This Platform Pedals looks great for Bicycle Touring..

Discussion in 'Expedition & Touring' started by RollingNoMad, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. RollingNoMad

    RollingNoMad Junior Member

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    Wow new Shimano XT DH Platform Pedals looks great for Bicycle Touring..

    What bicycle pedal do you use for bike touring?


    new for 2018 Shimano XT PD-M8040 DH Flat Platform Trail Pedals

    Shimano PD-M8040 XT Pedals: Shimano's new Flat Pedal Optimized for Trail Riding
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    2018 Shimano XT PD-M8040 DH Flat Platform Trail Pedals
    Superior grip for aggressive trail riding
    Fore-aft concave
    10 pins on each side
    Optimized platform size
    2 body size options (also means different Q-factor)
    SM: 100mm x 105mm, for 36-43 shoe
    ML: 110 x 115mm, for 43-48 shoe
    2 pin length options : long & short
    Pedal Axle Material: Chromoly
    Pedal Body Material: Aluminum
    Weight: 469g. (SM), 514g. (ML)
    Color: Black


    Right now I have been using Sun Ringle zuzu DH platform pedals is 10 years old
     
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  2. i12ride

    i12ride Spin Spin Spin Tavern Member

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    Nice.........
     

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  4. i12ride

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    My current throwdown flats are fyxation thin ones. $30, wide, thin, composite/nylon/plastic/whatever, lighter than alloy with shorter nubs but still enough for good traction. Alloy flats make my shins all scared to be scarred...more. And as many bikes as they are on makes them practical too. If they get banged up it's no real big deal for the price. Better than the $10 ones I've been using, lol.

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    Hardly as nice as the Shimano ones but I don't see them when my feet are on them. :D
     
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  5. newleaf150

    newleaf150 Deranged Touring Cyclist Tavern Member

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    I am presently spinning Dimension Mountain Compe pedals after recently wearing out a set of Wellgo pedals of very similar design. I ride with old school toe clips and straps. Tried flats a few winters ago and didn't like them at all. My feet never felt properly 'planted' on flats, especially when spinning very high rpm or riding rough roads. Wet conditions made everything worse yet. I know that some touring cyclists swear by their flats, and of course, the best option is the one which works for you. It's good to have alternatives to the near ubiquitous clipless systems.
     
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  6. RollingNoMad

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    I wish Shimano will start shipping the new for 2018 Shimano XT PD-M8040 DH Flat Platform Trail Pedals to Bike Shop in the USA? and I am Giving up and I am now looking at the iSSi Stomp XL Flat Pedal, Black Sandblasted Anodized for my Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008


    iSSi Stomp XL Flat Pedal, Black Sandblasted Anodized

    The Stomp XL pedals feature a truly concave body shape and proprietary pin profile, making these a leader in traction and feel. The pedals are an ideal option for those all-mountain, enduro and freeriding customers in your shop.
    • Extra-large for maximum traction
    • Bushing & bearing spindle configuration
    • Replaceable, CroMoly steel spindles
    • 44 iSSi concave pedal pins (11 per side) and install tool included
    • Best for shoes US size 10 and up
    • Length: 120mm overall, 102mm pin-to-pin
    • Width: 112.5mm (crank to outside pin), 94.5mm pin-to-pin
    • Concave: 2mm, 7.2mm effective


    Item Specifications

    • Pedal Type: Platform
    • Pedal Spindle: 9/16"
    • Color: Black
    • Spindle Material: Chromoly Steel
    • Weight: 466
    • Pedal Body Material: Aluminum


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  7. longjohn

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    I don't use flats on any of my bikes, I don't mountain bike anymore but if I did I might use flats on technical sections.
     
  8. RollingNoMad

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    I can not use Clipless SPD Pedals for Bicycle Touring
     
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    DMR V12 Alloy Pedals VS. DMR V12 Mag Pedals

    DMR V12 Mag Pedals
    Redesigned, lower profile, larger platform forged magnesium body
    Durable chrome plated CrMo axle with smooth sealed cartridge bearings
    10 replaceable traction pins per side
    Dimensions: 100x95x16mm
    Spindle: CrMo
    Size: 9/16"
    Weight: 350g.
    $70.00

    DMR V12 Alloy Pedals
    Redesigned, lower profile, larger platform forged aluminum body
    Durable chrome plated CrMo axle with smooth sealed cartridge bearings
    10 replaceable traction pins per side
    Dimensions: 100x95x16mm
    Spindle: CrMo
    Size: 9/16"
    Weight: 420g.
    $63.00

    I was looking at DMR V12 Pedals last Summer of 2017

    the DMR 12 Pedal use 9/16in wrench and 6mm Pedal Hex
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  10. longjohn

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    Why not?
     
  11. RollingNoMad

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    I don't like Clipless SPD Pedals for Bicycle Touring and I personally like DH platform Pedals for my Bicycle Touring Trips in Southern California and Arizona and I do a lot of walking and Hiking Boots with Gore Tex is a lot Cheaper than Cycling SPD Shoes with Gore Tex and I use to use SPD Pedals on my Mountain Bicycle from 4-1998 to 11-1998 no more
     
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    I would never use nylon pedals and I am looking at the DMR V12/V12 Mag DH Platform Pedals for my Surly LHT.

    DMR V12 Alloy Pedals VS. DMR V12 Mag Pedals

    DMR V12 Mag Pedals
    Redesigned, lower profile, larger platform forged magnesium body
    Durable chrome plated CrMo axle with smooth sealed cartridge bearings
    10 replaceable traction pins per side
    Dimensions: 100x95x16mm
    Spindle: CrMo
    Size: 9/16"
    Weight: 350g.
    $70.00

    DMR V12 Alloy Pedals
    Redesigned, lower profile, larger platform forged aluminum body
    Durable chrome plated CrMo axle with smooth sealed cartridge bearings
    10 replaceable traction pins per side
    Dimensions: 100x95x16mm
    Spindle: CrMo
    Size: 9/16"
    Weight: 420g.
    $63.00

    I was looking at DMR V12 Pedals last Summer of 2017

    the DMR 12 Pedal use 9/16in wrench and 6mm Pedal Hex

    The new V12 Mg (magnesium) runs on fully sealed bearings and a cro-mo axle. All pins on the pedal are replaceable and tunable to your preferred grip. DMR say that they're 10% larger, 35% lower, and 20% lighter than previous incarnations. The pedal is now 16mm deep which is not the slimmest on the market but thinner isn't always better when it comes to pedals, it's all about shape. The V12 continues to offer a 9/16" wrench to keep the dirt-jumpers and BMXers happy, as well as a 6mm allen key on the back of the axle. The magnesium version comes in Diamond Black, Pure White, and Mag Grey colours whereas the standard V12's with the aluminum body have a few more colour options. If you still want the previous version, the cheaper V8 continues to use the same pedal body. Weight is 350g per pair, and the MSRP is $89.85 USD
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/dmr-v12-mag-review-2014.html

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    DMR V12 Mg flat pedals


    DMR V12 PEDALS Unboxing & How platform looks on BIKE


    On 6-3-2018 I am buying the DMR V12 or DMR V12 Mag DH Platform Pedals for my
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    and I will have to buy a 9/16in Wrench from Home Depot or Lowe's hardware store
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  14. i12ride

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    Touring one thing, MTB another.......more expensive to replace, heavier and look ugly after any contact occurs and they get all scratched up...unless you got silver to begin with. Black nylon/composite stays black but as always.....go with what ya like/know, what budget allows and holds up for your uses.
     
  15. RollingNoMad

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    I would never use nylon/composite for Pedals on my Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008 for my Bicycle Touring Trips is I want serviceable DH Platform Pedals that are Alloy or
    magnesium and that runs on fully sealed bearings and a cro-mo axle. All pins on the pedal are replaceable and tunable to my preferred grip. and this is why I am buying the DMR V12 Alloy Pedals $63.00 VS. DMR V12 Mag Pedals $70.00 at https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=70699&category=2716 https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=70700&category=2716

    My Sun Ringle zuzu DH Platform Pedal are 10 year old on 11-2018
    MSRP: $54.00
     
  16. RollingNoMad

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    I also can't use SPD Clipless pedals
     
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    My Sun Ringle zuzu DH/BMX platform pedals is 10 year old on 11-2018 and I am thinking about getting a new pair of Sun Ringle zuzu DH platform Pedals on 7-2018
    and I thing it takes a 15mm wreach or 6mm Hex Pedal Tool
     
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    I really like the DMR Vault Brendog signature DH Platform Pedals for Bicycle Touring and This is one of the DH Platform Pedals that I have been looking at for about 2 years and I am using the Sun Ringle zuzu DH platform Pedals for Bicycle Touring Trips in Southern California and Arizona with Merrell Moab mid Gore-Tex Boots. And the DMR Vault Brendog signature DH Platform Pedals is 105mm X 115mm
    • 105mm wide, 115mm long, Thin 17mm concave foot bed
    • High load DU bushing and cartridge bearing
    • Brendan "Brendog" Fairclough signature model with matte black finish
    • Spindle: CrMo
    • Size: 9/16"
    • Weight: 400g


    DMR Vault Brendog signature DH Platform Pedals


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    This Is the Hiking Boots that I am going to be using Oboz Bridger BDry Hiking Boots
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    I have made my Discussion on DH Platform Pedals for Bicycle Touring

    I really like the DMR Vault Brendog signature DH Platform Pedals for Bicycle Touring and This is one of the DH Platform Pedals that I have been looking at for about 2 years and I am using the Sun Ringle zuzu DH platform Pedals for Bicycle Touring Trips in Southern California and Arizona with Merrell Moab mid Gore-Tex Boots. And the DMR Vault Brendog signature DH Platform Pedals is 105mm X 115mm
    And $119.99+free Shipping from Wiggle(dot)com to Me in Oceanside, CA

    One thing about the DMR Vault DH platform Pedals can be rebuilt

    Note: I have tried about SPD Clipless Pedals
    In the past, Shimano m540, Shimano m545 DH platform SPD Clipless Pedals, And Crank Brothers Clipless DH platform Pedals



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