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    Get the wah wah 4 years on my dh bike im 225 with gear on the bearings never wore out, I smashed into rocks all over ny

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    I have been running the deity compounds on my DH bike since June, last year. I got the saint cranks and SRS+ guide last May, for comparison.
    They have been holding up like champs. I had to tighten the dual dust cap/ bearing preloads after the first ride, but since then, no play, and bearings still feel good. A couple of pins are ground down a bit, but none are bent. This is my back pedal, that takes the most hits:


    SRS bash and Saint cranks with similar use:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MinorThreat View Post
    How 'bout simple ol' Sun Ringle' Zuzus? PricepPoint has 'em for $32 right now. Alloy, replaceable pins and cheap: win/win/win.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/115...p=240%20SUNZZ9
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mac View Post
    While I would agree in the past (cheap price, nice concave feel), my personal experience is that they tend to break pretty easily in the non supported areas - have broken 2 sets hitting rocks.
    I used to be a big believer in concave pedals. After using the newer some 100X100mm platform, thinner profile pedals, they are flat superior for DH than old school smaller bodied, thicker, concave pedals. More clearance, feels like you have slightly lower bb, and doesn't roll under foot as easily.

    If concave is a must, the Wellgo LU-52 and MG-52 are nice. The bracing on the leading edge makes them a lot more durable than the DX copies like the Zuzus. They are also a bit thinner profile, and wider bodied.
    $33, aluminum LU-52, 544g.
    $43, magnesium MG-52, 444g.
    The wellgo MG-1 was popular for awhile, 376g, and thin, can be found for $45, but they explode into pieces if you look at them funny. I went through 2 pair before I realized the disintegrating pedal body was not a fluke....

    This is what my MG-52s look like after 2 seasons of DH. Now on the BMX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thad View Post
    This is what my MG-52s look like after 2 seasons of DH. Now on the BMX.
    Thats pretty much the condition of my old Wellgo pedals that I currently have on my hardtail mtn bike. Those damn pedals last forever.
    Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.

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    Only pedals that tempt me to spend more are the super thin pedals....
    Spank Spike $110, 398g
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Spank-S...view-2011.html


    HT AE01.
    http://mybikestand.com/review-ht-flat-pedals-ae-01/
    Also being sold as: Da Bomb $120
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=69871







    These wellgo B181s look super nice, 315g! Can't find them for sale anywhere....


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    So the newer pedals are lighter, thinner, new material, blah blah blah... but is there really much difference with the grip? Do they grip the same as the older pedals or do they have noticably better grip?
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    why should they grip better? is lighter and thinner not enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethimus View Post
    why should they grip better? is lighter and thinner not enough?
    Shedding less than 1/2 a pound and 1/2 an inch off of my pedals isn't that big of a deal to me.

    I'm just curious if the newer technology and shape of the surface area has an impact on the grip or not? (difference between the old concave shape and the newer flatter shape w/ bump for axle)
    Last edited by ICEBALL585; 05-04-2012 at 07:03 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICEBALL585 View Post
    Shedding less than 1/2 a pound and 1/2 an inch off of my pedals isn't that big of a deal to me.

    I'm just curious if the newer technology and shape of the surface area has an impact on the grip or not? (difference between the old concave shape and the newer flatter shape w/ bump for axle)
    the increase in surface area is what will make the most noticeable difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICEBALL585 View Post
    Shedding less than 1/2 a pound and 1/2 an inch off of my pedals isn't that big of a deal to me.

    I'm just curious if the newer technology and shape of the surface area has an impact on the grip or not? (difference between the old concave shape and the newer flatter shape w/ bump for axle)
    Part of the idea with thinner pedals is that they should tend "roll" less when your food is applying forward or backward force to the pedal since the force will be more in line with the axle.

    I'm pretty sure the bump for the axle would piss me off. Haven't personally tried any of the new super thin pedals though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockofullr View Post
    I'm pretty sure the bump for the axle would piss me off. Haven't personally tried any of the new super thin pedals though.
    Yeah I was wondering the same thing cause some of those really thin pedals have a decent size axle bump which would be right in the middle of the ball of your foot.
    Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.

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