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Wellgo Alien B37 Older Pedals

3.13/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 610 grams

Product Description

Set them free! Ideal for free style, trial and BMX

  • Large surface pedals with a concave shape to offer maximal traction without the restrictions of a retention mechanism
  • Shock resistant CNC light alloy body
  • Replaceable traction pins
  • Cr-Mo axle with sealed bearings
  • Enclosed end cap for added durability

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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by paddywhacka a Downhiller from Rossland BC Canada

    Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011

    Strengths:    Durability, longevity, sweetness

    Weaknesses:    can't seem to get rid of them

    Bottom Line:   
    Had these on my Brodie since I bought the bike used-- 5 years ago. They are one of the few original parts (not necessarily OEM ?) left on this bike. Never had grip issues and they take a pounding. Never replaced bearing after 5 years of aggressive and frequent riding (DH/FR & the occasional uphill for fun). Only lost a few pins over this time frame. Trying to find a similar pair for my Trek Remedy now.

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    Favorite Trail:   Cherry Poppins

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $99999.00

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   crankbrother mallets

    Bike Setup:   03 Brodie Devo Rockshox Team, PUSH Van RC

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sircrashalot123 a Weekend Warrior from NJ

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2007

    Strengths:    Had these put on my 2003 Rockhopper hardtail. These pedals have about 6 full days downhilling (yes, DH on a hardtail) at Whiteface and Diablo, and hundreds upon hundreds of xc miles on them. Super grippy wet or dry with any shoes. Bearings maybe not the greatest but they have taken all abuse from me- they are beat up looking and some of the pegs are actually bent over in the screw holes from hitting rocks and they still grip great. Brought home a 2008 Santa Cruz Heckler today (no more DH on a hardtail while I still have some teeth) and put my old B-37's on immediately. I am 155Lbs may be has something to do with their lasting though. I LOVE these pedals.

    Weaknesses:    If you get your shin with these suckers you are going to be bleeding profusely. that being said, it actually takes a lot of effort to lose a foot off them.

    Bottom Line:   
    STIIIIIIICKY to your feet! WOulda given max chilis if the bearings were a bit better

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Old school Shimano BMX platforms with similar design when I was a kid, that were also fantastic and were the reason I sought out this pedal design when I got back into riding.

    Bike Setup:   2008 Santa Cruz Heckler with lotsa goodies and these old pedals!

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by daShank a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Cheap. Grippy as hell.

    Weaknesses:    Painfull if you misland a hop, creak quickly

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great cheap flat pedal with fantastic grip in dry, wet and muddy conditions. Watch those shins if you misland - you'll be mopping blood from your legs.

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    Favorite Trail:   HighPark

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain Equipment Coop

    Bike Setup:   DBR Vertex, LX all, Gripshift

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by leon feltham a Weekend Warrior from south Korea

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2003

    Strengths:    looks ok! nice grip and feel with the right shoes!

    Weaknesses:    weak! not good for drops at all.

    Bottom Line:   
    these b-37 pedals have destroyed 2 cranksets.after doing 6 to 7 ft drops.i weigh about 175lbs and i tacoed to sets of these!!!!!

    wellgo tech services suck also! their web-site doesnt even work!

    what can u expect for something made in Taiwan!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   xenon sports

    Similar Products Used:   sun ringle zuzu

    Bike Setup:   2001 SC Bullit with 2003 Jrt & 2001 Rocky RM6 with 2002 jrt

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by andrew a Weekend Warrior from hamilton canada

    Date Reviewed: November 29, 2002

    Strengths:    cheap. large platform, good grip

    Weaknesses:    replaceble pins aren't so replaceable after hitting a rock
    and the bearings are shot after only 3 months.

    Bottom Line:   
    don't buy these because the bearings will go relly fast on them

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   mec

    Bike Setup:   2002 rm fusion

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, AB

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

    Strengths:    Very grippy, stable platform

    Weaknesses:    Bearings.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great beginner's pedal. Works really well, but can't handle repeated drops. On mine, the bearings have developed a lot of play (rattle) and the spindles are bending. If you are just trailriding, these are perfect. Doing any drops or jumps, try something a bit beefier.

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    Favorite Trail:   Urban

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Mountain Equipment Co-op

    Bike Setup:   Giant AC1, Stratos Helix Expert, Marzocchi Z.3, Hussefelts, XT

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA

    Date Reviewed: February 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Thought it was cheap, grippy wet or dry, replacable pins, large platform

    Weaknesses:    large platform, cheap, replacable pins not replacable if chipped off from a rock...

    Bottom Line:   
    Not the best...nor is it a good value. It's alright if you want to do technical downhilling or fast downhilling. Definitely not made for dropping or jumping. The bearings are creaking after a couple of 3-4ft drops and some runs at the BMX track. Very grippy in wet weather though. I'd buy these if I could get 3 for the price I paid. Replacable pins should be replacable from the bottom...not from the top. Large platform feels goofy sometimes, and you're footing might not be the best.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   Supergo

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano DX...

    Bike Setup:   Planet X JFC, Fox Vanilla RL 125, Azonic Bar/Stem, RF Turbine, Evil Chain Guide, XT Drivetrain/Shifter, Rhyno/White Industries wheel, Avid Discs

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hiram Munoz a Cross Country Rider from Orlando, Florida

    Date Reviewed: January 12, 2002

    Strengths:    Large platform, Looks cool,

    Weaknesses:    A little heavy, but worth it for stability

    Bottom Line:   
    I've been happy with these, My feet grip this pedal nicely and they look great. Builds confidence. Great for freeride/DH or anyone riding rough trails. I ordered another set for my other bike. For the price, I don't think you can beat these, most of the other platform pedals were around $100 and looked pretty much the same. 5 flamin' chilis to Supergo for having several choices in mx pedals. Most places I've seen have 1 mx style pedal and a bunch of clipless options. I'm too reckless for clipless so I chose these, and now I'm happy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Razorback

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   Supergo

    Similar Products Used:   Cheap stock pedals w/toe strap

    Bike Setup:   2001 Specialized Rockhopper FSR-XC, Race Face & SRAM Drivetrain, White Psylo SL, 130mm rear travel upgrade

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