- Removing pins from pedals – should I?
I’ve been running flats for about 5 years now, after switching from very old SPDs, but lately I’ve had a few pedal/shin interfaces and I’m wondering whether it would be worth removing the middle pins at the front, back or both ends
Pedals are Nukeproof Horizon.
Anyone tried it? Did it make the pedal/shin events any less painful, or was there not much difference?
JPPosted 8 months agodhriderMember
Is your foot coming off the pedal or what’s happening? If your foots coming off, get better shoes (Five tens)
I run my horizons with the washers taken out of the outer pins to make them longer, washers in the middle pins and the grub screws at the crank arm side of the pedal both removed.
Loads of grip!
If they hit your shin, you just gotta man up! :-pPosted 8 months agogeexMember
A nicely concave well designed flat pedal with good straight edges actually only requires 5 pins each side to achieve a good amount of reliable grip. and doesn’t require sticky rubber shoe soles to do so either. (FWIW one pin each side on leading and trailing edges, one centrally on the outer edge).
slipping a pedal is 100% rider error rather than whether their pedals are fitted with 5 or 10 pins per side.
toptip: learning no footers, one footers and crank flips will give you far more confidence and accuracy when removing and replacing a foot (even when it’s involuntarily/unintentionally removed)Posted 8 months ago
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