Good quality flats & shoes ?

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Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby s1mon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:06 pm

Hi,

I'm running some white M530's on my Soul and I stick some cheap dmr's when the gf wants to use it. I'd like to put some decent flats on for me to use and to not have to keep swapping the pedals (I don't want any flat one side, spd other side) what do you recommend ?

And I need some nice trail/mtb shoes for the flats ?

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:18 pm

Wellgo MG1's.
I just wear trainers but many swear by 5 10's.
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby sanchez89 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:29 pm

superstar nano with Shimano AM41 shoes
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Nov 16, 2012 19:59 pm

sanchez89 wrote:superstar nano with Shimano AM41 shoes


Good combination. They last longer than Five Ten's and don't act like a big sponge when it's wet.

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Postby paulneenan76 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:54 pm

Another vote for the AM's here. On DMR V8's currently but Nano's coming in the new year for new frame build!
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby booyaka » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:19 pm

nano's and 5:10's for me

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby peter_booker2003 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:36 pm

I run V8 pedals with AM41's. Amazing...sometimes i cant even get my feet off they are that grippy!

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Northwind » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:54 pm

V8s are expensive, small, and not very grippy.

MG1s if you want light. Nanos if you want thin and wide. Job done.

For shoes, 5 10 Freerider are good, though not great in the rain- waterproofing them helps. Shimano also good. But you don't need to spend a lot, my old Vans were a bit soft of sole so not everyone would like that but they were great for grip and feel.
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Fri Nov 16, 2012 23:57 pm

Northwind wrote:V8s are expensive, small, and not very grippy.

MG1s if you want light. Nanos if you want thin and wide. Job done.

For shoes, 5 10 Freerider are good, though not great in the rain- waterproofing them helps. Shimano also good. But you don't need to spend a lot, my old Vans were a bit soft of sole so not everyone would like that but they were great for grip and feel.


I used to think that, until someone on here posted pics of MG1s and nanos side-by-side and they're practically identical in width and platform. I have absolutely no idea how that works, but it does. It's one of the few things I've seen on here that properly blew my mind!

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby cooldad » Sat Nov 17, 2012 00:06 am

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Northwind » Sat Nov 17, 2012 00:23 am

The widest/longest points are more or less the same but the MG1s are much more cut away while the Nanos are squarer and have the pins out wider. End result is a bigger working area.
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby BlueAdvocate » Sat Nov 17, 2012 09:20 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:
sanchez89 wrote:superstar nano with Shimano AM41 shoes


Good combination. They last longer than Five Ten's and don't act like a big sponge when it's wet.


Nanos/AM40s have been good combo but I've started to take the araldite to my shoes in the hope they last longer.

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby s1mon » Sat Nov 17, 2012 16:28 pm

How does the paint last on these nano's ? Read some of them the paint chips off easy ?

Is it worth buying the upgraded axles ?

What's the difference between the nano thru and nano tech ?
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sun Nov 18, 2012 09:52 am

Considering the only ones that are painted are the white ones (or the magnesium versions of course) I'd say the paint lasts pretty well. Superstar anodize their pedals. The anodizing rubs off in heavy wear areas reasonably quick, but they are pedals, you'll not find a set that looks new for more than 1 ride anyway.

Nano tech pins screw into the body, nano through pins screw through the body (making them easier to get out when you whack them and damage the pins.

Upgraded axles are worth it if you think the cost is worth the weight saving you get. Far from an essential upgrade and you've got to put it into perspective against your riding and the value of your bike.

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby s1mon » Sun Nov 18, 2012 17:13 pm

Are the nano thru and nano tech the same shape/design ? I can't tell from the pics online.

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Bartimaeus » Sun Nov 18, 2012 17:34 pm

sanchez89 wrote:superstar nano with Shimano AM41 shoes

This

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby allthegearnoidea » Sun Nov 18, 2012 20:00 pm

Am a little late to the thread but have a look at the nukeproof electeons, I know they are plastic (thermoplastic) incomparision to the alloy pedals but they feel good under foot, are strong, light, all serviceable too,
One of the bike mags have had a pair for the past year and reported no issues Despite being plastic! ;-)
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Northwind » Mon Nov 19, 2012 00:37 am

Didn't like those myself... Worked with some shoes but not so well with others, because of the convex shape I think- the axle ended up taking the pressure off the pins.

I finally killed an AM40 shoe yesterday... That's been 2 years constant use, or to put it differently, pretty much exactly 3 times as much wear as it took me to kill my 5 10s. Not bad! (they've looked ruined for about a year, mind, but still worked)
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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Mon Nov 19, 2012 09:50 am

So you killed a strong wheelset and bombproof shoes yesterday. Where the HELL were you racing man?

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Re: Good quality flats & shoes ?

Postby Northwind » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:53 am

Kinlochleven enduro madness :lol: But I think that was just coincidence, I probably did rattle the shoe off a few rocks but mainly they're just shagged out and old.
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