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    deity makes a composite pedal for under $50. i'm pretty sure the pins are in-molded, but i've heard good things about them.
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    Almost any bike shop can order these pedals for you, for about $40 from wholesale supplier J&B importers.


    Black-Ops Nylo-Pro.

    Proper metal pins with threaded inserts. I've beat the crap out of them for a few months. I'm stoked to see how well they hold up to teh Platty.
    They make me extremely happy with waffle-sole Vans. Like.
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    mickey - i remember when these were first announced someone from deity posted that these are a slightly different nylon blend than what the generics/catalog use, but they share the same dies.
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    Will those composite pedals really hold up? I mean I'm not exactly a big guy (6'0" 165lb) but I'm just weary of using something other than metal.
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    I've had really good luck w/ zuzus... classic shape, inexpensive, good durability.
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    They are pretty much the same as your choice. I go with the Wellgo B-27s for cheap platforms. They can usually be found for ~$40 with a little searching.



    The Kona Wah Wah is another good option but those are hard to find for less than $60.
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    Thole Wellgo's are tanks, but you can't beat them for $40.00 if you're leery of composite.
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    yes. i've been beating on the nukeproof version of these for the better part of a year, and they've been awesome. amazing the smashings they've endured unscathed. nice low profile & grippy. light, cheap, strong - pick all three. no reason to pay more for pedals; they rock.
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    I have been rocking the Deity plastic pedals on my DH bike since last season. I have a low BB, and prefer to ride rugged, gnar trails, so have clipped them quite a bit. They have been holding up really well. I like them a lot, and just got another pair for my HT. Grip good, super light, hold up, can't beat them for $50.
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    Kona wah wah they are thin and cheap with replaceable pins
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    Yeah I was going to suggest whatever pedals Kona has. My friend has had his for years and they are still going strong.
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    Blackspire Sub4 are really nice for the money. You can get them for about $75.
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    I'll third the HT/deity/black ops plastic clone pedals. Have a season on my ht's that came off my Sunday and went on my zumbi. They have incredible grip with 5.10s and are very ding resistant. They are the best pedals I've tried, and I can't understand why you would want anything besides a sub 40 dollar, sub 400g, easily replaceable pedal.
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    Check the BMX sites (ables, danscomp etc) You can get a cnc sealed bearing pedal for 50-60 bucks. You can get a very decent pc pedal with metal pins (stolen thermalite sp) for $20.
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    +1 for the Deity composites.... Was hesitant to run a "plastic" pedal with pins after never wanting to give up my Blackspire Big Slims.... But, I switched and never looked back. Even if I somehow do something to the Deitys... I'll grab them again... no doubt. As Mickey said, I also run them with waffle sole Vans. Tons of grip.
    And, as someone else said, I'd grab them direct from Deity.
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    Giant sell's a full sealed flat with replaceable pins (even comes with a full set of spares) that look very similar to my old zuzu's for 40-50$ full pop cnd$. they are the bee knee's for the money. if you can spare a few more pennies i've been on Kona Wah Wah's for 3 years now with no failures, just avoid the white ones as the paint wears fast on the new ones. Ano for life
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    I never thought that those composite pedals would be good but if that many of you guys like them then maybe I'll have to definitely consider those.
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    You want pedals that have a thin profile, and wide platform, around 100X100mm.

    HT is a taiwan company that makes good pedals for many companies, such as:
    Kona Wah Wahs, best choice for an aluminum pedal out of those suggested so far. They are thin profile, wide body, durable, but they are a bit heavy at 490g and go for $70.
    Deity Decoys These are similar size, but a bit lighter 440g and $80.

    I think one of the nicest pedals they make is the AN01, 440g, and they go for $50 on ebay.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=an01 pedals&_sacat=0&_odkw=an01&_osacat=0&_from=R40
    This is the same pedal as the Nukeproof Neutrons, $75.
    http://www.nukeproof.com/en/pedals/neutron-pedals


    I think the AN01 is best bang for buck alloy pedal, but I still prefer the plastics. Lighter, and I think they slide over rocks with less resistance.
    HT makes the plastic pedals as well as for Nukeproof, Black Ops, others.
    Super light at 340g, same wide platform, thin body, same spindle and sealed bearings.
    http://www.ht-components.com/ht_portal/product/list?cname=pedal&cname2=dh/fr/4x&productCname=nano-p
    http://www.deitycomponentsstore.com/deity-compound-pedals.html $48
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=60114 $48
    http://www.amazon.com/Black-Ops-Nylo-Pro-Pedals-16-Black/dp/B006EPPXAW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_1 $41

    All of these HT made pedals are 14mm thin for most of the body, 17mm at the spindle. I would not consider any pedal fatter than this, it's like considering bars narrower than 28", old school!

    If you want baller pedals, I'd go with:
    Spank Spike, 400g, 12mm thin $110
    Point 1 Podium, 360g, 11-13mm thin $180
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    They are nice I like the grip, but they are weak. There to light of a pedal. The pedal body is pretty weak. I bent it just running into a log, I don't even think I was going that fast. Must of hit it just right. I can only imagine what the pedal would of looked liked if it was a rock I ran into.
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    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.
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    Another vote for joining the wahwah cult... Much better feel/ grip than my point1 pedals. A good buddy has the ht pedals, rides hard and has been happy with them.
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    I'd stay away from Sun Ringle's if you ride rocky trails.
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    I'd be using the pedals on my full suspension bike that I use for DHing. I don't have a full DH bike cause the wife would kill me if I bought another bike... plus there aren't too many places for quality DH in western NY.

    Most the places we ride aren't too rocky but have to watch out for lots of roots/trees.


    *EDIT* Like I said before, I'm not too worried about weight. Mainly just looking for durability and something that wont break the bank. Baby on the way = tight budget.
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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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    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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    Thats pretty much the condition of my old Wellgo pedals that I currently have on my hardtail mtn bike. Those damn pedals last forever.
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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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    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)
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    the increase in surface area is what will make the most noticeable difference.
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    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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