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    In response to Semach's "wow, magnesium pedals thread, I thought some of you would like to see my research about pedal weights. Pete is not allowed to read this.
    Please note :
    1. Weights are for a pair of pedals in grams.
    2. Different site's listed weights for the same pedals were close. Say about 10 g + -
    3. sb and lb means sealed bearing and loose bearing
    4. I'm sorry I left out your favorite pedal
    grams
    DK Iron sb-lb 879 Ahnold's favorite
    Primo tenderizer alum lb 794
    Odyssey JC alum sb-lb 730 Do you still love em ? :confused
    Snafu alum lb 694
    Snafu alum sb 640
    Primo pro tenderizer mag sb 620 Mag can be heavy too !
    Hoffman sole mate alum lb 612
    Odyssey twisted alum 607
    Odyssey JC Mag sb 578
    Atomlab trailking alum bushing 540 unique bearing design
    DMR V12 alum sb-lb 520
    Eastern mag lb 510
    Primo mag sb 470
    DMR V12 mag sb 434 60 $ A E Bike
    Odyssey twisted plastic lb 411 12 $
    Welgo mag sb 375 pedal falls off if bearing fails
    Welgo MG1 mag sb 368 same problem as above ?
    DMR V12 mag sb with Ti axles 354 100$/pr axles sold separately
    Dimension nylon lb 330 8 $ chromoly axle

    And there you have it. Any comments ?
    Last edited by feel the light; 2007-06-22, 05:27 AM.

  • #2
    All my neatness in columns didn't come out right

    Oh well, it doesn't look as clean as I did it, but it's readable I hope.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by feel the light
      Oh well, it doesn't look as clean as I did it, but it's readable I hope.
      If you could edit it and align the weights and prices that would be cool, easier to compare that way. Nice list though, I still stand by my odyssey twisted plastics and this reinforces that.
      Last edited by Brian O.; 2007-06-22, 05:28 AM.

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      • #4
        Those dmr mags look good, but at more than double the price of the azonic mags, and about the sane weight, I'll stick with the azonics. (WHich you didn't list) They are about $29 vs $60+ for the DMR.
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        • #5
          I have some odyssey twisted plastics too, brian, and I love them as well...but only on my KH 20.

          As soon as they get wet...and sometimes when they don't...I can't keep my feet on them, they just slip all around them. This is a problem on a short-crank, big-wheel uni, because you need to put a lot of torque and power into the pedals, and when your feet slip off, that's bad.
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          • #6
            I created it with neat columns

            But when I hit post, it came out all smooshed together.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by onelesscar
              As soon as they get wet...and sometimes when they don't...I can't keep my feet on them, they just slip all around them.
              I think this has a lot to do with the shoe you are wearing as well. While they do get a little slippery when wet I don't find them any worse than most other pedals - namely the Jim Cs which I find pretty slippery when wet. I'd say they perform relatively well when wet in comparison.
              Last edited by Brian O.; 2007-06-22, 05:37 AM.

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              • #8
                Pedal protectors

                I forgot to add pedal protectors. And after I took the time to weigh a set on my expensive digital scale that is accurate to .o1 gram (don't ask). Pedal protectors weigh 70 grams/pair.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by feel the light
                  But when I hit post, it came out all smooshed together.
                  HTML strips away extra spaces. The forum has an option to post code tags, html tags or php tags around the text to make it monospaced and keep the formatting (spaces and tabs).

                  HTML Code:
                     Please note :
                   1. Weights are for a pair of pedals in grams.
                   2. Different site's listed weights for the same pedals were close. 
                      Say about 10 g+-
                   3. sb and lb means sealed bearing and loose bearing
                   4. I'm sorry I left out your favorite pedal  
                  
                                                         grams
                   DK Iron sb-lb                         879     Ahnold's favorite
                   Primo tenderizer alum  lb             794
                   Odyssey JC  alum  sb-lb               730     Do you still love em ?
                   Snafu   alum          lb              694
                   Snafu   alum         sb               640
                  
                   Primo pro tenderizer  mag  sb         620     Mag can be heavy too !
                   Hoffman sole mate  alum   lb          612
                   Odyssey twisted    alum               607
                   Odyssey JC          Mag   sb          578
                   Atomlab trailking   alum   bushing    540     unique bearing design
                   DMR V12     alum  sb-lb               520
                  
                   Eastern      mag   lb                 510
                   Primo         mag   sb                470
                   DMR V12    mag   sb                   434     60 $  A E Bike
                   Odyssey twisted  plastic  lb          411     12 $
                   Welgo   mag       sb                  375     pedal falls off if bearing fails
                   Welgo MG1    mag  sb                  368     same problem as above ?
                  
                   DMR V12  mag  sb  with Ti axles       354     100$/pr axles sold separately
                   Dimension nylon  lb                   330     8 $   chromoly axle
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                  • #10
                    Surprise ! John has the answer !

                    Thank you Mr. Childs. OK, so html was screwy, what option should I have checked ?
                    Last edited by feel the light; 2007-06-22, 06:06 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by feel the light
                      Thank you Mr. Childs. OK, so html was screwy, what option should I have checked ?
                      Write the post in a text editor that uses a fixed width (monospace) font.

                      Then copy the text into the forum editor and put the HTML tags around it (you can use the "<>" button in the forum message editor to put the proper tags around the text).
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                      • #12
                        has anyone tried the dimension pedals?

                        http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=PD1097
                        Could it be just that they are 8$, that no one tries them? This company has an extensive range of pedals, some even lighter ! They have invested in this.
                        The JC alum lb pedal is now stock on the 20 " KH. Is this boosting it's popularity in a way that it's 730 gram physics could not ?
                        It is evident that someone learning crank flips or uni spins would benefit from a light set of pedals. Some comment how much better light pedals feel on their steel rimmed Cokers! Many seem quite sure they love their 411 gram odyssey twisted plastics. Is this because they are the best plastic pedal ? Or because they are a featured value product at UDC ? Many claim they are better feeling than heavier pedals, and durable enough for the price. I think they know what they are feeling.
                        Could 8 $ be to low for the lightest pedal to sell well? The weight difference between 12 $ 411 gram twisted pc's and 8 $ 330 gram dimension's is the same as one saves by adding a 100 $ pair of Ti axles to a set of DMK mags!!!
                        To top the deal off, no one thinks of adding 70 gram pedal protectors to their 330 gram dimensions. 8 $ is all the protection you could want.
                        Anyway, I have never tried them. Have any of you?

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                        • #13
                          One more to add to the weight-weenie arsenal - I've recently put lightweight rat-trap type pedals on my coker. They are smaller and less grippy than pinned platforms, but with my plastic toe-cup things (about 90g for the pair) they are comfy enough for me. They also have about 1cm less q-factor each than normal platforms (making my shoes very close to the cranks, but with slim, figure-hugging shoes (rather than skater shoes) this is fine). They have very smooth, sealed bearings.

                          To make the toe-cups stick far enough forward to get the ball of my foot on the axle I have put a 1cm block of wood (weight negligible) between them and the pedal.

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                          Last edited by redwelly; 2007-06-22, 08:43 AM.

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                          • #14
                            red welly of China ?

                            Just joking on the name LOL . Those pedals look a lot like these
                            http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=PD1091
                            Do you think they are the same thing ? You like them ? and for how long ?
                            At 270 grams, you are a true weight weenie.Can you get into a Mc Donalds riding that thing ?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by feel the light
                              Just joking on the name LOL . Those pedals look a lot like these
                              http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=PD1091
                              Do you think they are the same thing ? You like them ? and for how long ?
                              They seem to be the same concept, only a different brand. The VP ones have a little tag to help with flipping them over into toe-clips, and allen-bolts rather than screws holding the cage.

                              I like them so far. They do feel less 'big and solid' than platforms (I had standard wellgo platforms before), and they are boring black rather than 'go-faster red', but I like them. They are very grippy if I wear the right shoes - snug in to the toeclips and the right part of the tread - it feels just as good a contact as clipless cleated shoes do. It's a slightly better feeling of snug contact and being able to pull through the whole pedal stroke than using toe-clips on platforms had.

                              I've only had them on for over a week, but done a good few hours on and off-road with them now. As my 36er is currently set for muni with 152mm cranks and softer tyre pressure I can't really compare with 'fast efficient spinning' until I go back to road-mode after the Mountain Mayhem 24hr event.

                              I think they feel lighter, though it's hard to say, as they feel different too. But near halving the weight of the pedals (was 660g, now 350g) can't be a bad thing!

                              Sam
                              Last edited by redwelly; 2007-06-22, 11:33 AM.

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