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see any interesting stuff we should keep an eye out for, this is the thread:

 

This i'm super stoked for. Props to Hope for coming to the real part. Cheers X.0hNo 10spd

 

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9 tooth small cog. You could run a 32 up front for max ground clearance. And it looks super strong. No more stripped free wheels.

 

i hope that 9T cog is made of very hard wearing material. I've heard the small cog users out there stripping the teeth in short order. I hope they stock this sucker soon.

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yummy! :drool:

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7079869/p4pb7079869.jpg

Brand new, hot from the mould and looking very slick (as well as quite painful should you slip one) are these LG1+ and LG1R pedals. Featuring an aluminium spine through the center, this is then sandwiched with impact resistant plastic plates that also hold the pedal pins. The platform is large, the pins are frankly brutal (think scary), and the plastic plate's nice concave surface leave this pedal with the potential for some serious grip. There is a neat feature on the outside end of the pedal which enables a rider to fine tune the rotational friction of the pedal and thus the speed it spins at. Rotating on IGUS bearings which are self lubricating, the real test will be in the sealing. They feel smooth in your hand, the shape seems pretty dialed and the utilization of the plastic plates is fairly unique while enabling riders to replace a damaged portion of the pedal easily - potentially when a number of pins are ripped from the body.

 

sexy black:

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7079925/p4pb7079925.jpg

 

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http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/2/photos/25175/s780_fiveten_top.jpg?1314997030

 

http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/2/photos/25174/s780_fiveten_bottom.jpg?1314996985

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yummy! :drool:

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7079869/p4pb7079869.jpg

 

 

sexy black:

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7079925/p4pb7079925.jpg

 

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I know squat about downhilling, not brave enough, but surely that things going to rip the anterior face of your shin to shreds if you toss it? Are all DH pedals like that?

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I know squat about downhilling, not brave enough, but surely that things going to rip the anterior face of your shin to shreds if you toss it? Are all DH pedals like that?

Bit of a yes-no answer depending on the TYPE of pedal one uses:

 

if you ride flat pedals, the pins need to grip the bottoms of your shoes like neodymium magnets stick to each other. Depending on how much grip you want, the pins can go taller, and thinner, like on the Truvativ pedals. Most use set screws. others again use pins as u see in those pics.

 

short answer: yes, flat pedals destroy calves and shins if you slip a pedal. Some days, my legs look like they went 10-rounds with a rabid tiger.

 

but there are other types of pedals that uses the clipless system that's way more friendly on your legs.

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