Wellgo MG-1 Flat Pedal

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Great value if on sale

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The Good:

Light weight High quality bearings Decent grip and size of platform Awesome bang for your buck if looking for a new, high quality pedal but on a budget.

The Bad:

Magnesium is lighter weight than other metals but is also more likely to dent, bend, or break

Overall Review:

These pedals came with my 2015 Trek Session and after a few months of riding, here are my impressions.

Dimensions

In terms of platform pedals, the Wellgo MG-1 doesn't compromise on size. Although they aren't huge like the Spank Oozy Trail Pedal (110mm x 110mm), they certainly aren't small either.

Measuring in at 96mm x 93mm, I felt like my size US 12 shoe didn't have any attachment issues while even on the roughest of terrain. Owning a pair of Canfield Crampon Ultimates, I have become accustomed to ultra thin (6mm) pedals. The Wellgo MG-1 have a average thickness to them at about 22mm. Given the fact that I prefer a thinner pedal, I probably wouldn't purchase these for myself, but if you are impartial to pedal thickness, these pedals are definitely something to consider.

Quality

The first thing

Overall Review:

These pedals came with my 2015 Trek Session and after a few months of riding, here are my impressions.

Dimensions

In terms of platform pedals, the Wellgo MG-1 doesn't compromise on size. Although they aren't huge like the Spank Oozy Trail Pedal (110mm x 110mm), they certainly aren't small either.

Measuring in at 96mm x 93mm, I felt like my size US 12 shoe didn't have any attachment issues while even on the roughest of terrain. Owning a pair of Canfield Crampon Ultimates, I have become accustomed to ultra thin (6mm) pedals. The Wellgo MG-1 have a average thickness to them at about 22mm. Given the fact that I prefer a thinner pedal, I probably wouldn't purchase these for myself, but if you are impartial to pedal thickness, these pedals are definitely something to consider.

Quality

The first thing I noticed when getting my hands on these pedals was how solid and smooth the bearings were. After several months of use, I haven't noticed any decline in feel or durability. If you are looking for a pedal that you'll pretty much never need to service. This is an awesome option. As for the pins, they are pretty much your average allen key threaded pin. They don't offer an insane amount of grip (definitely not a shin eater) but they do keep your feet snuggled and secure in most situations. Because the platform of these pedals is made out of magnesium, they are more apt to dent, bend or break than the average pedal. I personally haven't had any issues with this, but I know others have. If you are extremely hard on your stuff, these pedals might not be the best choice.

Weight

Given their magnesium platform, the weight of these pedals aren't too bad. Back when the Wellgo MG-1 first came out, they were an top-notch pedal but since then other companies have been constantly improving their line up. What that means is instead of spending $100+ on slightly lighter and slightly stronger pedals, you can pick up a new pair of Wellgo MG-1 pedals for under $50 (Currently $49.99 at JensonUSA) which isn't too bad at all!

Weighing in at 392 gram with reflectors

Bottom Line

If money is short and you want to pick up a decent pair of new pedals, the Wellgo MG-1 pedals aren't a bad option. If you want a light weight, low maintenance, and less than a complete thrasher on all your components, you wouldn't be let done by placing the order button on them. If you've had bad experiences with breaking pedals or am particular about platform thickness, there are better pedal options out there.

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Excellent choice for an entry level flat pedal

Rating:
The Good:

Lightweight magnesium design with good quality seals

The Bad:

End caps are fragile and painted finish is easily chipped

Overall Review:

After my old, clunky flat pedals finally bit the dust, I decided to try something made with a more modern design and materials. I am a blossoming flat pedal rider unsure of what I really need so I didn't want to spend much money either. I picked up this pair of Wellgo MG-1 pedals on sale for about the same price as you would spend on a couple of good hamburgers, two beers and a healthy tip for the awesome wait staff. It was a great price!

After they arrived, I was immediately impressed with the feather weight and the overall manufacturing quality feels very good. The body is cast from magnesium and the spindles are chromoly steel. That Mg body means they weigh 374 grams (actual weight) which is only slightly more than a pair of high quality clipless pedals by comparison.

The axles have a

Overall Review:

After my old, clunky flat pedals finally bit the dust, I decided to try something made with a more modern design and materials. I am a blossoming flat pedal rider unsure of what I really need so I didn't want to spend much money either. I picked up this pair of Wellgo MG-1 pedals on sale for about the same price as you would spend on a couple of good hamburgers, two beers and a healthy tip for the awesome wait staff. It was a great price!

After they arrived, I was immediately impressed with the feather weight and the overall manufacturing quality feels very good. The body is cast from magnesium and the spindles are chromoly steel. That Mg body means they weigh 374 grams (actual weight) which is only slightly more than a pair of high quality clipless pedals by comparison.

The axles have a nice finish, seals look very well designed and everything spins smooth.The top mounted pins are easy to maintain and readily available if you want to replace them. One thing I noticed right away is the end caps are very soft. I nearly stripped one of the allen keyways the first time I touched it. Not a deal breaker, but seems like an obvious detail that was overlooked.  

After several rides, I like the size of the platform and pin placement offers plenty of grip. The slightly concaved shape keeps your foot centered and they feel like a natural fit.The painted magnesium surface is very fragile and the finish chips like candy coating. I am glad that I chose the gray color instead of black. No doubt they will look more like raw, mottled magnesium after the first rock strikes. 

Overall, I am happy with the purchase and performance. A few small details mentioned above make me question how they will hold up long-term. But for the price, the features can't be beat and they are an excellent choice for curious beginners or part-time flat pedalers like myself.


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Vital MTB member thinkbike
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Start looking tatty fast

Rating:
The Good:

Light, grippy

The Bad:

look really nice out of the box, after a few weeks they just start looking really tatty (or at least mine do, they're the grey ones)

Overall Review:

if you aren't bothered about how pretty they look, go for it as they do the job

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Vital MTB member WhiteDBH
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Great for cheap pedals

Rating:
The Good:

Light with great grip, inexpensive.

The Bad:

Can be damaged on rock hits, thin pedals are all the rage right now and these are not as thin as others.

Overall Review:

I have two pair of these pedals, got first pair for the XC bike when to poor to buy new clipless and was surprised by how much I liked them. Bought a send pair for my DJ bike that came with 50/50's, I found that the 50/50's were twice as heavy and had less grip ! The MG1's survived 70 days of indoor MTB park riding this winter doing the jump lines all day with a 200 lbs rider. Will not be switch back to clipless anytime soon, love the MG-1's.

Overall Review:

I have two pair of these pedals, got first pair for the XC bike when to poor to buy new clipless and was surprised by how much I liked them. Bought a send pair for my DJ bike that came with 50/50's, I found that the 50/50's were twice as heavy and had less grip ! The MG1's survived 70 days of indoor MTB park riding this winter doing the jump lines all day with a 200 lbs rider. Will not be switch back to clipless anytime soon, love the MG-1's.

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Vital MTB member stevehailer
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Fine for XC and light trail work.

Rating:
The Good:

Very light, very grippy, good bearings, good pins.

The Bad:

Magnesium gets damaged easily.

Overall Review:

These pedals are ideal for XC, trail and light AM, and I would use them for road commuting and street too. However for AM/FR/DH especially in rocky terrain they can get damaged easily as magnesium is very soft

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avoid at all cost

Rating:
The Good:

light, cheap

The Bad:

dangerously weak

Overall Review:

I took these out and the body broke in half on the first ride. If all you care about is weight, great. If you care at all about durability or safety, look elsewhere.

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Vital MTB member w00dy
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If you can get the cheap, do it.

Rating:
The Good:

Light wieght sealed Pins are screwed in from top, not through the body

The Bad:

A little thick.

Overall Review:

Although not as thin as some pedals, still one of the best deals. I love the pins. When they get damaged you can still unscrew them without damaging the body threads. You may have to use pliers but thats better than having to cut damaged pins just take them out and risk ruining the body threads. For example the trailmix pedals.

Overall Review:

Although not as thin as some pedals, still one of the best deals. I love the pins. When they get damaged you can still unscrew them without damaging the body threads. You may have to use pliers but thats better than having to cut damaged pins just take them out and risk ruining the body threads. For example the trailmix pedals.

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Specifications

Product Wellgo MG-1 Flat Pedal
Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
Body Material Other
Body Material Details Magnesium
Bearing Type Sealed/ DU Bushing
Spindle Spec Cro-Mo
Pin Spec Replaceable Pins
Colors White, Black, Grey, Red, Silver
Weight 0 lb 13.3 oz (376 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $59.99
More Info Wellgo website

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