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As the title states, I am looking for what you guys consider the best all mountain platform pedal for a reasonable price.
 

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For my money:

DMR V8 or V12, indestructable pedals! Easily serviced too.

Easton Flatboys, similar indestructablilty, but thinner, which some people prefer as it makes the pedal slightly more stable.
 

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i like my eastons..they spin smoothly and take a beating on boulders on the trail..might try the wah wah for a thinner profile
 

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Ive had good luck with my welgo's..( http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/19...als/Mountain/Wellgo-MG-52-Platform-Pedals.htm )..not only have they taken quite a few rock strikes and crashes, but theyve survived my 240lb ass cranking on them all day....

which is pretty harsh considering i sheared the axle in half on one of my old pedals.....

i wouldnt say their "The" best, but as far as durability and grip (i barely lose my footing on these), I say their pretty decent....the price isnt too bad either
 

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http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/PE407C03-Wellgo+Lu-953+Pedal.aspx
i got these there cheap and its pretty hard to lose your footing but when u do be ready the spikes are a good 1/2 inch they also dont bend i smashed them on a tun of stuff just lost the paint and there cheap so u can just trough them out when they go bad the bearings are really strong ive done tuns of drops to flat and no problem with them
 

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I currently have the Wellgo B-27 Pedals. Awesome pedal, cant say a bad thing about them other then the pins eat flesh from your shin for breakfast (which isnt truly a bad thing to say since the pins are staying sharp).

Looking back, the weight weenie in me wishes I would have tried the Wellgo MG-1 pedals. 100 grams lighter for the same price.
 

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my wellgo mg1s have been awesome for me. i have them on both of my bikes. i did upgrade to taller pins though. i hit them all the time and the finish has held up and there is no deformation or cracking, not bad for a +/-$25 pedal set
 

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Shimano DX

Shimano DX, both the platforms and the new(ish) SPD's are great. The platforms have ridiculously sharp spikes which, although kinda danergerous, grip your shoes really well. They also come with extra spikes of different lengths which can be inserted by allen key. One gripe i've heard is the spikes can get damaged, making them difficult to remove/replace.

The oldschool red & black DX pedals are legendary, you still see 'em around on some oldschool hardtails, but they weigh about 1kg each. I got T-bonered by a car door once where the pedal connected at speed. The Specialized Strongarm crank actually bent before any injury to the pedal. The new DX SPD's have a grey resin cage and are my AM pedal of choice.
 

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http://www.canfieldbrothers.com/products/pedals

"With the new Crampon Pedals from Canfield Brothers, you effectively lower your bottom bracket by 8mm/.25″ while raising your pedal clearance by the same. This one-of-a-kind pedal also allows for more efficient pedaling by allowing you to lean back and push through the normal "dead spots" at the top and bottom of your pedal stroke. The thinnest pedal platform on the market also allows for more balance and stability because you are standing on the side of the spindles instead of the top."
 

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Check your facts...

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The thinnest pedal platform on the market also allows for more balance and stability because you are standing on the side of the spindles instead of the top."
Check your facts, and you will find that FlyPaper Pedals by Momentum Bicycle are much thinner than the Canfields.

http://www.momentumbicycle.com

http://bikemag.com/gear/drivetrain/tested-momentum-bicycle-flypaper-pedals/

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/components/pedals/product/flypaper-pedals-09-34550

Unfortunately, they're not cheap enough to put on your Mall-Wart bike...
 

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IMO all of the pedals mentioned are great, I ran Tioga Surefoot MX Pro on my old bike, I run Wellgo MG-1 on the new ride, due to their light weight and low cost for a magnesium pedal with sealed bearings.
 

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insanitylevel9 said:
https://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/PE407C03-Wellgo+Lu-953+Pedal.aspx
i got these there cheap and its pretty hard to lose your footing but when u do be ready the spikes are a good 1/2 inch they also dont bend i smashed them on a tun of stuff just lost the paint and there cheap so u can just trough them out when they go bad the bearings are really strong ive done tuns of drops to flat and no problem with them
Wow, those pedals must have come out of a time warp - I had Tioga versions of those on my BMX in the 80s! ;)

 

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those flypapers might be a whole lot thinner, but i like the fact that the canfields dont force you to use their special proprietary crankset. oh, and way to be a dick about his bike build, that will totally make people want to drop a ton of cash on the flypapers.


btw for my money the wellgo mg1s are where its at for price/performance....
 

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Check your facts, and you will find that FlyPaper Pedals by Momentum Bicycle are much thinner than the Canfields.

http://www.momentumbicycle.com

http://bikemag.com/gear/drivetrain/tested-momentum-bicycle-flypaper-pedals/

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/components/pedals/product/flypaper-pedals-09-34550

Unfortunately, they're not cheap enough to put on your Mall-Wart bike...
Just got a set of canfields. Remember when you introduced those and literally everybody complained that you had to run FSA gap cranks, and that if you did away with the proprietary crank design, people would buy them? I'm quite certain you had people clamoring to do away with the proprietary crank (me included), and that the minute you did, I would buy a set. And then you didn't, and canfield bro's did. I know your bitter that you introduced them first but didn't get the credit, but its still YOUR fault, even if it was a great idea. You can't blame anybody here but yourself.

Anyway, there are lots of light weight strong pedals with good bearing or bushing systems that grip well and can take a beating with good company support. Syncros, Straitline, Twenty6, Point one is bringing one out that looks savage, and there are plenty others that are fantastic. Fyck, you can buy a set of Kona Wah Wah's with a super thin profile that grip really well for like 70 bucks.

But the only two that really stand out as something special/different are the canfields and the flypapers, and you need to run a proprietary crank for the fly papers. Haven't had a chance to test my canfields in the mud/wet/rain yet, and I haven't had em long enough to know how they'll hold up to long term abuse, but for ride quality alone they are so far above everything else that I've ridden (straitline, 26, I have a set of syncros, ridden the new point one, wellgo mg1's, wah wah's, etc - pretty much all the 'nice' pedals out there) I dont know how to describe it. Its the first pedal I've ridden that actually makes me feel faster.
 

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For the price/weight ratio you cant beat the ti-Wellgo MG1s. You can get them on ebay for about $80-90. Most other pedals in the same weight range are going to cost you twice as much.
 
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