bmx peds on MtB?

jackman96 Posts: 29
edited August 2009 in MTB general
Was just wondering if any of you people use bmx pedals on your mtb. i use a pair of gt flat bmx pedals on my hardtail and have to admit they work very well.
They give you that extra comfort riding to your local trails on the road and great grip when you hit em.
If you are stuck for choice and need to ride far to get to the trails then i would highly recommend them, even if they dont perform to their best in bad conditions.
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  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    If they have the correct axle width, yes. Most BMX are 1/2inch. MTBs are 9/16. You can get the same designes in either anyway.
  • P-Jay
    P-Jay Posts: 1,478
    DMR V8/V12's were originally/are BMX pedals, and probably the most popular in the MTB world.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Most BMX pedals are 9/16th

    only cheap BMX with one piece cranks have 1/2" threads.
    P-Jay wrote:
    DMR V8/V12's were originally/are BMX pedals, and probably the most popular in the MTB world.

    like calsberg.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    "only cheap BMX with one piece cranks have 1/2" threads."

    Which is why you still see loads of them ;-)
  • MeddlE
    MeddlE Posts: 322
    I use a pair of Gusset slim jim copies, which is a BMX pedal. Also like the Odyssey Jim C pedals but they are heavier.
  • boogercj
    boogercj Posts: 316
    +1 for Gusset Slimjims. They fookin' massive, great if you've got great big clown feet like me :)
  • bomberesque
    bomberesque Posts: 1,701
    I ride flatties when either doing uplift DH stuff or when tackling trails at the edge of my confidence. they give me the extra platform and confidence that if I lose footing on the pedal, I'll get it back.

    I still ride almost all trails and XC on clipless though. If I could find a good mix I would go with that, but I've not done so yet so I content myself with swapping them out depending on the day. Probably Flatties 10-15% of the time, Time clipless the rest
    Everything in moderation ... except beer
    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day