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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    I like mallets good in mud etc but require an annual bearing change ime

    Time supposed to be good

    shimano Ok but had issues with sticky mud and ice before

    scottfitz
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    I like mallets good in mud etc but require an annual bearing change ime

    are they as easy as the candy’s to change?

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    I really like Time pedals, you actually get the support on the shoe from the frame and there is plenty of lateral float in the connection.

    EDIT: Time pedals aren’t made from chocolate like other brands on your list

    I won’t let anything but a Time clipless pedal near my MTBs. Bombproof reliability, sweet engagement/release and superb in mud.

    Annual bearing change? WTF? I have Times that are over ten years old on their original bearings.

    scottfitz
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    I really like Time pedals, you actually get the support on the shoe from the frame and there is plenty of lateral float in the connection.

    MX6 or DH4 Clobber?

    Edit: & CaptainFlashheart

    I have Z-Controls on one, ATACs on the others (In various flavours)

    The Z-Controls are basically DH4s, I believe.

    scottfitz
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    Sounds good CaptainFlashheart what shoe have you tried with the Z-Controls?

    Edit: DH4s are only only 59.99 on Ribble.

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    I had a set of AM45’s with Z controls and they were a great combination

    scottfitz
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    I think you guys have sold me a set of DH4’s cheers for you help. 😀

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    I won’t let anything but a Time clipless pedal near my MTBs. Bombproof reliability, sweet engagement/release and superb in mud.

    Annual bearing change? WTF? I have Times that are over ten years old on their original bearings.This.

    I’ve been using Z-Controls for years now and not had to touch them yet.

    Which is a bit of a shame as I want an excuse to try the new Mavic versions of them but need one of them to break first….

    Usually ride in Spesh Tahoe on the bigger bike these days. Good mix of trail shoe for general larking about trail centre stylee. Have tried them with stiffer, racier shoes as well, and they work fine there too.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    I’ve also used several shoes with them, various Shimano’s, Lake MX140’s and some cheapo ones from Lidl and they all work fine.

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    MX6 or DH4 Clobber?

    Both, I prefer the MX6 but then I might not be as gnarly as you!

    The Pinkster – Member
    I’ve also used several shoes with them, various Shimano’s, Lake MX140’s and some cheapo ones from Lidl all of which were grey and they all work fine.

    🙂

    scottfitz
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    Clobber – Member

    MX6 or DH4 Clobber?

    Both, I prefer the MX6 but then I might not be as gnarly as you!
    Super Gnarly!! http://www.rootsandrain.com/photos/397726 😐

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    Great pic! Is that a Troy Lee Designs Teddy Bear Onesy?

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    I shall have you know that some of them were black 😛

    scottfitz
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    No Super Ted Team kit standard issue.
    I wore it for my last run and it knocked 5secs of my time and won me the race 😯
    1 7 Scott FITZGERALD 1:04.76 (1) 1:04.50 (2) 58.85s
    2 24 Charlie EVANS 1:14.18 (3) 1:03.20 (1) 1:00.25
    3 31 Shawn WREN 1:08.77 (2) 1:08.83 (3) 1:21.78 (3)
    4 38 Will COLLIE 1:16.53 (4) DNF DNF

    xiphon
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    AM45s + DX SPDs for me – on trail bike, dh bike and BMX…

    scottfitz
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    Hi guys need some advice, I am going to get some Clipless Pedals for my DH Hardtail but not sure on what to buy, I have used Shimano M545 SPD’s before which were ok but not great.

    I will be using Shimano AM45 MTB SPD Shoe.

    So has anyone used any of these:
    Crank Brothers Mallet 2 for under £70
    Crank Brothers Mallet 1 for under £50
    Shimano M647 Clipless SPD for under £50
    Time Atac MX6 for under £70
    Time Atac DH4 for under £65

    Like and dislikes please. At the moment I’m thinking mallets.

    Time Z-controls here. Absolutely brilliant. Not affected by mud, no adjustments, no moving parts, no bearing changes. Genuinely fit and forget.

    stevede
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    Scott – i use the new mallet dh race pedals on my slackline, did me proud at Eastridge, expensive and i fully expect that, being crank bros i’ll have to use the 5 year warranty a few times but there’s nothing else on the market that ticks as many boxes for me. Dx’s are good but you(i) can’t really ride very well floating on one whilst you try and clip back in having dabbed or come unclipped. Been battering mine for a good few months now, the only negative is that the brass cleats don’t last long at all.

    GEDA
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    I would just get some normal time clips not the platform ones.

    i fully expect that, being crank bros i’ll have to use the 5 year warranty a few times

    the only other negative is that the brass cleats don’t last long at all.

    How and why would you buy something expecting to need to use the warranty? Seems bonkers.

    scottfitz
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    I would just get some normal time clips not the platform ones.

    I have XC SPD and Crank brothers, I would like more of a platform, I only will use them for DH, For pumptrack and DJ I will use flats. And bike is to small to ride up hill, XC, endure etc…

    scottfitz
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    I will go for the time ones mainly because there cheaper than Crank bro’s

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    scottfitz – Member
    OK next question, what the different bwtween these apart from Name, price & weight?

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bmx-bike/pedals-pedals-mtb-time-z-strong-freeride-pedals/timepedm355000000000

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bmx-bike/pedals-pedals-mtb-time-atac-dh4-pedals/timepedm405
    IIRC the more expensive version has adjustable release tension whereas the cheaper one doesn’t. Although mine are adjustable I’ve never felt the need to use it so if it was me I’d go for the cheaper ones.

    scottfitz
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    Cheers, Done!

    stevede
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    CaptainFlashheart – crazy really but I wanted a decent platform and a pedal with a bit of float and mud shedding ability, the crank bros were the only pedal on the market that ticked all of those boxes that I was prepared to trust for racing dh. Plenty of them in use on the World Cup dh circuit – even by shimano sponsored riders such as gee and gwin. I’ve used dx’s for a long time but much prefer the crank bros offerings.

    scottfitz
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    Did you consider these steve? http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bmx-bike/pedals-pedals-mtb-time-z-strong-freeride-pedals/timepedm355000000000
    Also where you base, thought about race DH on you HT? I love it!

    stevede
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    They look pretty decent actually Scott. I’m down in West Cornwall and I’ll be racing hardtail cat at the sw champs at gawton in a couple of weeks on super tavi, can’t wait. Last dh race in hardtail cat I did was at tavi woodlands at the club champs which was my first time on the hardtail. Think I like riding my hardtail downhill as much as the dh bike to be honest! Gawton on the hardtail is loads of fun. Your over south east aren’t you mate?

    FROGLEEK
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    Time Z here although I ride flats most of the time
    Atacs and zs last years

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