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  • Flat pedals that last?
  • scruff
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    One thing I go through quickly are pedal internals, have rebuilt my superstars but after a few months they’re wobbling again.
    Been through Shimano, Nukeproofs etc so I’m after something probably with chunkier axles / bearings / bushings and not looking for thinner platforms, want to spend less than £100.

    Premier Icon dogbone
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    I ended up with Hope pedals, which have been bullet-proof for me.

    Should be able to find Burgtec Mk4s for £80 or so, or the new Mk5s will be a tenner over your budget.

    tish
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    I’ve had two sets of burgtec composites fail quickly, bushings worn. I put the first one down to being unlucky but second gone after 2 months as well. I love the feel of them but I’ll be trying something else next. My superstars were bulletproof I only changed because they went on a bike I sold.

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    My original Brendog vaults were faultless for 5 years, I only replaced them as I saw a decent deal for a new pair

    fooman
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    Most flat pedals use bushes instead of bearings, for me bushes wear out in short order, so I picked up OneUp Alloy Pedals and went from about 4 rebuilds / replacements a year to once in 18 months.

    Premier Icon goby
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    Classic dmr v8 with the loose balls, mine still going even now

    Burgtecs, mk4, not tried composites or mk5 yet, but I will.

    They are awesome, like vaults but not manufactured by Kraft. 🙂

    dc1988
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    Shimano should last forever if you keep on top of servicing, only takes a few minutes to add some grease and check the cup and cones are adjusted correctly

    TheBrick
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    Classic dmr v8 with the loose balls, mine still going even now

    I even run wellgo copies. Not trendy but replaceable pins, proper bearing work well.

    Premier Icon core
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    Yep, Wellgo DMR copies, I’ve two sets that are years old and running lovely with zero maintenance. Superstar nano are nicer but needed a rebuild in a fraction of the time.

    Premier Icon richardkennerley
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    I’ve only serviced my dmr vaults onxe in 7 years and they’re still going strong!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    When superstars and similar go wobbly it’s usually just because the end caps are loose, 2 minute fix?

    You can also do the speed service thing- take the end caps off, fill them with grease, put them back on- as you tighten the end caps down it forces grease right through the pedal

    aphex_2k
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    Had the Burgtec comps for 2 months but my bike got nicked. New bike has large platform XTs with long shin killing pins fitted. So far so good.

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    When superstars and similar go wobbly it’s usually just because the end caps are loose, 2 minute fix?

    My experience of Superstar Nano-X it’s the bushing gone so a 10 minute fix

    1knott4me
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    I can’t recommend the burgtecs at all due to there very narrow q factor there just isn’t the stability on the bike that a decent q factor gives you.not even the new ones address this enough but they are well made .
    Dmr just don’t cut it for me in terms of durability there high price does sadly not equate to longevity.
    The original superstars were absolutely bombproof and were just a simple of the peg Taiwanese rebranded pedal .
    Once superstar started making there own in the UK you could still get them from Ireland branded as move pedals.now you have to but then branded as exotic pedals direct from them and they are by for the best pedals for grip and longevity.one downside is they use grub screws rather than threw pins but there less than £40

    I have been running these for years with no issues at all. Fantastic pedals. (I know CB reputation) Like you, went through Nukeproof/DMR/Shimano but these are just great
    https://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/crankbrothers-5050-2?s=googleshoppingppc&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpfHzBRCiARIsAHHzyZpxH-tqFrhA3sgftZS-0uubS7mPhId7198DZ_sDLR28YibBQatxmNcaAlIoEALw_wcB

    bsims
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    Both pairs of vaults have been faultless – 6 and almost 4 years. Both sets have been submerged in water, the older pair estuarine water several times.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    My Vaults were loose in 6 months and I really don’t ride that much….

    They are on a bike that’s been ridden mainly on the road

    Premier Icon gkeeffe
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    My vaults went wobbly in a couple of rides Filled them with marine grease and tightened them up and have been ok all winter.

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    Nukeproof Horizons holding up well here after 3+ years.. way better than the Electrons they replaced and the old Superstar peals before them.

    prezet
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    My HT composites have been good. But will try the OneUp composites next I think.

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    Welgo B-54. I think they must be 10 years old now.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    The Exotic branded pedals from cabin cycles as mentioned above are pretty good. The Suoerstar Znano Evo’s I have are a touch grippier but the bearings on the exotics are still going strong 3 years in. They’ve also shrugged off rock strikes with no issues.

    Tbf I’ve also got some old wellgo mg-1’s that look in a right state but the original bearings are still smooth.

    patagonian
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    My original Wellgo MG-1’s lasted over 10 years and ended up on my daily commuter and I can’t remember ever taking them apart. I think they are still in the spares box and only got relegated when a replacement bike cam along because they looked so tatty.

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    I’m running Chromag Scarabs, bought and fitted to the single speed in Jul 18, no wear to the bushings yet. They have double seals at the bushing end and are a good size with lots of grip. They are the best and longest lasting pedals i’ve owned so far.

    Previously had DMR Vaults (great grip but snapped an axle going uphill and the bushings wore – poor seals), Fireeye Grills (poor seals, the bushing wore and one bushing started to come out of one pedal) and Superstar Nanos (the grip and platform size wasn’t great so relegated to the commuter, they are still going strong).

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    Yep agree with the seals on the vaults, can never get one of mine to stay in! I did follow another thread and bought a few sets of igus bushes for the pedals and simple to change when go wobbly. Original V8’s still my fav though

    Premier Icon big_scot_nanny
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    The seals on the DMR Vaults are indeed not great.

    However, occasional greasing keeps things running smoothly. I just replaced the bushes last night after 3yrs of constant use and abuse, pedals feel nice and ‘tight’ again (they were getting a bit rattly!).

    I like them, have found almost every set of flat pedals I’ve had over the years fails in a major way, but not the vaults.

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    One-up composites here, nearly 2 years old, no issues. Smashed them off all sorts too, they stand up a lot better than alloy. And light too!

    OneUp Composite flat pedal review

    scruff
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    Surprised at the recommendation for shimanos, the worst of the lot IME. And that includes the spds as well.

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    My experience of Superstar Nano-X it’s the bushing gone so a 10 minute fix

    +1

    I expect them to launch a Nano X Evo Evo at some point, with improvement in that regard.

    Shame they have lost the reliability of the old Taiwan-made Nanos, but I still buy them anyway.

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    But the most-reliable flats I’ve owned, definitely the Gusset Slim Jims. And they’re well cheap…

    https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/gusset-slim-jim-alloy-pedals?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyPbzBRDsARIsAFh15JZ6WNjlIwzotQ99JK0nluZD5FFBlNzAfZOcOAYrjGs95DXiWYFicRUaAuNrEALw_wcB#black

    mildred
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    Welgo B-54. I think they must be 10 years old now.

    Same here – bought mine from CRC for about £20 & they’ve never been touched, look gash but still tight and running smooth.

    That said, I’ve recently bought some burgtec penthouse mk4 steel from Leisure Lakes for about £60. They do have a low q-factor but the large body helps make up for this; they’ve got ridiculously tight bushes/bearings, which after about 200 miles I’m still waiting to slacken off. They feel and look very well made some I’m expecting to have them a long time.

    Premier Icon SimonR
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    Loved the Vaults for the grip but got fed up of rebuilding them – now on Hopes and they’re running really nicely still.

    Premier Icon Neb
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    The original Superstar nanos were great, they lasted for years.

    I’ve had a similar dilemma, my recent pedals (DMR vaults x2, V12s, superstar deltas, nano evos) seem to rattle really quickly through worn bushes. The sealing on them is rubbish. It is very wet up here in the lakes (if I didn’t ride in the rain then I’d never ride!)

    I did loads of research and settled on the one-up composites. The sealing is significantly better then the other pedals, they are cheap and light. I’ve been impressed so far.

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    Hope pedals,I am a big lad and they have been bombproof

    Burgtecs Mk4’s have slight play after 5/6 months, Brendogs lasted about 12 months before developing play.

    Onzadog
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    I really like my Vaults. Last pretty well, easy to perk them up with a fill of fresh grease or to rebuild.

    In contrast, the RaceFace Atlas I got because I thought full bearing pedals would be good have been a royal PITA. The large bearing only managed a handful of rides before crapping out, irrespective of bearing quality and they’ve spat the axle out twice.

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