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Shimano Saint MX80 vs Race Face Chester vs Crank Brothers 5050 Pedals

Old 09-27-17, 03:28 AM
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Shimano Saint MX80 vs Race Face Chester vs Crank Brothers 5050 Pedals

Hi guys,

I'm debating between these three flat pedals and wondering if anyone had an insight one way or another. Shimanos seem to be most popular but these composite type Chesters are gaining in popularity as they are lighter with wider platform profile (about 10mm difference). They'll be going on a gravel grinding type bike to replace the stock pedals. While the lightness is welcome, part of me feels the Chester's width would be too awkward looking against the narrow steel tube profile of gravel/cx type bikes (Jamis renegade) as they are more MTB suited.

Thanks in advance for any insight.
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I don't have them on my gravel bike, but in my experience, RF Chesters are quite nice.
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I use the Chesters on my Specialized Fatboy and they handle what can be brutal conditions here in Minnesota really well. I can't say enough good things about them - good grip when it's snowy with just my trail shoes. No problems at all with pedal strikes in dry trail conditions.

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