Best flat. Touring pedals

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carlislemike
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Best flat. Touring pedals

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I am looking for decent touring pedals. I have used Sylvan pedals from Spa but despite greasing they have developed a repetitive click when riding but not when coasting . I did use heavy duty DMR MTB pedals which I liked but thought, mistakenly in hindsight, they were too heavy. Suggestions and sources welcomed.
Thehairs1970
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I have DMRs too. They do a resin pedal which might get past your weight issues.

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/DMR/V1 ... RSEALw_wcB
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I use MKS CT- Lite. With basic plastic toe clips and loose straps.

Have used them for nearly 30 years and they have been fine. Cheaper than Sylvan etc. last well and you can adjust and lubricate the bearings.
carlislemike
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Thanks folks. I do prefer the DMRs but have used the MKS on a road bike until they fell apart from use.
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The mks next sylval touring (ezy type if desired)
These are far superior to the standard.... But pricey

I also use XT T8000 flat/spd and really like them with mtb/touring shoes...... On my old 66 tourer /racer and my genesis titanium
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Lambda
Used them for 12+ years. All over the world on my Raven Thorn.
2017 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
2023 Thailand 8 weeks.
Always on a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.
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MKS, with big metal toe clips but no straps.
carlislemike
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Thanks for the advice. Tie clips in any form are out: stiff/arthritic ankle. A return to DMR but resin may be on the cards
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For steel pins-Raceface Chesters
For plastic studs-Raceface Ride
Both are fully repairable/maintainable
I wish it were as easy as riding a bike
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carlislemike wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 6:43am Tie clips in any form are out:
A tie clip is not needed; just make sure your tie is tucked into your waistcoat.
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Re: Best flat. Touring pedals

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I'm not going to attempt to define best, that matt2matt2002's favorite Lambdas were my least favorite only confirms that we all have different preferences. I really wanted to like them, they weren't cheap and seemed to tick all the boxes for me, I just wasn't comfortable using them.
My current favorites, on all of my bikes (Except the Brompton) for at least the last five years, are the HT Components PA03A, which get great reviews despite the lack of a snappy name. They do seem to have shot up in price, which might be related to those reviews, but if you like the idea of a big platform with plenty of pins, they're worth considering:
https://www.ht-components.com/product/productDetail/13
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I still like these MKS RMX 'Sneaker' pedals, picture in my post here.
viewtopic.php?p=1704268#p1704268
I can't find any UK stockists anymore - Southern Distributors used to stock them.
I bought some from Amazon recently, they came from the US in a week or so with free postage - £30.
They are slightly rough running to begin with but smooth out with use (slightly tight adjustment).
I've stripped and re-greased/adjusted a pair, cup and cone bearings and a decent inboard seal.
I like their lack of sharp pins to bark your shins whilst pushing a bike, they're grippy enough, for me anyway.
The recessed reflectors are a great idea, they don't get knocked off in use.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/MKS-RMX-Platfo ... B006EPPB7M
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I’ve used MKS Sylvan Touring pedal for years, with a pair on each of my bikes. Several have developed a click over the years. But I’ve found them easy to disassemble and regrease. This has always fixed them. Reused the ball bearings.
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Bought two pairs of DMR Resin mtb pedals. Colours a tad garish but only saying that as management spotted the red ones after I’d swapped out. First time she has ever spotted anything different on a bike in nearly 36 years 🤩
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Hope. Totally maintainable , all spares available. UK made. Bomb proof , lots of colour choices, including silver.

There latest F22 is surely light enough?
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