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Old 04-24-18, 09:16 AM
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Platform pedals on your Hybrid, please share pics!

Doing some more trail riding/mixed terrain of late and realizing the oem pedals on my Roam are not very confidence inspiring and have some slip that cost me some skin.

Looking for ideas and feedback on some platform pedals and always good to get some visualization on what they look like on a bike.

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ergon pedals

but I dont use my bike off road . reflectors are great in town..

https://clevercycles.com/media/catal...one.png_42.png




toe clips on these..



I have these a rebadged Welgo on another bike

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MKS Lambda/Rivendell Grip Kings. Large platform, very grippy, great for riding in sneakers. Throw on some 510 shoes and it's like you are glued in. The MKS labelled version is cheaper than the Riv version, same pedal though.
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I use Expedo Spry pedals

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My Wellgo G8's that I now rarely use. Heavy, but nice and strong.

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I bought the black version of these for my son's bike. These are nice, light and strong:

https://www.performancebike.com/shop...pedals-50-1319
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I have Raceface Chesters on two of my bikes. Good grip, sturdy, inexpensive and come in many colors.

https://www.amazon.com/Race-Face-Che...chester+pedals

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Shimano Saint MX80 pedals + Five Ten Freerider shoes.....learned about the Five Tens on this forum....one of the best purchases I have made.
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Shimano Saint MX80 pedals + Five Ten Freerider shoes.....learned about the Five Tens on this forum....one of the best purchases I have made.
I use the exact same shoes and pedals.


https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-MX...nt+flat+pedals

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Old 04-24-18, 07:57 PM
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Wellgo V8 Copy Flats on my DS 3.
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I have Raceface Chesters on two of my bikes. Good grip, sturdy, inexpensive and come in many colors.

https://www.amazon.com/Race-Face-Che...chester+pedals

Nice. So bummed they don't come in fluoro yellow.



The Black ones are so far on the shortlist however, they have a matte look and of course one of the lightest options for very reasonable price.
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Saints are great looking pedals for sure!

So far compiled a list that i think would look great, though they range across the $ spectrum.

Metal body:
DMR Vault Brendog (matte black)
Chromag Contact (black)
Spank Spike
DMR V12 (lemon lime)
SixPack Racing Menace (neon yellow, thin design)
Shimano Saints

Composite body:
Race Face Chester ( black or purple)
SixPack Racing Vegas( black or neon yellow
Wellgo MG2 (black)
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Those look clean and pretty thin. I see you have them on a road bike. Finding the finish hard wearing?
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Originally Posted by Esthetic View Post
Those look clean and pretty thin. I see you have them on a road bike. Finding the finish hard wearing?
They only have about 50 miles on them so far. I have never seen anodized aluminum hold up to heavy abrasion, like dragging dirt and rock encrusted shoes across the finish. Time will tell how scruffy they get, a little honest wear isn't offensive to me.

If I were buying them today, I would probably pick the VP 015 instead for the all-the-way through the pedal axle support. I tend to mount the bike by stepping on the left pedal to start forward motion and then swing my right leg over the seat. Still not bad for $45, I guess.
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Nashbar Downtown Platforms

https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/...-pedals-nb-dpp

(Don't have a close up pic handy of them on the bike. These cropped out of larger pics is what I've got)

They are lsited at $18 on Nashbar today and that's the most expensive I've ever seen them. They are usually on sale (I know...a sale on Nashbar...what are the odds? ) for around $12.

They spin freely. Maybe not as well as a $75 pedal, but pretty darn good. And for under $20.

The surface is curved so it holds your foot well. And the grippy stuff isn't like a cheap sandpaper sticker that will wear off. It's deep embedded hard plastic stuff that's very grippy.

The surface is very large so it's easy to keep your foot on it.

I've had these for about 9 months and I've been very happy with them. They grip really well when wet. The only time they lose grip is when they are caked in mud. You'll need a pedal with pins for that. But those will tear up the soles of your shoes and hurt like the dickens when you smash your shins into them. So there are tradeoffs.
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Nashbar Downtown Platforms

https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/...-pedals-nb-dpp

(Don't have a close up pic handy of them on the bike. These cropped out of larger pics is what I've got)

They are lsited at $18 on Nashbar today and that's the most expensive I've ever seen them. They are usually on sale (I know...a sale on Nashbar...what are the odds? ) for around $12.

They spin freely. Maybe not as well as a $75 pedal, but pretty darn good. And for under $20.

The surface is curved so it holds your foot well. And the grippy stuff isn't like a cheap sandpaper sticker that will wear off. It's deep embedded hard plastic stuff that's very grippy.

The surface is very large so it's easy to keep your foot on it.

I've had these for about 9 months and I've been very happy with them. They grip really well when wet. The only time they lose grip is when they are caked in mud. You'll need a pedal with pins for that. But those will tear up the soles of your shoes and hurt like the dickens when you smash your shins into them. So there are tradeoffs.
Oooh these look nice and very affordable. No pins to hurt my shins at all, which is what I'm looking for. Thanks for sharing.
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About to order new pedals to replace stock ones. Looking on Dartmoor Stream, red ones. Can't link yet because i haven't reched 10th post

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Erhm.. this was my 10th.. here's the link
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No close-up pics, but I use some inexpensive Wellgos pedals. Like someone else mentioned, they're heavy but solid - my marin is the 3rd bike they've been on and they have a few thousand miles on them with no isses.
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Nashbar Verge platform pedals on my Diamondback Insight, which was also bought from Nashbar.
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
You'll need a pedal with pins for that. But those will tear up the soles of your shoes and hurt like the dickens when you smash your shins into them. So there are tradeoffs.
That's why you buy one of these shoes...

https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/fiveten-men-bike-shoes
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That's why you buy one of these shoes...

https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/fiveten-men-bike-shoes
Does Adidas own Five Ten or this is just a collaboration?
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Originally Posted by mc9000 View Post
Looking into those now.

260g is damn impressive for an alloy set.
Thin profile
Pin profile smoother than others.


Reviews say they take a beating, and $60ish online
price is very lucrative compared to the other mid to higher end options costing much more.

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I own 4 pairs of Xpedo Spry pedals. They are top notch.
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Does Adidas own Five Ten or this is just a collaboration?
Adidas owns them
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