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Old 07-19-22, 01:53 PM
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Wonder if you could make a dynamo if you mounted a coil on the BB...
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Old 07-19-22, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Thanks.

These are the ones I tested out at Sea Otter: https://www.j-pedals.com



What I found the most interesting and compelling was the case of the rider with a prosthetic leg, which is described on their website.
I've never seen a cycling shoe with two mounting holes running longitiudinally. Have I lived a sheltered life, or is that shoe made to go with the pedal?
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Old 07-19-22, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I've never seen a cycling shoe with two mounting holes running longitiudinally. Have I lived a sheltered life, or is that shoe made to go with the pedal?
My guess is that there in adapter that works with shoes that can accept SPD pedals.
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Old 07-19-22, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I've never seen a cycling shoe with two mounting holes running longitiudinally. Have I lived a sheltered life, or is that shoe made to go with the pedal?
If you look closely at the middle, you can see what is going on. Here is a better view:



Works with normal 2-bolt mountain or 3-bolt road.

The road ones look a bit more clunky:


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Old 07-19-22, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
J-pedal: Weights are 200g per pedal, and 40g per metal cleat, and 16g per plastic adapter. So, 256g per side, or 512g per pair.

My favorite flat pedals are 430 g/pair, so this isn't a hugely different.

My favorite clip-ins are XTR trail pedals are 400 g without cleats.
Thats not as bad as I thought, I admit! However, I guess that absent any compelling reason to use a magnet pedal instead of a regular mechanical pedal, 100g of gain seems pointless, particularly when, for someone like me who uses the 151.5g/pedal Favero Assioma with integrated power meter, its way more than just 100g penalty because Id need to replace the PM section. A SRAM Force AXS crank spider PM is 170g, for example.
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Originally Posted by chaadster
Thats not as bad as I thought, I admit! However, I guess that absent any compelling reason to use a magnet pedal instead of a regular mechanical pedal, 100g of gain seems pointless, particularly when, for someone like me who uses the 151.5g/pedal Favero Assioma with integrated power meter, its way more than just 100g penalty because Id need to replace the PM section. A SRAM Force AXS crank spider PM is 170g, for example.
I didn't buy them either, but I wanted to let people know that they aren't as lunatic an option as some have suggested.

I thought the story about the guy with the prosthetic leg was quite compelling. I have some trouble twisting out due to an old injury, but that only gives me a tiny hint of what an amputee has to go through in order to do something we don't usually even think about.

I also wonder if these would be good for some types of mixed-terrain mountain biking. I hate having to unclip on a mountain bike, but I am also not a huge fan of riding flat pedals. Again, it was only the stack height that put me off (I use XTR instead of XT for reduced stack height.)
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
I didn't buy them either, but I wanted to let people know that they aren't as lunatic an option as some have suggested.

I thought the story about the guy with the prosthetic leg was quite compelling. I have some trouble twisting out due to an old injury, but that only gives me a tiny hint of what an amputee has to go through in order to do something we don't usually even think about.

I also wonder if these would be good for some types of mixed-terrain mountain biking. I hate having to unclip on a mountain bike, but I am also not a huge fan of riding flat pedals. Again, it was only the stack height that put me off (I use XTR instead of XT for reduced stack height.)
Yeah, just a few weeks ago I suggested the MagPed pedals to a clubmate restarting riding after a very lengthy recuperation from an Achilles tendon tear.
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Old 07-19-22, 08:20 PM
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Ive been riding flats on my MTB exclusively since March.

I find that in rough spots or hurried spots, my foot doesnt always hit the sweet spot on my pedals.

So a flat MTB style pedal with nice sharp pins but also with a magnet to help my aim would be helpful. Not to hold my foot so much as to keep it in the right place.
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Old 07-19-22, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts
Ive been riding flats on my MTB exclusively since March.

I find that in rough spots or hurried spots, my foot doesnt always hit the sweet spot on my pedals.

So a flat MTB style pedal with nice sharp pins but also with a magnet to help my aim would be helpful. Not to hold my foot so much as to keep it in the right place.
Switching to a flat pedal may take a year of getting used to because it will change your technique as well.

I never liked the typical flat pedal with pins. I prefer bear trap or quill pedals. I never had foot placement issues with those although they're not as aero as flat pedals.
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