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Old 12-26-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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Racing Foot Pegs

Are racing foot pegs only for racing feet?

Sorry, let me ask one more stoopid question.
Why are racing pegs solid mounted? Why not have them so they fold in a slide, kinda like stock?
I understand they need to be grippier for hangin off and such but the fold option seems like it might prevent flipping during a slide. IMO

And why aren't they called feet pegs?
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Old 12-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #2
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Definitely recommend rearsets with fixed pegs.
Folding pegs can fold up at the wrong moment when you're moving around on the bike.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:06 PM   #3
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I've never had one fold on me in the numerous years that I've been riding/racing, but I have had my feet slip off the pegs. Get some that will give good grip. I am thinking of new rearsets The Woodcrafts seem very nice!!!
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:14 PM   #4
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. I am thinking of new rearsets The Woodcrafts seem very nice!!!

Never been a huge fan of Woodcraft rearsets. I've had spotty experience with them not holding up to crashing, including a brake pedal pivot that got egg shaped just by a drop in the pits.

Personally I like either Attack (IMO the best out there) or Vortex.
Both are good quality(Attack is exceptional), crash well (once again Attack's hold up awesome) and are easy to get replacement parts for.

As you can tell, I REALLY like Attack, unfortunately they're not available for every model bike, but are for most. If they do have them for your bike, that's what I'd recommend, after that Vortex.

I can get you good pricing on pretty much any brand you want, so send me a PM if you need some.
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Old 12-27-2006, 01:43 AM   #5
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Some guys, like Jeff Grant, preffer the folding pegs so that when they hit pavement in a tight turn, they won't upset the bike. Kinda makes sense, but I subscribe personally to what Patrick stated above. Not to mention, I'm not nearly as fast as the Grant-man!
So true... and you are indeed Mr. Anderson to me. :icon_bigg

The main problem for me is my height... specifically the length of my legs. Aftermarket rear sets traditionally raise the height of the foot pegs up rather aggressively for more lean angle clearance and it's already a PITA for me to react/move my boot around with the stock rear sets. The of my feet and especially my knees start screaming after a while. Sooooo... if I gotta touch my pegs to the ground more than I really should I don't wanna have 'em upset the bike... ergo the stock "flexi-pegs". :icon_bigg
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:49 AM   #6
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JU of RRW like the rearsets solid to act as one more set of frame sliders.

Edit on our race F3 we just used the offset plate I see no need for them on street bikes. In fact I leave the feelers on.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:20 AM   #7
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Are racing foot pegs only for racing feet?

Sorry, let me ask one more stoopid question.
Why are racing pegs solid mounted? Why not have them so they fold in a slide, kinda like stock?
I understand they need to be grippier for hangin off and such but the fold option seems like it might prevent flipping during a slide. IMO

And why aren't they called feet pegs?
HMMMMMM?????? They are probably called foot pegs being that you put only one foot on each peg.................................?
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get the new Vortex..
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:05 AM   #9
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i bought some vertex off patrick i like them alot hold up well in a wreck to and bend back pretty easy..
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