Since Chainreactioncycles has free shipping for now, I decided to make use of this opportunity to get new pedals for my bike.
Welllgo M142 Flat Pedals
LitePro G017 Flat Pedals
Grease port on top, for you to inject new grease if needed. Don't think I will ever use this?
Time to compare the two pedals, the smaller LitePro pedals with the larger Wellgo pedals.
Comparing the lengths with the help of a ruler
When the axles are laid flush with each other, the longer Wellgo pedals extend about 1.5cm more than the LitePro pedals. This is approximately a 20% increase in pedal area. The Wellgo pedals actually come with screw studs at the end of the pedal for improved grip, but I removed them because they are too sharp.
The LitePro pedals have rounded edges, while the Wellgo pedals have sharp corners for better grip.
What I don't like about these pedals is that the edges are too sharp! They are meant to be sharp for better grip, but then again I didn't have any problems with grip when using the LitePro pedals. Just have to be more careful so that you don't cut your legs with the pedals.
Weight wise, these two pedals have very similar weight, about 220 grams per pair. The smoothness of the bearings on these Wellgo pedals are not as good as the other pedals I have tried.
Smoothness of axle bearings:
MKS FD-6 > LitePro G017 > Wellgo M142 > Stock Suntour folding pedals
When you spin the pedals with your fingers, you can feel the difference in smoothness easily. However, when pedalling, the friction from the pedals are quite negligible, you can't really feel any difference in the smoothness.
These pedals are quite decent for the price, and looks pretty good too. Lightweight construction and relatively good sealed bearings are the other plus points.