Ask Pinkbike - New Brake Pads and All Mountain Flat Pedals

Jul 1, 2014
by Pinkbike Staff  
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Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.



New Brake Pads Don't Stop

Question: JimWest wrote in the Mechanic's Lounge: I just received my Cannondale Prophet from maintenance. They changed the brake pads along with some other stuff. Now the brakes are very soft and have poor grasp. Is that because there is to little fluid, or do the brake pads just need some riding?

bigquotesPB member Iffy's suggestion, that you need to bed in the brake pads to the rotors, was spot on. Five to ten hard braking efforts on a paved surface are necessary to match the new pads to the profile of the old rotors, but more importantly, the brake pad material must be transferred to the surface of the rotor before the brake can develop its maximum friction. SRAM's brake designers say that rotors that have been deposited with organic pad material will not function well if the system has been switched to sintered metallic pads and vice versa. I have not found this to be an issue, but most-often, I resurface the rotor's braking tracks with clean, 120-grit abrasive cloth in a circular motion to prepare them for the new pads. I suggest resurfacing the rotors and bedding in your brakes. Take care when you do this, however, as the edges of the rotors can become razor sharp. - RC


Avid Juicy brake pads

Why don't my new brake pads stop well? When new pads are installed, they require a number of strong stops to mate the pads with the rotors.






Which All-Mountain Flat Pedals?

Question: PB user George-87 asked the following question in the All-Mountain, Enduro and Cross-Country forum: I'm sure this has been discussed in the past but I'm looking for a new set of pedals for my Giant Trance. Currently running V8's but on more technical sections I'm finding my feet slipping and it doesn't inspire confidence. I wear Teva Links shoes.


bigquotesThe debate over which flat pedal is the best is never ending - everyone seems to have a pair they swear by, and there isn't one perfect pedal that stands out as being head and shoulders above the rest. That being said, as far as traction goes, e*13's LG1+ pedals are some of the grippiest pedals I've ever used, and their platform is significantly wider than that of your V8s. I'd also recommend considering different shoes, a move that may let you continue running your V8s. The Teva Links are very comfortable and well constructed, but I found that their rubber compound was much less sticky than any of Five Ten's offerings. The Links' reliance on diamond shaped dimples on the sole of the shoe rather than an actual softer rubber compound makes it harder to find a secure perch unless those dimples are perfectly aligned with your pedal's pins. Other companies have tried, but Five Ten and their Stealth rubber still rein supreme when it comes to making the stickiest soles on the market. - Mike Kazimer

Five Ten Freerider VXi

A set of Five Ten shoes might end George-87's struggle to stay on his pedals.




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142 Comments

  • 162 15
 Um. Clipless. Come to the dark side. It's not bad. We have beer.
  • 59 20
 Flats...cause....uhm....we have COOKIES!
  • 8 10
 With 5-10s and crank bros 50/50's I went over clipless sstyle the other day.
  • 52 5
 Beer > Cookies sorry
  • 66 1
 I use both and have some delicious peach cobbler. And I'm not sharing.
  • 18 4
 Doesn't matter what you're riding if you're having fun Smile
  • 10 1
 I was positive I wanted cookies for a long time till I found the dark side of of beer Wink clipless is the way to go
  • 6 0
 Chocolate chip is my favorite.
  • 37 0
 I like turtles.
  • 4 1
 My Cookies have Vodka in!
  • 13 12
 Why is it that people still don't know how to burn in some new pads or pick out a good flat pedal?
  • 18 9
 @fecalmaster Young kids just starting out?
  • 1 0
 @Kurtman720 you are so right dude Big Grin
  • 4 9
flag MDRipper (Jul 2, 2014 at 6:02) (Below Threshold)
 New people to the sport? Shit master how many accounts do you have yuh nerd? Gamblor got neg propped 3 times within 5 minutes of him posting and i dont know why anybody would disagree with what he said.
  • 2 0
 Flats because we still have teeth Smile and no knee or ankle aches.
  • 4 2
 Flats win world cups proven by Gee Atherton on borrowed 5.10's, and besides I can't run clipless anyway because I can no longer make the motion to unclip after blowing out my right knee twice.
  • 5 0
 Keep your flats and try clipless. Or keep your clipless and try flats. They both allow you to pedal the bike, and you should be able to ride with either. I enjoy the benefits of both depending on the ride and the weather and or time of year. And yeah, five ten is where it's at for sticky rubber. And they are as comfortable as could possibly be.
  • 1 1
 Yes finally someone else who rides clipless haha
  • 4 0
 I'm still confused on how cookies or peach cobbler will help keep my feet on the pedals...
How do I apply them? I might be doing it all wrong.
And afterwords they are completely inedible. I've heard.
  • 2 0
 Just google the following: "Dartmoor Cookie".
  • 2 0
 Flats and Beer.
  • 5 0
 dude,just have clipless on one side and flats on the other, then you can dip your cookies in your beer!
  • 2 1
 Is there a 29er specific pedal we should be using?
  • 3 0
 Depends on what terrain you're riding. You wouldn't be using clipless on the North Shore for too long. Besides, your clipped in! What's with clipless?
  • 4 0
 whats all mountain? is that similar to enduro?
  • 1 0
 I ride both, both are fun, cause they enable me to turn my wheels round
  • 1 0
 I'd like to try clips but I've got size 14 feet (UK) which would never work.
  • 1 0
 clips for trail, flats for park, DJ, and DH. Tried running flats on my trail bike and it looked like I was trying to kick my own ass.. but surprising easy to run flats on the DJ and DH, and is nice to be able to bail out when needed...
  • 1 0
 simooo it'll work
  • 41 1
 I wore Vans or any other half beat up shoes on my flats for a good year before finally making the switch to 5.10s What a night and day difference. The stiffness of the sole makes planting your feet on the pedals firm and secure feeling. So sticky that sometimes it's hard to get my feet placed correctly!
  • 21 0
 Couldn't agree more, best bike related purchase for the money hands down.
  • 1 0
 the last gen impacts are way better than the new adidas versions. it's cool that they came out with an spd impact though.
  • 1 0
 The stiffness is what did it for me. Looking at pictures from back then and now you can see how much more planted my foot is on the pedal.
  • 1 0
 I rode with regular street shoes the other day and it was terrible feet were slipping everywhere no confidence on the brakes far more than usual and this was a trail I know well.
  • 7 0
 That's interesting. I've been on Vans skate shoes for a year, thinking I'm real smart for saving money by not buying 510s. But you really think the 510s are worth it?
  • 11 0
 510s are definitely worth it, Especially when you can find them for the same price as vans ($50) on amazon. Just picked up my fourth pair yesterday.
  • 7 0
 I stupidly held out thinking that 5.10s were nothing special. Finally I broke down and bought a pair. They are game changers! Probably the number one equipment upgrade I've ever done.
  • 5 0
 I rode vans and other such shoes for nearly fifteen years. And yes, five tens are worth it. Grip for days without having to monkey grip your foot round the pedal, and the pedalling effeciency wipes the floor with skate shoes. It's win win, almost. Don't expect them to look cool like your van beachcreepers.
  • 8 2
 Hehe. Stiffness.
  • 5 1
 5-10 shoes just perfect for "proper" mountain biking where you need to pedal, grip and come into contact with rough terrain

but found them useless for DJ and Pump Track as they don't let you move your feet around so easy, so kept using Orchid, Etnies, etc. for that kinda riding Wink
  • 4 0
 You make a valid point, not sure why you were negged.
  • 2 0
 Did the same for a number of years thinking it was way too much money for shoes. Finally broke down for some 5-10s and there is just no comparison to the old skate shoes I was always wearing. My feet feel glued to the pedals now.
  • 26 3
 Here's a question for you PB, why don't you ever do direct product comparison articles, or shootouts if you will? These types of articles can be an amazing asset when people are trying to decide between expensive bikes and parts that they likely won't be able to test ride first.
  • 11 2
 Every brand is a (potential) customer--for advertising space. Modern product reviews are T-ball. Everybody gets a trophy.

Also, shootouts give an often false impression to the reader of some robust process, because one or two testers' opinions are so subjective. For example, think of how many rider-hours it takes to conduct the Motocross Action shootouts. Seven-ish testers, some fast, some slow, some young, some old, beginner through pro, all riding the same exact bikes and rating them over a period of time. That is for 5 different brands in two different displacements, once per year. Can you imagine the work it would take PB to recreate that, for even just major brand DH bikes, or enduro bikes, or 2.3-2.5 inch tires? But if they did any less work than that, the 'shootout' would be BS.
  • 12 1
 Because in that case they wouldn't be able to call every product 'the best'.
  • 3 1
 Bonky - i do not think many journalists are after the best bike. It is hard to say such a thing after riding so many bikes. On the other hand, a statistical bike test munching Joe, who has tried only a few bikes will want to hear about "the best" as he lacks perspective Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Wait, so I lack perspective because I'd like to know how a product ranks up against others?
  • 3 1
 mneeeeeh I did not judge you in any way, aaaaaand how a product ranks against the others, mneeeee... I could eventually judge a person who thinks that there are any major differences between products these days, if we compare quite comparable products like Pike or 36, X9 and XT, Nikon and Canon. I can go to extents to say that one will not objectively sense a difference between products of larger "performantial" spread, like SLX and XTR. Nomad 2008 and Nomad 2014, Lyrik and Pike. Any major difference here will come only from own preference, personal experience aaaand that is so personal thaaat... well you may as well not give a slightest damn what the reviewer thinks.

Just an opinion, an idea, filled with eventually irritating duality and lack of concreteness.
  • 5 1
 So what an average Joe basicaly looks for in "top 10" charts may be the confirmation of his beliefs, gratification of his already made choice, eventually a sink for his insecurity what to choose. I pity the latter as none of this is objectively real, yet the individual may have reasons in his life to reside in such state. Nothing to be ashamed of. My point is: ride what rocks your boat, fck the collective, fck what mom and guy in the mag tells you, get a hint maybe and proceed Smile
  • 2 0
 I don't completely agree. There are differences between parts but quite often they both have their own pros and cons. Which aspect is most important is down to the rider's preference, meaning which one is 'the best' is subjective and therefore not something a tester can decide upon.

Take brakes for example. Shimanos are the most reliable brakes around while Formulas arguably perform better but (used to) lack reliability. From a performance perspective, the Formulas are 'the best' while from a reliability perspective the Shimanos are the ones. When comparing these in an article, the only reasonable option would be to distinguish between these characteristics, concluding that someone who is hard on brakes should choose the Shimanos while the Formulas suit weekend warriors or fat people better.

In short, I think it is possible to compare stuff but only in a more nuanced manner.
  • 4 1
 Ah yes, I agree. But after years on forums I come to conclusion that many people are after "the best". So they mothodicaly mount up short stems, CB mallets, HDampfs, XT brakes, Pikes, CCDBairs and all other "high rated" products. Collective is just a direction sign, blessed is the one who digs deeper himself hehe Big Grin
  • 1 0
 get a hint and proceed. good advice.

for flats: i recently bought the Xpedo Sprys $65, 270g, large platform, magnesium body. good price for the weight i think. my hint was the price/weight. i proceeded. they're good, better than my 1 lb Wellgo's.

I had my eye on the ti-springs flats: titanium spindle, 260g, but, they were always out of stock. $100
  • 13 0
 Spank Spike pedals... Grippy, wide, and thin. Have used a ton of flat pedals and now run these on my DH and AM bikes. And yes, 5.10's are a must.
  • 1 0
 I 2nd the Spank Spike pedals. The ONLY issue I had with the pedals is leaving them in my car over winter, through thawing and freezing cycles where moisture in the axle cavity caused them to seize. I have since packed the cavity around the axle with grease and have had zero issues. Very easy rebuild and kits were stocked by my local shop. Thin and grippy.
  • 1 0
 The new Spank Oozy Trail flats are just as grippy and wide as the Spike (same platform but machined down for weight savings). You should check those out for all mtn riding. They're about 100 grams lighter than the Spike and just as strong. Plus they come in a ton of colors to match your ride! Look them up. I'm getting some blue ones for my Banshee Spitfire tomorrow!
  • 2 0
 kona wah wah pedals. thin, huge, cheaper than many, insanely grippy
  • 3 0
 The pedal to rule them all, ti-springs.com flat pedal is the one, cheap, big, light and reliable!
  • 1 0
 The bearings on spikes aren't too good, i killed one after submerging it in a river briefly...it started bleeding rusty liquid after a few days and died a week or so later. Won't be replacing it.
  • 2 0
 The newer Spikes have different bearings in them Dogeggs. I work for Spank. You should email victor@thegravitycartel.com or mike@spank-ind.com to get some replacement bearings mailed out to you.
  • 2 0
 Im using spank spike pedals and 5.10s now, best combination I have ever used
  • 2 0
 Agree, coming from HT and Deity pedals Spank Spikes have been my favorite. The funny thing is just riding around a parking lot and such, they don't feel grippy. However, once you are on the trail they are awesome. Now I just need my other pedals to die so I can switch those out also.
  • 8 0
 Anybody else that wear teva links find that their feet slip off the pedal when on tech sections or in mid-air? Sometimes happens even just pedaling down the trail for me.
  • 6 1
 Replaced my Links with a set of Shimano am shoes. Flats, and I am blown away at the difference. Thought the Links were just the way it was. Shimano/vibram make a good shoe.
  • 2 0
 Yup all the time but they are so much more comfy for hiking up then my 5.10 impacts...
  • 1 0
 Yeah they do, especially when theyre wearing out a little. My left sole is chewed up bad (cause i like to shift my footing on the left). Theyre super comfy but the soles dont last. 5-10s ftw indeed.
  • 1 0
 I went from running shoes to Tevas, and it was a nice upgrade. Apparently, the 5.10s are even a step beyond that; now I want my Tevas to wear out...lol
  • 2 0
 5-10 = Bacon, all other shoes = shit covered shit
  • 9 0
 Chromag scarabs and 5/10 shoes run on all my bikes.
  • 2 1
 The ONLY pedal one should consider. The grip and feel is insane.
  • 2 0
 nothing has more grip than the lg1. i have them on my DH and AM bikes. their comment on the insane grip is definitely justified
  • 1 0
 Love my Scarabs as well, though I use then with Sombrio's. They're not as sticky as a 5.10... But that's my preference.
  • 6 1
 Nukeproof Neutron Pedals for DH
Nukeproof Protons Pedals for everything else
matched with 5/10's, don't like neutrons for anything else because you have so much grip I can't move my foot on the pedal.
  • 2 0
 do yourself a favour and look for HT pedals they are the exact same just unbranded nukeproofs (as they are made by the same company) you can almost always get them cheaper. (ebay)
  • 2 0
 Uh, you sure? I thought it was Nukeproof the cheaper ones rebranding HT pedals.
Anyways, do both yourselves a favour and look for Superstar Nano Tech flats, definitely the cheapest ones, from the very same factory of Nukeproof and HT.
  • 2 0
 nukeproof is rebranding HT , but ive never seen them cheaper , when i got my Magnesium Titaniums off ebay ,they were a good $100 less then the nukeproof version on CRC ( i think it was the proton too lazy to google it)
  • 2 0
 The equivalent of nukeproof-proton/ht-an06 with Mg body an Ti axle, called Ultra Mag, with black body and gold pins, is 82.50 GBP (~ $142) on Superstar, did you get a better deal on ebay?
  • 1 0
 I run Nukeproof Nuetron pedals and also Deity Decoy pedals... Exact same pedal. They are a very common style.... And are offered in generic styles for less. They grip like super glue! I run them with DC Courts as I prefer a more flexible sole....
  • 2 0
 I actually bught mine 3-4 years ago thats how long theyve lasted me and are still going hard. They were around $150-$180 USD if i recall right from some asain company on ebay, but i have the MN01AT version (in the air section of HT website) i dont think superstar has a MagTi version for sale of those, nor does diety, just nukeproof with the nutrons (but you can always buy the mags and a ti axel upgrade later as they are interchangeable of course)

oh and also they are still $100 more from nukeproof BUT i cant find the HT version on ebay anymore after looking today...
  • 4 0
 I agree with the article and have some additions. Here in Moab where I service a rental fleet that sees more Whole Enchiladas than I will in my lifetime, Brakes happen and then don't. Over braking, and over heating are a beautiful couple for the uninitiated. I often come across glazed pads, contaminated rotors, frozen pistons, and mushy lines. When ever I resurface a rotor I also sand the pads, wipe them with alcohol to remove the residue and then with de-natured alcohol I spray both pads and rotors and light them on fire. This heat is not enough to mess with the temper of the rotor but is enough to burn off any remaining contaminates. Then as a general rule the brakes are bedded riding at a moderate speed to walking speed fifteen times. This spreads the pad material across the rotor evenly, and reduces the chance of turkey gobble and future glazing. Cheers.
  • 1 0
 On the rental fleet in whistler, our batch of CodeR brakes came OEM with organic, and when we switched over to metallic,we didn't see any difference. But one thing I do before putting new pads in, is to reset the piston in the caliper with the old pads still in place. Helps get a better feel in the lever!
  • 5 0
 Deity Compounds. 1/3 the price of everything mentioned above. Durable. Slip off rocks if hit them.
  • 2 0
 Incredible price/weight ratio too.
  • 2 0
 I used to swear I would never ride flats. Then I got 5.10s. They are a fricking miracle. The grip genuinely defies the law of physics. And I find them to be the most comfy shoe for my short wide feet, so wear them all the time bike or not. Lasting amazing well to
  • 1 0
 Im confused by the differeance flats & clipless? Are they not the same?
  • 4 0
 Stupid as it is, clipless is actually clipped in ie spd. Special pedals and shoes. Roady pedals what av ya. Makes no sense to me either but it was like that when I got here.
  • 5 0
 Clips just means those plastic toe clips. Back in the day people used flats with toe clips, then SPDs and what not came along and "clipless" pedals were born.
  • 1 0
 Weird haha
  • 3 0
 If you are the type to spend, twenty6's are like the best unprotected sex ...they grip forever, extremely pleasurable, + quite risky. Full shins required. Get some extra pins too
  • 2 0
 What have we learned Mike? don't evvvverrr recommend any brand of flats, because whatever someone is riding right now is ten times better than what you're recommending, and you have given them personal offense for suggesting otherwise.

I really like my LG1s.
  • 12 6
 Vans = poor man's 5/10.
  • 11 0
 I find the waffle soles to be horrific in wet conditions
  • 4 1
 Vans are okay for about two rides and then they get torn up, destroyed, and uncomfortable. 5.10s are the best! It's like comparing LEDS to regular bulbs! An LED might cost a lot more but they last longer and perform Just as well if not better than the competition and in the long run they're cheaper! I used to replace shoes every 1-3 months! Now I've had my impacts for a year.
  • 4 0
 Two rides? I call bs on that
  • 2 0
 I haven't experienced any problems with Vans slipping in wet conditions. I always try to keep fresh pins in my pedals though.
  • 2 0
 In Arizona where rocks are pounding the feet it's completely possible! I mean I'm exaggerating a little. It takes about two rides for signs of wear including tears in the material and torn seams! I'm just judging based on my experience and the shoe models that I tried. haha
  • 1 0
 I used to use higher-end Airwalks (old school BMX'er, lol) and replace my pins with longer ones from a specialty fastener store. For stiffness, i used hard plastic orthodics under the insoles. Try going to a longer pin, it is cheaper than either new pedals or shoes!
  • 8 3
 he's running sram brakes - there's your problem! Wink
  • 1 0
 I used to ride with V8's and a set of vans. when i got my new bike a couple of years ago i put a set of bikehut pedals on, (old ones were great on my old DH bike, new ones not so good) did a week in scotland shortly after with everyone else running 5.10's didnt believe the hype thinking my vans were just as good, till i found some trails the my pedal/shoe combo couldnt cope with.

bought 5.10's and superstar pedals the moment i got back home, still got the same set set up 2 years on. though my new DH bike came with DMR vault pedals. these are better than the superstars but at twice the price i don't think they are twice as good.
  • 1 0
 With regards to flat pedal article: I am and have been running the orginal 5-10s and a pair of shimano dx with out problems for at least the last 10yrs. 5-10's are wearing in the mid section of the sole, but still in gripping well.
FYI I only wear my 5-10s for riding not everyday use.

As a note; if have ridden in clips, but much perfer flats now.
  • 1 0
 i have a set of CB mallets and HT Evo AE01s. I go shimano boot clipped and 5.10s flats depending on my mood and terrain. nothing like the power of climbing clipped in for sure. but the 5.10s with the AE01s are so sticky I can get full stroke almost liked clipped and when I have to drop a foot fast for a tricky tight berm, my old timer instincts with flats are so much better than clipped. mostly use the CB mallets on my 29er hardtail and the flats on the Nomad.
  • 1 0
 Except for heavy work and mountaineering 510s are the only shoes I wear. Since I combined them with Spank's Spike pedals I never "slip" a pedal. I occasionally f up and bite my shins but after 3 years with them it has yet to be because of a slipped foot.
I've just switched my AM rig to clipless and it feels much less secure than the 510 spank combo. My pedaling efficiency has gone through the roof, but I much prefer the planted feeling 510s give you on a wide pedal.
  • 1 0
 I find Teva Links the most comfortable on & off the bike. Shame that they have been discontinued, had to buy a new pair even though my current pair hasn't worn out - nearly two years old, pretty tough. I read others commenting how the Links sole pattern doesn't grip well with normal pins. I use Nukeproof Proton pedals & replaced the pins with these bigger ones:http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/deity-components-decoy-lt-pin-kit-2014/rp-prod68555
Grip for days!
  • 5 1
 Canfield crampon pedals. That is all.
  • 2 0
 You can pick up almost 3 pairs of Nukeproof Protons or Shimano Saint pedals for the price of one pair of E13 LG1+ or Spank Spike.
  • 2 0
 do yourself a favour and look for HT pedals they are the exact same just unbranded nukeproofs (as they are made by the same company) you can almost always get them cheaper. (ebay)
  • 1 0
 After finally sayin goodbye to old defactos, really liking vaults. I usually switch to straitline pins on any pedal though. The new impacts are really nice. I wish Vans still made the Gravel shoe.
  • 1 0
 Im running amps and they have great grip with only 7 pins a side
  • 1 0
 I sooooooooooo much want 5.10s to work for me, but they only make medium width shoes. Yes, I've tried a pair on, and they hurt. Apparently i'm the only MTBer out there with wide feet. :-(
  • 3 2
 Clip less solves all of your slip problems. And also provides more control, it's like holding onto your grips where as flats would be like resting your hands on the clips.
  • 2 0
 Well its rider preference really so there is no one pedal that can satisfy every rider thats why we have choices, We can use clipless if we want to pedal effeciently especially in race runs or we can use Flats if we want more freedom of movement to do tricks or to control the bike better in slightly more technical trails. There is no rule its just preference
  • 11 0
 id say flats and good shoes are like holding a nice set of grips, while clips are more like glueing your gloves to the bars.... :p
  • 1 0
 I would say like velcro grips-gloves, glue is too permanent.
  • 1 0
 Xpedo spry are light and super thin. Good grip too, comparable to mg-1, maybe not as good as odyssey twisted. Spry is my fave right now though
  • 1 0
 Oh, and as far as pedals, DMR Vaults are awesome, my only gripe is I hit stuff with em. They are big. But I have never run a pedal for so long!
  • 3 0
 what are the best socks for allmountain/enduro riding Pinkbike?
  • 5 0
 Tall ones.
  • 2 0
 Are tall ones as good for climbing, as they are descending?
  • 1 0
 DeFeet socks FTW
  • 2 0
 ''Flat pedals for gold medals'' I run 5.10's with shimano saint flats and its a great combination for me
  • 2 0
 Same here. Saints and either Sam Hill Monster 5:10's (more weatherproof than standard impacts) or Freeriders which I've just bought for commuting in. That will be on a Road bike and yes, I'll be running Saints on that too.
  • 1 0
 I have the same setup. Those Saints look good, spin well, cost about the right amount, and will probably outlive the bike they are mounted to. I wish 5.10 would make a shoe that is a bit more XC or at least lighter weight with the same rubber compound and structure - almost like a clipless shoe like a bad ass Sidi but flat on the bottom.
  • 2 0
 the new impact VXi is quite a bit lighter and slimmer than the original
  • 1 0
 So far the only decent Flat pedal I have are DaBomb bare bones. Their light and grip pretty well and also reasonably priced.
  • 3 1
 DMR vaults rule all pedals
  • 3 0
 Clipless rules
  • 1 0
 How come most of the new Adidas 5/10 s are plastic and make your feet sweat and smell bad?
  • 1 0
 I ride sunringle zulu petals and love them i just wear old shoes and never slip off and looking at getting 5-10s soon.
  • 2 0
 Deity decoys rule!
  • 1 0
 Yup... Any variation of that pedal would be a good choice.
  • 2 0
 YAY IFFY!
  • 2 1
 FLAT Pedals for the MEDALS
  • 1 0
 I wear the free riders all day long and they comfy , supportive and grippy
  • 1 2
 5.10's are a rip off! Didn't even get 2 months of use out of them before they were destroyed, and i only ride 1-2 times a week.
  • 1 0
 Have Straitline pedals become "so yesterday?"
  • 1 1
 I have no complaints about my links
  • 2 2
 Enduro, Lycra or not to Lycra?
  • 11 1
 if you have to ask people if you should wear lycra then yes you should wear lycra with a hole cut out of the back of the shorts
  • 2 0
 @mrgonzo, why a hole? For ventilation? Would that make someone go faster in enduro?
  • 1 0
 It makes it easier to lube up
  • 1 0
 Canfield Crampons!
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