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Old 08-28-18, 06:46 PM
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Folding Bike Pedals are Flexy

My folding bike has folding pedals, and they are too flexible for me. Sometimes I like to stand up and pedal, and I'm worried they will snap in half.

Has anyone replaced their folding pedals with stiffer ones?

Maybe I can replace the outer pedal with a normal metal pedal, since it wouldn't interfere with the fold? Or if I replace both with non collapsible pedals, I'll have to make sure that the pedals are rotated just right before folding the bike.

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My folding bike has folding pedals, and they are too flexible for me. Sometimes I like to stand up and pedal, and I'm worried they will snap in half.

Has anyone replaced their folding pedals with stiffer ones?

Maybe I can replace the outer pedal with a normal metal pedal, since it wouldn't interfere with the fold? Or if I replace both with non collapsible pedals, I'll have to make sure that the pedals are rotated just right before folding the bike.

Thanks!
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MKS makes folding and quick release models.
Most people seem to like them.

MKS ESPRIT SUPERIOR PEDALS by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
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dittos...Both the Wellgo QRD pedals and the MKS are excellent recommendations and definite upgrades. I have both, of course they are removable and not foldable, but are stiff, and high quality which will last much longer. Post back with what you end up deciding.
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I find the Brompton folding pedal quite solid under foot, pedaling..
Right one non folding.. seems same feel.
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These are the Wellgo F265 Folding Pedal - strong, no flex, inexpensive, well built, and long lasting. So far I have them on 3 of my folders,...
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I have the MKS quick release pedals and they work great. No flex at all - they feel identical to 'normal' pedals.
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Old 09-10-18, 10:53 AM
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Because I use my Brompton to commute to work and on business travel, I switched to these folding pedals to avoid scuffing my shoes:


https://www.internet-bikes.com/en/11...nch-black-set/

They feel solid (I'm about 235lbs), fold easily, don't slip, and have held up under serious climbing etc.

Downside? 515 grams for the pair.
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Personally I like the MKS quick detachable pedals. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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step away from the folding pedal

I have tried pretty much all the folding pedals that get recomemded on these forums. This included the folding recomendations on this thread. I have only had 2 makes of folding peddled last any time.
brompton, small platform and too far away from crank.
Diblasi. Plastic but durable flexi peddel. Everything else has failed with in a year. Not every time.
Most serious folding bike users use detachable for preformance or standard pedals.

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