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    Help me find some good platform pedals

    I'm not ready to go for clipless pedals yet because I haven't been riding that long plus I commute to my college classes on it. I'm looking for some platform pedals to replace the stock ones that came on my Trek 4500. If they're the kind that absolutely obliterates your shins if you happen to come into contact with it, so be it. I just want the best platform pedals for my money. I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions. On my list ride my feet slipped away from the pedals a couple of times, and I'd like to avoid that as much as possible without switching to clipless.

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    I miss my clipless when I'm spinning up a hill, but almost all the rest of the time give me some simple platforms. I just bought a pair of these, they're cheap, sealed bearings and I like them fine:

    Zuzu

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    If you want some serious grip get a set of these:

    Brooklyn

    I use 'em and have had no problems except for a few scratches.

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    Originally posted by MikeOK
    I miss my clipless when I'm spinning up a hill, but almost all the rest of the time give me some simple platforms. I just bought a pair of these, they're cheap, sealed bearings and I like them fine:

    Zuzu
    Those recieved really good reviews on mtbr.com btw

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    Originally posted by dirtbikedude
    If you want some serious grip get a set of these:

    Brooklyn

    I use 'em and have had no problems except for a few scratches.
    OMG you have a set of those. I want a set sooo badly. They have some serious grip and rip potential

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    Whatever you do, if you get the pedals with the jagged pins on them and go out hucking, be sure to wear shin-guards. It hasn't happened to me yet but my kid has some platforms on his BMX bike and I've had to clean out some pretty scary looking boo-boos on his shins more than once from his foot coming off the pedal.

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    Originally posted by MikeOK
    Whatever you do, if you get the pedals with the jagged pins on them and go out hucking, be sure to wear shin-guards. It hasn't happened to me yet but my kid has some platforms on his BMX bike and I've had to clean out some pretty scary looking boo-boos on his shins more than once from his foot coming off the pedal.
    I wear those scars with pride. Personally I couldn't huck in clipless...

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    There are two good things about those pedals other then grip. One, they are so sharp you do not feel it when they do cut you and secondly, they have a built in bottle opener so you can kill the pain with a Guinness.

    Seriously though, the only time they actually do damage to your leg is when pushing your bike up a hill and you smack the back of your calf with them.

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    Is that really humanly possible to pull off on a bike?

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    The Brooklyn's are bad@ss but these are what I use:

    On the commuter:
    DK Iron Cross

    On the new Rockhopper FSR:
    Primo Tenderizer

    The verdict is in on the Iron Crosses They're big, they're bad, they're FREAKING HEAVY, but I've had no problems with them after packing the bearings and spindles with some heavyweight grease. As for the Primo's I haven't had them long enough to really put a lot of miles on them but they seem to be a good pedal for the type of riding I do.

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    Hey G. look at it like this, all the pedals mentioned are great pedals. If you ride in muddy conditions I would suggest some thing with more grip. If the conditions are dry then just pick wich one appeals to you the most.

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    Originally posted by dirtbikedude
    If you want some serious grip get a set of these:

    Brooklyn

    I use 'em and have had no problems except for a few scratches.
    I cut my shin, knee and ankle just looking @ the picture!!!!

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    My son just saw that pic bac, the first words out of his mouth were "man, those would hurt!"

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    Oh man those Shinburgers look insane. The cheese grater analogy on their website is a good one. Those might be a little too hardcore for me since I don't have shinguards. When I started this thread it didn't matter to me but now I've reconsidered. The DK Iron Cross is looking pretty sweet right about now. Good amount of grip and pretty aesthetically pleasing also. I like the Zuzu also.............choices choices.......

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    Some of my favs besides the shinburgers

    http://www.mtbreview.com/reviews/Ped...ct_86716.shtml
    http://www.mtbreview.com/reviews/Ped...ct_87851.shtml (these things are stickky)

    I am all about keeping my feet on the pedals without clipless...

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    Anybody had any experience or heard anything about these??

    Shimano PD-MX30

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    The PD-MX30 is the original Platform pedal. It's really a great pedal that a lot of companies copy! They are smooth and light and pefect for your riding style. Another pedal I like is this one:
    www.atomlab.com Trailking or the Ballistic

    Here's a pic of the Trailking!
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