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Old 07-07-18, 06:41 PM
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ACE Pedal QR Titanium pedals?

im looking to upgrade my Bromptonís pedals hoping I can get more platform area for my feet compared to the stock Brompton. I see everyone talks about MKS pedals but Iíve seen ACE titanium quick release platform pedals which looks similar to the MKS promenade pedals; however, I never see anyone talk about them. Has anyone had experience with them? Iím curious to see if those ACE QR pedals have to have a yellow ring adapter like the MKS EZY pedals
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Old 07-07-18, 11:26 PM
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They seem like decent pedals. The only issue with pedals like that is the random quality of the bearings. MKS pedals are over engineered and weigh over 400g, but do their job perfectly. Those pedals are 180g but from the similar ti pedals I have bought they might spin great or might not, might have side to side play, might not. And the side to side play is very distracting, makes it feel like something is slipping in the drivetrain. I think most pairs are ok, but its a slight gamble.
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Old 07-13-18, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Quiksetz View Post
im looking to upgrade my Bromptonís pedals hoping I can get more platform area for my feet compared to the stock Brompton. I see everyone talks about MKS pedals but Iíve seen ACE titanium quick release platform pedals which looks similar to the MKS promenade pedals; however, I never see anyone talk about them. Has anyone had experience with them? Iím curious to see if those ACE QR pedals have to have a yellow ring adapter like the MKS EZY pedals
Try getting measurements of the platforms. MKS lists their numbers on their site. Most companies advertising low weight(Ti Parts Workshop, ACE, etc.); save weight by making the platforms small(er). If you want bigger pedals than what's on the Brompton; go with MKS Lambda/Gripkings or MKS Always.
MKS EZY detachable pedals come with the yellow security ring. MKS advises to use the rings/clips so that the pedals don't accidentally come off. Most users(including myself) don't bother. Other pedal companies that copied MKS' system don't come w/ the security rings. One last point; MKS tried to improve
on the EZY system by making the EZY Superior line. Superior pedals don't use clips/ring. You need to align the collar to a white dot before it will release. Lambdas/Gripkings and Always are Superior pedals. I used the standard(non QR) Lambdas on my pakiT; they're nice with sneakers:

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Old 07-13-18, 12:57 PM
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I will be upgrading mine too. The plus Q Factor of the Brompton left pedal bugs me to no end. I had my eyes set on a removable MKS Touring Lite Ezy Superior but them came across a folding type MKS FD-7 for quarter of the price and thought will give that a try. If going the MKS route also note that bearing technology differs from model to model. Don't know if you will be able to tell the difference when riding though.
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I'm also on the lookout for lightweight pedals and spotted the Ace QR ti pedals, if anyone has other recommendations I'd be keen to hear them.

P.s. I could only find one review in another thread on here:
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I got a pair of those on my Brompton. I can't recommend them:

1. Too small unless you have petite ballerina feet
2. Inboard bearing is a sleeve bearing. On my left one, one one shortish ride after using it for perhaps a month, the pedal started binding halfway through the ride. I managed to get home; I think it rotated the spindle inside the MKS style removable bit. I got it apart easily enough; the sleeve bearing is some sort of hard plastic-like material and it had bound to the Ti axle. The axle showed some damage. I cleaned that as well as I could using a scouring pad. The bearing itself I cleaned and smoothed by carefully twisting a 10mm drill bit in it. Grease, back together and so far it is holding. But I would not trust this thing going on a tour or something.

Despite that I still use them.

In case you're wondering, I have them screwed into that insanely light but cheap crankset that is popping up all over these days in black or silver. Can't recommend that either. Not stiff enough, and Q-factor too small. I discovered it IS possible to have your feet too close together on a bike.
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Old 02-06-20, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by weight4it View Post
I'm also on the lookout for lightweight pedals and spotted the Ace QR ti pedals, if anyone has other recommendations I'd be keen to hear them.

P.s. I could only find one review in another thread on here:
I am still using them - hard to believe it has been more than 2.5 years! No further trouble with bearings. I even rode up Mt Diablo in SF with them, not cranking too hard to prevent failure.
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Great to hear that jur!
I was going to get a set of MKS compact EZY pedals (~300g) however the weight saving on the ACE pedals is quite remarkable!

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I am still using them - hard to believe it has been more than 2.5 years! No further trouble with bearings. I even rode up Mt Diablo in SF with them, not cranking too hard to prevent failure.
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These are really excellent they use HT AR-12 platform and weight only 192grams while being big enough: 75 x 67 x17 mm


They are perfect for a Brompton.
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