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Old 07-03-19, 05:38 PM
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Most comfortable flat pedals?

Most comfortable flat pedals, yep that is a question/?
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Old 07-03-19, 09:51 PM
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Because they are not 'flat' I like Ergon's pedals.
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Old 07-04-19, 08:44 AM
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I love the old style beartrap pedals by Wellgo. Affordable and durable, so long as you do the maintenance.
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Old 07-04-19, 08:47 AM
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Black-ops BMX Torqlite UL Pedals



Azonic 420


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Old 07-04-19, 10:04 AM
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Comfortable? That would be the shoes. Keen sandals, race face chester nylon pedals with the pins at 1/2 the height.
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Old 07-04-19, 12:04 PM
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Ones that my shoes do not slip out of. Comfort is not having blood on my shin.
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Old 07-04-19, 05:27 PM
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The Race Face Chester is popular. I feared that my feet would not like them due to the middle hump, so I am trying iSSi Thump pedals which are concave.
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Old 07-04-19, 05:47 PM
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I have these on my fatbike. Feet do not slip off, but any contact with shins leaves a mark.

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Old 07-04-19, 08:03 PM
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Basically any large MTB platform pedal with small traction pins. Thinner is better. Slightly concave is supposed to be better. The only pair of large platforms I've owned are slightly concave, and are very comfortable. I like them better than the standard BMX platform, which I've ridden plenty of(and still have on my work bike). But basically, large, thin, you're good to go.
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Old 07-04-19, 08:58 PM
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Odyssey Twisted PC work for me. Nice price.


Same with Cult Dak. They take a 17mm wrench, so be prepared for that.


These are all plastic, so pins will wear out quickly if much rock bashing is done.

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Old 07-05-19, 01:31 AM
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Old-style rubber pedals didn't gouge shins & seemed to grip fairly well, at least for casual/commuter-type cycling.
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Old 07-05-19, 09:05 AM
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I don't like how some of the pin pedals tear up your shoe soles.
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Old 07-05-19, 09:52 AM
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Best rubber block pedals are the MKS 3000r https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/111
repackable and fully serviceable .. I added more grease when I got mine ..
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Old 07-05-19, 09:56 AM
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I like these a lot, feel much better than traditional pedals.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/...rk-grey-vp-001
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Old 07-05-19, 09:57 AM
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I like these a lot, feel much better than traditional pedals.

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/...rk-grey-vp-001
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Old 07-05-19, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by All Terrain View Post
I don't like how some of the pin pedals tear up your shoe soles.
I use Crank Brothers Double Shot pedals on both touring bikes. The flat side has nubs vs pins so it is kind even to soft flip-flop soles; OTOH not super-grippy...I don't hop off curbs for instance.
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Old 07-05-19, 08:44 PM
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I have these:

https://www.oneupcomponents.com/products/comp-pedal

I find them very comfortable, and have used them on my hybrid/commuter for rides up to about 28 miles (that's as far as I have taken with that bike as I prefer my road bike for anything over 10 miles).

They're very grippy so that my feet never slip off. And the platforms are large enough that my feet don't get fatigued or develop hot spots. The OneUp composite platform pedals are the best platforms I've ever used.
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Old 07-13-19, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
Comfortable? That would be the shoes. Keen sandals, race face chester nylon pedals with the pins at 1/2 the height.
Well, only if you wear shoes, lol.

Ergon PC2 pedals most comfortable I have tried, even without shoes.

Runner up and much classier looking Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot pedals
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Old 07-13-19, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by T Stew View Post
Well, only if you wear shoes, lol.

Ergon PC2 pedals most comfortable I have tried, even without shoes.

Runner up and much classier looking Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot pedals
Unfortunately Ergon looks to have discontinued pedals.
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Old 07-14-19, 12:35 PM
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Runner up and much classier looking Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot pedals
Those are classy. They might be great for a classy build steel rando bike.
Avoid the VO touring pedals. I found them small and kind of uncomfortable. I'd actually go so far as to say that they're the first pedal I've ever really noticed a problem with, and I've ridden a lot of pedals in my lifetime from $75 platforms to $5 plastic box store stuff. I sold them to a friend. He had a low speed crash incident where he didn't get his foot out of the pedal strap and the pedal broke. It was a big chunk and the pedal was useless afterword. So they're uncomfortable and not very tough. I was surprised, because I usually like VO offerings.
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Old 07-15-19, 06:09 AM
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Length – 5.6”/ 143 mm

Width – 3.75”/ 95 mm

Thickness – .6”/ 16 mm

Weight – 505 grams per pair

Catalyst Pedals

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Old 07-16-19, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by T Stew View Post
Ergon PC2 pedals most comfortable I have tried, even without shoes.
Agreed - why they never caught on is a shame. Best touring pedal ever.

I bought up as many of them as I could find online when Ergon discontinued production.
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