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Looking for new slip resistant flat pedal with durable bearings

Old 09-02-17, 01:17 PM
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Looking for new slip resistant flat pedal with durable bearings

My city/touring bike is 23 years old and so are the pedals. I rebuilt lots of it already and now I need to swap the pedals. Bearings are still great but the plastic/rubber has hardened and when they are wet they become very slippery.
I am looking for some new slip resistant pedals which:
- can carry my weight of 270+ pounds
- are comfortable with all kind of shoes
- have high quality bearings

This is my daily commuter bike and I am willing to spend money for good quality. Any advice?

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Old 09-04-17, 04:55 PM
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Try looking up platform pedals they are reasonably priced and can be used with or without the pins. With pins the pedal is very grippy.
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I got some Crank Brother's large size Stamp pedals for my Townie. They are grippy and have plenty of room for my extra wide size 13 feet.
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Classic look, built for touring (so good for long rides and short):

https://www.modernbike.com/mks-sylva...-pedals-silver
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velo orange touring



think about a spd/flat pedal combo like shimano 530

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I put a set of Race Face Chesters on my mountain bike when I moved the SPDs onto the new gravel bike. I love those things. I have tremendously fat feet (they're big boned, really!) and they're super comfortable. The pins keep my shoes on them as well. I've never slipped once.

And they look kind of cool, too.

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I have used the Shimano Saint MX80 Flat Pedals on my Mountain Bike since 2014 and got another set for my Hybrid/Fitness bike too. They are that good. I doubt I would ever use anything else. You can adjust the pins depending on how much grip you want. I've ridden these with Nike shoes, Merrell hiking shoes and most of the time Shimano urban shoes (clip removed) and the pedals have handled it all as well as my weight like a champ. Even the pedals on the MTB have taken a beating from rocks and such and show no sign of wearing down.
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Thanks guys. I will check these out. I have wide feet as well and shoe size 14. So any big pedal is a plus.
One more stupid question:
It has been a while I have changed pedals on a bike and I don't recall which side does have right handed thread and the left handed thread.
Which one goes on which side?
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The pedals are labeled Left and Right for the side they go on.
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Its hard to cross thread pedals.

Installing rotation matching forard pedal motion (so your pedals don't come off on the non drive side)

Left side is lefty tight
right side is righty tight
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I'll vouch for the Saints. I've had them on my commuter for 2 years. I bike most work days from March-October and use them with any of my shoes...from Merrell minimalists to hiking boots.
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Bonmixc mountain bike pedals are what I use on my road bike. They will not slip. And, you can use straps on them. I tried clipless pedals and one day I may go back to them. But I like to get off my bike a lot and walk, eat, have coffee, so the clipless pedals just don't work for me.

Oh, and they are on Amazon
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Originally Posted by Jason9142002 View Post
Bonmixc mountain bike pedals are what I use on my road bike. They will not slip. And, you can use straps on them. I tried clipless pedals and one day I may go back to them. But I like to get off my bike a lot and walk, eat, have coffee, so the clipless pedals just don't work for me.
MTB shoes will allow you to walk. It's why I wear them. Road fashionista's frown on it, though.
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https://pedalinginnovations.com/buy-your-pedals/

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Here we go

ON THE CHEAPER/HEAVIER DURABLE SIDE:

* Primo super tenderizer
* Wellgo v8 copy (make sure to regrease and adjust straight out of the box.

PRICY SIDE:

* Easton Fatboys
* Pedaling innovations Catalyst Pedals.

Stick with alloy - no magnesium, steel guts - no titanium.
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I've got these pedals on my mountain bike right now. I've got some egg beaters that I don't use on it because A) the shoes I have for those kind of hurt my feet, and B) I've fallen over a couple of times while using the egg beaters on my MTB and hurt my shoulder quite badly. I run SPD SL pedals and cleats on my road bike and have for many thousands of miles with no issue, but on my MTB I'm just a little skeered of trying to use them again. I'll suck it up one of these days and just do it. In the meantime, those Wellgo pedals are great. They are large platforms, and the screws that stick up bite into the shoes I use with them incredibly well, so I've got tons of traction and whatnot. As far as the bearings go, I haven't taken them apart to look at the bearings but I've got several thousand miles on them and they're still awesome.
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MKS 3000R , 'dutch' pedals.. rubber block with embedded reflectors.

they can be serviced..
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