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Lokoxx
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Hi all,

Im thinking on testing out a pair of graphite pedals. They look the same as the Wellgo Magnesium MG-1 pedals, but the material is graphite. They weight 350g the pair, are really nice, and I want to see how they work.

The pedals are a compound of nylon and fiber glass

Do you think graphite is too fragile? Has anyone tryied them out, or knows anything which could help me about graphite?

Regards lads

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graphite !, must be treated surely? why not just stick to the wellgo's?

Firstly because of cash, and secondly because it´s important to try out new ideas and new materias, in order to determine if they are valid to trials or not... innovation is really important!

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Graphite is pencil lead, which is pretty brittle.

It's probably a different type of graphite, but still, it doesn't inspire thoughts of strength.

It will deffo be a graphite compound, magnesium is affectively cheese metal, thats why they have magnesium compound pedals etc. silly to think it would be 100% graphite :S

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Firstly because of cash, and secondly because it´s important to try out new ideas and new materias, in order to determine if they are valid to trials or not... innovation is really important!

fair, enough. I can se where you are coming from and i guess they would have been tested. You never know may be the future as it must be fairly cheap for the materials

Yeah, 100% graphite would be retarded.

Graphite's made of carbon, right? Why not just call them... carbon pedals? Much more reassuring!

yes, many people will jump to the conclusion of pencil pedals

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haha well, yes, it sound stupid the name of graphite pedals, it was just the name the people of flybikes gave to the pedals...

But of course, the pedals are a compound of nylon and fiber glass ( I will write it on the main post to clear minds up)

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Are these the ones? http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fly-bikes/ruben-graphite-pedal-ec022238

If so not to expensive, they dont look to solid but for the price may turn out to be a good set of pedals, and if its good enough for some of the drops on bmx why not for trials.

Exactly, those are the pedals. Thats what I want to test, if they are a good set of pedals. They are for bmx, and supposed to support grinding on rails with pedals without braking... And they are light.

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They're just GRP pedals with a bit of marketing speak thrown in for good measure. But if they turn out to be decent I might be get a pair as they'er pretty damn light... and cheap.

Yer exactually, if they work then they could be something, but i can't be doing with this no pins malarky.

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The metal Fly Rubens are really nice pedals - I've had a set on my BMX for the past 2-3 years now and not had any issues. Not heard much about the plastic versions, although I don't really get why you'd necessarily want them on a trials bike. I had to run a set of plastic pedals on my own trials bike back in my "I have no money" days and they were reasonable, but not as good as a 'good' set of pedals. They're nice for pedal grinds, but not really much else...

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Must be just me then that thinks £70 for pedals is a bit steep. I guess for the mass...

Oh yea, don't get me wrong, I totally wouldn't drop £70 on a set of pedals generally. I have used a set of those though, and they are pretty damn awesome. This was DJ though, not trials. If you look at other similar spec pedals you'll find them often going for £120.

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