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Flat pedals

Jan. 13, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
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What are you flat pedal purists riding on these days? I need to pick some pedals for my new AM bike. Looking for something thin and light-ish and sub $150. I had some HTs on my DH bike - liked the ultra thin look and low weight and was happy with the platform but the hardware is garbage. Any experience with the RF Atlas platforms? Or other suggestions? I have big feet (13) so that's a factor for me as well. Any input is appreciated - Thanks!

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Jan. 14, 2016, 12:17 a.m.
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Canfield Bros Crampons

They're on sale on their website right now.

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Jan. 14, 2016, 4:49 a.m.
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Easton Flatboys. Like glue. Might be more of a DH pedal I guess?

Jan. 14, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
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Shimano Saint flat pedals.

They are very, very affordable - yet strike a perfect balance in all areas.

Quite thin, great grip (with the washers under the pins removed), bearings last almost a season (and can be adjusted and regreased), big enough. Look good.

For sure there are thinner, lighter, maybe even more durable pedals. But every pedal I´ve tried which was really a lot better in one of the named aspects was at least triple the price - and often fell short in another aspect.

I have total confidence in the safety of Shimano products, which is another plus. I prefer swapping bars and pedals more often, as I wouldn´t like a failure on these parts.

My pedals tend to get quite a bit of abuse, so justifying really expensive pedals is hard. The last super expensive bling, light pedals were killed on their first ride - hit a rock accidentally.

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Jan. 14, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
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RF Atlas, HT AE02, Hope F20s…. all good pedals for grip, weight, platform size and shape. The Hopes are the best built in terms of durability IMO. I have size 12 shoes and no issues with any of these for support.

Jan. 14, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
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i got shimano saint pedals, $120 best pedal i have owned! rebuildable too.

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Jan. 14, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
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My first set of Atlas pedals had the bearings seize after four or five rides.

Replaced the bearings and then rode for the rest of the season. Pulled a pedal off with my hand near the end of the season when I noticed it seemed to be sticking out a bit from the crank arm.

I'm running Scarab's right now mainly because that's all the shop had and I wanted to keep riding. Leggatt snapped the axle on his so that's kind of in the back of my mind.

Jan. 14, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
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I'm rocking the RF Atlas on my trail bike and I couldn't be happier with them. They're very slim but have a wide platform - perfect for larger feet. My bike is pretty low, so I do strike the pedals from time to time - so I know they're pretty burly.

Jan. 14, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
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Kona Wah Wah. Cheap and cheerful. Multiple years of riding on this set with no issues at all.

Ride, don't slide.

Jan. 14, 2016, 7:47 a.m.
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Im using blackspire sub420's the pins they use are very grippy(best grippy ive ever had) and they cost 120$ cad , Ive also been happy with NRG tasters choice at 100$ locally..

Jan. 14, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
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My first set of Atlas pedals had the bearings seize after four or five rides.

Replaced the bearings and then rode for the rest of the season. Pulled a pedal off with my hand near the end of the season when I noticed it seemed to be sticking out a bit from the crank arm.

I'm running Scarab's right now mainly because that's all the shop had and I wanted to keep riding. Leggatt snapped the axle on his so that's kind of in the back of my mind.

I had exactly the same problem with the Atlas pedals except mine just fell off the axle:S If they fit your budget take a look at the DMR vaults,huge platform,grippy pins,bomb proof if your a bigger dude with big feet.

Jan. 14, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
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I still say the composite body pedals are the best bang for the buck. I have the eariler generation of these:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ca/en/nukeproof-electron-evo-pedals/rp-prod122950

They are light, cheap and have decent grip. I imagine the updated version ive shown here have even better grip. They take a beating, and you dont feel as bad about beating these guys up as you do a $200 set of something more bling.

They are also available from Deity, NRG etc….

Jan. 14, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
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Spank Oozy Pedal

Jan. 14, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
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If you can pony up the dough the Race Face Atlas are amazing!!! Run them on all my bikes.

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Jan. 14, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
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Spank Oozy Pedal

I'm running these too, but find I have to pull them apart and grease the bushing in them quite often.

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