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11/18/2014 8:43 AM

got an email for these today (well, it was intended for "Bruce" at Utah Mountain Biking, but it came to my inbox...don't forget to switch those names and sites in your emails blasts, kids).

do you see a future for these? good idea, bad?

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http://www.maglockbikepedal.com/
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11/18/2014 8:59 AM

good Idea, but wouldn't they weigh a ton?

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11/18/2014 9:03 AM

No thank you. Btw was that squa peak. I didn't know people still rode that trail

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11/18/2014 10:07 AM

What's the point of the pins if you will never be close to the platform with your shoe?

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11/18/2014 10:08 AM

there have been a couple of failed attempts at this in years past. I wish them luck but just don't see myself leaving Shimano with their multi-release cleat, adjustable spring tension and light weight. Pacific has a bunch of brands that might consider this.

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11/18/2014 11:44 AM

I can't imagine how that would work.
And just tipping your foot to get out.... I don't think that would be practical on a more techy trail, where you move a lot on your bike.
Sounds to me like it combines disadvantages of flats and clipless pedals: You aren't securely locked into your pedal but it holds onto you food strong enough to cause trouble when sliding out a corner.

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I can ride my bike with no handlebar!

11/18/2014 1:13 PM

3.4lbs for the set...

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11/18/2014 2:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2014 11:15 PM

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11/18/2014 6:33 PM

adamdigby wrote:

What's the point of the pins if you will never be close to the platform with your shoe?

You ride flats bro your in the wrong forum

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11/18/2014 10:59 PM

"how do they work?" and will they affect the valving on my stage fork?

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11/19/2014 10:07 AM

brett wrote:

No thank you. Btw was that squa peak. I didn't know people still rode that trail

Its a great trail, but ya no one rides it anymore. Where else around can you get 2900 vert of drop on a shuttled trail?

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11/19/2014 10:09 AM

Gweggy wrote:

I can't imagine how that would work.
And just tipping your foot to get out.... I don't think that would be practical on a more ...more

I've ridden them, and they actually perform decent. Ride then with flats and they are the same as normal flats. With the cleat, its like having a flat pedal with... well, its difficult to describe. Your foot isn't frozen, you can move it around, but there is plenty of attraction to spin on the climbs.

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11/19/2014 10:13 AM

I think it's a good idea in theory but hard to produce in a small light and practical form.

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11/19/2014 12:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/19/2014 12:06 PM

No doubt its a proto so like bikes Mules are always ugly and ungainly and usually quite different to the finished production model

I like the concept, what Id like to see in conjuction with this is doing away with pins so wear on sole of shoes is reduced or eliminated, my CB Mallets are killing my not so old 5:10s vxi spds urgh I also hate repeated unclips when I want to stay clipped.

For me I never drop a foot riding clipled in, I committ so pins are more about making that unclipp never happen not riding unclipped like a flat pedal, thats GHey and leads to disaster anyway.

Could also be better for the mag cleat as well wear wise Id hope, seem to going through them like melted butter this year as well. Again CBs.

So if you could solve!
Weight
"Looks" as all PB and Vital members look at theyre pedals when riding so looks are very important/color options that will sell half/ name it colorways its ghey buy it sells
Shoes pedal interface wear factor
Egagement, security of engagement and consistency
Cleat wear
Mud clearing ability
Bearing longevity, Shimano or Time equivalent not CB 5min std
Axle strength
Platform size CB have that close to right slimmer and slighter wider be better though and maybe curved to sit on sole better like a flat for ex

Youll be onto a winner and worth investment, if it the same or worse than whats on the market now its a dead duck in waiting.
Oh cost
Lol

Have an E model, name it said e model, that will sell like hot cakes





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Still Dangerous!!

11/19/2014 8:23 PM

What kind of magnets are these? I only ask because if a magnet is dropped or struck multiple times or just once the domains of the magnets can be thrown out of alignment causing the object to demagnetize. how would this be prevented? we all know that pedal strikes are annoying but to have to throw out the pedal or buy replacement parts would be a true hassle.

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11/19/2014 8:33 PM

My mistake, disregard my previous post. blind to the image above stating they are rare earth magnets and coercivity in rare earth mags are cherry. Cheers and good luck to MagLOCK

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11/20/2014 10:31 AM

Idea sounds great. Would love to demo.

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11/21/2014 7:13 AM

I like. It sounds like a good clip solution for those of us that have stuck with flats. As long as the weight is decent.

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