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Old 07-25-16, 08:23 PM
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Pedal Suggestions?

So I just purchased a 2016 Giant Anyroad Comax. It should be delivered in about a week. This is my first bike in about 20 years so I'm a novice.

I'm considering purchasing Flat pedals because this bike is just for cruising around town and getting some exercise in each week. Can some forum members please suggest some quality lightweight flat pedals? Preferably from a US vendor as I'm in the states.

Any other accessories that may be needed would be welcomed as well. Thanks guys!
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Old 07-25-16, 08:35 PM
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Shimano Saints. Not really "lightweight" but a great pedal. Search and you can find them for $58
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Nashbar double track about 35 bucks flat and clipless for future
Minitool w/chain tool about 35 also
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Old 07-25-16, 09:15 PM
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Performance Bike Forte flat pedals, $20 300 grams per pair.
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Old 07-25-16, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Enzo954 View Post
Any other accessories that may be needed would be welcomed as well. Thanks guys!
If you can fix your own flat tires you are at least 90% self sufficient on the road or trail. I think that everybody should pack a spare inner tube, maybe a tire lever and a pump. Even if you don't think that you can fix it yourself, if you have an inner tube to fit your bike another rider may fix it for you.
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Old 07-25-16, 09:55 PM
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9/16" bolts through a couple chunks of 2x4. Lightweight, reasonably priced and easy to replace.
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Old 07-25-16, 10:39 PM
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Cheaper, Wellgo MG-1 ($36.10):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7UZ5OK...dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

More expensive, VP Components pedals with 4 pins in the middle:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B58QJHE...dp_o_pd_nS_ttl
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Old 07-26-16, 06:31 AM
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That is a really, really nice bike. So nice that you might end up riding it much more than you think. What I would do is ask at the shop where you buy it to supply a set of basic flat pedals with the bike, my bet is that they have a bin of takeoffs from people who bought a set of clipless pedals as upgrades. Ride with those at first, it will give you a chance to decide if you want anything different or better.
Buying a $1700 bike you shouldn't have to spend a dime on a set of basic beginner pedals
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
That is a really, really nice bike. So nice that you might end up riding it much more than you think. What I would do is ask at the shop where you buy it to supply a set of basic flat pedals with the bike, my bet is that they have a bin of takeoffs from people who bought a set of clipless pedals as upgrades. Ride with those at first, it will give you a chance to decide if you want anything different or better.
Buying a $1700 bike you shouldn't have to spend a dime on a set of basic beginner pedals
Well I talked them down to $1450 for this bike so I don't think they're looking to do me any favors at this point.

Apparently there only about 10 of this model left in the country because #1 this model is always sold out and #2 the 2017 model is due to be released so they stopped making the 2016 model. Good timing along with some negotiating worked in my favor.
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Old 07-26-16, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
Cheaper, Wellgo MG-1 ($36.10):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7UZ5OK...dp_o_pC_nS_ttl
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I had these pedals. Lasted less than 3 months before they started clicking. Not possible to disassemble for greasing (the hole through the front of the pedal is too narrow to insert a socket).

I wrote to Wellgo three times and got no response.

I liked them while they lasted.

I use Nashbar BMX pedals, which are in the second month and reasonably ok.
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Platform pedals seem to be the suggestion , just the variation is Touting Brand.



You dont get response from Going past the rest of the shipping chain to the Manufacturer ,
because you are at the far end of distribution, you did not Buy 10,000+ pedals .

Talk to the Dealer (advantage LBS) they will warrantee it or ask The distributor.
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MKS Sylvan tour is a decent light wight double sided pedal carrying on some of the details copied from Campagnolo in the 80's, eg, the splined dust cover uses the same Wrench.

I still use the Campag BMX pedals I got 30 years ago , has their dust covers now.

MIKASHIMA INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.-Catalog

will take toe clips and straps too, if you wish..

people like their Lambda pedal too MIKASHIMA INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD.-Catalog



( shipped a tourist's bike home that used 'power-grip' straps on those, to cross the continent. )

Try a Bike Shop . google will offer many web sellers . If you have to order from work's computer



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Originally Posted by Enzo954 View Post
Well I talked them down to $1450 for this bike so I don't think they're looking to do me any favors at this point.

Apparently there only about 10 of this model left in the country because #1 this model is always sold out and #2 the 2017 model is due to be released so they stopped making the 2016 model. Good timing along with some negotiating worked in my favor.
If you don't ask, you don't get. This is my sister in law's motto. Seriously, will your store let you go out the door with a bike that has no pedals? Particularly if it costs them nothing and might lure you back to buy other merchandise? if you don't try, you won't know
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Old 07-26-16, 01:43 PM
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Giant has flats that last year were $55 for one model and $110 for another. BMXers seem to have the most interest in flats - I suggest checking out their forums for info and brand/model recos.
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Old 07-26-16, 01:49 PM
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It would really surprise me if they didn't have something back there to toss on to get you started. I can buy black plastic pedals for $9 at Wal-Mart all day long, what amount to similar take-offs from other customers bikes in a parts bin have little value to them. It is amazing the stuff I wind up with for free at my LBS. I think they've given me more for free than I've actually bought.

That said, I put a pair of metal XLC pedals on my touring bike. $13 from REI, worked fine for my purposes. I'm not too picky on such thigns, though.
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Check Ebay, Amazon, Performance Bike, Nashbar ... pedals are simple and the designs haven't changed much in a century, but a lot of places sell them for a lot of money. I buy cheap and have never regretted it. $20 Fortes have served me well for road and MTB. You can add rat-trap straps if you like.

No question flat pedals are a boon if you plan to do anything more than two feet away from your bike at any time during the ride. Walking on cleats tears them up, and traction on cleats is non-existent.
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
Shimano Saints. Not really "lightweight" but a great pedal......

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