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    Pedals?

    Sorry, forgive the newb. I recently picked up a Specialized Crosstrail Sport and I'm looking to upgrade the pedals. Could you guys give me some recommendations for some decent pedals that won't break the bank? I like the size/feel of the factory pedals but they're plastic and they get a little slippery when wet.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
    Sorry, forgive the newb. I recently picked up a Specialized Crosstrail Sport and I'm looking to upgrade the pedals. Could you guys give me some recommendations for some decent pedals that won't break the bank? I like the size/feel of the factory pedals but they're plastic and they get a little slippery when wet.

    Thanks in advance.
    Have you thought about going clipless?

    Yes, you'll need ot get new shoes as well...but if you're slipping all the time you'll prob be looking at some dedicated DH shoes anyway like 5/10s...

    Either that or get some toe clips?

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    If you want platform pedals that your shoes won't slip off of no matter the weather, look no further than a set of Wellgo BMX pedals. Or some other brand of BMX pedals that you like the look of. The studs on BMX pedals make them the next best thing to clipless. I rode those a while before settling on Shimano SPD's, which are a very generic and super capable clipless system. Toe clips are for troglodytes.
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    Not sure what brand these pedals are. My bike had SPD's on them when I bought it off a guy in 2006, so the LBS I took it to put these on for me. They're black aluminum with these screw-in studs. I don't recall ever slipping off of these, ever, even with my full weight on them from a start when I'm in the wrong gear.

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    Thanks for the info guys. I don't want to have to buy dedicated shoes right now so I would like to stick to a more traditional style pedal. Those Wellgo BMX pedals look like they should fit the bill.
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    youi really can't go wrong witht platform pedals so long as they have some good grip on them. I use the Forté Convert Platform Pedals and they really grip, if you feel like you need to move your feet around it is easy to do and no matter how you place your feet they grip the sole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgensince74 View Post
    youi really can't go wrong witht platform pedals so long as they have some good grip on them. I use the Forté Convert Platform Pedals and they really grip, if you feel like you need to move your feet around it is easy to do and no matter how you place your feet they grip the sole.
    Those Forté pedals look really nice. They're definitely in the running now. I think I'm going to check out my LBS this weekend and see what they have to offer.

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
    I think I'm going to check out my LBS this weekend and see what they have to offer.
    2 to 1 odds they don't stock them and it'll be quicker (and cheaper) to order from Wiggle, Chain Reaction, etc. But I digress...

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    On a budget, I like Wellgo MG-1s. I run a set on one of my own bikes, and I've bought them as gifts for my son and various of his friends over the years. eBay is the best source. They come in various colors, which is fun for the kids.

    Specialized makes a set of plastic, BMX-style pedals. Your local shop might stock them. I am not so sure about the plastic though. All my own pedals are metal.

    Really, any decent-quality pinned pedal will do the job. They are a great choice if you just want to be able to hop on your bike and ride. (Just don't go barefoot. LOL!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexi01 View Post
    2 to 1 odds they don't stock them and it'll be quicker (and cheaper) to order from Wiggle, Chain Reaction, etc. But I digress...
    I'll probably end up ordering online, but I would like to support the shop I bought my bike from so I'll probably check there first.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    On a budget, I like Wellgo MG-1s. I run a set on one of my own bikes, and I've bought them as gifts for my son and various of his friends over the years. eBay is the best source. They come in various colors, which is fun for the kids.

    Specialized makes a set of plastic, BMX-style pedals. Your local shop might stock them. I am not so sure about the plastic though. All my own pedals are metal.

    Really, any decent-quality pinned pedal will do the job. They are a great choice if you just want to be able to hop on your bike and ride. (Just don't go barefoot. LOL!)
    Those Wellgo MG-1's look nice and they're not too expensive on ebay. I'm definitely going to check out my LBS before making a decision though.

    When I was looking around I noticed some pedals were offered in 1/2" threading and 9/16", what's standard? I assume most pedals that don't really specify will work on my bike, but I want to be sure.

    Thanks for the help guys.
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    I bought Shimano SPD 324s. They have reasonable grip and I can ride with clipless shoes, too.

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    maybe should get the shimano spd a530, they have a platform on one side and the clipless spd system on the other side. that way when you realize it is 1000% better when "clipped in" you will already have the pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branstone View Post
    maybe should get the shimano spd a530, they have a platform on one side and the clipless spd system on the other side. that way when you realize it is 1000% better when "clipped in" you will already have the pedals.
    I have those too.
    The pedal side is quite slippery though ... I only use that side for casual riding and for that it's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    If you want platform pedals that your shoes won't slip off of no matter the weather, look no further than a set of Wellgo BMX pedals. Or some other brand of BMX pedals that you like the look of. The studs on BMX pedals make them the next best thing to clipless. I rode those a while before settling on Shimano SPD's, which are a very generic and super capable clipless system. Toe clips are for troglodytes.
    I second the recommendation on the Wellgos. I went with M-21 cages because they were well constructed, light, and grip well; being dirt cheap was a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    If you want platform pedals that your shoes won't slip off of no matter the weather, look no further than a set of Wellgo BMX pedals. Or some other brand of BMX pedals that you like the look of. The studs on BMX pedals make them the next best thing to clipless. I rode those a while before settling on Shimano SPD's, which are a very generic and super capable clipless system. Toe clips are for troglodytes.
    This is the route I went and I think the pedals were like fifteen bucks at the BMX counter of the LBS.
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    Bringing this thread back to life. I put off buying new pedals until now. I was out riding yesterday, and discovered that one of my pedals was cracked, so I placed an order for the Wellgo MG-1 pedals. I know they're nothing special, but regardless it's an upgrade over the factory plastic pedals. Should have them in a few days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
    Bringing this thread back to life. I put off buying new pedals until now. I was out riding yesterday, and discovered that one of my pedals was cracked, so I placed an order for the Wellgo MG-1 pedals. I know they're nothing special, but regardless it's an upgrade over the factory plastic pedals. Should have them in a few days...
    They are special. They are way out ahead of most (all?) stock pedals. Sure, they're not as spendy as some, but they are very good. I run them on one or two of my own bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhunley1 View Post
    Bringing this thread back to life. I put off buying new pedals until now. I was out riding yesterday, and discovered that one of my pedals was cracked, so I placed an order for the Wellgo MG-1 pedals. I know they're nothing special, but regardless it's an upgrade over the factory plastic pedals. Should have them in a few days...
    I almost always change mine out to cheap Wellgo Peddles, there light, and inexpensive.
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    I like a set of webbed cages that can bolt right up to the stock pedals. Then you can run stock street shoes but get some much more efficient pedaling going on.

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    I have these and they're very grippy. They come in silver, black and gray.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Wellgo-M...item43b3db4be5


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    Ive been using Ergons pedals.. 2 winters .. Sz US_11 feet
    Big, contoured, surface and large integrated reflectors..

    grip patch is abrasive like Skateboard deck stuff.. rather than spikes/pins/setscrews,
    I have some BMX pedals too, just not on the most ridden commuter..

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    I just picked up some Wellgo LU214 City Pedals and MT-10 Strapless Toeclips. I really like them so far. I like wearing street/casual clothes when I ride, so I'm either wearing my Nike running shoes or TOMS on short trips around town. I was worried about straps actually coming into contact with the top of my foot while wearing TOMS, so the strapless clips have worked well so far. The City Pedals are pretty grippy as is, and the clips are nice and stiff so I get pretty good efficiency and am able to just hop off the bike and walk around town without bringing a change of shoes. For $21 total, I'm pretty happy.

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    Did some riding this past weekend with the new pedals... They have a lot more grip than the factory pedals! So far I have no complaints.
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