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Old 07-22-08, 08:02 PM
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rivendell old school mks pedals in rain?

i was thinking of getting some rivendell mks pedals, probably the cycloscross version as i have big feet.
does anyone here have them? how do they grip in rain without toe clips?
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Old 07-22-08, 10:00 PM
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Rivendell sells three types of MKS pedals...road and track styles designed for clips and straps, and BMX style pedals. The road and track style pedals are similar to the best pedals of 1980, which means they have contact surfaces 1/16th of an inch wide, and depend on the tightness of the strap to lock in the foot.

Far superior are the MKS BMX style pedals. They "lock" to rubber soled shoes without a strap, and support the entire forward portion of the foot, not a 1/16th inch wide section of the foot. They are simply the best pedal on the market. They "lock" to the shoes, but allow the rider to select a variety of foot positions, greatly reducing the knee injuries that are the result of "clipless" pedals.
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Old 07-23-08, 06:39 AM
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I've been using the MKS cyclocross/touring pedals without toe clips for about 1000 miles and my foot has never slipped. I've toured in wet and dry conditions and have worn tennis shoes, sandals and "flip-flops".

They work well for me with a size 13 shoe.
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Old 07-23-08, 07:58 AM
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Hi,

I've just started riding the Grip King pedals, and like them. I've not ridden them in the rain, but they work nice in dry weather.
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston View Post
Rivendell sells three types of MKS pedals...road and track styles designed for clips and straps, and BMX style pedals. The road and track style pedals are similar to the best pedals of 1980, which means they have contact surfaces 1/16th of an inch wide, and depend on the tightness of the strap to lock in the foot.

Far superior are the MKS BMX style pedals. They "lock" to rubber soled shoes without a strap, and support the entire forward portion of the foot, not a 1/16th inch wide section of the foot. They are simply the best pedal on the market. They "lock" to the shoes, but allow the rider to select a variety of foot positions, greatly reducing the knee injuries that are the result of "clipless" pedals.
i should note alan that my time atac alium were probably the easiest pedals for my knees i've ever had.
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I have some old MKS 1000 pedals... the traction is excellent and being MKS pedals are as as good as any pedal I have ever used.
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Old 07-23-08, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
i was thinking of getting some rivendell mks pedals, probably the cycloscross version as i have big feet.
does anyone here have them? how do they grip in rain without toe clips?
I, too, have big feet (14 eee) and need a solid pedal that grip without the need of clips of any
kind. THE best pedal I've found for my feet is the "Nashbar Land Cruiser Pedal" . VERY solid, very
grippy pins and a great price. These pedals will hold your foot right where you put it in rain, snow,
mud, or whatever.

I have these on all (4) of my bikes and my trike.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...tform%20Pedals

A similar pedal that cost a lot more is this Crank Bros. 50/50 pedal.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/tech_5050.php
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I've ridden the MKS touring pedal with no clips in the rain with leather soled loafers. It was slipperier than snot. But you get used to it and it works just fine. That said, if I commuted to work more often in the rain I would go for those Grip Kings.
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i'd be carefull doing that. that's why i got rid of my cheap plastic plats. it's dangerous.
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I love my MKS Pedals with straps and clips. Wider, good traction and excellent support.

Tried them without straps and clips and I just about went nuts when stopping at a light. The right pedal never ended up in the most optimum position.
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