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    Pedal Selection: Salsa Fargo

    Hey Guys,

    Just bought a "new to me" 2015 Fargo Suspension, and need to pick out some pedals. I'll start by saying that I'm cool with flats or clipless, I've ridden clipless on my road bike for years and flats on my previous MTBs.
    But, I keep flip flopping on what to slap on this new bad boy, so I'd figure I'd throw it out there and see what everyone else is riding.

    My intention for this bike is the all-rounder. Towney runs, pulling the kid in the weehoo (if you don't know, google it, best trailer EVER), some single track and gravel and potentially some bike camping.
    I'm leaning flats, but not 100% sold yet. . . . .

    Sorry, no picks yet, waiting for it to ship from the LBS in Boulder, CO.

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    Mesa MP Platform Pedal with Replaceable Pins | Fyxation

    There's a few variations on that pedal from different brands, but I've been extremely happy with them and have run them on all my bikes for a few years now. Especially fantastic in winter.
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    Nice, I'll have a look.

    Anyone else?

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    shimano saints for flats and xt trail pedals for clipless.
    i'm sure there are better pedals out there, but these both have been super good to me.

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    Both. In the situation and use you are describing, I would leave the flats on most of the time, especially for town runs and kid hauling, but switch out to clipless for big/fast/long rides.

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    Thanks guys, been thinking about that exact idea. Ride flats most of the time and slap on the clippers for big rides.


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    I run shimano M520's on mine, they are cheap and work great. When I do a quick run with the kids I just wear my running shoes and they work just fine on the clipless pedals for a short jaunt.
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    Ordered a set of Deity Compounds to start and will probably pick up a set of the Shimano M785s when I get some shoes. Thanks guys!


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    Got everything sorted last week with the Compounds.



    Work well, but its been so long since I've ridden anything but road shoes, the flexibility of my street shoes started to fatigue my feet a bit. So, might actually go gets some riding shoes sand some SPDs . . . . We'll have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Klapp View Post
    Got everything sorted last week with the Compounds.



    Work well, but its been so long since I've ridden anything but road shoes, the flexibility of my street shoes started to fatigue my feet a bit. So, might actually go gets some riding shoes sand some SPDs . . . . We'll have to wait and see.
    Some 510's or other bike shoes (I have some Teva's) or even skate shoes can help with that. Also, it could actually be foot cramps indicating you might need to up your potassium/caclium/magnesium intake a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino View Post
    Some 510's or other bike shoes (I have some Teva's) or even skate shoes can help with that. Also, it could actually be foot cramps indicating you might need to up your potassium/caclium/magnesium intake a bit.
    Possible, but I think it's more the shoes. Light weight, thin sole. Will try a different pair see how that goes.

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    bike shoes with pinned platform pedals, or you're going to flex. I'd at least try the platforms for a couple weeks before going to clipless, just because they are so much easier to grab & ride. And trying to rush a decision on a new bike doesn't always work. In a couple weeks, you'll have a better feeling if you need clipless or not.

    If you do need clipless, possibly consider something like a crankbros mallet. I don't normally like the combo platform/clipless pedal, but I hear good things for the mallet. If you go 100% clipless, I'd just grab some good ole schimano 520. Bulletproof and easy.
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    Yeah, 520s are on the list for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Klapp View Post
    Possible, but I think it's more the shoes. Light weight, thin sole. Will try a different pair see how that goes.
    Shoes made for riding make a huge difference, I'll bet you notice a difference immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcaino View Post
    Shoes made for riding make a huge difference, I'll bet you notice a difference immediately.
    Yeah, might thoughts exactly. Like it said, been a really long time since I've ridden anything besides my road shoes and cleats. And, my old (10+ years ago) MTB had cage pedals and I was young and didn't care . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Klapp View Post
    ....And, my old (10+ years ago) MTB had cage pedals and I was young and didn't care . . .
    Cages! Ack! Those things still give me nightmares.

    Pick up a pair of 5.10s and fuggedaboutit.
    "The only way we can truly control the outcome of a ride is not going on it, which is a choice I'm unwilling to make." -K.B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Cages! Ack! Those things still give me nightmares.

    Pick up a pair of 5.10s and fuggedaboutit.
    LOL! Few scars on the shins from those bad boys . . .

    Been looking at the 5.10s, FreeRides look pretty good.

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