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First Look - Flat Pedals

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A first look at what the current pedal market is offering the Dirt Jump and Downhill scene...we share our thoughts on what's hot this season.

NS Bikes Aerial Pro in Silver - £84.99 www.nsbikes.com

This top end pedal screams class. The 6061 T6 Alloy at only 390 grams & fully CNC Machined give's the rider edge on durability and weight & is as sleek as it is strong.

NS Bikes Aerial Pro
NS Bikes Aerial Pro

It comes in Black, White, Violet, Purple and Silver so the range of colours cater for every eye. NS Bikes are once again providing Dirt with a consistency of manufacture & will give any of its competitors a run for their money when it comes to statement!!

Typically consistent of a NS product at a
great price for its quality… Outstanding.

Nookie Bikes Playa in blue - £49.99 www.nookiebikes.co.uk

NEW BRAND Nookie are about to influx the Dirt scene in time for Christmas and challenge the best current pedal brands around in the good looking stakes!

Nookie Bikes Playa
Nookie Bikes Playa

They come in a hot range of Anodized colours with slick design & are great value for money at mid-market price range due to the quality of finish. Durable 6061 Alloy in Green, Purple, blue, Red, Silver and Black give the rider confidence as well as a heavy dose of cool!

An all rounder for reliability, for a mid price pedal with anodized finish they are an absolute steal, a brand to seriously watch!

NS Bikes Aerial in Purple - £49.99 www.nsbikes.com

A great little Die Cast Alloy, heavier than it's sister at 450 grams but oozing with the same sleek design of the Aerial Pro.

NS Bikes Aerial
NS Bikes Aerial

It offers Black, White, Purple, Orange and Blue so a hearty choice of colour options, but the colours are a bit flat and don't shout out. Having said that Powder Coating doesn't always give the WOW factor and is a matter of personal choice/opinion.

A good buy, impressively tough & versatile colour options at an affordable price.

DMR V12 in Chrome - £51.99 www.dmrbikes.com

Again a mid-price range competitor for the Dirt pedal market. It's a bit of a chunky monkey at 536 grams, but if you don't mind the 'curvier' look you know you can rely on DMR's quality & it will probably endure the hardest of falls and out live your granny.

DMR V12
DMR V12

The V12 offers Black, White, Polished Silver (which looks wicked), Sky Blue, Chrome, Green and Oxblood so a broad choice of colours.

Quite a dated look but DMR have been around for a long time and know their market so cater for all tastes.

Atom Lab Pimp in Red - £74.99 www.atomlab.com

Love the name. Atom Lab are on it when it comes to grabbing the market via innovation. Good performance pedals that in their own words are 'tough as hell' live up to the expectation.

Atom Lab Pimp
Atom Lab Pimp

Anodized colours in Green, Red and Black, look current and the quality is paramount. The downside to this pedal is that they are big!! It's as if they had Bigfoot on a bike in mind, again this is down to personal opinion and this is by no means a design flaw.

Not the coolest looking pedal around but it's just doing its job and not trying to make a fashion statement.

What flat pedals are you running? Let us know your thoughts on your favourite pedals below.

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mega_waster said on: 19 October 2010 17:27

I've been running dmr V8 pedals for the last year or so.they have grease ports so you can keep the loose bearings inside smooth. I found my feet ached after longish descents. I'm using quite soled shoes. Nike 6.0 seem to be more of a trainer than a riding shoe. The V8's began clicking a lot under pedaling so just got some Azonic flats to see what they're like.

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stu861 said on: 19 October 2010 19:38

I'm running superstar Nano techs on both bikes. The Nano techs on my specialized pitch have been on for about 14 months and the sealed bearings are still running as if they were new, the pins are all still in place. They are certainly the best pedals I have tried. The Nano techs on my Norco dh are the through pin ones and have only had a few outings but I'm sure they will last too.

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kira said on: 20 October 2010 07:04

im using trials bike pedals atm on my downhill rig and they work great, your feet just dont come off and when i ride, its t-shirt, jenes and skate shoes so my shoes arnt made for it but they grip very nicely and they dont come off...... often, when they do though its messy =D

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cooper89 said on: 21 October 2010 21:31

im using dmr v8 pedals easy to maintain and keep running smooth but the surface are isnt has big as i wuld like.
might get some superstar nano pedals or what ever they are called.

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aasslee123 said on: 7 July 2011 22:19

eight loss and bike riding.



If you want to lose weight bike riding is one of the best ways to do it, riding at a casual pace you can burn up to 400 CPH. High intensity riding you can burn upto 600 CPH compared to walking riding for weight loss far exceeds the calories burnt to time spent exercising.

Cycling is also is very-low impact on your joints compared to walking and running. This will allow you to increase muscle tone and size with no injury to your joints. Everyone wants to look good in shorts cycling is one of the best ways to achieive it.

One thing about bikes is getting the right size bike and frame for your style of riding, if you have a bike that is the wrong size for you you can cause injuries to yourself over time because of bad posture and riding position.

If you are going to start riding bikes for weight loss always go to a <a href="www.thelocalbikeshop.com.au">Local Bike Shop</a> to get the best bike suited to your situation.
Good luck with your weight loss journey.

CPH - Calories per hour

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aasslee123 said on: 7 July 2011 22:21

eight loss and bike riding.



If you want to lose weight bike riding is one of the best ways to do it, riding at a casual pace you can burn up to 400 CPH. High intensity riding you can burn upto 600 CPH compared to walking riding for weight loss far exceeds the calories burnt to time spent exercising.

Cycling is also is very-low impact on your joints compared to walking and running. This will allow you to increase muscle tone and size with no injury to your joints. Everyone wants to look good in shorts cycling is one of the best ways to achieive it.

One thing about bikes is getting the right size bike and frame for your style of riding, if you have a bike that is the wrong size for you you can cause injuries to yourself over time because of bad posture and riding position.

If you are going to start riding bikes for weight loss always go to a <a href="www.thelocalbikeshop.com.au">Local Bike Shop</a> to get the best bike suited to your situation.
Good luck with your weight loss journey.

CPH - Calories per hour

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