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Offline 4x4TampaTaco

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Looking for decent Platform pedal
« on: September 20, 2009, 10:11:16 PM »
   Looking for a decent platform type pedal.  The Stockers on my Rincon are getting bad. After riding in the rain, or hosing the bike off the pedals don't exactly turn that great & you can hear the grit in them. Thought about repacking them but I'd like a real Platform pedal, not some cheap wanna be.  I remember I liked running the GT Platforms with a good Vans Shoe that had the checker board tread pattern. Never cared much for "claw" type cage pedals. They bend up easily and really do a number on your shins.  Opinions?

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 10:37:40 PM »
Time clipless pedals

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 11:00:05 PM »
any clipless instead of platform

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 12:20:01 AM »
I run syncros race freeride platforms but they will make hamburger out of your legs if you don't wear shin guards. They're also uber expensive. You can get the type without replacement spikes for about $65 online. My buddy bought those type and he is very happy with them plus his shins have yet to be destroyed.
Couple of my buddies have Kona jacks&*t platform pedals and they are pretty good minus the fact that the spikes come out and it's hard to find replacements.
If you're gonna ride mostly XC then I'd definitely go clipless unless of course you just find it to be more fun on platforms.
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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 07:49:23 AM »
Not sure I'm ready for clipless yet.  I rode Shimano clipless platform DX's about 10yrs ago and loved them. But on these choppy MTB trails...  I'd have to have a clipess that's pretty lose; adjustable.  Might look into a set...

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 08:07:38 AM »
Not sure I'm ready for clipless yet.  I rode Shimano clipless platform DX's about 10yrs ago and loved them. But on these choppy MTB trails...  I'd have to have a clipess that's pretty lose; adjustable.  Might look into a set...

Time ATAC's.. best clipless for getting in and out of in a hurry... My 8 year old son even uses them...

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 09:17:02 AM »
Those that know ride XTR ;)

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2009, 04:23:11 PM »
I have a pair of Crank bros 5050 platforms I used once.  I prefer clipless.  Let me know if your interested

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2009, 07:52:43 PM »
I've never used them but I always see the Wellgo MG-1 pedals highly recommended.
Personally I greatly prefer clipless in every circumstance that I think I might ever ride in. With a bit of practice getting your foot loose becomes so natural that I don't think I can say I've been in any crash yet where I think platforms would have helped.

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009, 08:35:36 PM »
very true.  It becomes habbit, just some situations out there are a bit intimidating right now for clipless.

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009, 09:10:17 PM »
Once you get dialed into clippless, you will feel intimadated if you are'nt clipped in. It connects you with the soul of your cycle :)

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Re: Looking for decent Platform pedal
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2009, 10:00:26 AM »
Hi all !   The specialized lo-pro mags are great as well as the shimano dx pedals . The dx's are rebuildable , I tried to rebuild the lo-pro's but was not successfull . Now I just use the Times or the SPD'S .

 

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