New flat pedals- axles quite stiff. Do they need breaking in?
They will wear in a bit. My Vaults didn’t spin freely by hand, but now they are a tad looser, the left one moreso for some reason? If they feel fine to ride but don’t spin much that’s ok. If you can feel it pedalling then maybe get inside them to back off the bearing compression nut.
Did you get the 5tens?Posted 4 years agotinsyMember
I was not trying to start a debate just pointing out that trying them is not hard to do.
FWIW I only tried them as I had a knee opp & still had stitches in, I thought it would save me twisting to get my foot unclipped, it was not a fair test really, but I just did not like the not being attached feeling.
Each to their own.Posted 4 years agotraildogMember
I got a cheap pair of flat pedals (that were still ok-ish), rode in my trainers. Found it difficult and didn’t like it – which told me I needed to practice more.
Eventually got some good shoes. Learned to love flat pedals
Then got some good pedals.
You are really overthinking something which is very simple.
I wouldn’t worry about the pedal being a bit stiff sapping your energy. Can you rotate them by hand? Now imagine how much more power your feet generate.Posted 4 years ago
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