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9 Best BMX Plastic Pegs (Reviewed 2024)

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Are you searching for the best and most long-lasting BMX plastic pegs?

I made a switch a while ago, and I’m sticking because nylon suits me really well.

(Just like I like plastic pedals A LOT.)

I decided to reveal the ultimate because I received many questions from you dudes, which are the best nylon pegs.

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Note: The pegs aren’t listed in any particular order.

I currently ride Animal’s Benny L pegs, and they’re doing the trick.

This post covers:

At least I’m not destroying every ledge and rail I hit anymore.

(And grinding is more silent, so I don’t get kicked out too quickly.)

Forever grinding!

Best BMX Plastic Pegs

1. Odyssey Graduate PC Peg

odyssey graduate peg
Odyssey’s Graduate PC Peg is a 4130 chromoly peg at its core with a plastic sleeve.

The outer diameter on the Graduate is 1.5,” and these are available in length options of 4.5″ and 4.75″ for those who need a little more length.

These pegs are all 14mm in size but come with a ⅜” adapter. The sleeves on the graduate are replaceable and available separately for purchase.

Price: $30.99/single (may vary)

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2. Merritt Brandon Begin GFE pegs

merritt brandon begin gfe pegs
Here we have Brandon Begin’s signature Merritt GFE plastic pegs.

The GFE may or may not have a specific meaning, but they for sure use a 4140 steel core that keeps size down while also allowing for thicker stronger plastic on the sleeve.

The sleeves on the GFE have a unique steel washer molded into them to keep the pegs in place, and these pegs are available in 4.75″ as well as 4.25″.

They are sold individually and have the occasional color option available.

The weight on the peg itself is 6.5oz, with the sleeve weight being 2.1oz.

Price: $23.95/single (may vary)

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3. Rant LL Cool Peg

rant ll cool nylon peg
The Rant LL Cool Peg (awesome name) is described on the Rant site as the “new peg on the block” that is “built for the home boys”.

LL in the name stands for Light and Long-Lasting, and the peg itself has a smaller diameter to reduce weight.

The LL Cool Pegs have a forged steel inner core with a length of 115mm and a diameter of 37mm with a sleeve.

The weight on this one is 7.6oz, and the sleeves come in a few different colors, such as Pepto Pink, Sky Blue, and White.

Price: $17.99/single (may vary)

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4. Cult Butter plastic peg

cult butter pegs
The Cult Butter plastic peg is one of the most affordable plastic pegs on the market. Coming in at $15.99, these pegs have a heat treated 4130 core and a Perlon-Nylon 6 sleeve.

Cult’s site says the Butter pegs have the “same 35mm outer diameter as the Doomsday Peg”. These pegs are available at lengths of 4″ flat and 4.5″ with ⅜” included from use on the front of your bike.

Replacement sleeves are available individually for $6.99 each.

Price: $15.99/single (may vary)

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5. Cinema Dak PC Peg

cinema dak pc peg
Here we have the Cinema BMX’s Dakota Roche Dak plastic peg with a metal insert.

They have a diameter that comes close to normal full steel pegs, which gives it a clean look compared to some plastic sleeved pegs, which look pretty bulky.

There are replacement sleeves available that fit both insert options, and they come in 14mm only with 10mm spacers included.

These pegs come in singles and sizes 4.5″ and 4.75″..

Price: $26.99/pair (may vary)

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6. Fiend Belmont PC SCM

fiend belmont pc 7k peg
Here we have the Fiend Belmont PC SCM peg. This peg features a commonly core which makes it way more durable than the aluminum version.

The peg sleeves have an outer diameter of 40mm, which is right around 1.6.”

They also have a 4mm wall thickness meant to give some more health points to the life of the sleeve.

The Belmont pegs are available in 4.25″ and 4.5″ with replacement sleeves.

Price: $21.99/single (may vary)

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7. Salt AM Nylon Pegs

salt am nylon pegs
Here we have Salt’s AM Nylon Peg. The AM peg is a plastic peg with a forged steel core.

The sleeve is a tough nylon combo, and the outer diameter with these is 37mm.

They are sold in pairs and come in black only. Also, the peg length is 4.25″ (109mm), which is not the shortest and not the longest.

Price: $24.99/pair (may vary)

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8. Eclat Venom pegs

eclat venom pegs
The Eclat Venom peg features a slim chromoly core and a thick glass-reinforced nylon sleeve. This ensures the pegs is strong AF and last much longer than some other plastic pegs.

It’s liquid heat-treated, offers low friction for grinding, has a 1.5″ diameter, and comes in 4″, 4.5″, or 4.8″ lengths.

Includes a 14mm to 3/8″ adapter, sold individually in black, weighing 6.34 oz.

Price: $32.99/pair (may vary)

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9. BSD Rude Tube LT V2 Peg

bsd rude tube lt
Aside from having what might be the funniest name of any plastic peg in BMX, the Rude Tube LT V2 Peg from BSD has a lot of thought put into it.

This new version of the peg has a few changes to make it more durable than its predecessor, including a new shape to the chromoly adapter.

This peg uses a 7075 alloy core which is lighter and helps make this peg come in at ⅓ the weight of the original Rude Tube peg.

There are two different length options available on this one at 4.2″ and 4.5″, and these pegs are sold as front or rear specific, so be sure to check before you buy!

Price: $25.99/single (may vary)

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How To Make BMX Plastic Pegs Last Longer

While plastic pegs are more prone to wear and tear than steel one, there are two main tricks you can use to make them last longer:

First, ensure you always wax the surface you want to grind on. Whether it’s a rail, a ledge, or a wooden bench, it doesn’t matter – wax it.

It is almost always necessary to put extra wax on the surface when grinding with a plastic peg compared to a steel one.

And second – ROTATE.

It happened to me twice already that I forgot to rotate my plastic pegs, and I ground through.

That’s why I now inspect my pegs after every session to see whether or not they need to be rotated.

These two simple tricks will make your plastic pegs last MUCH longer.

FAQs About BMX Plastic Pegs

Are plastic BMX pegs good?

Yes, plastic pegs are really good since BMX companies use a lot better nylon compounds that last a long time.

What are the benefits of using plastic pegs on a BMX?

Plastic pegs, often having a nylon or plastic sleeve over a metal core, are lighter than full metal pegs. They provide smoother and quieter grinding on surfaces like rails and ledges. Also, they’re less damaging to surfaces, making them ideal for street riding.

Are plastic pegs better than metal pegs?

There’s no specific answer to whether plastic pegs are better than steel ones – it’s more personal preference. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Steel pegs: Will last you longer and are more environmentally friendly.

Plastic pegs: Will help you grind EVERYTHING, but you’ll need to replace sleeves regularly (depending on how much grinding you do). Plus, you won’t destroy ledges with plastic pegs as much as you will with steel ones.

I currently ride plastic pegs and love them.

Do plastic pegs wear out faster than metal pegs?

Yes, plastic pegs tend to wear out faster than metal pegs, especially when grinding on rough surfaces. However, many plastic pegs have replaceable sleeves, making it easy to maintain their performance without replacing the entire peg.

Are plastic pegs suitable for all grinding surfaces?

Plastic pegs work best on smoother surfaces like metal rails and ledges. They may not perform as well on rougher surfaces like concrete, where they can wear down more quickly. It’s important to wax the surface when using plastic pegs.

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