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Nidge

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Re: Flat pedal shoe combo
« Reply #15 on: 11, May, 2018, 06:38:49 PM »
Here's the steel spindle version of the Wellgo MG1

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/wellgo-mg1-magnesium-platform-flat-pedals/rp-prod44059

You can get the MG1 Ti on ebay..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Wellgo-MG-1-Titanium-Axle-Spindle-MG1-MTB-BMX-Bike-Platform-Pedals-White/301432168481?hash=item462ec1e021:g:69kAAMXQTgZQ9PX0

or you can buy the Ti axles separately as an upgrade..

http://www.trialsaddict.com/pedal-spares/wellgo-mg-1-ti-axles.html

A pair of MG1 Ti pedals is almost 1/2 pound lighter than Saints.. if that kinda thing matters to you...!
Ah Gerry you never fail to disappoint with your extensive knowledge of all things mountainbing

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Re: Flat pedal shoe combo
« Reply #16 on: 11, May, 2018, 07:42:47 PM »
What pedals would you recommend for a 29er, Gerry?  ;D

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Re: Flat pedal shoe combo
« Reply #17 on: 12, May, 2018, 10:17:09 PM »
Superstar El Plastique are very good & cheap.
https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/el-plastique-pedals.htm

My only criticisim of them is that the pins are too long & they can eat up your shoes if you don't lift your foot to adjust your position. Easily filed down by a couple of mm or replaced with shorter bolts...

They're user maintainable too, if that's your thing.

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Re: Flat pedal shoe combo
« Reply #18 on: 14, May, 2018, 11:29:01 AM »
What pedals would you recommend for a 29er, Gerry?  ;D

Cheeky little pup...  ;)

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Re: Flat pedal shoe combo
« Reply #19 on: 14, May, 2018, 11:36:34 AM »
Superstar El Plastique are very good & cheap.
https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/el-plastique-pedals.htm

My only criticisim of them is that the pins are too long & they can eat up your shoes if you don't lift your foot to adjust your position. Easily filed down by a couple of mm or replaced with shorter bolts...

They're user maintainable too, if that's your thing.

I always take out the long pins for the same reasons you mentioned.. almost too much grip.. they make it difficult to adjust your feet mid-flight... but they also completely destroyed a pair of Shimano AM40 shoes on me.. the long pins dug deep grooves into the sole, so deep that it cut through the rubber entirely and into the midsole..!

Also, long pins and shins don't go too well together... take it from someone who has experienced that particular 'sensation' on many occasions.. an indescribable pain.. I would not wish it on my worst enemy..

I doubt even child birth is as painful..!

 

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