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Old 03-26-05, 09:14 PM   #1
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WTB Momentum Grease Guard pedals just went on my tourer, replacing a pair of very frustrating Dimension
MTB pedals. The WTB pedals were recommended by anLBS after listening to me whine about clicky, sloppy
bearings and the need to repack them frequently. The Dimension pedals have what looks like bearing seals,
but they really only serve to trap water inside the bearings. The WTB pedals have seals that appear to actually
block contaminants, and also have a grease port so they can be repacked without removing the cages or
removing seals. They spin just a little tight, which I'm guessing is because they are fully packed with grease.
The only quibble I have with them at the moment is that the rear arms of the pedal body are not slotted, so
there is noplace to put a twist in the toe strap to prevent it from sliding. Creative use of a wire tie on each
pedal will probably address that. They are also lighter than the Dimension pedals, and the cages give a bit
more lean clearance for pedaling through turns.
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These pedals are not full of Lube, the seals do not work well.

I bought these pedals ~4 months ago in an NYC bike shop. The only toe clip pedal commonly available in NYC. Today I almost got stuck at work. A piece of the bearing track broke off in my left pedal and almost froze it on my way to work. The grease port is a gimmick, the grease will never make it to the far bearings.

At work I have a workshop and I took the pedal apart to discover several surprises:
1. The pedal did not have enough lubricant and the lubricant was caked with dust.
2. The metal of the bearing track was of very poor quality and a piece of it actually broke off (it was also overall deformed)
3. The seals clearly did not keep out the road dust despite their sturdy appearance.

I managed to clean out the pedal and make it home (luckily), but the pedal is shot. I can't believe the metal components were that flimsy to wear out in just 4 months of commuting (~14 miles). What a poor quality product from WTB!
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Old 10-20-08, 07:02 PM   #3
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Cage pedals are not platform pedals. WTB Momentum Grease Guard pedals are cage pedals.
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Old 10-21-08, 03:30 AM   #4
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+1 to your issues with those pedals, I had them also.
In frustration I got a set of Shimano BMX SM-30 pedals; they were not the cheapest
solution but have been the best value. Have ridden them several thousand km on various
bikes in all kinds of weather- still smooth feeling, easy rolling and grip ok.
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Dollar for dollar these are the best platforms on the market IMO.
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
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Old 10-21-08, 11:20 AM   #6
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Grease guard, shmease guard. Drill a little hole in the dust cap and squirt grease in there until it oozes out around the spindle. Repeat as necessary.
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