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Old 07-31-04, 10:55 PM   #1
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what kind of pegs

i want to start flatland. what kind of pegs should i get.

i like these

haro spyder tube pegs
shadow conspiriency lean pegs

what are good flatland pegs?
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Old 07-31-04, 11:12 PM   #2
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www.flatlandfuel.com is where you start.

The best pegs, in my opinion are the Arestic Sirencer pegs, but at $45.00 a pair, they are really pricey. I bought aluminum pegs 2 years ago for $10.00 a pair because they were on sale. I have NEVER seen a difference between any of the aluminum pegs that look similar. They all hold up well and have good grip on them.

From flatlandfuel, you can go with the Primo Tubesteak pegs, their least expensive, and be perfectly happy for a long time. Should last several years if flatland it what you are into.
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cool i looked there. things were kind of pricey. ill have my local bike shop order them.
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Your local bike shop will likely cost more for those brands, but you can likely get some good deep socket ALUMINUM pegs from your bike shop for about 20 bucks a pair. Not sure what happenned to all the cheap aluminum pegs.
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thats cool do they need to be thredded or have some sort of grip on them? or smooth
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For flatland you might want some grip for your shoes such as lines wrapping around the peg. They will help in situations where you can only get part of you shoes on the peg. Also for your hands to. There are also some pegs that have rounded ends for piviting like the Huck Suppressor and the Bizhouse Escalator. Check them out at www.danscomp.com They have them at a reasonable price.
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i want to start flatland. what kind of pegs should i get.

i like these

haro spyder tube pegs
shadow conspiriency lean pegs

what are good flatland pegs?
its my opinion that flatland pegs arnt really put under a whole lot of stress so u dont really have to get super tuff ones its mostly the size that ur comfortable with and the style man
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thats cool do they need to be thredded or have some sort of grip on them? or smooth
All flatland pegs have something on them to help the pegs grip the tire. Like I said before, the Arestic Sirencers at www.flatlandfuel.com are one of the single best peg designs I have ever seen. They are really grippy for your feet, but aren't to tough of your hands. They are really lightweight, but will usually last a couple of years in flatland. They are about as weak as a flatland peg is allowed to be made, and they will wear out if you ride a lot and use them. Finally, the end of the peg is not knurled (grippy) which means that should you progress to tricks where you pivot on the end of the peg, then the peg won't grip as hard and will help you with the trick.

1. Flatland pegs all have something on them to help grip your feet better than street/park pegs do.
2. Flatland pegs are almost always 100% aluminum to keep weight down.
3. Flatland pegs slide onto your axles then you use a long socket wrench and an extension to install them.
4. Because aluminum is more expensive than steel, they typically cost more than steel pegs.
5. Because aluminum weighs less than steel they will almost always weigh a lot less than steel pegs.
6. Because aluminum is softer than steel, you should not grind on aluminum pegs... to often at least.
7. Flatland pegs are typically about an inch wider than street pegs to be more comfortable on your feet.

I actually have some aluminum park pegs that are smooth and great in skateparks because they are long, skinny and smooth and really good on steel rails. But, they would fall apart on concrete.
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