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Recovering from a very bad road crash, I am now mountain biking and really am not ready to clip back in. I ride single track, rooty trails but do no drops, jumps or stuff like that. Mainly just getting exercise and having fun. Like to get a decent flat pedal for this kind of use which is under 300 gm. The ones I have on now are pigs. I've seen pictures of the Well-go WR-1 and MG-1's but really would like to know how regular folk like them and/or other pedals. thanks all.
 

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Are you all referring to the Wellgo MG-1 or the Weyless MG-1?
I'm also on the lookout for new flat pedals, as mine has taken way to many hits and has started a knocking sound.
 

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the wellgo mg1's are about 365 grams for the pair, and they're really cheap. i dont think you're going to find a comparable pedal for the price.. most sub 300 gram pedals get real expensive.. paying 3x the price for 65 grams doesnt make sense to me.
 

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appgap said:
Not familiar with a 5.1 shoe. Who is it made by and what makes it diffrent from a regular MTB shoe? Thanks
5.10 (or Five Ten) is a shoe manufacturer. However when most people refer to 5.10 they are referring to a shoe they make called Impact 2. Many people here (including myself) regard them as one of the best shoes for platform pedals because they are extremely grippy.
 

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my Wellgo magnesiums are nice, just make sure to find a pair of shoes that grip well. I was trying a couple different pairs shoes and tried a lighter pair of NewBalance walking shoes i have the other day. mixed with a slightly sandy trail and 2ft drop = 4mean holes in my shin with a sweet bruise. Now looking for knee/shin pads...
 

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Wellgo MG-1: http://www.ebikestop.com/wellgo_mg_1_magnesium_pedals_white_916-PD1022.php

VS.

Dimension Pro Mountain: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&PageID=30&SKU=PD1090

The MG-1 is 378g while the Pro Mountain is only 270g! Both have sealed bearings. I'm wondering if combining the Pro Mountain pedals with 5.10 shoes would yield 80% of the effect of the MG-1's grub screws. BTW, the Pro Mountain is $20 cheaper.

Any advice for a beginner rider that does mostly commuting and beginner trails?
 

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Do the pins on the wellgo pedals screw in??? Are they adjustable?

Are they "better" than the older style bmx type pedals with the aggressive teeth looking traction?

I am reluctant because I had a pair of pegs on my old dirtbike wiht these adjustable pins and my foot would slip off every now and then. The last time I contribute to a broken arm.
 

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I know it sounds strange but if you look on a trials bike website called tartybikes.co.uk, they do a set of pedals called Try-All Ti-Nesiums. I have never tried them personaly because of the price but I have heard that they are very good. They weigh 300g, hey have a magnesium 1-piece body and titanium axles so they are very strong.
 
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