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I traded in my M7s for Wellgo MG18 Tis today. I know the folks at Supergo... their advice should be taken with a grain of salt. But there was no published weight limit on these, and the guy said he was running Double Ti Eggbeaters with no issues for a while, and he weighs 210#. I weigh 195# and ride mostly XC, somtimes techinical stuff (but not at speed), on a FS bike, and I tend to ride lightly, so I figure that I'm on the light side of the 195# set. I don't huck or drop or anything like that. The worst thing I do is small rock gardens, sometimes at a bit of speed... but not too much.

So the question is:

Am I high for running Ti spindles?

Like I said, in my favor:

I ride lightly
No weight limit warnings on the packaging, instructions, Wellgo's website, or Supergo employees.

Against me:

Ti spindles in general have a reputation of limited rider load... typically 175#.
 

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The egg beater Twin Ti pedals don't have a weight limit on them. They actually do not have a Ti spindle.
Your thinking of the Triple Ti's with the Ti spindle.

Other then that, I can't really help you, I guess you can always take your chances.
How much did these pedals weigh? Are you willing to try out some SS Egg beaters instead?
 

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bike_freak said:
The egg beater Twin Ti pedals don't have a weight limit on them. They actually do not have a Ti spindle.
Your thinking of the Triple Ti's with the Ti spindle.

Other then that, I can't really help you, I guess you can always take your chances.
How much did these pedals weigh? Are you willing to try out some SS Egg beaters instead?
Um, the 2x ti eggs do have a ti spindle...
 

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pimpbot said:
I traded in my M7s for Wellgo MG18 Tis today. I know the folks at Supergo... their advice should be taken with a grain of salt. But there was no published weight limit on these, and the guy said he was running Double Ti Eggbeaters with no issues for a while, and he weighs 210#. I weigh 195# and ride mostly XC, somtimes techinical stuff (but not at speed), on a FS bike, and I tend to ride lightly, so I figure that I'm on the light side of the 195# set. I don't huck or drop or anything like that. The worst thing I do is small rock gardens, sometimes at a bit of speed... but not too much.

So the question is:

Am I high for running Ti spindles?

Like I said, in my favor:

I ride lightly
No weight limit warnings on the packaging, instructions, Wellgo's website, or Supergo employees.

Against me:

Ti spindles in general have a reputation of limited rider load... typically 175#.
The Triple Ti's have a weight limit of 185 lbs. The X-Pedo Ti/Ti pedals are made by Wellgo (I'm told that X-pedo is their high end line) and have a 175 lbs limit (according to Speedgoats ad). I don't know that you are high, but you might be pushing the limits of those pedals. As you know, Ti is not as strong as hardened steel. But I doubt that you will have a problem. I don't know if they have the same spindles and besides, they have to build some lee way into their weight limits. I know a gentleman using Triple Tis who is 200 lbs and rides light XC with no problems (yet). I weigh 185 (more than that with Camelback, etc) and haven't had any problems in the year I've been using the Triple Tis, and that includes an unplanned 2 1/2 foot drop onto a rock garden at speed. I am not advocating exceeding weight limits, but I don't think that you'll have a problem if indeed there is a 175 lbs limit.

Also, The Twin Tis have a steel spindle.
 

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Umm, just my opinion but, I would not want to risk strength in any parts to support my weight. That would include pedals, cranks, BB, stem, handlebars and seatpost. I would not want to worry about what might happen after landing a larger than usual drop or standing to hammer up the next hill.

Weight limits are there for a reason. Although they usually have some safety margin, can you imagine what might happen if you're cranking up that monster incline and the spindle snaps? OUCH!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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You got a point...

CharT said:
Umm, just my opinion but, I would not want to risk strength in any parts to support my weight. That would include pedals, cranks, BB, stem, handlebars and seatpost. I would not want to worry about what might happen after landing a larger than usual drop or standing to hammer up the next hill.

Weight limits are there for a reason. Although they usually have some safety margin, can you imagine what might happen if you're cranking up that monster incline and the spindle snaps? OUCH!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
and I hate it when people ask for advice, and then argue your points back to you... but I'm going to do it anyway.

I wonder if it's okay anyway, because there were no weight limits set in the instructions, packaging, on the Supergo website, or the Wellgo website. I would think if they were concerned, they would have said something. I'm sure they don't like product liability suits.

OTOH, as Aosty always tells me, 'do you really want to risk it to shave a few grams?' He especially freaked out when I told him I was thinking of trying alu bolts on my stem/bar clamp. Okay, that was a lame idea, although it is a 4 bolt stem and a carbon flat bar that does not need to be that tight.

I think I'm going with it, and I appreciate all the input.

BTW, these things feel stupid light. Advertized weight is 245 grams a set, vs. the CroMo version comes in at 305 grams.
 
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