Shimano Saint pedals
So I’ve had a set of these for about a month or so now. Is it just me or are they not really that good? I’ve used wellgo v8 copies for years but thought I’d try something new as the wellgos got really rattly and I fancied some new bling. They’re just not grippy enough. What am I doing wrong? I’ve taken the pin spacers out which helped a bit but theyre still a bit too slippy if its a bit damp, as it usually is in the uk.. so far the only advantages over the v8s are that the bearings dont rattle and they look a bit nicer! Oh and the slightly bigger platform feels nice. Any suggestions before I go back to a new set of wellgos?! I’m not wasting my money on mtb specific shoes with “special” rubber on the soles either!Posted 4 years ago
OP, what shoes are u using?
At the minute it’s a pair of Loteks that were on sale at Source BMX, before that some Orchid Cobras. I never noticed such issues with my old pedals.
Oh yeah, the £40 Saint pedals are actually noticably heavier to hold than the years old £15 wellgos, surprised me! tbh this isn’t really helping my opinion of shimano stuff, I also had niggly issues with the brakes and crankset!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
glasgowdan – Member
You’ll not get a proper level of grip if you’re using unsuitable shoes, no matter how much you kick and scream
Unsuitable, sure, but good pedals work with most vaguely suitable shoes. The only shoes I own that I’m not very happy riding on my assorted HTs with are my steelies.Posted 4 years ago
had to write off a pair of v12 mags, bush’s were worn, cost of tool to remove bush’s, and to replace bearings too, would of cost £41
no special tool needed for saints, ball bearings cost £4 for both pedals, better sealed too
and saints are about 80 grams heavier? then V12 mags (saints £45, v12 mags £60)Posted 4 years agocolpSubscriber
Have saints on the XC/All Mountain/Enduro/26inch/Trail/Nipping down to the shops bike and use 5ten Freeriders, loads of grip. Use DMR vaults on the DH bike, definately work better with the 5Tens, maybe it’s the bigger platform.Posted 4 years ago
Either way, if you’re using Winklepickers or a nice set of Brogues, you won’t get the full benefit.NorthwindSubscriber
Removing pins is complicate. Taking out the middle pins of my MG1s made them more concave, not totally sure if the grip is better but they feel more solid.
Even with a flat pedal, more pins doesn’t mean more grip, necessarily- it’s like brake pads/discs, the more pins you have, the less weight you have on each pin. So it’s not just quite that simple. With spiky pins that doesn’t seem to make much difference but some pins struggle to “penetrate”, especially flat/solid ones.Posted 4 years ago
^yeah they work but the bolts that came with the chainset seemed to be made of cheese. One of the granny ring bolts rounded off completely (yes I used the right size torx head) so I had to hacksaw off the bolt head and file it down so it doesn’t rub. Not ideal for a new set of cranks! Couldn’t be arsed sending them back though and I don’t use the granny ring anyway, but still annoying.Posted 4 years ago
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