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  • New flat pedals – help me with my decision paralysis!
  • spawnofyorkshire
    Full Member

    I’ve a set of DMR Vaults i’ve been running for a few years. The bearings and seals have just given up the ghost again. They’re also looking pretty battered and will be relegated to the parts bin.

    I’m looking for some new pedals that aren’t too spendy (sub £100), grippy, easily maintained, and probably a little bit bigger than the vaults (size 9.5 feet). Fine with plastic or metal

    Thoughts?

    StuE
    Full Member

    These are my favourite pedal
    https://www.deitycomponents.com/deftrap_pedals.html

    submarined
    Free Member

    Came here to vote Deftraps. Love the feel of mine. I do appear to have slightly bent an axle though, but I think I’ve done that in every set of pedals I’ve ever owned.

    I like the Superstar Nano X – whether they still make them or not, I haven’t researched

    https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2016/08/xxsuperstar-nano.jpg

    kneebiscuit
    Full Member

    Nukeproof horizon Sam hill enduro’s here. Best flat pedal I’ve ever used.

    alan1977
    Free Member

    Nukeproof horizon are great.. although take all the pins out and loctite the. the pedals are definitely substantial, not the thinnest
    in fact everything NP Horizon is just a good bet
    in all honesty, with the advent of composite pedals, when it comes to replacing any of mine i’ll be trying plastic

    ogden
    Free Member

    Superstar were alright but developed play really fast. I never got along with my One Up Alloy and I always felt like my foot ends up in the wrong spot. Also, they cut me just looking at them. Burgtec composites are may favourite currently so I’d probs go for the alloy ones next time.

    appltn
    Full Member

    I’m also running Nukeproof Horizons, they’ve taken a battering, still look decent and haven’t needed to be taken apart yet after 2 years.

    I recently replaced the pins with a set meant for Chromag Daggas and the extra grip is incredible if that’s something you care about.

    appltn
    Full Member

    Having recommended the Nukeproofs, I’d also quite interested in the Tenet Omen and the aforementioned Chromag Dagga if I were pedal shopping.

    argee
    Full Member

    I used standard DMR Vaults on one bike, and they’re decent, they do need rebuilding and strip downs more often, but easy to do, but on the other bike i use Raceface Atlas pedals and they just feel more supportive and overall a little more sturdy, CRC has them for 99.99 so well under your budget ;o)

    Not really tried many others over the years, had a set of shimano saints, just felt wrong and feel small, so probably useless to you, other ones i had were a set of Funn pedals, think funndementals, they felt good, but the bike got nicked.

    dcwhite1984
    Free Member

    in fact everything NP Horizon is just a good bet
    in all honesty, with the advent of composite pedals, when it comes to replacing any of mine i’ll be trying plastic

    Got two sets of NP horizons, one metal, one plastic, cant tell the difference when riding to be honest.

    Only issue i had was one of the end caps came out during a ride, but easily replaced.
    Both sets going strong and have survived multiple UK winters.

    mmannerr
    Full Member

    I broke Nukeproof plastic pedals too easily, the axles became bent which caused nuts to unwind themselves. I wonder if all plastic pedals are as easily ruined? I’m heavy and used to ride quite low BB bike.
    Have Shimano XTs now, the L size is actually bit too wide but extra platform is certainly more stable.

    BillOddie
    Full Member

    HT PA03A and spend the change on beer and cake.

    I have been using these rather than my vaults as I prefer them, bigger platform and no “vault-rattle”.

    jam-bo
    Full Member

    burgtec composts.

    nickc
    Full Member

    One Up Flats, just a wee bit over your budget (although there are plastic ones at half the price), masses of grip, bearing are still silky after 2 years of all weather. would def. buy again

    militantmandy
    Free Member

    I love my Vaults, but just put some Burgtec Composites on the e bike and they feel brilliant. Have done around 500km so far and still feeling very smooth.

    bigblackshed
    Full Member

    Wellgo Magnesium flats.

    I’ve just bought a second pair for my second bike. The first pair are 13 years old, ridden in everything, never serviced. I’m a large, powerful rider fat bloke and haven’t destroyed them. Really grippy too.

    They were £59 stickered price in my LBS.

    PrinceJohn
    Full Member

    Those Deity Deftraps look identical to the Burgtec composite pedals

    Northwind
    Full Member

    If they still made Horizon Comps- the composite version- then I’d say those, but they don’t make them any more. Presumably because they were better than all of the more expensive Nukeproof pedals.

    The HT PA03A is very similar and at under £40 you won’t regret buying a set even if you don’t like them. Defftrap and Burgtec composites are both good too.

    PrinceJohn
    Free Member

    Those Deity Deftraps look identical to the Burgtec composite pedals

    Eh nah.

    jairaj
    Full Member

    I’ve used Spank Oozy pedals in the past and happy with them. Maybe the bearing / bushing could have managed a bit more before requiring servicing.

    Currently using Burgtec Composites have used for almost 1 year now and I am a big fan! Super grippy and reliable, bearings still feel fine to me. For the price they are a bargain!

    a11y
    Full Member

    Went through this recently when looking for a second set of flats for another bike. Ridden Vaults for 5+ years on and off – switch between flats and clips on the same bike – and no issues, but wanted to try something different. Procrastinated for ages, finally bought another pair of Vaults. If it ain’t broke…

    leegee
    Free Member

    Had Vaults, Boomslangs, Hope F20, Canfield Crampons.
    Have Horizons as spares but the Deftraps are the best I’ve used.

    benpinnick
    Full Member

    We just got some of these in: https://www.gussetcomponents.com/shop/pedals/slim-jim-nylon-pedals/

    They’re a really nice size and shape, and they’re made by HT so no worries on the longevity.

    zerocool
    Full Member

    I’m running Burgtec Mk5 Penthouse Flats which have replaced my Mk1 Penthouse Flats and a few pairs of Nanos (I have a pair of Easton Cullys knocking around on an old bike somewhere as well). I really like them although they’re not as big as somee. I’d a 10 in shoes (5Ten Freeriders) and have no bother but you might find them small coming from Vaults.

    I liked the look of the Unite pedals as well but thought I’d see how Burgtec have changed over the last decade or so

    spawnofyorkshire
    Full Member

    Thanks folks, some good advice and a couple of new options to look at
    Currently thinking either the deftraps or the plastic burgtecs
    Will probably go deftraps due to the slightly larger platform. I’ve wanted something slightly larger than the vaults the whole time i’ve had them, i used to have the SS Nano’s (that i utterly murdered on a rock) and preferred the size

    finally bought another pair of Vaults. If it ain’t broke…

    Ha yeah but my Vaults are broken… again

    Ben_Haworth
    Full Member

    I keep coming back to Vaults. Best feel. Sorry!

    If you need change (in every sense) the HT PA03 plastic ones are my next choice.

    joefm
    Free Member

    Nukeproof Horizon. Nothing’s lasted as well

    Radioman
    Full Member

    I like DMR V12s . Have them on a few bikes now . Nice wide shape grippy and reliable and not expensive either.

    igm
    Full Member

    I have Nukeproof Horizons and DMR V11s.

    Elder son nicked the bike with V11s and I had to get new pedals for the replacement bike.

    V11s – no contest. Prefer the pedal and I prefer the price (£40)

    Younger son has Burgtec composites on his bike as he’s 11 and they match his smaller feet.

    pickle
    Free Member

    Can’t beat NP Horizons for me 👍

    peanutcracknell
    Free Member

    I love my OneUp alloy pedals. Loads of grip and support, bearings last well and are cheap to replace.
    Raceface atlas also feel good, but bearings don’t last and cost a bomb to replace.

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Another vote for the Burgtec composite ones. Pretty light, tough and grippy. Size nine feet and the platform is big enough

    chakaping
    Free Member

    I usually ride the Superstar Nanos but they do eat bushings at a shocking rate now.

    Recently got Nukeproof Horizon Sam Hill pedals and they are a bit nicer in feel and less obtrusive when riding (so don’t get clipped as much). I have size 9.5 feet too BTW.

    Good to hear they seem to be very durable, from the comments above.

    VanHalen
    Full Member

    burgtec composites for me but they are not a huge platform. mine are pushing 2 years old and used all teh time and totally fine. ive not even considered opening them up. i bent a crank with them when i twatted something with them (and my big toe!) at bpw but they are still straight!

    davros
    Free Member

    HT-PA03 are brilliant for the money. Light, grippy, tough and durable.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    @Tracey , do you know if those Boomslangs work with SRAM carbon cranks? They look pretty much like the One Ups, but with a what looks like a bit of spacer on the axle end to clear those kind of cranks. 🤞🏼

    submarined
    Free Member

    Burgtec Composites bear pretty much zero resemblance to Deftraps. Other than being flat pedals, I guess.

    Personally not a fan of them. My bearings died pretty quick, and they feel quite small and tall.

    tomtomthepipersson
    Full Member

    Nanos are my go to pedals – bought a load when they were £30 a pair so I’m sorted for a good few years. I have a pair of their Mag pedals from about 10 years ago which have needed just one bearing change. They’re missing a lot of paint but still going strong.

    Got a few plastic pedals too – Nukeproof Neutron, DMR V11 (£15 in bright orange) etc, and they all seem pretty similar in use. As long as they’re wide enough and have decent pins then I can’t really tell the difference. For me, footwear makes the biggest difference.

    tom13
    Free Member

    Vaults with Kingpins are the best I think. My other choices would be Pembree or Penthouse.

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