I run thesehttp://www.jensonusa.com/Pedals/Straitl ... form-Pedal
cost 160 bucks from Jensen (I think I forked out 120 for em) on my Banshee (geared)
cost 30 bucks from Jensen on my single speed
With almost 100 bucks (or 400%!!!!) difference in price, I'd say this: the straightlines are nicer. No doubt about it. I guess they are lighter, but I'm not a weight weenie. More bling factor, but I got a muted color, the same as the picture I posted (they look sweet in pink).
The straightlines are NOT 400% the pedal the DMR's are. I would say they are 110% of the pedal the DMR's are. And that additional 10% the pedal might be added to the bike gets lost compared to, say, suspension performance, tuning of your drivetrain, etc. Things you may be able to improve for free.
Point being, I'm not upset that I spent some $$ on dope a$$ flat pedals, but they weren't "worth it" either.
On the other hand, you MUST purchase shoes from 5.10
Those are WORTH every cent, and then some. The way those shoes stick to both pairs of my flat pedals is unreal. I literally can not describe how amazingly well they stick to the pedals - I'm an engineer and I don't understand how the physics work on this deal. I don't appriciate it until I hop on the bike with a different pair of shoes on and find my feet flying off the pedals the first time I try to turn. If you ride on flats, these are MUST HAVE. I cannot emphasize that enough!!!!!!