Wellgo MG1 Platforms, Good buy?
Yep, the paint falls off if you look at it too hard (Wellgo made your V8s as well). But pedals will always end up mangled-looking, even anodised ones scratch up.
They’ve great value… Quite fat, but good grip, and decently tough- stronger than the magnesium version of the Nanos that are all the rage these days.Posted 6 years agoB.A.NanaMember
I’ve had Wellgo Mg-1’s for a few years and they’re excellent for grip and very light. I have the plain grey ones, they have no finish/paint, so they look pretty much the same as new. The only downside is the soft magnesium body, the pins occasionally get bashed out and cannot be replaced.Posted 6 years agoashfanmanMember
I’ve been running mine for two years and they’ve been faultless. They look absolutely battered, but they’re pedals and so that’s always going to happen. The axles still run smooth – haven’t had to service them once – and I’ve also still got all the pins despite some pretty hefty rock strikes.
My only complaint is that the platform size is a bit small, but then again I have size 12 feet so this may not be an issue for you. They’re also a fair bit thicker than the current trend for ultra-slim pedals, but I’ve never found that to be a problem.
As you say, for £30 you won’t find anything anywhere near as light or well put together.Posted 6 years agothepuristSubscriber
p7rich – try taking off the cap on the outside of the axle, stuff it with grease, screw cap on then repeat until grease gets squeezed out from the crank end of the axle. Seems to sort any creaking & play out for a bit – IIRC you need a tall & thin walled socket to dismantle the axle fully.Posted 6 years agobalfaMember
Cheap and cheerful. Maybe a little less grippy van v8s/v12s. I’m on my second pair now. First pair lost a few pins and then stripped the axel in the middle of nowhere leaving me to pedal using the axel alone. Second pair have lasted much better. I took out each pin and plastered them with threadlock second time round which seems to have done the trick and have lost no pins since.Posted 6 years agowlMember
If you ride tight & rocky trails, they won’t last two minutes. The platforms are soft as sh*t and they shed pins like there’s no tomorrow. The threads rip out with the pins too, so you can’t just replace the pins. Nice bearings and lightweight though – probably great if you only ride forests and trail centres.Posted 6 years agofroggerMember
Great pedals! Been using them on my downhill and freeride bikes since they came out 3-4 years ago. Never ever had any problems apart from the paint that rubs off quite easily but really don’t care about that.
3 years ago in Verbier I hit a hidden rock behind a bit of grass full on with the right pedal at around 35mph. The impact was phenomenal. It bucked me up into the air about 10 feet, chucked me down a steep ravine and through some incredible luck I ended up on the only bit of soft sand for a mile radius so didn’t get hurt.
The pedal body completely exploded from the impact and there was nothing left but the shaft in the Saint crank arm and some small bits of magnesium. Just enough to put my foot on and get down the mountain. If the pedal didn’t explode I am sure the force would have been a lot worse.
I still run them on 2 of my bikes and love them. I use DMR Vaults on another bike but they are £90 and no better. You won’t find better pedals for the money.Posted 6 years agoyunkiMember
If you ride tight & rocky trails, they won’t last two minutes
probably great if you only ride forests and trail centres
LOL.. they really aren’t that bad at all considering the undeserved reputation..Posted 6 years ago
I wonder if some folk are using their pedals as stabilisers when they ride rocky trails..MrTallMember
I have some Orange ones and they’ve been good although as always the paint does come off fairly easily.
If you’re happy to buy from abroad they do them in Red and for £29 as well.Posted 6 years ago
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