Here, the magnesium body is the equivalent to the MG II pedal, so there is nothing more to say about its quality. The main difference lies within the axle material though. We use titanium instead of Cro-Mo for this version. This reduces the weight to 296g per pair. With this, you get one of the lightest platform-pedals ever constructed. Amazing!
We decided to use a silver coloured titanium axle instead of the common gold ones. With this, we wanted to avoid the destruction of the colour-concept of some bikes, which would be an inexcusable mistake considering this price range.
Material - Forged Magnesium
Profile - MG II with NC-17 Logo
Axle - Titanium, silver
Weight - 296g
Bearings - Sealed bearings
Including replacement pins
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Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous worst peddals i have ever bought
Had a set of these peddals on my ridgeline lt because of there lightness ! after about 10 rides in average weather the axel went rattly, took them back to the shop i bought them from and they said they hadnt been greased enough from the factory ! after greasing i put them back on the bike and after a couple of rides once again they started rattling ! took them back again and this time he replaced them for me.
rode the new ones and after a month of riding they were ratteling terribly. took them back again and refused to have any more, luckly my local shop are great and gave me some equivelant peddals which are brilliant.
Bottom line is if i could buy these peddals for 35 pound i still wouldent have them, worst peddals i have ever had !
01 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous like em
had about 15 rides on these pedals so far so good super light weight.one thing you must do is regrease the shaft (ha ha) which is easy to do and did lose one non replaceable pin.would bye these again
17 January 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous don't blame the bearings
this is a note to anonymous (1 star reviewer) - there is only one bearing in each of these pedals, at the outer edge. After some considerable riding (or pressure washer mis-use...) you will get some dirt ingress on the axle-mount side, which you could interpret as bearing failure (as I did). However, if you take these apart, clean the axle, re-grease the axle mount & re-assemble, these'll run good as new. The axle / pedal body interface functions as a bushing, and requires a little grease to keep it running smooth. There really is nothing wrong with the bearings in these - A year on, and a full enduro race season later, mine are still running fine. I am missing a couple of the non-replaceable pins though, which admittedly is a pain!
23 September 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous price
these pedals do not have very good bearings. Mine started grinding after 3 weeks. i have £20 Wellgo v12's on my other bike and think they are far better, they feel a lot lighter and still feel new after 2 years. I'm seriously thinking about putting a set on in replacement of these. i think i got a little bit ripped off.i paid £175 at the start of the year for them. :(
08 June 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Not sure performance justifies the price-tag...
O.k - I usually wait a little longer before reviewing a product, but I thought I'd get on & do it after breaking these in with a few weeks trail-riding.
First - these are not as grippy as you might think with the 11 pins per-side (I've got the '09 version) - not much better than the Azonic Mag-Fusions that I replaced (8pins per side). Can't quite place why - and I'll admit it could be that the shoe tread (solomon cotragrip's) just doesn't suit the pin pattern; but for me, these should be better at this price range. Grippiest pedals I've used are the KORE Race Platform Pedals (£24.99) and the NC-17's just don't compare.
Second - paint finish. If you are buying these to top off a cafefully colour-schemed custom build in stealth black - don't bother. The paint finish wore through in various places after 2 hrs riding in muddy conditions - given the comments in the product info Re: Ti-Gold spindle colour; NC-17 have definately broken their own rules. Anodized would have been better.
So, on the Plus-Points:
Weight. These are not quite the lightest pedals available (Nuke-Proofs come in at 20g less) - but they are still spectacularly lightweight - perfect for a lightweight all-mountian oriented build.
Bearings. The quality of the bearings and seals is incredible - super-smooth, and no dirt ingress after the 20 or so rides I've put them to (my local woods are reeaaaally muddy). Best sealed bearings I've used so far - traditional cup & cone designs just can't compete.
Overall? Great weight profile for a pedal of this price - low profile design is nice, and offers good ground clearance. Grippy enough, but not the best - poor paint finish won't last. If you can get these for <£100 (mine were £95 from ebay, brand new in box - sorry CRC!), I'd say worth the money. Grip & finish let them down at the £150 RRP, hence the 4-star rating.
If you're not bothered about the weight, save your money & get the sealed bearing KORES - bearings are o.k, the finish wont rub off, and they are super-grippy - you'll save £115 over the RRP for these; and be laughing all the way to the, er, pub?!
22 April 2009