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Crank Brothers 5050 XX Flat Pedal

“Meh.......”

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The Good: Crank Bros. always stand behind their product and have always had excellent service.

The Bad: Thick, overpriced, grip is lacking, gimmicky plates, and weight.

Overall Review: 5.10's can make a crappy pedal better but the question is should they? No, just buy a lower profile pedal with better grip from the get go. They could lose a bit of weight if they didn't stick to their guns about the gimmicky plates. I have run Deity, Atomlab, DMR, Kona, Shimano, VP, Spank, Eastern, Odsy, Truvativ, and more. I would run anything else before these.

Straitline SC Platform Pedal

“Ima parrot”

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The Good: Exactly as 'Kampfkoloss' said.

The Bad: Exactly as 'Kampfkoloss' said.
Even with a good greasing, they can feel a bit grindy/draggy when pedalling.
Weight.
Clearance.

Overall Review: I am being lazy here, but I can only echo what was already said. They are good, but not amazing. With the rotating drag, these are not great for efficient pedalling, but are amazing with their grip for the downs. I guess that's why Straitline release the AMP to fill that void.

Nukeproof Proton Flat Pedal

“excellent”

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The Good: they ride as good as they look iv have a good few wet muddy rides over winter on these pedals and havent slipped of them once and to be honest if you where too id be suprised and worried for your shins as the pins are huge and would damage any un padded shins all in all for what you pay they are brilliant!

The Bad: i couldnt bring myself to bad mouth these pedals they are just great

Overall Review: excellent pedal if you are after a slim lightweight metal grippy pedal would recommend these to anybody

DMR Vault Flat Pedal

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“Straight from the Vault”

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The Good: Flat, wide, grippy, thin (but not the thinnest out there), spin quite well, awesome looks (Batman would say: ka-BLING!). Tunable pins.

The Bad: The colored pins don't stay colored for very long, the anodizing goes quickly. There have been some reports of bent pedals which have led to a redesign (leaving a bit more material in certain areas during the CNC process) that should address the issue. (I personally have no reliability issues to report, after 6 solid months of riding FR/DH with them). They may be a bit pricey for some budgets, but they are far from the most expensive pedals out there, and they are certainly worth every penny and cent!

Overall Review: Bling pedal that backs up its looks with awesome performance. Wide and grippy, these are the perfect flat pedal! If you're the kind of rider who bangs their pedals hard into every rock they see, you may want to look elsewhere, but for everybody else, these rock (pun intended)! Get some!

Kore Elite Platform Pedal

“Great Pedals!”

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The Good: They provide excellent grip (I wear 5.10's) and are very durable. Very high quality pedals at a reasonable price.

The Bad: They aren't the thinnest, but I'm not a weight weenie.

Overall Review: Great pedals offering great traction and rigidity. I one set on both my DH and AM bikes. They've taken a lot of abuse from water, dirt, mud, and rock strikes and have never given me any problems. If I pick up a 3rd bike I will buy another set of these pedals to put on it.

Crank Brothers 5050 XX Flat Pedal

“Awesome pedal”

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The Good: Hugely adjustable, massively grippy, bearings last forever and look great!

The Bad: Nope nothing nada

Overall Review: By far the best pedal I have ever owned! The grip level is fully adjustable by changing both the pin size and placement. The bearings are super smooth and last forever. For those saying the bearings don't last, have you tried using the grease port!? After all a bearing with no grease ain't gonna last too long is it?

Straitline SC Platform Pedal

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“pretty good”

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The Good: -they are VERY durable if you keep them greased (even after 2 seasons not a bit of play
-(re) build takes less then 3 minutes and is easy (no need for specific tools, a small flat screwdriver and grease is all you need)
-grip is very good
-pins don't break easily

The Bad: -they need a lot of maintenance (I would say 2 times per month, especially after muddy rides)

Overall Review: These Pedals need a lot of maintenance (cleaning and re-greasing the bush bearings on the axle), but if you do that 1-2 times a month, the Straitline Flat will last 5 years minimum.

Deity Decoy LT Flat Pedal

“Tough as NAILS”

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The Good: Low profile
Tough as nails
Awesome grip
Light

The Bad: A pin will fall out here and there, pain to put new ones in...... no big deal though!!

Overall Review: Awesome pedal never have had a problem with them.

Burgtec Penthouse Flat Mk3 Pedals

“Worth Every Penny”

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The Good: Light. Bomb Proof. Great "under foot" feel - stable, big, "connected". Easy pin replacement. Great pin pattern and traction.

The Bad: Pricey - but you get what you pay for.

Overall Review: Awesome. Worth the buy, my personal top preference for flat pedals. If you have problems with ripping out pins and clipping rocks, these will take the abuse and keep your feet in place at the same time. Also great if you just want your feet to stay planted and apply power without hesitation. Spot on design and construction.