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hey, Im looking for a little direction from you guys. I need to get some new pedals for my Iron Horse Sunday. The cranks are real low on the frame, so it coners well but my pedals often clip things. Yes i need to improve my form but my pedals on my bike now are really fat. So im looking for some platform pedals that are realatively thin (doesnt have to be crazy paper thin) and offer good traction for my FiveTens to hook up with. What would be some suggestions that you guys have that is a little price friendly (~40 to ~65 dollars)?
 

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Kona Wah Wah, or Deity Decoy (almost the same pedal)... They are a little out of you price range, but not too much... I think they are both around $80 (although last year I got some Wah Wahs for $60)
 

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juanbeegas said:
You could get a pair of Wellgo MG1s off ebay for slightly less than $40. Not as thin as the already mentioned pedals, but they are cheap.
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=wellgo+mg1&_sacat=See-All-Categories
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also if you wanna spend a lil more, you can get the Ti version which is less than 300g from one of the asian dealers. still cheaper than any other light weight option out there.

although, if you beat up your pedals, the pins rip out a lil easier because the material is a lil softer i believe...but at less than $40 a pair...who cares.
 

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wellgo mg-1's are hardly flat pedals.

for you price range i think you might be out of luck. with flat pedals being the new big thing it will be hard to find cheap ones.

your best bet are deity's. they are $75.

for 10 or so more you could get the kona wahwahs though which i like a little better. mainly because of the hex bolt pins that mount from the bottom, sturdier IMO

here are a list of flat pedals i can think of, maybe searching ebay and the classifieds would be best. there are definately others but they would be harder to find used (canfields, twenty6, straitline, etc)

kona wah wah
deity decoy
corsair pedals
atomlab trail king or aircorp
haro pivot
 

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I actually prefer the Deity over the Kona. The pins screwing in from the bottom on the Kona make the system heavier. And if you damage the head of the pin, you have to cut it off flush with the pedal to remove it, otherwise you may damage the head.
 

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I actually prefer the Deity over the Kona. The pins screwing in from the bottom on the Kona make the system heavier. And if you damage the head of the pin, you have to cut it off flush with the pedal to remove it, otherwise you may damage the head.
that is true, i have had some deity style pins rip out at a rate of 1-2 per week (wellgo's and azonics) i was replacing them pretty often.

i guess both have pros and cons.
 

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Flame me if you want, but I say Crank Bros. 50/50 pedals. They're so cheap, you can buy new ones every time you thrash your old ones. That and Wellgo B27s (or whatever they're called).

I don't get why they have such a bad rap...mine work fine, and my bottom bracket sits way low and I clipped plenty of stuff throughout the season. My only complaint is the cone shaped pins instead of standard pins. I rode the 50/50's when it rained and it basically sucked. But, you can replace the pins if you want.
 

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Out for a first time ride with a wanna be freeridey dude who used to love to talk about the 12 foot drop he took riding his buds bike (see old photo below). l'm like: yeah, sure buddie, whatever you say. He's out on his brand new Marin WildCat Trail he just bought from me...
He's poking fun at me as l suit up for the Goose Creek (in certain areas, a REALLY ROCKY trail). . He's poking fun at the body armor l'm wearing.
Not 2 minutes into the rough stuff and on his first try at hucking off a 3 foot ledge, l hear a loud metal to bone THUNK followed by a prime evil shout: he slipped off his pedals and rip'd the shizix out of his shin. Using the nasty of most nasty pedal l have ever sold someone. Syncros Meathook Pedals Ha - Meathook - fitting...

by the way - l have a set OEM 50/50's l'll sell cheap - ping me if you want them.
 

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Kona wah wahs are a great pedal.

If you want bomb proof you might want to consider NYC glory holes but be prepared to pay big bucks for them.

I've always liked the Tru Vativ Holtzfellers with a pair of 5.10's. feet never fall off and they have a nice low profile.
 

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Strightlines! Love them... rocking our strong and long. They had a little squeek after a wet ride so I took them apart and cleaned them up (just wiped up the bushings). Tear down, cleaning and assembly took 15mins max. They grip well and there are no bearings to blow up or wear out.
 
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