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Best flat/plataform pedals that holds up a heavy rider

Old 05-17-21, 05:29 PM
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Best flat/plataform pedals that holds up a heavy rider

Hello everyone new member here,

Since March I started to get ready to ride a bike again, it was a hard decision because I am 380lbs and never thought a bike could hold my heavy weight. Thanks to all of you I learned it was possible and with the help of an amazing LBS here in Ontario I was able to modify my 2009 Giant Cypress R and got a new custom rear wheel and new cassette in order to change from freewheel to freehub.

In the last couple of days I being riding very carefully my bike on paved and very well maintain gravel trails the bike is (thanks God) holding up very good.

Only part I believe is going to fail on me very soon are the pedals ( originals plastic ones) so I wondering if you guys can recommend me a good set of flat/plataform pedals that can hold my heavy weight, not sure if is important but my size is 11.5 but my feet are wide. Thanks in advance.

Ps.I am very grateful with all of you because I read all the threads of the last 5 pages of the clydesdale/Athenas forum and I learned A LOT like for example I got a pair of 6XL Aereo Tech design padded shorts and they fit amazing! But I did not find any information about pedals apologies If I missed the thread on this subject and was already being discussed.
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Old 05-17-21, 06:48 PM
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I don't know what or if pedals have weight ratings, really it's your leg muscles pushing on the pedals and not your weight. Those plastic pedals are garbage. Look for mountain bike flat pedals. I can't remember the brands or even the brand I have but I love the pedals.

They look like this and there's lots of different ones to look at....

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I have Race Face Chesters....check them out
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Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will be fine for you. Metal ones are spendy but I've been using a set of Crank Bros Stamp 1 composite pedals and fairly impressed with them. I'm weighing in at just over #300 and doing XC style mountain biking with jumps and small drops in the mix, so they'd be fine for your riding and are a lot cheaper than metal pedals
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Old 05-18-21, 08:38 AM
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Thank you so much for all your kind response, the information on all the bike components is so overwhelming that I sometimes feel lost. Same goes with pedals, concave, flats, convex, composite, aluminum, magnesium, different number of pins, how many sealed bearings etc.

Really good to know composite pedals will hold my 380lbs weight, as I mention before my bike is hybrid and just doing easy rides on easy terrain. I will check all your recommendations and the availability on my LBS.

The priority for me is to find a pedal that have less chance to snap on me (and maybe hurt me )on a step hill where you need to apply a lot of pressure to the pedals.

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Old 05-21-21, 12:25 PM
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I have Wellgo MG-1s on my Kona Sutra.

Blew out a pair of Kona Wah-Wah IIs within 200 miles - never again.
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I have had very good luck with Welgo platform pedals. I try to get as many studs as possible in my pedals for good shoe gripping ability. 8 to 10 studs per pedal side will be enough. I weigh in the 260lb area and have never had a Welgo break. I've used the Welgo models B124, B143, and the MG-1. All on the road with me today. Good luck.
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I don't mind a quality resin pedal, as they can be built plenty strong and hide scuffs way better than metal. The spindle is the weakest part anyway, so I'd focus on that; obviously avoid any titanium BS.

If you want to go fancy, Shimano has a really nice-looking and strong platform pedal with super-grippy pins in their Saint line.
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Mind you, any downhill pedal will do. Think of dynamic forces; any part that can handle a hard landing on big gap clearing without failure will be more than adequate for normal trail riding for any size of rider.
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Hello everyone new member here,

Since March I started to get ready to ride a bike again, it was a hard decision because I am 380lbs and never thought a bike could hold my heavy weight. Thanks to all of you I learned it was possible and with the help of an amazing LBS here in Ontario I was able to modify my 2009 Giant Cypress R and got a new custom rear wheel and new cassette in order to change from freewheel to freehub.

In the last couple of days I being riding very carefully my bike on paved and very well maintain gravel trails the bike is (thanks God) holding up very good.

Only part I believe is going to fail on me very soon are the pedals ( originals plastic ones) so I wondering if you guys can recommend me a good set of flat/plataform pedals that can hold my heavy weight, not sure if is important but my size is 11.5 but my feet are wide. Thanks in advance.

Ps.I am very grateful with all of you because I read all the threads of the last 5 pages of the clydesdale/Athenas forum and I learned A LOT like for example I got a pair of 6XL Aereo Tech design padded shorts and they fit amazing! But I did not find any information about pedals apologies If I missed the thread on this subject and was already being discussed.
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I broke(within 3 months) two of the following pedals on the drive side :

Shimano Deore XT PD-M8140 Enduro / Trail Flat Pedal

https://www.bike24.com/p2324379.html...1868,1937,1938



So after destroying two supposed tough pedals, I decided to stop mucking around and bought these bad boys, where they claim the weight limit is 800lbs, and after 2 years, they are still going strong.

Speedplay Drillium Platform Pedals

https://www.bikebling.com/Speedplay-...y-drillium.htm

The Speedplay Drillium pedals are excellent and easily the best platform pedals I have ever used.

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Old 06-25-21, 05:57 AM
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^ Ha, those look pretty solid!

I've bent all kinds of pedals (though never broken) but it's always from crashes and rock/curb impacts, never from just plain riding.
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I use Crank Brothers Mallets. Couldn’t be happier.
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Been on SLX pedals for quite a while, they are holding up well
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I weigh 270 and thus always looking for better pedals. Maybe I had a dud crank arm but the larger pedals (like the big CB Stamps) seem to put a lot more stress on the crank arms and their threads. I only had one failure so its just a hunch tho

I am liking the Fooker pedals right now.
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When I was ~360lb I was running the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedal and I swear by them. That said they are waaaaaaay more expensive now than when I got mine, so my next best alternative was the Crank Brother Stamp 2 Large pedals.

Most people say you can't feel a difference between a composite and a metal pedal but I actually replaced the composite Stamp pedal with a metal one and it felt waaaay stiffer. I'm at a weight now where I can get away with running a composite pedal, but I still prefer metal ones.
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I have the Chesters also, nice low price platform pedal. I just haven't used them very much, they are for my winter bike.
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Take a look at MKS Lambda pedals.
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