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Which do you like the best for the track? I'm debating between Vortex & Woodcraft.

Vortex from what I've expirenced are great, i love the grip they provide on the pegs, however, they are made from lower quality AL, so they bend much easier.

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I've only used Woodcraft so that's all I know. I they they work great, and cheap compared to other high $$ sets.

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Take a look at your Vortex left side. That should be your answer. You crushed it. Woodcraft is a FAR stronger product. However, you lose the adjustability you liked. If you are tight on money, just replace that left rearset for now. When you have extra money sitting around, replace both sides with Woodcraft. (JMHO) If you like Woodcraft better, you can certainly sell the Vortex on the board or on eBay.

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I can't buy just a single side from the Vortex - i have already inquired. At this point I'm going to have to replace both of them.

I really do like the adjustability of the Vortex, it made a huge difference in my riding & my form.

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Definitely go with woodcraft, they will sell their products by the piece if you need replacement parts.

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mhmm...seriously contemplating. Just sent out emails to vendors to get pricing.

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Definitely go with woodcraft, they will sell their products by the piece if you need replacement parts.
And I have a small stock of Woodcraft spares with me at the track.

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I can't buy just a single side from the Vortex - i have already inquired. At this point I'm going to have to replace both of them.
This alone is a good enough reason to avoid them. Crap, may as well keep it stock, at least you can get just the replacement parts you need for those.

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Woodcraft.

Starting to sound like an echo in here. :-D

BTW, those spikey Vortex rear sets are just scary looking to me. On the other hane, I love the feel of the Woodcraft cause of the way they are designed. I can pivot the ball of my foot on the outer edge of the Woodcrafts very easily.

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I've used both, crashed on both, and haven't had any real issues with either of em. With my GSXR w/ Vortex I crashed on the right side and ground down the peg to damn near nothing but the bracket was still fine. On my SV, w/ Woodcraft I think I hit the ground a bit harder and bent the bracket back about 10 degrees, but it's still usable. I think it really just depends on how you fall down. When I buy new rearsets though, I just go with Woodcraft since it seems like most other guys at the track are using them.

What's this I hear about not being able to buy Vortex replacements? That's just ridiculous... I see an entire list of them on Kneedraggers, every single item can be replaced individually if you need.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...R--15-2-2.html

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Glad to see he can just get Vortex parts and fix the one side.

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Thanks alot Jon

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woodcraft..

i seem to remember a recent thread here about a guy who just picked up a set of those

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alright, purchasing them now

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Woodcraft.

Starting to sound like an echo in here. :-D

BTW, those spikey Vortex rear sets are just scary looking to me. On the other hane, I love the feel of the Woodcraft cause of the way they are designed. I can pivot the ball of my foot on the outer edge of the Woodcrafts very easily.
Ron, what do you mean by spikey? Mine appear to be rounded.......pardon the dirt, been caught in the rain a couple times in the last few days..........

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These are the Vortex ones that look kinda scary:


The outside lip on the Woodcraft is why I really like them:

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I really do like the adjustability of the Vortex, it made a huge difference in my riding & my form.
If your like the adjustability look at Gilles also. Knee draggers have them. The are a little expensive but they've worked great for me. Good grip, crash resistant. Bent my handle bar in a crash the footpeg just got a scrape.

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These are the Vortex ones that look kinda scary:


The outside lip on the Woodcraft is why I really like them:

I see what you mean, but my footpegs are no-where near that amount of texture. Maybe an old pic?

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Nope, that is the way that Vortex makes them now. That is what AJ had on his. They'll tear the bottom of you boot right up.

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Can you imaging getting your leg hung up between the ground and that Vortex rear set. Yowzer!

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Nope, that is the way that Vortex makes them now. That is what AJ had on his. They'll tear the bottom of you boot right up.
Well, they must have re-designed them, mine are only a few weeks old, and all the knurls are flat on top-not pointy.

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Yours look good Craig.

I prefer the extra lip on the end of the Woodcrafts. Makes it easy to pivot around on the ball of my foot.

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Yours look good Craig.

I prefer the extra lip on the end of the Woodcrafts. Makes it easy to pivot around on the ball of my foot.
I dont know how to weight the footpegs correctly anyway, so not an issue for me

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A friend of mine has those new Vortex pegs and they are nasty sharp. I told him to grind them down before he ruins his boots, but he has not listened. He has rode 3 track days and has already almost worn through the sole of his boot. Also you don’t want to grab them with no glove on it will tear up your hand. I have no idea why they think they need that much grip on there pegs.

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The shifter on the woodcraft is ultra sloppy compared to my Satos which have ball bearings.
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I dont know how to weight the footpegs correctly anyway, so not an issue for me
Here's more than you ever wanted to know about weighting the pegs.

This is a run away topic on the NESBA forum right now. Funny, entertaining...and enlightening!
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