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Old 05-28-12, 01:48 PM   #1
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Pedal advise needed

Now that I have my saddle figured out I do need to get new pedals. I mainly ride flat trails and pavement. I wear tennis shoes when I ride and my foot size is a 12. The ones on my bike are cheap hard plastic that measure 3 3/4 x 3. I'm thinking maybe I could do a little bigger and more of a forgiving pedal. Most likely a platform type. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Despite what we say here- Clipless are not always necessary.

There are aftermarket pedals that are larger so Get on the net or a trip to your LBS.
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I got a pair of Ergon pedals last summer, used them all winter ,
they are a contoured pedal , though plastics are used
they are not cheaply made..

this year they offer a second higher priced model
the plastic is carbonfiber filled.. other makers do this too ..

Time Atac, has carbon filled plastic pedal parts for their clipless systems
at the upper price ranges..
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I love the MKS Lambda pedals I have. The quality is very good and they're comfortable with just about any shoes. They grip very nicely unless it's raining. If you do a lot of rain riding, there are some optional pins available. (You can buy from a number of places; I don't have any experience with the one I linked. It just happens to have good pictures.)
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THose Ergon pedals look sharp. One concern I would have is whether they regularly orient themselves for pedaling. I have a cheap pair of pedals on my current ride that can be frustrating in that they need to be flipped to the correct direction on starts.
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Mountain bike pedals with pins are grippy and large, certainly. I like that when I ride my MTB to work in the rain (it has disc brakes so I use it as a commuter in wet weather, but mostly use my folder in dry weather). But I do find it harder to get my feet in a comfortable orientation on the pedals; the pins don't allow them to move at all. And if the soles of your shoes are not fairly substantial, you will definitely feel those pins.
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I'd get these:
Nashbar makes a pair of pedals just like these that are great under my size 13.5 foot!

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_175246_-1___

The "pins" in this type of pedal serve to keep your foot on the pedal without tying your foot down like clipless, toe clips or straps pedals do. The pins are small allen screws so removal is easy if you want less pins for some reason.

I'd try the nashbar pedals or the ergon pedals for platform use since both have their own pluses for folks with big feet!!!!
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