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Old 04-05-22, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by tkamd73 View Post
Wellgo B087s, have them on a bike I use for same purpose you listed. Feet never slip no matter what shoes Iím wearing, 20 bucks on Amazon.
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My favorites as well. They won't slip in any shoes, even wet. They won't eat your legs up like more aggressive peddles, and they are comfortable in even less than desirable cycling footwear.
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Old 04-09-22, 02:00 PM
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Deity Deftrap


Nylon composite, adjustable/replaceable pins, grippy, affordable ($50 ish), DU internals, sealed bearings, concave profile, big footprint 113mm x 103mm - lots of colors, but black is best once they start getting dirty and scuffed.

https://www.deitycomponents.com/deftrap_pedals.html

If your budget is bigger, Deity has some very nice aluminum pedals.
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Old 04-13-22, 05:51 PM
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I picked up a pair of Fooker pedals and they are super grippy. They are platform pedals with pins, similar to others mentioned here.
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Old 04-13-22, 11:48 PM
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I use Wellgo MG-1’s on my mountain bikes and they grip well and are comfortable with hiking shoes.

A cheaper version are MG-3 with molded pins.

The most comfortable pedal I’ve used is the Wellgo B67; but they weigh a ton. I think they are discontinued.

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Old 04-17-22, 09:49 AM
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Been back to flats some time ago. Went back to flats when I started to have pain mountain biking with clipless. I have Shimano Saint for the mountain bike and like the concave fit. The Saints are now on my road bike and I put a pair of Crank Bros stomp 7 on the mountain bike and like the large platform.
My knees are shot and clpless started bothering them so not sure if I will go back after knee replacement in the future.
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Old 04-17-22, 11:07 AM
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gthomson , if you're still looking the flat Grand Cru Sabot pedals by Velo-Orange might suit you. They're 100x100mm in size, come with modest-height rounded pins. Made of aluminum, and comes with add-on reflectors if you want to install those. Reasonably accommodating for street shoes, fitness shoes, or tougher trail/biking shoes.

https://velo-orange.com/collections/...u-sabot-pedals
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Old 04-17-22, 02:35 PM
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I'm giving these a try right now on my commuter bike, soon to be my touring bike. I have their Shockstop stem and they had a Kickstarter going for these. I got one of the first pair.




https://redshiftsports.com/products/arclight-pedals
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Old 04-19-22, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
I'm giving these a try right now on my commuter bike, soon to be my touring bike. I have their Shockstop stem and they had a Kickstarter going for these. I got one of the first pair.




https://redshiftsports.com/products/arclight-pedals
That's a very good idea. I sometimes wear a bright blinker light on my ankle using a strap. I think the motion of the light makes it significantly more visible.
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Old 04-25-22, 02:17 PM
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I like MKS Sylvan pedals for everything - road (yes, I've done a 50-miler with them), gravel, and mountain biking.



I'm in the market for some new pedals for one of my kids' bikes and wonder about flat MTB pedals with threaded pins in them. Surely those must tear up the soles of shoes, right? I asked a guy at the LBS the other day and he said, "Oh, no - those don't hurt shoes at all" but I just cannot believe that. How could they not rip and dig little holes everywhere on shoe soles (and shins)?

Not trolling; I'd honestly like to hear from those who use threaded pin pedals. My teenage son thinks my old man pedals aren't cool enough for him, and pedals are an inexpensive enough thing that I don't mind getting him some he'll like more, as long as they aren't absurdly costly.
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Old 05-01-22, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by andrewclaus View Post
Thanks for the shopping list, everyone. I just converted back to flat pedals after about 50 years of various clip and clipless systems. Late last year I salvaged and repaired a bike that came with generic black flat pedals. I tried them out "for the first ride." 1500 miles later they're still there and I love them. I'm going to convert my other bike and it's good to have a list to choose from. I'm surprised at how little I miss the cleats and clips, at how little difference it really makes.
The difference is found on the hills where being able to apply more force to the pedals and do so for more degrees of pedal movement is quite apparent. Riding on flat ground while running errands the flat pedals with sneakers are fine. The other very big difference with clip and clipless shoes is the stiffness of the sole which is less tiring for long rides.
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Old 05-01-22, 10:12 PM
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I have Kona Jack **** pedals, that about sums up my thoughts on the subject.
https://www.oymbike.com/products/210000027712
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Old 05-09-22, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
fwiw, these are the pedals I use on 3 bikes
Mountain Bike ROCKBROS MTB Bicycle Pedals with Wide Flat Platform
FWIW I just bought a 2nd set of these because I may have damaged the originals, so I just chucked them. I guess if you like something well enough, to buy them again, that's worth sharing? got them in black this time. the blue was fun but didn't really match anything
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Old 05-09-22, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
FWIW I just bought a 2nd set of these because I may have damaged the originals, so I just chucked them. I guess if you like something well enough, to buy them again, that's worth sharing? got them in black this time. the blue was fun but didn't really match anything
Very similar to what I just bought. Haven't got them installed but based on all the recommendations, they looked like a good choice.

ROCKBROS Mountain Bike Pedals Flat Bicycle MTB Pedals 9/16 Lightweight Road Bike Pedals Carbon Fiber Sealed Bearing Flat Pedals : Amazon.ca: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 06-02-22, 06:19 PM
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And to finish my OP and the post above, I finally got them installed and here's the results. Yeah, not bad, definitely better then the original steel saw toothed edged pedals it came with. Not the same as steel toe clips, or clipless but nice and comfortable.


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Old 06-04-22, 05:08 PM
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I use DMR V12s with metal screw-in pins. They've done no damage to my Five Tens that I can discern. I would trust them with any rubber-soled shoe, but I'd expect other materials, like leather, might sustain damage, but they'd sustain damage with toe clips, and they'd be hard to fit to clipless pedals, so that's probably a wash.
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