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MTB Les



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: magnesium pedals Reply with quote

i have seen these whilst trawling ebay, i know the metal is light but as we all probably know from science at school its also highly volatile. is there not a risk of them combusting? For example if you hit a rock or something with them wont the impact and sparks cause the reaction we all remember from school? The only difference this is a much Bigger piece of Mg
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Gren



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll be fine. Just don't get them wet
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using Mag pedals and I happy to report I'm still alive after a few rock strikes. Although the first degree burns did hurt for a week or two Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the weight of these mag pedals? Because i saw some and the weight saving was really very small, didn't justify spending double.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PulledByAMalamute wrote:
What's the weight of these mag pedals? Because i saw some and the weight saving was really very small, didn't justify spending double.


290g for Vault Mag/Ti 400g for the standard ones
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they will be mag alloy so wont have the same volatile reaction as pure mag strips like science class!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier Mg Alloys were volatile though - Jo Schlesser in the French Grand Prix in 1968 is a good example

I'm not sure, but I think Mg is still banned in Formula 1

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