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Old 11-18-07, 11:37 AM
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Grip King Pedals

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Thinking about a nice set of pedals for winter riding.

Anyone have experience with these?
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holy moly -
what's wrong with a set of Eggbeater's?

then again, I guess if you're a Rivbike kinda guy, clipless is not retro enough...
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I alway ride with clipless, except for commuting. What I want is a wider pedal with lots of grip, I do not really notice that most pedals are too short just too narrow, but it may be the clown feet that have grown at the end of my legs. Those are nice looking pedals though, heck I would buy them just cause they are "pritty"!
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Have you tried BMX or downhill pedals with the traction pins? Maybe something similar to the Crank Brother's 50/50. I recently had a pair of similar pedals on the fixie because I had a cleat malfunction. With a pair of deep lugged shoes, I had quite a bit of traction. Much more than if I had regular cage pedals. It also might be cheaper than the Rivendell's, though it may not have the same cache.

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Have you tried BMX or downhill pedals with the traction pins? Maybe something similar to the Crank Brother's 50/50. I recently had a pair of similar pedals on the fixie because I had a cleat malfunction. With a pair of deep lugged shoes, I had quite a bit of traction. Much more than if I had regular cage pedals. It also might be cheaper than the Rivendell's, though it may not have the same cache.

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I use clipless for my performance riding, but for winter riding or just casual rides I use BMX pedals on my bikes. They are inexpensive and have great traction with loads of spikes on the platform.
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Those grip king don't really have studs, or so it seems from their web pics.

For the winter, i use something like this:

I donno what they are but they work VERY well, the studs have a sharpened lip, i was riding them on my SS mountain bike, and i got some really nasty shin strike...
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holy moly -
what's wrong with a set of Eggbeater's?

then again, I guess if you're a Rivbike kinda guy, clipless is not retro enough...
I like the Crank Bros, they outfit the majority of my bikes. Was entertaining something that might be a bit more boot inclined for the sloppier weather.
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I can see putting those on a town bike.
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
Those grip king don't really have studs, or so it seems from their web pics.

For the winter, i use something like this:

I donno what they are but they work VERY well, the studs have a sharpened lip, i was riding them on my SS mountain bike, and i got some really nasty shin strike...
I have a set very similiar to those, they are by Haro, Magnesiums? my feet have never ever slipped off my pedals! they also have a lot more studs on them and come with a set of replacement studs too!
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I use a pair of DK Iron Cross BMX pedals on my slick tired MTB. The pins grip really well. Surprisingly well, in fact. I usually ride that bike with Vans, and there's no slippage. The Grip Kings would afford greater cornering clearance, though.
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They look like battle ax heads, and that is reason enough to buy them.
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I wonder if anyone has even received these yet since they're a brand new design. If anyone's tried these in wet weather I'd like to hear how they grip when wet. Lots of rainy commute days here.
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I have Sun/Ringle Zu-Zu pedals and they are sweet.
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I have Sun/Ringle Zu-Zu pedals and they are sweet.
What do they run?

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Forget wet weather, how would they perform in ice or snow...
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What do they run?

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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.
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previous to converting to clipless, i did run BMX style pedals with nasty teah. Looked like a bear trap.

my feet did NOT slip off them.
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I use a pair of DK Iron Cross BMX pedals on my slick tired MTB. The pins grip really well. Surprisingly well, in fact. I usually ride that bike with Vans, and there's no slippage. The Grip Kings would afford greater cornering clearance, though.
Im an Etnies guy myself your right about the combination of a good shoe and a good pedal, my Etnies grip everything! I never slip off my Haro pedals
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Originally Posted by dobber View Post
http://www.rivbike.com/#product=14-053



Thinking about a nice set of pedals for winter riding.

Anyone have experience with these?
I am thinking about these pedals now, just because I think they look pretty cool and would probably be just fine for my 12 mile commute
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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...
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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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Yes, but the Grip King look like battle axes. Sweet!
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Originally Posted by acroy View Post
holy moly -
what's wrong with a set of Eggbeater's?

then again, I guess if you're a Rivbike kinda guy, clipless is not retro enough...
I can't fit cleats on my thinsulate hunting boots that I like to wear when it gets below about -10*F.
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You have too check, too make sure they don't hit the rear edge of the front tire?

That would be my concern, but then these pedals aren't for a road bike.
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You have too check, too make sure they don't hit the rear edge of the front tire?

That would be my concern, but then these pedals aren't for a road bike.
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.

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