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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Goat View Post
    IMO the Mavics are lighter and more flexible during hikes bikes though stiff when needed. The toe cap on them is good to and many ruined I have put my feet underwater momentarily while pedaling and no water inside.

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    Opinions aside, I am pretty sure the Mavic are in fact about 1lb lighter than the 510s. Might grab some of those...they still have all the "enduro" appeal.
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    The flap on the top saved my foot when I tried to puncture it with a stob sticking out of the trail, no flap and I would have torn the top of my foot up!

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    I switch quite often between flats and clipless. I wear Lakes when clipped in and 5.10 flats. Both are great. I prefer clipped in on tech stuff and flats when just cruising or bikepacking.

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    "riding a single-speed hardtail without clipping in does not fill me with confidence".

    You must have had a hard time as a kid.(kidding) Most bikes ever until recently were single speed hardtails. Just channel your inner child. He wasn't skeered
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    Clipless: Pearl Izumi X-Alp IV
    Flats: The basic 5.10 Freeriders

    I have a tough time with fit due to wide flintstone feet and these fit great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganderson View Post
    Clipless: Pearl Izumi X-Alp IV
    Flats: The basic 5.10 Freeriders

    I have a tough time with fit due to wide flintstone feet and these fit great.
    That's always why I go with the X-Alps too. I have a wide foot and they fit well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fontarin View Post
    That's always why I go with the X-Alps too. I have a wide foot and they fit well.
    Thought for sure I was getting the Rimes.. until I tried them on. Couldn't get them off fast enough.

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    Scott boa mtb shoes are light, stiff, and comfortable as hell

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    I wanted to love the Rimes; they were the most comfortable bike shoe I ever tried. Just didn't last, the rubber disintegrated. The lamination on the velcro straps came off. The mesh got shredded. Couple other riding buddies have reported similar issues. If I'm dropping $200 on shoes, they better last multiple seasons.

    Switched over to Bontrager Rhythms and they sucked even harder. Two warranty pairs in 90 days and BSS finally just gave me my money back.

    I tried on the Pearl Izumi X-Enduro-whatever (with the crabon soles) and they were super narrow. They didn't come home with me. My bro-in-law swears by SIDI's but they cost some serious coin.

    5.10 Kestrals look cool but seem like they would have the same problem as the Rimes (soft rubber easily chewed up by rocks)

    Always had good luck with Shimano shoes. I'm on Shimano M162's right now and they are good. . .definitely an XC shoe with some flex, not quite as fun to walk in as Rimes.
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    The outer heel on the Sidi's I've owned are so narrow it's like walking in high heels. Add in the hard plastic they use for the lugs and they are no fun to walk in on the terrain around here. The Shimano 16x's are good, but I can only find them in white now, and they look like golf shoes. I've been in Pearl Izumi Octanes for the last couple of years, but they don't make them any more. In short, I don't have a recommendation as I can't find anything myself. My PI's are starting to fall apart so I need to pick something soon. Leaning towards another pair of PI's.

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    Rimes.

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    I might try platforms again soon. shoes are easy because there are few choices. pedals, on the other hand, give me dozens of choices. I get a headache just thinking about it. sealed or loose-ball bearings, plastic, molded pins, thru-pins, studs, concave, flat, thin...
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    I've been using these for several years, still holding up.

    Wellgo MG-1 Magnesium Bmx/DH Platform Pedal Black Bikewagon
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    everyone seems like like MG-1's. my experience with this little set screw pins is that they get bashed up easily and are impossible to pull out after that. does that happen much on MG-1s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    ...I want to give platforms and sticky sneakers a go, but the idea of riding a single-speed hardtail without clipping in does not fill me with confidence.
    "don't be skeerd, it builds character!"
    there's something to be said about the bailout factor w/ flats on techy stuff too.

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    I use and love these, lighter than most (under 400g) and pins are mega strong and easily replaceable:

    Wellgo B103 Platform Pedals | platform | replaceable pins

    I got them after reading this :

    Top 5 Mountain Bike Platform Pedals Under 50$

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    I have the Forte's on that list. Great pedals but I wouldn't get a pedal that has the allen pins versus a bottom access thru pin again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    everyone seems like like MG-1's. my experience with this little set screw pins is that they get bashed up easily and are impossible to pull out after that. does that happen much on MG-1s?
    I imagine that's probably the case with any pins like that, so you might as well go budget, if you know that you're just going to punish them. FWIW, mine have held up very well for several years.
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    New Mallet DH Race and Mavic Alpine XL are in route. I expect the Mavic to be a shoe more suitable to the hot 8 months of the year. Love the 510 Maltese, but they are warm, don't breath and hold loads of sweat.


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    Pearl Izumi x alps. Im not sure which roman numeral. They work great on slick rock and are fine when i have walked through the creek. Only issue in 1000 miles was when I caught a loop of barbed wire while decending to secret beach on the cyclocross trail. The barb ripped the top a tad and sent me over the bars. Shoes have held strong.

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