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I have some Animal pedals on my bike, and when I spin them, they spin for a long time. But I tried other pedals, and they rotate like 2 or 3 complete turns and then slow down.

Is there any difference between a lot of spin and not many spins? I don't know if I make any sense, I hope I do..
 

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I don't care for pedals that spin freely, I always repack them with heavy silicone grease such as Dow Corning #7 Vacuum Grease to keep them dragging. The silicone grease keeps water out and works great for head set bearings too.
 

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Animal pedals use unsealed ball bearings...there is no drag because there are no seals. Mountain bike pedals may use ball bearings, DU bushings, or Cartridge bearings (or combinations) but they all have seals to keep dirt and water out. Seals create drag, its a fact of life. Thicker waterproof grease also creates drag...but the pedals will provide many years of service...I'm pretty sure Animal pedals wouldn't last one month.
 

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mtnbiker72 said:
Animal pedals use unsealed ball bearings...there is no drag because there are no seals. Mountain bike pedals may use ball bearings, DU bushings, or Cartridge bearings (or combinations) but they all have seals to keep dirt and water out. Seals create drag, its a fact of life. Thicker waterproof grease also creates drag...but the pedals will provide many years of service...I'm pretty sure Animal pedals wouldn't last one month.
Thnks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense.
 
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