Originally Posted by Mr.Noobie
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.