a Cross Country Rider
from sterling heights
Date Reviewed: January 22, 2004
Strengths: Crazy Fly Grip, No Flat pedal should have this much Grip Crazy Fly Lyte, I don't think you can save much more weight on flats
Weaknesses: A little TOO Light, I bashed the right one on a rock coming around a corner at low speed and the axle bent like a cheap lawn chair, and im only 145lbs.
These are not worth the money, you would be better off getting a set of magnesium pedals, or the Azonic A-frames are suppose to be the whip-diggity, hmmmm, there is a company out there wit a lifetime warranty on their flats, i can't remember right now though, but i would recommend something other than these, definitely.
Similar Products Used: DK Iron Cross, Primo Supertendy's, and ummmm, thats it
Bike Setup: Soon to have a Heckler built up
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: January 2, 2004
Strengths: Looks, durability (main body)
Weaknesses: Pins fell out, replaced them
Pretty good set of pedals for the money. The pedal body is actually very durable. I hit them pretty hard a couple of times on concrete pavements as I ride urban a lot and because my bike has a pretty low bb height. The anodized finishing doesn't last as well though but it shouldn't matter that much.
The pins fell out though, even though they came with thread locker. I had a spare set of pins and I hesitated to use them so I kept them. I just bought some stainless steel allen head bolts of the correct size and used them instead of the original pins. I put thread locker on them of course. This is a better alternative as these allen bolts don't eat the soles of my shoes as do the sharp ended pins that came with the pedal. You won't get as well a grip on the pedals with these allen bolts though.
Thankfully I have not riden my bike as much in bad weather so the pedals have not seen much water. I do hose down my bike after some rides in dusty places before I load it on my car. I can't tell you if the seals are great but perhaps they are. I've not had problems with them even though I usually don't bother to dry off the bike properly after hosing it down or washing it.
I also like the fact that the pedals don't spin wildly after you take your feet off them.
1 chili deducted from the overall rating for the crappy pins. 1 chili deducted from the value rating for the fact that I had to spend a couple more dollars to get my own set of allen bolts to replace those crappy pins.
Bike Setup: Specialized S-Works DS, Manitou 100 mm fork, Hayes hydraulic discs, Easton riser, Mavic rims, some other good but affordable stuff
Date Reviewed: September 5, 2003
Strengths: Light, low profile, pedal doesn't spin too much when you do no-footers and stuff.
Weaknesses: Pins fall out easily, sealed bearings aren't really sealed.
SUCK. Very frustrating for the money when they seem great for a couple months then just fall apart. Avoid them if you put alot of riding in. For the avid biker, the bearings alone are reason to not buy these crappy pedals.
Bike Setup: I have had these pedals on two different slalom bikes
a Weekend Warrior
from new york
Date Reviewed: April 24, 2003
Strengths: The pedals, are light, excellent bearings, and strong as rocks
excellent pedals, tough as nails, took a few spills on my bike and the pedals got hit quite hard on some cement, and took the blow like a real champ...i would offer these to anyone whos willing to pay the money for some of the best pedals out there
Similar Products Used: Shimano DX (my other pedals)
Bike Setup: Rocky Mountain "RM7" - wade simmons 2003 Marzocchi Monster 200mm, Mavic DeeMAx dh rims, Azonic seat, XTR everything (besides front duerallier which can only be LX), Easton cully pedals, race face north shore crank, marzocchi stem, Fox Vanilla Coil RC, Hayes HFX Mag HD Disc Brake '03, RAce Face stem and Handle bars, Maxxis highroller 2.7' and 2.5' tires
Date Reviewed: January 10, 2003
Strengths: Look cool Solid feeling (when new) Grippy (until your first rocky ride)
Weaknesses: Pins are too thin Bearings develop play and o-rings wear out in no time Expensive at full retail They did tend to take more chunks out of me than other pedals
The pins are too thin and either bend or shear off at the merest sight of a rock. Bent pins have almost no grip. If they shear, you cant get them out. Result - less than no grip!
O-rings are supposed to stop pedal spinnning (i.e. when jumping) but they only last a few rides in Scottish conditions.
The bolt that compresses pedal body and bearings onto the o-ring is now done up to its tightest and the pedal still has side to side play
I agree with a previous reviewer. When new they feel fantastic but after 6 months or so you'll wish you'd bought something else.
Similar Products Used: DMR V8/V12, plain old pedals
a Weekend Warrior
from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Date Reviewed: August 6, 2002
Strengths: Looked kind of cool
Weaknesses: Pins can't take the punishment and eventually bend, making it impossible to adjust them. Internals - spindle and bearings are weak.
I noticed that most of the reviews here were written after a few months or less. Had I written a review when I first bought this product it would have been similarly positive. But I've been running these for more than a year and they suck. All the pins are bent over even though I ride only in soft-soled sneakers. Last week on a generic hill grind I start hearing popping and grinding sounds from the right pedal. On close inspection I saw that the pedal body had 1 cm of lateral play - it was basically coming off hte spindle. Spindle connection to the crank was fine - not loose. The large screw on the outside edge of the body, which holds it to the spindle, was firm. The friggin internals jst broke, plain and simple. I;ve never used these pedals for real jumping, only technical steep DH style runs and a lot of more mellow rides. Pedlas this expensive should not die after just one year. They get one stinking dog poop only.
Purchased At: Velo City Bikes, Manila, Philippines
Similar Products Used: A bunch
Bike Setup: Joker, all the goodies.
a Weekend Warrior
from Newbury Park, Ca
Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002
Strengths: High quality, great grip, durability, sealed bearing, sweet looks!
Weaknesses: Price?? (But you gotta' pay for quality right?)
I've only had them a few days, but I love them! Very very grippy. Very comfortable. Wear shin guards if you value your skin! They are kinda pricey. I found a good deal on them. If you buy them, you'll love them.
these are the sickest pedals , even bender rides with them , buy some and get in the beat , never slip off your pedals , never crash beacause you sliped and WEAR SHINE PADS CAUSE elese see you at the hospital!!
Bike Setup: cove sfiffee fr, zi drop offs, sun singletrack rims, hope hubs and disks, raceface bits
a Weekend Warrior
from Hong Kong
Date Reviewed: June 12, 2001
Strengths: Looks, quality and comfort
I'm not good on clipless and I bought the DX's first which are quite good but hurt the soles of my feet after a while. The Cully's are IMO the best looking platforms out there so I got a pair hoping they'd be better than the DX's. They are. My feet feel much better and the longer pins keep my feet planted in the most comfortable position. I've already gashed my shin on the pins but that was my fault - I'll just need to be careful. I was surprised by how much more care Easton have taken manufacturing the Cully's compared to the DX's. I'm very happy with them and think they are worth the price.
I see lots of references to pain with these pedals. So here's a tip.
This is fairly easy to circumvent if you don't mind slightly reduced grip - the fact is that even some shinpads cannot fully stop the impact of those long pins with flesh.
Go to your local hardware store, and if you show them one of the strangely non-hex head pins, and say 'please can i have a shorter one', hey presto he or she will probably have a grub screw to fit in stock, albeit with a hex head.
I hope that helps to reduce your pain. BTW, I also rate it highly and think it costs too much.
a Weekend Warrior
from Heverlee, Belgium
Date Reviewed: May 15, 2001
Strengths: Super strong
Weaknesses: The pins do not retract when hitting my legs -]
Funny that almost everyone mentions the pain they cause. I'm currently enjoying the results of a no-shin-guard-wearing-dumb-*ss-move. Ripped up my right calf some. ( Oh, I do love pouring alcohol on deep flesh wounds >-), and getting stitched up ) But they are the Cadillacs of the platforms. Just 3 chilis for value, 'cause there is no reasonable explanation for buying platform pedals this expensive. 5 Chilis overall 'cause these suckers rock and who needs reasonable explanations anyway.
Weaknesses: Price - which is in line with industry but is getting a bit silly for a pedal.
Extreme lean factor: 10. Very good. Only the Atomics are (slightly) better. Grip factor: 11. Top grippiness. Hurt factor: 11. Long narrow pins for max grip (although they are adjustable) means crunch time for your shins/calves.
Feet Flail Factor: 1. It's very unlikely your feet wont find some part of the pedal to latch onto in those panicky moments when you've realised that the superman isnt going according to plan... Spindle Brake factor: 11,000. It's the nearest thing to an Instrument Landing System for your feet.
Overt Cool factor: 5. There's nothing to scream that you're riding one of the best pedals in the world. True Cool factor: 11. Which is very cool.
Wallet factor: 3. They say you have to pay for quality, but...?
I am after a few retro dh parts from the late 90's. I am willing to pay top money for them so any help would be appreciated.
1) Old style deemax Wheels or a rear Hub
2) Original style Protaper dh bars black or gold 2" rise
3) Old style Easton Cully pedals
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I am after a few parts to complete my retro build. If anyone can help i am willing to pay top money for them.
Manitou MRD integrated stem for XVert Carbons.
Original PROTAPER DH bars
Old Style Easton Cully Pedals
Old style Mavic DeeMax rear hub or complete wheel set
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