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.
Thnks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense.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.