Recommend me a pedal thats better than a Vault

gillyske

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As the title suggests I'm looking for a suggestion on a pedal thats better than a dmr vault.

Criteria for being better would be: More grip, larger platform (mainly this), thinner and lighter.

Don't get me wrong, I like the vaults and have used them pretty much exclusively but I'm pedal curious since I hardly see anyone running the vaults and wonder if they know something I don't. Also I often find myself putting my feet more towards the outside of the pedal (maybe I could use some longer spindles?) and it tends to cramp my foot up on longer DH runs as its not being fully supported.

What are peoples thoughts on the vaults and their competition?
 

beeb

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I ran Vaults for ages, but had similar gripes. Currently have Pedalling Innovations Catalyst pedals. More platform, but ironically they actually have slightly less grip (feels like the shoe doesn't conform around pedal, so doesn't "hook on", then had a carpark whirl on @Plankosaurus's Cotic hardtail with some Blackspire pedals on the weekend and holy smoke do they have some grip. Felt like my feet had been glued on (in a good way), but could still easily lift off and adjust as needed.
 

northvanguy

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Such good timing as I was going to post a similar thread tonight. I've only used V12s for the past 6-7 years and looking for something a bit bigger as I too hang a bit off the outside.

Of course grip is key...

I've been thinking Kona Wah Wah 2s... in composite.

My issue is the price of V12s has always been so reasonable.
 

wkkie

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The OneUp composite pedals are good.

I've been running them for while now and they aren't expensive (even though they seem to be going up in price), have a good size platform (115x105) and are lightweight.

They're pretty tough too. I've belted them on rocks at the Youies more than a few times and they haven't cracked or bent at all.

I also have some Funn Black Magic pedals on the hardtail and they've been pretty good too. Cheaper than the OneUp, slightly smaller platform (103x98), and slightly less grip, but certainly not a massive amount less. They haven't had as much riding as the OneUp pedals, but they've held up well so far.

And just for reference, I'm a size 12-13 shoe.
 

Halo1

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I ran Vaults for ages, but had similar gripes. Currently have Pedalling Innovations Catalyst pedals. More platform, but ironically they actually have slightly less grip (feels like the shoe doesn't conform around pedal, so doesn't "hook on", then had a carpark whirl on @Plankosaurus's Cotic hardtail with some Blackspire pedals on the weekend and holy smoke do they have some grip. Felt like my feet had been glued on (in a good way), but could still easily lift off and adjust as needed.
Same with the Catalyst pedals. They need those extra long pins to grip. I do like them and have slipped on them when I was wearing and old pair of shoes. The 5 10 impacts seem to grip them well enough.
 

Isaakk

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My recommendation would be some Deity Bladerunner or Tmacs. They're pricey though. For something cheaper, OneUp Composite (I have the Alu's and probably wouldn't buy them again, would go composite).. or cheaper again, Nukeproof Neutrons
 

SF Trailboy

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I run specialised boomslang and love them. They where however a gift and not sure I would of ever forked out for them..
Now I have had not sure I could ever cheat on them...
 

Plankosaurus

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As beeb eluded to, I've not had grip like the blackspire big slims on any other pedal. I think it helps a lot that they come with skinny, long pins. The platform isn't the biggest though, I do get a little 'wrap' with my softer shoes (not an issue with my karvers)



But my FireEye pedals are skinnier, lighter, have a bigger platform, bearings lasted better, and come very close to the grip of the blackspires. I should have bought more of these, because I don't know where to get them now



And I swapped a set of vaults for these chromags a few months back. They seem to have oodles of grip on a street test, but they're not trail tested yet because I'm only just starting to ride again and Mr beefy seems to be the only bike I take out at the moment.




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LPG

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I've got some crank bros stamp 1 large. I'm very happy with them and they sound like what you are after. Cheap (for a quality pedal) and light too.
 

mas2

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I've got some crank bros stamp 1 large. I'm very happy with them and they sound like what you are after. Cheap (for a quality pedal) and light too.
I’ve got the same and rate them. Don’t know why people would pay the extra for ally ones.
 

sbm

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or cheaper again, Nukeproof Neutrons
I can't recommend Nukeproof composite pedals. The end caps inevitably seem to back out even with loctite. One fell out completely before a race once, and I had to scramble to borrow tools and find a different set of pedals. Then wait for a spare set of end caps to arrive from CRC before they were useable again.
 

kiwiinmelb

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I’ve got two pairs of vaults that I’ve had for years , jeez they have taken some punishment, every now and then I pack them full of grease and change the pins , while they don’t look it , they feel like brand new again ,

I will probably try something new eventually, but it’s hard to fault them
 

moorey

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I’ve got two pairs of vaults that I’ve had for years , jeez they have taken some punishment, every now and then I pack them full of grease and change the pins , while they don’t look it , they feel like brand new again ,

I will probably try something new eventually, but it’s hard to fault them
I’m with you. Can’t kill them, best grip. If money was no object, they’d be on all my bikes.
Disagree about the NP composites, I’ve got a few sets, had for years, always been solid.
The OneUp composites look solid as well.
Would love to try the Cromag Dagga at some stage...but financially out of the question.
 
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