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    The Left Coast, USA FrenchFit's Avatar
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    Recommend a Quality Fixie Pedal

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    Cheap would be nice, but I don't mind paying for quality.

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    Double strap like velcro, or leather?

    MKS GR-9 (much flatter, but they don't grip as well as the others)
    MKS Sylvan Track
    Well-Go RO-25Beezies

    Or shell out for them MKS Urban Plats. I haven't used mine yet, but they be spinnin (Chris Rock) they be spinnin!

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    I am curious about the mks urban pedal. Doesn't the spindle look super long? Seems like they would screw up your q factor. Could be just the perception of looking at the pic, but would love to see them next to the gr9, or sylvan tracks.


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    I can take pics if Scrod doesn't chime in first.

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    I think I like the MKS Sylan Stream better than those.

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    pics pics pics

    spindle only looks slightly longer than my GR-9's, but i'd be curious. might as well throw some sylvan tracks in there for comparison is well if someone can, i always thought they seemed like a longer pedal compared to the GR-9's.

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    MKS Urban Platform vs. MKS GR-9 (spindles are lined up +/- 1mm):







    Vs. MKS Sylvan Track




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    Thank you. I've been meaning to post comparison pics on the RG blog but it keeps slipping through the cracks.

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    Urban platforms seem amazing

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    I'm putting my Urban plats on my short distance bike, for comfort.

    My GR-9's are more comfortable overall than the Sylvan Tracks or RO-25B's, but I feel like I also lose some of that grippyness. It's your basic tradeoff. Also, the GR-9's are much easier to flip, but also feel sharper when riding the bottoms.

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    Great thread here - I've been curiously contimplating between the GR-9's and Urban Platforms. One more comparison I would like to see is the Urbans and the Streams.

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    Streams feel exactly like Sylvan Tracks under my feet (which I don't like) and don't have a flip tab.

    Comparing them to Urban Platforms is apples and oranges.

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    interesting, so how double strap compatible are the MKS Urbans?

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    +1 on MKS GR-9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    interesting, so how double strap compatible are the MKS Urbans?
    The same as GR-9s. There the have slots for singles, as seen here:



    but the second strap can just be looped beneath the pedal and will stay secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post

    but the second strap can just be looped beneath the pedal and will stay secure.
    I saw the pictures at your storefront but that's the answer I was really looking for....I'm fairly happy with my V1.5's and BMX pedals at the moment but those Urbans have me interested...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Streams feel exactly like Sylvan Tracks under my feet (which I don't like) and don't have a flip tab.

    Comparing them to Urban Platforms is apples and oranges.
    Thanks, gotcha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FakeFuji View Post
    Urban platforms seem amazing
    Yes, they appear to be a decent pedal at a more affordable price than the White Industry version.

    I've been using the Lyotard "Marcel Berthet" pedals, on which both the MKS and White Industries urban pedals are based, for some time.


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    This thread name had me lol'in
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    Big Ups to Biggly for the photo's, really shows the comparison width/length wise of all those pedals.

    +1 on the GR-9s. They look quite a bit smaller, but have the most comfortable and solid platform I've found with my variety of size 11.5 skate shoes. As mentioned above, also the easiest to flip out of any pedal i've used. can't comment on comfort of riding them upside down though, because seriously, why would I ever do that. kind of defeats the purpose of strops and clips.

    The Urban's platform looks quite comfy, but enough more to justify the greater risk of pedal strike compared to the GR-9's

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    I only ride the bottoms in like one-two block segments where there is a signal at every block (downtown L.A., hate it).

    There's just no point in clipping in/out at every red light, and I ain't gonna track stand at every one either, so a lot of times I'll just leave one foot in/one foot out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    I saw the pictures at your storefront but that's the answer I was really looking for....I'm fairly happy with my V1.5's and BMX pedals at the moment but those Urbans have me interested...
    You would use them with leather straps right? Just making sure, because I don't think velcro will work that well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    You would use them with leather straps right? Just making sure, because I don't think velcro will work that well.
    oh I know, after the winter I am debating on trying clips again my last set were on Welgo track pedals and I soo didn't like how those felt. I really like the big flat nature of the Urbans though

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    I am seriously in love with the Urban Platforms and double straps I got from scrod. My feets are happy.

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    hairnet might be the only person that could help, but what pedals could someone with, ehh lets say sz 14 shoe use with retention?

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