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the-odb 08-29-10 08:52 PM

I need new pedals & straps/clips!
 
School me on pedals and what straps/clips work best. I currently am using the crap stock Kilo pedals w/o clips and I hate riding like that. The pedals I have been looking at are these MKS ones:
http://images.nitrosell.com/product_...0PD0003002.jpg
OR
http://images.nitrosell.com/product_...0PD0024002.jpg
I think I'd prefer clips over straps, but I really don't know what works best.

illenvillain 08-29-10 09:00 PM

wabi or soma double straps and some mks cages along with the pedals you posted

squeegeesunny 08-29-10 09:01 PM

All my bikes have/had Gr-9's. It's really easy to get into them, but the downside is that you cant use double straps unless you get longer bolts.

+ you dont need a pedal wrench for gr-9's. hehe.

Squirrelli 08-29-10 09:06 PM

MKS Sylvan gets my vote.

I have heard people with larger feet prefer the GR9.

yokotas13 08-29-10 09:06 PM

the second pair dont do well with double straps or the strap setups (no toe clips) i had a set with blaq straps and gave them away to a shop in japan for some normal toe cages and straps

i LOVE the GR9 pedals cause they are super easy to flip, but they just dont do well with double straps or fabric straps
I have the Sylvans sitting here for my fuji pro that is on teh way when i dont want to use my SPDSLs

TejanoTrackie 08-29-10 09:14 PM

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The MKS Sylvans are copies of traditional track racing pedals such as the old Campy Record Pista, which are meant to be used with stiff soled cycling shoes (see pic) with slotted cleats. They work poorly and are uncomfortable with soft soled shoes. Much better to get a platform pedal like the GR9.

hpmcardle 08-30-10 12:27 AM

Yeah but Sylvans come in cool colors!

DERP

THEJAPINO 08-30-10 12:38 AM


Originally Posted by yokotas13 (Post 11377594)
the second pair dont do well with double straps or the strap setups (no toe clips) i had a set with blaq straps and gave them away to a shop in japan for some normal toe cages and straps

i LOVE the GR9 pedals cause they are super easy to flip, but they just dont do well with double straps or fabric straps
I have the Sylvans sitting here for my fuji pro that is on teh way when i dont want to use my SPDSLs

Longer bolts work to make gr9's and double straps perfect. Zero problems with this setup
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f6...9/DSCN0543.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f6...9/DSCN0544.jpg

rustybrown 08-30-10 12:46 AM

Always thought the gr-9 pedals looked more comfortable.

Hot bolts, yo.

THEJAPINO 08-30-10 12:50 AM

Very comfy. I can ride for hours on them, even in chuck's! Regular road pedals? Hell no. BMX pedals? Naturally better

ichitz 08-30-10 09:10 AM

i love my sylvans. But some people don't like the fact that the tab is smaller than the GR9 and thus harder to flip, though i personally don't have problems with it.

mestizoracer310 11-05-13 08:48 PM


Originally Posted by yokotas13 (Post 11377594)
the second pair dont do well with double straps or the strap setups (no toe clips) i had a set with blaq straps and gave them away to a shop in japan for some normal toe cages and straps

i LOVE the GR9 pedals cause they are super easy to flip, but they just dont do well with double straps or fabric straps
I have the Sylvans sitting here for my fuji pro that is on teh way when i dont want to use my SPDSLs

I run my GR9s with Soma quad gate (for double straps)...Origin 8 double straps.. no complaints. except I can only ride w/ Adidas Tuscanys...LOL or Vans SK8 Hi's...... debating on trying the bmx type pedal w/ the wide single foot strap....so i can ride regardless of shoe i've got on

Xgecko 11-06-13 09:34 AM

on the topic of GR9's vs GR10's for a size 10 wearing Samba's or Vans which is better?

OneGoodLeg 11-06-13 10:02 AM

It depends to the width of your feet, not your shoe size. I have Fred Flintstone Feet-as in really wide-and can ride GR-9's with most shoes with no problem.

IthaDan 11-06-13 10:06 AM


Originally Posted by the-odb (Post 11377511)
I think I'd prefer clips over straps, but I really don't know what works best.

What?


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