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Does anyone still make a large single sided SPD pedal?

DanTheMechanicDanTheMechanic Posts: 3
edited October 2011 in MTB buying advice
Hi guys.

Back in the 90s when DMR started making the original V12 pedals they also made an SPD compatable bracket to fit on them. At the time I thought it was pointless but now I could really do with them.

I'm currently using shimanos single sided M324 pedals but the platform side is to small and has sod-all grip.

In the morning im planning to butcher a pair of Bonty big earl pedals for their outer cage and make a M324/big earl hybrid pedal. Before I do this I was wondering if anyone knows of any brands making a modern version similar to DMRs original V12 SPD?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    WPD-996.jpg

    Wellgo WPD-996

    Or

    WG5.jpg

    Wellgo WPD-WG5

    Or

    WAM-D10.jpg

    Wellgo WAM-D10
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  • Brilliant,thank you.
    I don't know why more brands don't make something like this. There must be loads of other riders who like to do a bit of dirt jumping during a ride.
    Thanks again.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Brilliant,thank you.
    I don't know why more brands don't make something like this. There must be loads of other riders who like to do a bit of dirt jumping during a ride.
    Thanks again.

    Yep! It's frustrating. I use the same Shimano pedal but I've taken a file to the flat side to sharpen up all the "spikes".
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    Wellgo WPD-996 - hmm, interesting..

    In a quandary about my impending DH bike; Do I stick with SPDs or do I go flats?

    now there's a third option :?
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Wellgo WPD-996 - hmm, interesting..

    In a quandary about my impending DH bike; Do I stick with SPDs or do I go flats?

    now there's a third option :?

    Flats.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    Yeah - I'm kind of coming to that conclusion too.
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    nicklouse wrote:
    Wellgo WPD-996 - hmm, interesting..

    In a quandary about my impending DH bike; Do I stick with SPDs or do I go flats?

    now there's a third option :?

    Flats.

    Why? Most of the DH racers are able to and do use both. Crank Brothers Mallets are popular in the paddock because of the big platform, pins and ability to clip in when wanted.
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    nicklouse wrote:
    Wellgo WPD-996 - hmm, interesting..

    In a quandary about my impending DH bike; Do I stick with SPDs or do I go flats?

    now there's a third option :?

    Flats.

    Why? Most of the DH racers are able to and do use both. Crank Brothers Mallets are popular in the paddock because of the big platform, pins and ability to clip in when wanted.

    again personal preferances.

    been there done both and keep the SPDs on the XC and the road. Flats and 5:10 on the rest.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    I think that's the way to go

    In my experience something that tries to do two things never does as good a job as something that is designed to do one thing well
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    nicklouse wrote:
    nicklouse wrote:
    Wellgo WPD-996 - hmm, interesting..

    In a quandary about my impending DH bike; Do I stick with SPDs or do I go flats?

    now there's a third option :?

    Flats.

    Why? Most of the DH racers are able to and do use both. Crank Brothers Mallets are popular in the paddock because of the big platform, pins and ability to clip in when wanted.

    again personal preferances.

    been there done both and keep the SPDs on the XC and the road. Flats and 5:10 on the rest.

    ^^^^this^^^^ I changed to this set up in Jan and haven't looked back despite using spd's since 2003
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