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jrhoneOC 10-19-19 08:43 PM

First Bike Mod...Race Face Chester Pedals
 
My bike came with the Specialized Dirt Platforms and they seemed ok until they got wet...then they were slick as ice. So i wanted something cheap, light, well made and with hood grip. All the reviews raved about the Chesters by Race Face. They are composite (plastic) but so were the Specialized Dirts. They have rebuild kits and replaceable studs. All the reviews stated they were very durable and long lasting. So for $35 i gave them a shot. Not a bad looking pedal either. I will go for a ride in the morning and if its foggy itll be wet and we can see how much grip I have.

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nomadmax 10-20-19 06:02 AM

I have those on my mountain bike. I like them better than any platform pedal I've ever used.

Dr.Lou 10-20-19 06:06 AM

I have them on my 3 year of my mountain/gravel bikes. Great pedal and color selection. I also like the similar CB Stomp.

pickettt 10-20-19 07:54 AM

Platform pedals scare the crap out of me.

jrhoneOC 10-20-19 12:03 PM

Did 20 miles on the Chesters this morning. Great grip. Too much at first, it took a bit to get used to the grip, but after a few miles they felt perfect. Forgot about the pedals and the grip (or lack of it) and concentrated on the ride. Great $35 spent.

qclabrat 10-21-19 08:39 AM


Originally Posted by pickettt (Post 21171534)
Platform pedals scare the crap out of me.

I use them but always wear shin guards. I know way too guys with 6 inch scars straight down their shins. Two year ago a buddy of mine needed 80 stitches to close up his shin, but his cut was closer to 10 inches. If you chose not to wear guards, back down the pins a tad bit

pickettt 10-21-19 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by qclabrat (Post 21172953)
I use them but always wear shin guards. I know way too guys with 6 inch scars straight down their shins. Two year ago a buddy of mine needed 80 stitches to close up his shin, but his cut was closer to 10 inches. If you chose not to wear guards, back down the pins a tad bit

That was me as a kid riding BMX. My shins stayed eaten up. Now I even have clipless on my BMX cruiser.

jrhoneOC 10-21-19 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by qclabrat (Post 21172953)
I use them but always wear shin guards. I know way too guys with 6 inch scars straight down their shins. Two year ago a buddy of mine needed 80 stitches to close up his shin, but his cut was closer to 10 inches. If you chose not to wear guards, back down the pins a tad bit

I will look into some shin guards. I havent had any shin strikes but it just takes one to ruin your day lol.

Leebo 10-22-19 07:00 AM

Have 3 sets. All good. I did reduce the pin length just a bit though. 2 mm? set screw does it.


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