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Old 08-08-08, 12:03 AM   #1
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crankbrothers 5050

um, so after searching through pedal threads i was wondering about opinions on the cb 5050 platform pedal. i know most people talk about the eggbeater but i want to go with clipless for now. is it not mentioned because it's too large or expensive?
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Old 08-08-08, 02:44 AM   #2
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most people talk about egg beaters for fixed riding/riding where you need/want foot retention.. If your riding single speed, these will work fine esp. if your used to riding bmx style platforms.
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technically eggbeaters are clipless pedals, since they secure your foot without toe clips, just fyi

the 5050s i've heard are good platform pedals (even though those who ride hard, i.e. trials, jumps etc say the colored plates start to come lose) but i don't recommend riding platforms on a fixie, especially without brakes. that said, i've done it, i just don't recommend it.

have you looked at the mallets? that is what i have, you can ride them like platforms with no problem, then when you are ready to go clipless you don't have to buy new pedals, and you can always go back and forth.

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Remember wide pedals increase your chances of pedal strike.
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