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I'm still on Cannondale Freeride pedals that came w/ my Gemini, but for this christmas I was thinking about upgrading to some crank bros 5050's. I've never switched pedals before, will I notice that much of a differnece. ANyone tried the 5050's?
 

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I don't think there is much of a difference as long as the pedals have replaceable traction spikes. If your pedals are not broken I wouldn't replace them.
 

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I have the 5050x's, they work pretty good IMO. I added some more spikes to them, but that's about it. Some people comment on the hump in the middle of the pedals, but I can't feel it when riding at all.
 

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if your cannondale freeride pedals work well for you, then you don't have a big reason to replace them. if they'res something else on the bike that really needs upgrading i would do that instead of the pedals. if you do get new pedals look around a bit before just buying the 5050's. the easton flatboy is an excellent pedal that i own and love.
 

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a little bit of bike candy here or there never hurt anyone.
or did it?

but yeah, if there's anything else on the bike that could use upgrading,
i'd do that first unless you think the cannondale pedals feel friggin terrible or something.

if it ain't broke don't fix it.
 

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the biggest thing is that the cannondales keep losing pins all over the place, and I can't find anywhere to buy extras. Other than that the foot slippage isn't that bad.
 

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Seems like pedals are more about personal preference so listening to how they feel from other people may not be correct.
 

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If more grip is what you are looking for - then In my opinion shoes is what will make a big difference. Instead of spending $$ on new pedals, I say get some 5.10 Impact shoes (www.fiveten.com)
 

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For more tractionyou could......

For more traction you could try drilling screws into the holes and then sawing or grinding them down to the point that you want. You can make the studs long this way, and they are so grippy.

I have done it to an older set of pedals and love em. May seem a bit extreme but it solves the pin slipping out problem and as aforementioned gives mad traction.....

If you're really ready to dump why not give it a try.

God Luck
Peace, Mizzle
 

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Acadian said:
If more grip is what you are looking for - then In my opinion shoes is what will make a big difference. Instead of spending $$ on new pedals, I say get some 5.10 Impact shoes (www.fiveten.com)
If you keep loosing pins & cant find any, the Easton flats i have are awsome or the Azonic flats. Yes the pedals are rifferent from brand to brand some work better than others. Also shoes will make a differance.
 
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