Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Pedals Review

4.67 out of 5
Weight: 428 grams
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October 31, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Durable
reasonable price
quality product

Cons: dont

Recommendation: These were the first pedals I went clipless with. I like you can still unclip and have decent control of your bike.

December 19, 2014
Model/Year: Mallet 2 / 2014

Pros: Versatile
easy to use

Cons: None as of yet

Recommendation: Yes absolutely

May 26, 2014
Pros: Best of both worlds! Clipless and a platform.

Recommendation: Once set up and adjusted a great pedal, If the mallet is the style you are looking for. Surprisingly light weight. Also comes with maintenance diagram to service yourself.

March 17, 2014
Model/Year: Mallet 2

Pros: Smooth, large platform, easy to clip into, versatility with both SBD cleats or flat DH shoe styles, SO...You can ride even if you forgot your pricey shoes at home

Cons: Would be FIVE stars if they supplied longer pins for adjusting length if used with DH shoes on a regular basis

Recommendation: Great if you want the ablility to just push and not worry about being clipped in, with the large platform and pins you dont have to lean on a tree or fall over trying to clip in, just go and clip in later! ALSO great if your bike is used for anything outside of MTB riding (like around the hood with your kids or buddys going to the pizza shop, dont need clipless shoes to ride

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Easy clipping
Good for technical areas

Recommendation: Love them! They make it so much easier to clip on technical areas. If you want to try an area that will challenge you technically you can even use them as platform pedals.

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Large area, works well with softer shoes

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: I bought the Mallets for my mountain bike after practicing on Candys on my commuter. The Mallets offer more area and are easier to clip into then Candys. The Mallets also work better with the type of shoe I bought for riding, the sole is softer than hardcore riding shoes for hike-a-bike and the extra area on the Mallets is great. The extra area also provides a measure of stability and security if you can't lock in right away, there is still a lot of pedal to push down on. I'm still getting used to being clipped in while trail riding. It definitely puts me more in tune with my bike and more aware of my riding faults. Overall, i am very pleased with the purchase and would recommend them.