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

    Cheapish

    Nano-X, they do go baggy but for £15 you can fully service both sides. Decent shape, weight, pins.

    Burgtec composite – can take a surprising beating.

    Not so cheapish

    Burgtec Penthouse MK5 – Really like these, great design, super grippy, seem pretty durable.

    Nukeproof Horizon – tough pedals, quite big, but amazing grip in all conditions. Had no issue with the pins.

    Not for me

    One-Up – thin but seemed to hit everything with them. Went ‘bearing grumbly’ quite early.

    Moe
    Full Member

    I have a pair of XT (Large) and they were great till my son in law managed to snap an axle when I loaned them to him!*
    We used to sell loads of HT PA03’s and I don’t think we ever had a return or issue.

    *He is a 6’8″ Viking!

    RamseyNeil
    Free 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.

    They call them Neutrons these days and they are my favourites at any price , let alone £35 . Much prefer them to my previous DMR Vaults . Also if you want colour then because they are a composite material the colour doesn’t chip off because the material is coloured not just painted .

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    They call them Neutrons these days and they are my favourites at any price , let alone £35 .

    They’re doing them for £23 at CRC just now.

    ready
    Full Member

    Over the years I’ve had Shimano XTs, Horizons and Vaults. All very nice & grippy, but there’s just something about the way Vaults feel that I keep returning to.
    MrsReady has some Gusset S2, they also feel solidly well made and have a smaller platform for her dainty feet.

    explorerboy
    Full Member

    Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered for my Orbea Rallon – blue/mint colour way with pink/purple accessories

    Northwind
    Full Member

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    They call them Neutrons these days and they are my favourites at any price , let alone £35 .

    Nah, the Neutron is a totally different pedal. Still a good option, I don’t like ’em personally

    Tracey
    Full Member

    @Kelvin Yes they do. We have them fitted to a S Works Stumpy with SRAM carbon cranks, however you need to use the SRAM insert washer which we do on all the carbon cranks.

    gurnster75
    Free Member

    Worth a punt at that price.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    I like Nanos.
    But picked a pair of these up in Evans closing down sale with 20% off –
    https://www.evanscycles.com/brand/fwe/thermoplastic-flat-pedal-932428#colcode=93242803
    Even without the discount they’re a proper bargain. Can’t tell the different when riding between em and the Superstars
    or, just spotted
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/funn-black-magic-pedals/rp-prod148383 cheaper still.

    don_biscotti
    Full Member

    Another vote for Deity Deftraps here. Nice big platform, loads of grip and have shrugged off some hard pedal strikes without any damage.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Must say it’s good to see plastic pedals at sensible prices. They were an absolute rip-off a year or so ago

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Thanks @tracey, I’ve ordered a set. I have the original sram washers, one on each arm… am I likely to need more? Have you got away with just the one for each pedal, or added more? Ta.

    Tracey
    Full Member

    We have got away with one. If you use sram crank boots you will need another or widen the hole in the crank boot to fit with a Stanley knife blade

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Top info. Thanks again. I’ll hold off ordering more washers ‘till the pedals arrive.

    fooman
    Free Member

    I’ve been a OneUp alloy fan for some time the only pedal that lasts more than 3 months for me (I’m a serial pedal destroyer) but I’m going to try the new PNW Loam pedal to see how it compares as it has a similar spec for less.

    Big-Bud
    Free Member

    Carder tenfour absolutely mind blowing pedals

    samwilk200
    Free Member

    Surprised no one’s mentioned Unite Instinct pedals

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    10% off with instinct10 until sunday

    jonesyboy
    Free Member

    I’ve got a set of Shimano gr-500 they’ve been great, also xt flats.

    https://www.carboncycles.cc/?product_code=CC-PED07F they lasted me five years on the old hardtail!

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    @kelvin, Boomslangs work with XX1 and X01 cranks without issue.

    We have a couple of sets of Boomslangs, they are too big for my feet but when I’ve used them they are the grippiest that I’ve used

    I think they are great too – have used them more than any other flat pedal, but also rate my Crank Brothers Stamps.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Boomslang are fitted. Came with an extra washer for each side… fitted them… looks like it might not even be needed, but leaving them on.

    Thoughts…

    Platform feels like a DMR V12, bit with way more pins. Very, very grippy.

    As thin as the OneUp composites they’ve replaced (but OneUp alu still thinner). Lots of ground clearance and that hard to describe feel that thin pedals give.

    Had to tighten the pins that also keep the needle bearing door closed, to get rid of a slight rattle.

    Have removed some other pins to tune the grip.

    Going to be a keeper I think.

    mudfish
    Full Member

    SO many opinions, I’ve tried many and I reckon the Kona Wah Wah are the bollocks, very big, thin, grip is great, composite version (why not) is a bargain – maybe even the copy: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/1005001436154620.html
    SHANMASHI CVO 2019 Bigfoot Nylon Carbon Fiber Bearing Pedal Mountain Bike Road Bike Pedal

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