GWTW Forum
April 20, 2014, 04:30 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns?  forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Best Mtn bike pedal?  (Read 1023 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
browndude3649
Trade Count: (+3)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 180

Location: Napa Valley

WWW
« on: March 29, 2010, 07:18 AM »

I've been out of bikes for a long time like since 2002. I had a 2 pairs of Speedplay frogs for my mtn bike and cross-bike. And I love those guys. Went to REI and sports chatel, came out with 200$ worth of tires and tubes and a floor pump.
So whats the best mtn pedal out today ala free float like frogs?
And yes i trying to lose some poundage
Logged
RobB
Trade Count: (+9)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1338


Location: Long Island

WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 12:05 PM »

I love my Eggbeaters !
Logged

chilese
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+5)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2889


Location: Las Vegas, NV

WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 12:07 PM »

It's amazing that pedals can cost more than a whole bicycle.

And mine even has 2 extra little wheels in the back at no extra charge.  Smiley
Logged

John Chilese: Las Vegas, NV
http://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej
JimB
Global Moderator
Trade Count: (+6)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1115


Location: NYC

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 12:41 PM »

I'm an SPD guy.

I don't think there is anything better than the XT or XTR level pedals from Shimano after trying them all.

Even the basic 520 and 540 are excellent IMO.
Logged
RobB
Trade Count: (+9)
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1338


Location: Long Island

WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 03:08 PM »

I used to use SPDs, but the Eggbeaters offer more float, and is almost impossible to get gunked up with mud. They do take a while to get used to, though, I tipped over 6 times my first day on them, and I wasn't even drinking... Grin
Logged

Turkey9186
Trade Count: (+6)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 155

Location: USA, Fairfield/Cordelia CA

« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 05:17 PM »

I have always run Shimano 520's and 540's on all my bikes, road and mountain.  I did destroy a set of 540's last summer, of course they did have 10K miles on them when the end twisted off one.

I have a brand new pair of Performance Forte Carve pedals.  Used them one time, and they have too much float (6 degrees.)  Let me know if you are interested in them.

Jerry
Logged
browndude3649
Trade Count: (+3)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 180

Location: Napa Valley

WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 07:36 PM »

I've always considered SPD's but the amount of moving parts compared to Frogs-Whoa.
I also own Speedplay road pedals and love them too.
I had the time road pedals with Ti axles but after i busted the plastic guard off one of them, I couldnt get the part to fix it and they became worthless.
Logged
Andy S
Trade Count: (0)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 17


Location:

WWW
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 06:05 AM »

I use Crank Bros Candy's (on my road bike also, so I don't have to run two pairs of shoes.) They're the same anti-fouling tech as the eggbeaters, but have a little bit of platform. Check out the entire range, they go from the minimal eggbeaters up to the almost-full-platform Mallets and all offer loads of float.

They were recommended to me by my physio to avoid shagging my knees up any more than they already are.
Logged
browndude3649
Trade Count: (+3)
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 180

Location: Napa Valley

WWW
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 07:30 AM »

I love they way the candys look but the models without a guard for the springs worry me if i crunch them on something hard like a rock.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear in the right margin of the forum and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom of the page)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them. >>>
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.


member support is greatly appreciated!

Cal Custom
kitekids.net



Untitled Document
J Hall Photography

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!