Shimano Saint MX80 Flat Pedals £34.49 @ Evans Cycles
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Shimano Saint MX80 Flat Pedals £34.49 @ Evans Cycles

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Found 22nd Nov 2014
I've been looking to replace the stock pedals on my new hybrid bike with something a bit more robust and these seem just the thing.

Great reviews everywhere online, and at this price, quite a good deal.

I'd be interested to hear if anybody would know of any other pedals that'd be better for a hybrid?

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Hello Bazola
Shimano's Saint range are designed for extreme / downhill mountain biking, these pedals have bigger platforms with changeable studs, they are designed to take a lot of abuse so are pretty heavy when compared to other pedals.
I personally wouldn't use them on a hybrid bike unless you want to punish yourself.
Pedals ( like saddles ) are quite personal so it's difficult to recommend something because what suits one person will not suit another.
Riding with cycling shoes and cleats are more efficient than regular pedals so consider these if you ride alot or for a long duration but if you don't like using cleats or swapping shoes when you get to your destination then they may not suit you either.
A good compromise are dual use pedals which have cleat fittings on one side but the other side are "flat" so you can use regular shoes. Many manufacturers make these pedals including shimano and wellgo.
I hope I haven't confused you too much, if you are still unsure visit a good bike shop who can advise you better and gives you a chance to see the pedals before you buy.
Good luck

chainreactioncycles.com/shi…937
This is an example of a dual use pedal, cleats on one side flats on the other for regular shoes.

This may be of use
chainreactionhub.com/bic…ide
It explains the different types of pedals so you can make an informed choice before buying.

Saints are really heavy, wouldn't use them for anything other than downhill.
Have a look at these: ebay.co.uk/itm…e9b
They're pretty light, thin and grippy. I'm using them on my commuter and pretty happy with them.

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I have these on my Marin Bolinas Ridge, I refuse to change the bike as I love it but have upgraded alot. These give amazing grip when on a soft or hard trail. I disagree with one of the guys here, they are versatile and could be used on most bikes regardless of your cycle style. The weight issue is a mute point as they are a big pedal which for me is worth the extra weight / grip on offer which is the whole reason you would buy these in the first place.

Highly recommend these for anyone wanting to get a great pedal for a low cost. I have installed all the extra grip pegs, and Removed the washer on the outer pegs to make them longer, which gives more grip. I made the inner pegs shorter which would sit under the ball of the foot.

get some shimano m520s. you'll find pedalling easier.

Nothing wrong with Saints, and a few hundred grams on your pedals won't make much difference. I used DMR V12's on both my bikes (commuter & 160mm all mountain).

I have these on my stanton hard tail, they have amazing grip espesh if you remove the washers on the pins. Bit extreme for a hybrid, but if it's sure footedness your after then get them.

OP, you could buy these at CRC for £31.09 atm with code 'GIFT'.

My bro and I have 3 sets of Saint pedals and they have taken a battering, rock strikes, thru-pins mean easily replaceable. They look smart, have a large platform, good grip. They are however being used on 200mm/150mm travel bikes, so, since it's unlikely you'd be smashing Gawton on your hybrid, I'd be tempted to maybe save a few grams and go for a Nukeproof/Superstar/loads to choose from.

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These every time, sealed bearings and grip is superb, had them on all my bikes over the years from hybrid, hard tail, full suss, and road now and again, you cannot go wrong.

robcawsey

OP, you could buy these at CRC for £31.09 atm with code 'GIFT'.My bro and … OP, you could buy these at CRC for £31.09 atm with code 'GIFT'.My bro and I have 3 sets of Saint pedals and they have taken a battering, rock strikes, thru-pins mean easily replaceable. They look smart, have a large platform, good grip. They are however being used on 200mm/150mm travel bikes, so, since it's unlikely you'd be smashing Gawton on your hybrid, I'd be tempted to maybe save a few grams and go for a Nukeproof/Superstar/loads to choose from.http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/shop/mountain/mountain-drivetrain/mountain-pedals/

+ 1 on the superstars

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I have these on my Marin Bolinas Ridge, I refuse to change the bike as I … I have these on my Marin Bolinas Ridge, I refuse to change the bike as I love it but have upgraded alot. These give amazing grip when on a soft or hard trail. I disagree with one of the guys here, they are versatile and could be used on most bikes regardless of your cycle style. The weight issue is a mute point as they are a big pedal which for me is worth the extra weight / grip on offer which is the whole reason you would buy these in the first place. Highly recommend these for anyone wanting to get a great pedal for a low cost. I have installed all the extra grip pegs, and Removed the washer on the outer pegs to make them longer, which gives more grip. I made the inner pegs shorter which would sit under the ball of the foot.


Don't get me wrong, Saints are good pedals (had a pair myself), but unless you really need something bombproof, there is simply no reason not to go for something lighter, it doesn't have anything over Superstar and Ridetech pedals: Those give equal grip in the same price range, but with a slimmer profile (more pedal clearance) and significantly less weight. Only scenario I'd take the Saint would be Fort William level craziness.

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Nothing wrong with Saints, and a few hundred grams on your pedals won't … Nothing wrong with Saints, and a few hundred grams on your pedals won't make much difference. I used DMR V12's on both my bikes (commuter & 160mm all mountain).


Things add up. Only choose heavier part if you need additional strength (or want to buy stuff on the cheap).
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