Superstar Nanos, anything better for the money?
the lump over the axle isnt as bad as I thought, Im used to the Easton flatboy which is very concave (and heavy and eats shoes).
HT Industries, Carboncycles and Kona Wah Wah all he same pedal and possibly cheaper.
Much better than the MG1 which Ive also owned.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The metal Nanos don’t have the lump like the plastic nanos so no worries there- they’re flat but they don’t do anything weird. (I really couldn’t get on with the plastic ones but I’ve many happy miles on assorted Nanos)
MG1 is lighter, when comparing price by price but fatter and smaller, and a wee bit less tough. So just depends what you’re after really, both great options.
(the magnesium bodied nanos drop pins like nothing else, a combination of soft metal, and not much of it- quite a few of mine are chemical metalled in now. but that’s not a massive issue)Posted 4 years agoNormal ManSubscriber
I’ve been an MG1 fan for years but felt like a change on my new bike so went for Nukeproof Electrons. 3 rides in and I’m getting on really well them. But if they don’t suit you then I’d go MG1.
FWIW I did try wah wah’s too but didn’t get on with them so my son now has those.Posted 4 years ago
Before I go ahead and buy some SS Nano pedals is there anything better value? I’ve been using the same set of Wellgo V8 copies for years but they make my bike sound like a bag of nails and I fancy some fresh bling 🙂 I like the V8 feel but it could maybe do with being a bit bigger.
Bit worried about the flatness of the Nanos though, I tried a bike with the nukeproof plastic version and the lump in the middle felt a bit weird having always used concave pedals like the V8s but is it just a case of getting used to it?
I think it may be between these and the Wellgo MG1s, what say you STW?Posted 4 years agoandehMember
I used to run V8s, bought some nanos, wouldn’t go back. The small body of the DMRs used to slap my feet and cause rally bad hot spots on long descents. The nanos are really good, great size platform, plenty grippy, nice and thin, and cheap to boot. I doubt I’d bother with any others now. They do drop pins, but I got 200 for 2 quid from a local bolt merchant 😀Posted 4 years agoandylMember
SS have some new flats coming out later in the year which look pretty nice.
If i didn’t ride spds I’d probably go for them or the nano style over the MG1s I used to use. The MG1s were great when they first came out compared to V8s and V12s but there are better pedals now.
It is ultimately down to personal taste though.Posted 4 years ago
The saints are 19mm at the thickest point, the ends. And 11mm at the thinnest, the middle. The platform is 95mm wide and 88mm long. They sit at the widest point 121mm from the crank.
They are a lovely thing to hold. And feel much higher quality than my straitlines with an RRP of half what the straitlines are.Posted 4 years agoScamperMember
Finding the Nano’s very nice but go a bit wonky after 6 months, and the bushing/bearing kit is circa £16. Can’t work out how to drift the bushing out (superstar sent instructions for replacing bearings but would not elaborate past “a special tool” for the bushing)and by the time LBS has done it, you may as well get a new set. Are the Saints a little more user friendly?Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I can’t really fault my Nano’s – 18 months in and they’re still spinning smoothly and have all of their pins which is a first for me. I like the fairly large size and narrow depth (especially having a bike with a low BB).
The Saints seem popular though and the if the bearings are anything like the old DX flats, they’ll last forever. And then some.
I’m too tight for posh pedals because I bash mine on rocks etc so can live with replacing forty quid pedals every now and then.Posted 4 years agocollinstiffeeMember
It shows up really badly on the browser I am compleled to use at work.Posted 4 years ago
Contrast on text over images is bad and for some reason I can’t see prices. What people are doing is trying to use a non backward compatible site on machines they cannot update software on…
I acknowledge that most people have up to date software at home, but most don’t have admin rights on work machinesmindmap3Member
I don’t like the new website – it works OK on my iPad, I just don’t like it (I liked the old list that had all of the colour / size options with stock and prices). I don’t think its as easy to find stuff as it was and its really poor on our work computers. Their service seems to have picked up – my narrow wide ring arrived in super quick time.
Now back on topic – the range of colours for the Nano is a big plus for me because the BFe got orange ones to match the grips and X0 rear mech…but I’m sad like that. They’re destroyed the sole on my 5 10’s.Posted 4 years ago
I took mine out on Tuesday for their first ride and they are bloody grippy. I did however manage to scratch and dent one of them. I landed one of the step down jumps on lower cliff around the monkey trail on the right pedal on a rock. It was a pretty heavy landing but the only damage was a small dent on a corner.
Much nicer than my straitlines.Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
Had Nano`s and they are good, but when the bearings go and you relised they are shot the damage is done to the axles/ pedal bodys…
So i now buy plastic pedals that use the same axle for half the price; platform Slim Jim flats om eBay at £20 delivered free P&P 😉 when they are shot, bin and replace…Posted 4 years ago
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