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Old 11-21-07, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by wll View Post
Just ordered Grip Kings today, should be in around Dec 14th or so.

Will put them on my Specialized Crossroads, that I will turn into a commuter bike.


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I have a pair on order that should be arriving on Nov 27th. I am putting them on a SOMA Doublecross that is being built up as we speak, er type, as a flat bar commuter.
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I have a pair on order that should be arriving on Nov 27th. I am putting them on a SOMA Doublecross that is being built up as we speak, er type, as a flat bar commuter.
I'll be interested in hearing your impressions.
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I don't really like how they don't have anything to grip directly over the axle (and in that area). Seems like you would have to pedal with the arch of your foot over the spindle to me...
I was wondering the same thing. Can anyone who has them, comment? It looks like the pressure will be on ones toes and arch.
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Old 11-26-07, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Cody Broken View Post
They are fairly spendy at around $45. I got them on the cheap.

But more importantly, like diff_lock2 I have found the spiky, flesh-rending type pedals excellent for snowy conditions.
price point has them for 30 bucks.

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...uzu-Pedals.htm
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Old 12-01-07, 05:16 PM
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Still no one with the Grip King pedals?
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Old 12-02-07, 11:01 AM
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Still no one with the Grip King pedals?
I guess not, I'd be very interested in hearing more about them though.

All of the bmx platforms I have used have been excellent already as far as grip and surface area/support go, but the pedals strike fairly easily in turns. It seems like these could solve that problem.
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Old 12-02-07, 10:15 PM
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Unless you're running a fixed gear, tire/shoe overlap shouldn't be a problem - it's only at really low speeds that you can turn your wheel more than a few degrees.
Huh?
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Old 12-05-07, 12:47 PM
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Still no one with the Grip King pedals?
Mine have arrived, but I haven't replaced the MKS Touring pedals on the bike now. Hopefully can do that and get a test ride in by the weekend.
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I've had them for about a week and they are mounted on my road bike. You can ride them with or without shoes as there are no pins or spikes. I have big feet and the fit is like no pedal I've used before, especially barefooted which is an unexpected treat. The "nothing over the spindle" is not a concern. I was originally attracted to them because I have to ride flat pedals for a while and I didn't want anything that would remove flesh if I slipped. With the rounded corners and no pins they looked like they would work. I'm glad that I bought them.
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Originally Posted by gazer View Post
Umm, they are for road bikes. That's kinda the point.

Unless you're running a fixed gear, tire/shoe overlap shouldn't be a problem - it's only at really low speeds that you can turn your wheel more than a few degrees.

Dave Moulton's take...
They ARE for road bikes? They look like they would be fine for a mountain bike.
Tire/shoe overlap is one thing, but if the pedals hit the front wheel, I would not use that bike/pedal combination.
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I'm pretty new here (and to biking). In fact, I just bought a used bike today. It came with Crank Brothers 5050 pedals on it. Seem to be pretty grippy if you ask me. I think you can even move the pins around if you so desire.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/5050.php
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I've had these on my Bike Friday NWT for over a week now. Tonight I rode from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn to the West Village over the Williamsburg bridge and back in very slushy, snowy conditions (got to experience the very excellent new bike lane on Bleeker). The GKs grip my sneakers very nicely. My feet feel really stuck on to the pedals. It seems that the length is what makes them feel like this. I also like how narrow they are since it's fun to pedal while turning. The first day I got them it was rainy and my sneakers seemed to slip a bit on them, but tonight was pretty wet and I didn't have any slippage whatsoever. So far I feel that the name Grip King is very apt, though I'll be on the lookout for any slippage like I experienced when they were brand spanking new, maybe I just needed to get used to them. I also feel like my pedaling is more circular and efficient than ever with the GKs.

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Just got mine yeaterday, now what bike to put them on .... I think my old steel frame LeMond Alpe D' Huez :-)


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Got a couple good reviews in here, anyone else?
My cheapo bmx pedal's bearings are dying on me and I will need to pick up a new pair of platforms reasonably soon. More info would be great
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Originally Posted by ekitel View Post
The GKs grip my sneakers very nicely. My feet feel really stuck on to the pedals. It seems that the length is what makes them feel like this. I also like how narrow they are since it's fun to pedal while turning. The first day I got them it was rainy and my sneakers seemed to slip a bit on them, but tonight was pretty wet and I didn't have any slippage whatsoever. So far I feel that the name Grip King is very apt, though I'll be on the lookout for any slippage like I experienced when they were brand spanking new, maybe I just needed to get used to them. I also feel like my pedaling is more circular and efficient than ever with the GKs.

What about riding them in dress shoes with heels or in wide winter shoes? Thanks.
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Old 02-05-08, 01:21 AM
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Yeah, I put a thread asking for reviews, but got nada. Only review is the one in this thread. However, i tried buying it and riv has it temporarily out of stock...
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They ARE for road bikes? They look like they would be fine for a mountain bike.
Tire/shoe overlap is one thing, but if the pedals hit the front wheel, I would not use that bike/pedal combination.
If those pedals hit the tire then what about your toes hitting? They stick out further than the pedal cage!
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However, i tried buying it and riv has it temporarily out of stock...
maybe this is the problem, just not enough in circulation yet.
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I have big wide feet - size 124E (extra wide). Do you think these pedals will be too narrow for me? I currently use MKS touring pedals.
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I have big wide feet - size 124E (extra wide). Do you think these pedals will be too narrow for me? I currently use MKS touring pedals.
I have had the pedals since the first shipment. My feet are 12.5 E. I went on my birthday ride last Sunday wearing my worn thin racing flats (yes, running shoes) and the pedals were great, no hot spots, no lack of support, perfect operation for 58 miles (I took a wrong turn which added a few). I love these pedals.
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Thanks. Anybody know where I can get the best deal on them? I might buy two pair.
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I bought a pair about a month ago. They take a little getting used to because the feel is different than other pedals because of the wide gap. I'm very happy with them overall, however. Very comfortable and grippy of course. My switch back to "free" pedaling is complete. Just ordered another pair.

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Just ordered a pair of Grip Kings. I'll report back in a few weeks on the experience, since such impressions are hard to find right now.
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Can't wait for the report - I didn't read every post of this old thread word-for-word but I never really saw an answer to the original question of winter riding. I'm a clipless rider but when the snow's a foot deep those sure look like they'd fit a Sorel pretty nicely.....

Riv also has a new pair of BMX pedals that they've had to nickname "Grip God" since they're grippier than the Grip King. The God is twice the $$$ as the King - seems like that's actually cheap - but if the King is good enough I'll go with them.

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I've been riding on these for a few days now. They're good. They're not in the same league, stick-to-your-ridewise as the FUNN Soljam Vipers I have on another bike, but they're not meant to be; they're good commuting pedals with a nice surface area, solid-feeling when standing up and climbing.

They do get a little slippery in the rain (I rode in a downpour a couple of days ago), and those bumps are much less grippy than MTB pegs--but not so much less that I'm going to change pedals.

Bottom line for me is that they're 80% as good as my ultra-sticky shinburgers, and the remaining 20% isn't as valuable to me as how good the Grip Kings look on my Xootr Swift.
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