Alternatives to "pinned pedals" ??

Dave7

Legendary Member
Location
Cheshire
As a follow up to my previous questions .......just before I order new pedals.
Several people mentioned cuts/scratches etc from the pins-so............

1. Are cuts/scratches a part of using "pinned pedals"
2. If so, why not use serrated typed pedals ?

I'm part wuss & part whimp so dont fancy ripping my legs to bits on every ride:cry:
 

Norm

Guest
I've been off-roading on pedals with pins for around a million years and haven't a scratch yet. I just bought a new pair a couple of weeks ago to replace the cheap standard flats on my son's Sirrus and he says it's like riding a new bike.
 

billflat12

Über Member
Location
cheshire
aagghhhh old style bear-traps or terror-pins, depends on your type of riding., dmr v8 pedals an a pair of 5,10,s are the best way to go for flats , bit pricy but defiantly worth it !!!!
There are copies and cheaper alternatives by others but never tried them myself.
Seriously your only likely to suffer pedal cuts/scratches if you have have an off , so good grip is a must if you need to maintain a good balance.
( unless your trip over your bike pushing.)
You could try clip-less, great for climbing but embarrassing if you forget or don,t twist out in time .
A good basic mtb favorite like shimano,s m520 are usually so easy to get on with & great for xc
 

Cubist

Still wavin'
Location
Ovver 'thill
Pedal rash is likely if your foot comes adrift from the pedal on techy stuff. There are plenty of stories in the "gnarlier" communities, where, as I said in the other thread, folk tend to remove the centre rear pin "just in case."

Pinned pedals coupled with sticky-waffle-soled shoes are a great combination, and far better than the old skool serrated alloy pedal surrounds. In fact, I'd be more concerned about using the serrated type for the very reason they are more likely to slip. My daughter has a 10-stitch scar on her shin from an old cage pedal.

Go for some nice pinned pedals, but take out the killer pin, (or be brave and go clipless!!!!)
 

billflat12

Über Member
Location
cheshire
The cheaper pedals usually have fixed pins.
You can pick up the legendary dmr v8,s from £20 at almost any bike shop , halfords charge £22 same as chain reaction who do free next day delivery, they have 10pins per side 6 fixed & 4 removable, these removable pins also come in 4mm 6mm & 8mm sizes
Dmr,s also come in many colours ( silver wont show up paint chips from pedal strikes )
wellgo v8 copies are the same design having a grease port & ball bearings, same 10 pins each side, Chain reaction charge £13 for v8 or £22 for the basic v12 copies with sealed cartridge bearings & fully removable pins.
( removed from underneath with a phillips screwdriver )
 

Cubist

Still wavin'
Location
Ovver 'thill
The V8 pedals have removable pins in the four corners. The middle pins are fixed. V 12 are all removable. You asked in one of your other threads about the difference with thru pins. They are fixed from underneath, so no matter how worn they get they can still be removed, whereas standard pins have Allen slots on top which can fill with mud, grit or gt misshapen with wear. Superstar pedals are a lot flatter in profile than V 12s and lighter.
 

akb

Veteran
I upgraded my standard plastic pedals on the Rockhopper as they were too slippery. Now running on DMR V8s and not yet slipped off the pedals on the local trails. I like the pins, even though they do look pretty deadly. For grip, they are perfect for my needs.
 

MacB

Lover of things that come in 3's
I've got two sets of the superstar Nanos and would buy them again, I use 5/10 Impact shoes and haven't felt the need to remove any pins. It is a very grippy combination though and actually nicer once it's a bit worn.
 

lb81

Senior Member
I have a big chunk out of my right shin from a DMR V8! had them for years though and that is the one and only time they drew blood! recently sold on flea bay for a 10er as they never got used anymore but still in perfect working order after 8 years of HARD use! cant recommend them enough.
 
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