Whats more durable than Dmr V8's? looking to buy

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  • Whats more durable than Dmr V8's? looking to buy
  • walla24
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    This is the second pair iv gone through pretty recently, can you recommend something a bit stronger/more durable?
    cheers

    Onzadog
    Member

    what's gone on yours? the bearings or the body?

    mboy
    Member

    Easton Flatboys

    Break em and you deserve a medal!

    Can I have a medal?

    Bent the axle on mine and the pedal body dropped off whilst my mate was downhilling on my bike. Another friends easton cullys did the same thing in the alps this year.

    Not amazing.

    Whereas the V8's on my bmx have lasted nearly 3 years with only one bent axle (which are just the same as the ones you get on really cheap pedals so they are easy to source)

    Saying that, V8's arent amazing by any stretch of the imagination

    ziggy
    Member

    Gusset slim jims, get the sealed bearing version(they have stronger cro mo axles than the cheapo ones) can find them for about £25 online in loads of cool colours.

    walla24
    Member

    the bearings, gives a hefty click and has play under pressure.
    so we have
    V12's
    Easton Flatboys
    Gusset Slim jims

    any more?

    Premier Icon timothecimmerian
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    Wellgo MG1's. Replaced my V8's with them over 18 months ago. Not had to do anything to them (so far…), lighter too.

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    +1 for slim jims.

    or get Wellgo v8 copies for half the price, http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=563 CRC do em for 12 quid from time to time. mine are lasting at least as long as the dmr's

    slim jims (you might want to get the longer pins)

    Superstar nano?

    IGMC

    walla24
    Member

    Hmm wellgo do copies of the v12, for £21.99. thats fairly tempting
    Flat boys are a bit pricey,so…
    Slim Jims are winning , anyone else care to cast a vote?

    craig1975
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    Ive got theses bad boys from syncros, Ive had them for over a year, There no good if your a weight weeny, but they are very strong and grippy, but they will kill your shins, Ive rattled them of many rocks which hasn't even dinkt them, seriously strong pedals.

    walla24
    Member

    wo! they look like monsters. where did you get yours from?

    Premier Icon Ben_Haworth
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    All cheaper pedals will have poor bearings.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.
    Expensive flat pedals are worth the money IME.

    mboy
    Member

    Can I have a medal?

    Bent the axle on mine and the pedal body dropped off whilst my mate was downhilling on my bike. Another friends easton cullys did the same thing in the alps this year.

    Christ. Fair enough… First broken Easton pedals I've heard of. Not saying you can't break them (obviously you have!), but from my own experience, and that of others I know that use them, they have been totally indestructuble. Mine have been bashed into countless alpine rocks at high speed, and are almost unscathed!

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    DMR V8 Pedal Overhaul (Cup and Cone)

    +

    http://www.stephenscycles.talktalk.net/bearings.html

    + about half an hour.

    Only reason to replace them is if the bearings got so gritty it's worn away at the pedal body itself. Even a bent axle can be replaced for under a fiver.

    walla24
    Member

    thanks simon, will have a go at that, imagined it to be a much more extreme job getting them apart.
    If not it will be slim jims (although syncros if i get my job back)

    craig1975
    Member

    walla24 – i got them from Stiff

    walla24
    Member

    sat down with a beer and followed the guide as posted above by simon,
    an hour of relaxed fettling and now have a pair of silky smooth v8's
    cheers to you sir

    CountZero
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    Was going to say my V8's are still spinning nicely after six years or so of being ridden nearly every day. Don't jump them, but they've hit plenty of rocks and stuff. Just keep pumping grease into them.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Wellgo B25s can be had for £30, have sealed bearings, screw-through bolts and are CNC machined not die cast – and mine have held up very well to being smashed into rocks repeatedly.

    Link to CRC

    walla24
    Member

    dammit im back shopping again, anyone tried these…?
    Wellgo MG1

    ChrisB
    Member

    Burgtec Penthouse Flats. Got some Snow Camo one's second-hand off eBay for £50 (they cost £145 new):

    pinches
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    i've got black penthouse flats. as above!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Someone recommended Wellgo MG1s, they're great pedals but they're cast magnesium, so the cages aren't particularily tough, not really what's needed here I think.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Someone recommended Wellgo MG1s, they're great pedals but they're cast magnesium, so the cages aren't particularily tough, not really what's needed here I think.

    Agreed, they're weaker than V8s IME.

    coogan
    Member

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=5199

    Got two sets. One over four years old and never been apart. Been great for me.

    Slim jims.

    Filled with grease before being put on the bike. Never touched since. Running well for over 2yrs now.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    another +1 for burgtechs,

    not lightweight, but possibly the last pedal you will ever buy, got mine in the CRC flood sale 😀

    walla24
    Member

    Slim Jims purchased!
    decided to avoid the ltd edition flourescent colours and go for deep red.
    Thank you for all you input 😀

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