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Old 08-31-11, 10:03 AM   #1
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Mountain bike pedals with clips

Anyone have any recommendations for pedals for use with clips?
I have some MKS MT Lux on my Stumpjumper. They seem grippy enough and looked the part for the bike.

I've looked at newer platforms with the studs in them but liked having the clips a bit better. I haven't found modern platforms like these yet that would accept clips/cages.

No... I don't want clipless. Don't bring it into the thread.
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Old 08-31-11, 10:18 AM   #2
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The old standard back in the late '80s/early '90s (as in pre SPD) were Shimano Deore with resin clips. Not sure if anyone makes something similar. They looked a bit like track pedals with big teeth. Prior to that I remember using rat trap pedals with steel clips.

The new platforms look more like BMX pedals. I think those are aimed at the freeride lot.
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Old 08-31-11, 10:24 AM   #3
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You know you're gonna bust your ass doing this, right?

Just sayin'......
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Nashbar still makes this style pedal and I think they are something like $15/pair. I have some older Deore's like this that are still going but I prefer the old Deore XT's if you can find them as they have a nicer cage and the dust cap are metal and screw into the pedal body where as the standard Deore are the plastic push-in style.

Watch out, though, or you'll find yourself buying an old $25 mtb just to snag the pedals.
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Yeah, Deore XT and Suntour XC pedals sell for more on ebay than whole mountain bikes I've seen wearing them.

And no Mike, I'll not be busting my ass. I've been riding with the clips on my other bike for quite some time with no problems. I'm just looking for more options out there. There are obviously the actual vintage options, but it'd be nice to see some new things as well. The MKS ones I'm using pretty much follow the old shimano/suntour pedals.
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Since this is C&V . . .

I use a big set of steel road pedals from an old Ross road bike. They are durable and, with large resin toe clips, big enough to allow me to wear hiking style shoes when commuting or running errands.

look in your junk drawer or visit a bike store with a good junk drawer. IMO
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAKAE-LOW-FA...item2c5ed33860
Sakae Lowfats. Back in the day, I liked them better than Shimano Deore XT or Suntour XC Pro. They work with clips/straps, were lower profile, lighter, and quite a bit cheaper. Also, they came in a faux milk carton....
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I second the Sakae's. I'm still using mine.
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My go-to pedal is a "comfort" platform - the Wellgo WG-5. They work great with toe clips and I can ride them all day without getting the dreaded numb toes that I usually get from traditional caged pedals.

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I have been using these on a few bikes - They look nice and are light and cheap enough that if they wear out you can just get another pair - If you want to maintained the CV image then ditch the cage and strap and go for metal Sunlite cage and leather strap...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BW3HM8
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I love my modern platforms ...I couldn't fathom off road in cages
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