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Old 10-27-22, 10:50 PM
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Recommendations for platform pedal

Hello
I'm shopping for a new pair of platform pedals. Looking for plastic grips (not metal pins), accessible axle/bearings for maintenance, a large foot area and would like reflectors but not a deal breaker
Currently looking at the RaceFace Ride pedals, though lacking the reflectors.
I would appreciate some recommendations
Thanks
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Old 10-28-22, 06:50 AM
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almost a zillion options (just from Odyssey and Wellgo alone)

but a few of the lighter pedals are listed below ; composite / plastic (no metal pins)

but don't know if the bearings are accessible for maintenance - pedals in this category are most often 'throw away'

Black Ops Nylo-Form / VP-538 (265 g)

Crank Brothers Stamp (small - 300 g / large - 330 g)

Race Face Ride (320 g)

Xpedo Juvee (310g)

note : Xpedo Juvee is a concave design if this is important
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Old 10-28-22, 08:59 AM
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Can't speak to the Raceface Ride directly, but I use the Raceface Chesters, which appear to be the same pedals except for metal grips. I have them installed on all of my bikes, and I've never had any problems with them in 10s of thousands of miles riding.
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Old 10-28-22, 09:09 AM
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I have been on flats a while now.
The new large platform pedals are great.
Myself I like the metal pins, your feet stick to them.
I have a pair of Shimano Saints which are kinda concave and are great, I have been using them for years and never pulled them apart although I was going to and seen how small the bearings were and just pushed some grease in them.
I also use Crank Bros Stomp. I like them but the axle is a little higher in the middle and sometimes bothers me.
I used two pair of cheap flats off of Amazon, Foker, and they held up well but wouldn't trust them for aggressive mountain biking. I left a pair on my daughters bike.
My first knee replacement is next week and I shedded the clipless two years ago and probably will not go back.
Also it is nice to get off the bike and walk normally. I use athletic shoes, hiking shoes and leather boots in the winter.
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Old 10-28-22, 09:13 AM
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I use the iSSi Thump, now MSW Thump. These work better for me than the RaceFace because they are concave.
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Old 10-28-22, 12:40 PM
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I use VP Grind flat pedals on a hybrid:

https://www.nashbar.com/vp-component...yABEgJjT_D_BwE

Theyíre relatively inexpensive. I recently switched from clipless so I donít have much to compare them against.
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Old 10-28-22, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by wvridgerider View Post
My first knee replacement is next week and I shedded the clipless two years ago and probably will not go back.
Also it is nice to get off the bike and walk normally. I use athletic shoes, hiking shoes and leather boots in the winter.
Ditto
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Old 10-28-22, 01:18 PM
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I would do the Crank Brothers Stamp 1s if you are looking plastic. I have the 7s which are metal and they are absolutely fantastic. I have used them for over 3k miles and they really support the foot well and keep it steady. No slippage from my foot.
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Old 10-28-22, 08:29 PM
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I use traditional rubber-block pedals w/serviceable cup-n-cone bearings. They obviously have no pins at all. The rubber offers plenty of traction for me and my minimalist footwear.

One of those pedals currently being produced is the 3000R made by the MKS pedal company. It's particularly large and has reflectors built-in.
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Old 10-28-22, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the input. I will research the suggested pedals.
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Old 10-29-22, 10:15 AM
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In 50 years of cycling I've never had to service a pair of pedals. I use platforms with metal oin inserts, but many years ago I used to use cleats and even toe clips.
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Old 10-29-22, 06:44 PM
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Only use platform type pedals - mostly MKS road style; serviceable, long lasting, comfortable and a good value.
On my primary commuter have a pair of Shimano PD "don't recall the number - perhaps 500" platform pedals,
probably have 25000 miles on these pedals - smooth, comfortable, wear like iron - not sure what more one could need.
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Old 10-29-22, 06:47 PM
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Iím using the VP-538 on both bikes at the moment. Rivbike sells it and calls it the Clem Smith pedal.

Otto
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Old 10-29-22, 06:51 PM
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my pedals on multiple bikes need to be replaced and are ripping up my shoes, I think I break them pedaling through corners especially when messing around in parking lots riding slowly.
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Old 10-30-22, 10:43 AM
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I have 2 sets of these. They strike a great balance between price and quality.

https://www.vpcomponents.com/prd-detail.php?id=382
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
my pedals on multiple bikes need to be replaced and are ripping up my shoes, I think I break them pedaling through corners especially when messing around in parking lots riding slowly.
Yes, of course.
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Old 10-30-22, 10:48 AM
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Another option for platform pedals: Velo-Orange Sabot pedals.

100x100mm
sealed bearings
408g per pair
12 rounded pins per pedal
with reflectors, spare pins
available in silver or black

https://velo-orange.com/collections/...u-sabot-pedals
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Old 10-30-22, 12:46 PM
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The OP said it in post #1. RaceFace Ride. It's the same pedal at the RF Chester but with composite studs instead of metal. I run the RF Ride on my skinny bike and the Chester on my fat bike. Super happy with them. RF sells a rebuild kit for the Chester that will work on the Ride but the price of new pedals isn't much more. Lots of bling color choices.
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Old 10-31-22, 01:39 AM
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Ditto, iSSi Thumps. Very comfy, durable, great value. No complaints after two years or so on one hybrid. I like 'em so well I might put a set on one road bike for casual group rides.
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