. You could spend more, but you'd just be spending more.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I guess I have some shopping to do. The cheap guy in me demands the best product for the least price.

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    If you're trying to do this on a budget it's hard to beat the Wellgo MG-1's for price/weight. I just got a pair and really like them. There a few reports of people breaking the pedal bodies but they seem to come from downhiller-types hitting big rocks at high rates of speed.

    If you're doing a cost-is-no-object build I'd go with the new ultra thing 45Nrth pedals or maybe a set of the Tiogas.

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    Another vote for Wellgo MG-1. Simple, get what you pay for, they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnroyal View Post
    If you're trying to do this on a budget it's hard to beat the Wellgo MG-1's for price/weight. I just got a pair and really like them. There a few reports of people breaking the pedal bodies but they seem to come from downhiller-types hitting big rocks at high rates of speed.

    If you're doing a cost-is-no-object build I'd go with the new ultra thing 45Nrth pedals or maybe a set of the Tiogas.
    I have the Wellgo MG-1s, and they seem to corrode a bit. Y'all getting that also? Maybe I'll take a pic later when I get home.
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    I bought a pair of mg-1 last year and while i really like them as pedals, i have had them clog with snow whenever temperatures sit right around freezing (snowman building weather as my kids call it). I am looking at the single layer flats like the new 45 north Helva to keep the snow from building up.

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    Try making your own

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    That looks more like the Suba meat grinding machine
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    Agree^^

    Make sure make your own shin armor while you are at it...ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    I have the Wellgo MG-1s, and they seem to corrode a bit. Y'all getting that also? Maybe I'll take a pic later when I get home.
    Nope 2 winters commuting in WI and not a spot of rust and have never had them freeze up.

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    Since I'm not a platform pedal guy, I don't want to invest in a super expensive pair right off... holy crap, who knew platform pedals could be so expensive?

    Going with a pair of Sinz Pro Platform Pedals... for under $25 you can't go wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    That looks more like the Suba meat grinding machine
    They're not for the faint of heart or bare foot riders

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    Make sure make your own shin armor while you are at it...ouch.
    And recommended footwear.


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    Dark cycles

    Here's what I use....
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    They shed the much really well, and are super grippy. Don't slip though, you will regret it!

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    I was thinking along the lines of something more aggro

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    And recommended footwear.

    Like these...

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    Blackspire Sub4. Light, strong, and great bang for the buck. Found them at Treefortbikes for under $80.

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    For the racer looking for an edge

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