Straitline pedals have earned a reputation for being ableToTake abeating & keep on going. So simpleThey can be rebuilt in under 10minutes with nothing moreThan a screwdriver. Nickel plated hardened alloy axles Body machined from proprietary high strength aluminum alloy 14 hex pins per face IGUS IGLIDE polymer bearing system Build for heavy hits and freeride/DH use Approximate weight 517 grams / pair
from Mill Valley California USA
Date Reviewed: May 5, 2010
Strengths: Super easy to rebuild. Feet stick to pedals like they are glued to them.
Weaknesses: None se far.
Awesome pair of platforms. I was using the Crank Brothers 5050X previously and my feet would quite often slip off of the pedals. But not with these. I have all of the pins installed and my feet are stuck to them like glue. I will probably remove some of the pins as suggested by other reviewers. Incredibly easy to rebuild. Not the lightest set of platforms on the market and they do cost a bit more but if you want a pedal that you can rebuild easily and where you feet will be firmly planted on then these are them. They also come in several different colors.
Bike Setup: Gen 1 Santa Cruz Nomad, Van 36 rc2 with purple spring, DHX 5.0 air, DT swiss EXD 5.1 rims, DT swiss 340 hubs, E-Thirteen DRS chainguide, Thompson seat post, Nevegal 2.35 wired bead tires, Avil Elixr - R with 8 inch rotors.
a Weekend Warrior
from Vancouver Island, Canada
Date Reviewed: April 4, 2010
Strengths: Light(ish), incredibly easy to service, loads of grip, sealed axle
Weaknesses: none except that a 6mm socket can sometimes be a bit tricky to get a hold of
These are some amazing pedals. Been rocking them since late 2008 and had a couple problems, but Greg at Straitline is easy to talk to and knows his sh!t. Tear down of these pedals is unreal, I can fully rebuild them in a lazy 5 minutes for both pedals. Super easy to rebuild. Last, but not least, there is an amazing amount of grip.
If any part gets swapped over to a new build, it will be these. Unfortunately I over paid for these so lesson learned there; shop around!
Bottom bottom line: simple construction, sexy looks, and stupendous grip
Bike Setup: vp free, 2005 dorado, X.9, thomson, mavic, raceface
Date Reviewed: November 19, 2008
Strengths: Simple construction, easy to service, thin, big platform, good choice of pin placement, quality finish.
Weaknesses: None so far.
The best flats ever made! Playing around with the pin placement helps, lose the middle 4 pins for a better feel and more grip.
The pedals are more comfortable under foot than any other pedal I've used. Big platform means less chance of rolling a pedal.
a Cross Country Rider
from Bay of Plenty , New Zealand
Date Reviewed: May 22, 2008
Strengths: They are real tough and your feet remain glued to the pedals. no slippage. They feel trong and very secure (unlike DMR V12's).
Weaknesses: None so far.
great buy. All my mountain biking buddies wear spd pedals but I prefer the more relaxed feel of flat pedals with 5-10's. They are great for general cross country riding and not just exclusively for downhillers. This is my second purchase of strait line products and I'm a great believer. I can't wait til they make a 2 chain ring chain guide.
Favorite Trail: Billy T and Tahoto Ariki at RotoVegas
Duration Product Used: Less than 1 month
Purchased At: Sicklines (special promotion)
Similar Products Used: DMR v12
Bike Setup: Santa Cruz Nomad, SAM XO, Fox 32Rc Vans and the usual bling.
Date Reviewed: April 24, 2008
Strengths: The pedals are rock solid, amazing grip, sealed bearings, super smooth, pretty light weight, and very low profile. Pins go in using a small socket, which is much easier than an allen wrench.
Weaknesses: ABSOLUTELY NONE!
These pedal are the best I have used and seen. I have seen many of pedals go to crap quick. These pedals just plain ol' rock, super grippy. You'll never have to think about pedals agian.
Similar Products Used: Wellgo B-52's, Snafu platforms, Forte platforms
Bike Setup: 08' Bottle Rocket, 07' 66 RC2X, Revolution Rims,
from melbourne -australia
Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008
Strengths: good spindle system,greatly protected from dust and water,spins well,nice and snug,no play.looks wicked,performs excellent,good pins and pin placment
these pedals are off tap,they grip so well,they have wicked pins and good pin placement,there are after market longer pins available,they spin well,no play,unreal finish,smooth and silent,just pimp,ive got all there stuff and it all works 100%,no hassles on any of there products,but in regards to these pedals,go and get your self some,just get some shinnys at the same time,lol. these are pure evil on the shins1!!!!!
Similar Products Used: dmr v-12,atomlab trail kings,new shimano dx, ive got the straitline stem,levers ,bar caps,and these pedals rock the same as all there gear
Bike Setup: 07 stinky-66-ata,king,straitline,sram,saints,hope,maxxis
a Cross Country Rider
from MANCHESTER,CT USA
Date Reviewed: December 3, 2007
Strengths: weight 518 grams,thin for clearance,lock feet in place,looks
i ride xc and started riding more aggressive trails and clipless just weren't working.i reviewed alot of platforms before i bought these.(crankbrothers,tioga,you name it)these were the lightest of all of them,518 grams.they retail for $140 and i found a new pair on ebay for $90.i love them.they are thin but still full sized.there is no maintance because they are dual sealed bearings.my feet stay locked in with no slipping at all.they are thin so i don't hit rocks like i would with thicker platforms.i highly recommend them.5 flamin chili's all around.
I am looking into getting new pedals. I was reading reviews and looking at popular models but it is a little overwhelming as there are a lot of choices. I ride mostly XC a little all mountain style sometimes. I live in Las Vegas so rocks a plenty. I would like to stay at $100 or under unless I can b ... Read More »
Hello, I think most of guys in mountain bike use platform. I am only familiar with cage and clipless pedals but not with platfrom.
I dont do downhill neither free style biking, only offroad routes of 30-50 km.
Now i use some cheap cage pedals, so i wonder if platforms will be a better choice for ... Read More »
Does anyone have any experience with these pedals from AEST? I know people have used their pulleys in derailleurs, but no luck finding reviews of their pedals. They make smaller less capable looking pedals, but these look to have enough pins and a large enough platform that they should be acceptab ... Read More »
Here's the list of shoes I found when I started shopping and looking at reviews. What did I miss? Any reviews/experience with these shoes?
SPD / flat pedal combo use intended shoes available now:
Five ten Maltese Falcon
Five ten Hellcat
Five ten Minnaar
Five ten Raven
Five ten Cyclone high to ... Read More »