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Which pedal? I was wondering which one had the wider surface as well.

I tend to like a wider platform better. Thanks!



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Thanks for the response. Much appreciated.

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another vote for Crampons. I have a big, wide foot, and they feel perfect for me. Super reliable too. Never used the Amps, but the Crampons are my favorite pedals to date. And they are incredibly durable too. I've hit rocks hard enough to sprain my ankle, and the pins and body were completely fine.
 

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I have approx 2k miles on a set of Amps. Besides lots of scuff marks, they are as good as new. Easily rebuildable when the time comes - and by easily, I mean the entire job, both pedals, should take less than 10 minutes. Never used the Crampons so can't compare.
 

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I'm not sure what the Crampon axle system is, but straitline pedals don't spin freely like bearing pedals do, so take that into consideration too.
 

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I believe the Amps are a little smaller, and while neither pedal has much exposed spindle between the pedal body and the crankarm, the Crampons have a bump there to keep your foot away from the crankarm. I've been on the lookout for a deal on the Amps for my 7 year old daughter, as she'd benefit from a narrower q factor, whereas I prefer a bump of some sort to keep my shoes from rubbing.
 

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I'm not sure what the Crampon axle system is, but straitline pedals don't spin freely like bearing pedals do, so take that into consideration too.
The Crampons use DU bushings. They don't spin like bearing pedals either, which I've actually grown to like. I know what my pedals will be doing if i take a foot off. The Crampons have a VERY simple rebuild process (the Amps probably have a similar design). I've been riding mine in southern utah silt/sand for over a year now, and haven't needed a rebuild. Nowhere even close to it yet. But when the day comes, it's just a quick removal of a lock nut, pull out the bushings, put new ones in, and bolt back up.
 

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Another happy crampon rider here -- had them for about a year, after using older straitlines. Love the super-low profile, and they've held up great in the PacNW mud/wet, plus a lot of trips to rocky chunder.

I think it'd be hard to go wrong with either, however. Both are built solid and you'll never want to go back to bearings.
 

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Why limit your choices to only these pedals? I've tried both and found the Amps to be smallish platform and spin resistance is really high. The Canfields were better but they seemed to develop play easily unless you stay on top of maintenance. I've also tried HT AE01, Point-One Podium, and some other higher end ones and eventually settled on the Hope F20s... best of breed IMO... zero maintenance in a year and they still look brand new after being bashed on DH bike.

The new Raceface pedals look pretty stellar as well, and Chromag has a couple of good options.
 

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Only problem I had with the amps was they were too narrow for my size 12 foot. about a quarter of my 5.10 Freerider VXi's would would hang over the outside of the pedal. made it a little uncomfortable on larger drops. Since went with Chromag Scarabs and have loved them so far.
 

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Why limit your choices to only these pedals? I've tried both and found the Amps to be smallish platform and spin resistance is really high. The Canfields were better but they seemed to develop play easily unless you stay on top of maintenance. I've also tried HT AE01, Point-One Podium, and some other higher end ones and eventually settled on the Hope F20s... best of breed IMO... zero maintenance in a year and they still look brand new after being bashed on DH bike.

The new Raceface pedals look pretty stellar as well, and Chromag has a couple of good options.
The new Atlas pedals do look pretty sweet, would love to try a set.


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