MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

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fishfright
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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby fishfright » 28 Jun 2017, 10:59pm

Another one for DMR V8's. Still happily using a 16yr old pair

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Vetus Ossa » 29 Jun 2017, 12:03pm

I have a pair of Shimano Saints and they are very nice. As mentioned some pedals are "shin shredders" I know from experience, I consider mine not to be.

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby DeepdalePete » 7 Jul 2017, 8:22pm

I've also got a pair of Saints. Impressed with them.

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby DeepdalePete » 31 Jul 2018, 12:02am

Yep. Saints for me as well.

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Iain O'Brien » 31 Jul 2018, 1:16pm

Perfect thread - I have been trying to work out which way to go. I have a new e-MTB (don't hate) and have had clip in's for previous person powered MTB. But pretty much everyone I ride with has flats, because they're scared of clipping in and not being able to get out. We've all been there as a newbie - and thankfully there were no cars coming when I had my moment!

So, I guess I'm going to join the others and flats it is - although I don't have to walk up hill/trails as much now as I did - thank you 32v engine!

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Brucey » 1 Aug 2018, 12:52am

just to add a comment about bearings; DMR V8s (and most similar looking copies such as wellgo LU987) have traditional adjustable ball bearings. Provided you keep them adjusted, the water out and the grease in, they last really well.

However some of the pedals mentioned in this thread have a plain bushing at the inboard end and one or more tiny cartridge bearings at the outboard end. You can build a slimmer and slightly lighter pedal this way, and the bearings are often described (misleadingly) as 'sealed' or 'cartridge' type, glossing over the fact that there is a cheesy DU bushing in there. However these bearings might feel Ok when you spin the pedals but they have considerably more friction under load (x10 to x100 according to the bearing manufacturer's own figures) and they wear out/break too. Pedals of this type included DMR V12 and DMR V6, as well as other wellgo models and so forth.

There are a few flat pedals that are also quite slim (which folk seem to like for some reason) and have good ball-bearings in them; shimano MX80 are one such.

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Iain O'Brien
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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Iain O'Brien » 3 Aug 2018, 7:41pm

So, these for £12 seems a bit of a bargain.

OZUZ BMX MTB Mountain Bike Bicycle Aluminum Pedals

Reviewed well everywhere I can find.

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My poor shins! They are going to suffer!

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Brucey » 6 Aug 2018, 12:52am

what kind of bearings are actually inside them, I wonder?

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Hank Scorpio » 30 Aug 2018, 6:52pm

Just bought Shimano Saints.. can’t fault them! Great grip and look mint too

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby Brucey » 31 Aug 2018, 12:25am

same bearing system in saints as is fitted to most shimano SPD pedals IIRC. Responds well to TLC.

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Re: MTB flat pedals - any recommendations?

Postby the_twin » 1 Sep 2018, 5:22pm

The Wellgo DMR V8 copies are pretty good for a tenner and come with reflectors.