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    MKS rx-1 vs. royal nuevo vs. custom nuevo

    Anybody have any opinons on which are better for street riding? I have the regular sylvans right now and they're gettin pretty old and beat up. I dont know if there's already a thread on this or not. I will be using double straps if that makes a diff.

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    you can repack the bearings on the MKS sylvans and they'll be as good as new. there's a DIY thread floating around here somewhere, i added a description of repacking them.

    that way, you don't have to spend a hundred dollars on pedals that will pretty much be the same.
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    How are those somas? I assume they're probably just like the mks'. And queerpunk I'll probably do the diy repack job and put the sylvans on my beater bike.

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    just adjust the bearing preload or repack and then adjust the bearing preload on your sylvans and then spend the money you save on drugs or strippers.
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    None of them are any better for street riding. The higher-end MKS pedals are meant for slotted cleats and riding at the track. I'm not going to get into some "this is made for the track NOT the street" argument, but for the price its a lot more economical to buy clipless or four new pairs of Sylvans. The only reason for the "nicer" ones on the street is the bling-factor and NJS stamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBonham View Post

    $69.99

    Or you could just get gr-9's for over a third the price, and they look better.

    Oh, and also, he wanted to run doubles.
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    nickatina, you'd feel like dutret more if your prose was interspersed with phrases like hipster ******* ******* ****er ****hole.

    as it stands, you're just plain old right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
    None of them are any better for street riding. The higher-end MKS pedals are meant for slotted cleats and riding at the track. I'm not going to get into some "this is made for the track NOT the street" argument, but for the price its a lot more economical to buy clipless or four new pairs of Sylvans. The only reason for the "nicer" ones on the street is the bling-factor and NJS stamp.

    God, I feel like dutret here.
    +1. For street riding in street shoes, track specific pedals designed for slotted cleats will only offer you extra foot pain, not extra speed. Honestly, MTB pedals or touring pedals would much better serve you.
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    I thought only the mks EXA was made for the cleats, not the ones mentioned above. I have used mtb and touring pedals, I didnt really prefer them. I am going to be using double straps. I already HAVE sylvans, they're going on a diff bike and I want something nicer to go on the bike i ride everyday. No ones really given me much sound opinion on the three pedals except that they're "expensive" or I should buy sylvans. I think im going to go with the WIDE custom nuevos with some double straps.

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    The opinion that they gave you is that for what you need, you're not going to notice any improvement over the sylvans you already have, meaning if you need another set of pedals, you might as well just get a set of sylvans again.

    But it's your money.
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    Do you guys know this from experience or what? I dont want another set of sylvans, they're ok but they're a lil small, hence why I think the wides would be good.

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    i own the normal (non wide) custom nuevos and love them. that's my experience. (got them with my drivetrain)

    i see plenty of people on xxfixed wanting to trade their rx-1s for custom nuevos so maybe something is better? or maybe more hype.

    i haven't used any other pedals on my bike cept for my spd + cleats, but i did ride a friends fuji with sylvans. difference is probably nominal.

    i've heard good things about the gr-9s listed in this thread.

    you can use double straps on the mks pedals you listed but you will most likely need longer screws for the clips so you can create a pseudo strap channel

    edit: people commenting about sizing. i wear a sz 8 -8.5 so the normal custom nuevos aren't bad at all. yea i can understant them no fitting with sz 12s.
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    rx1's are really ****in tiny... just stick with sylvans or gr9s, high end pedals are total bling wastes of money

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    Wide Custom Nuevo-double Strap

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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    Or you could just get gr-9's for over a third the price, and they look better.

    Oh, and also, he wanted to run doubles.
    +1, look way better and would prolly be better in general for street use (soft-soled shoes, etc.)
    however they only take a single strap.

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    i have some mks unique royals that i paid 20 bucks for
    and i can't really tell a difference between them and sylvans
    but i haven't ridden them that much but the little bit i did they felt exactly the same as sylvans

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    I have RX-1s that I like. Expensive bling, but if you are into that go for it.
    They are sealed bearing and I think the others you mentioned are not. I wear size 12 shoes and use MKS LL cages and they are fine width-wise, but the soles of my shoes are fairly stiff. With soft shoes like converse or Vans you might appreciate wider pedals.

    And GR-9s, Slyvan Lites, repacking what you have, etc, are all really good options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trons View Post
    rx1's are really ****in tiny... just stick with sylvans or gr9s, high end pedals are total bling wastes of money
    I wear a US9 and I think GR9s are a bit on the small side too, but I love mine, I especially enjoy the lack of a ridge running across my foot.

    Rocking two straps with a home made doubler and longer screws for the toe clips.

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    If you need wider pedals go for Sylvan roads or Sylvan touring. Be careful with the touring, though, as pedal strike can be a problem with those, especially if you're running anything longer than 165 cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedup View Post
    Do you guys know this from experience or what? I dont want another set of sylvans, they're ok but they're a lil small, hence why I think the wides would be good.
    Yes, I know this from experience. If you aren't riding with carbon, hard leather, plastic, or wood soles, and attached cleats, track racing specific pedals with high ridges are a bad choice. They are worse than what you have now. What straps and clips you use won't change this from being fact. The pedal cage ridges are very high in order to engage deep in the slot of a cleat. With flexible shoes, like street sneakers, the ridges have nothing to ultimately engage except your flexible foot. If you ride further than the local coffee bar, or really even more than down the block, this will be bad for your feet and bad for your pedal stroke. What is right for flexible street shoes? MTB pedals work well as they are wide enough, have low ridges, and lots of little teeth to grip your street shoe rubber with. The pedals were designed for the kind of footwear you ride in. Same goes for some touring pedals. GR9's are also nice with the addition of a little grip tape. But track pedals for your intended purpose are all wrong.
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    PS- If you are riding in any normal road setting other than racing, and having a problem with pedal strikes on a track frame with an already high bottom bracket and 165mm cranks, then your riding style may very well need an upgrade as opposed to your pedals. Anything but the widest/deepest rat traps or BMX pedals shouldn't be causing any pedal strikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidtwisty View Post
    +1, look way better and would prolly be better in general for street use (soft-soled shoes, etc.)
    however they only take a single strap.
    Another +1 for the GR-9's (I love mine). Also, remember that you can use extra long screws to use double straps or you can just leave the double part beneath the pedal but not locked in. I can't find the pictures right now but I've seen it.

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    And better to use a single strap with the right pedal than a double strap with the wrong pedal. Though most MTB and non-platform touring pedals will work with doubles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trons View Post
    rx1's are really ****in tiny... just stick with sylvans or gr9s, high end pedals are total bling wastes of money
    I have 2 pairs of rx-1 1 i bought 1 i got in a trade and I hate them.
    sylvans are great and the new mks cross pedals are awesome too.


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