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Old 02-19-11, 12:07 PM   #1
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bike pedal advice

hello, i am recently debating on new pedals for my mountain bike. this is my first bike pedal purchase. the ones i currently use is the crappy standard one that comes with most bikes. i use my bike for recreational and commute purposes so i decided on a dual purpose pedal. i have limited my choices down to two:

XLC Alloy MTB / Trekking Dual Sided Pedal


Forté Campus Pedals

they are both pretty cheap but the latter one is a better brand (i think) and a little bit more expensive.

any suggestions on which to get? thank you in advance.
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Old 02-19-11, 12:11 PM   #2
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I think this is a tossup between the two. I'm going to take off my CBs for the summer and will probably pick up something like your XLC. Thanks for the post.
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My recommendation would be to commit one way or the other. Murphy's Law says that whichever side you want to use, the wrong side will be facing up and you'll need to constantly be flipping your pedals. Plus the platform side on those is just as crappy, if not worse, than what you have now. Either get a good set of platforms with replaceable pins and a good pair of bike-specific shoes to go with them (like the FiveTen Impact, for example), or get a double sided pair of clipless.
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