Wellgo MG-1 Flat Pedal

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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 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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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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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.

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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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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.

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Specifications

Product
Wellgo MG-1 Flat Pedal
Riding Type
Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Downhill
Freeride / Bike Park
Trail
Body Material
Other: Magnesium
Body Material Details
Magnesium
Bearing Type
Sealed/ DU Bushing
Spindle Spec
Cro-Mo
Pin Spec
Replaceable Pins
Colors
Silver
Discontinued : White, Black, Grey, Red,
Weight
0 lb 13 oz (368 g)
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