Crank Brothers Candy 2 Pedals Review

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March 14, 2017
Model/Year: Candy 2/2014

Pros: I am a big fan of the engagement and retention system that these pedals employ, They offer a tiny amount of float and I find that I don't have issues of accidentally clipping out when riding technical trails or making hard climbing efforts like a do with Shimano SPD pedals. I also use these for cyclocross because I find that the disengagement is less prone to snagging than the SPD pedals are. Pedals are easily rebuildable.

Cons: Pedals are easily rebuildable which is good because you will be rebuilding them quite often (don't let your friends with Shimano SPD pedals get a clue about how often you rebuild these or you'll never hear the end of it). The bearings have always been a weak point with these pedals and I recently upgraded to their newest bearings which are backward compatible with all of their pedals. I'm hoping that their longevity is MUCH better than the previous bearings.

Recommendation: Given their faults, I keep coming back to Crank Bros. pedals because they work so well in so many ways that it outweighs the negatives.

December 19, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: lightweight, easy to use

Cons: None

Recommendation: I use these on my road bike (use Candy 1 on my mtb). The pedals supply enough coverage on my foot for long rides with out any issues. I can clip in and out with no problems. Not to mention the orange color looks great. Great for both road and offroad. Get a pair!

December 11, 2012
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Float
Easy to clip
Solid build
Easy to rebuild

Cons: None

Recommendation: I have had these for a couple of years now, and I have to say, I really love the extra support from the surrounding platform. That extra bit eliminates almost all hot-spots and helps protect the mechanism from rock strikes. You hear people complain about CrankBrothers, but their customer service department is a joy to deal with.

February 18, 2012
Pros: Clip in and out easily

Cons: No premature pop out

Recommendation: I was running Shimano's but was meaning to get back and try the Candy line. I got a new 29er, so I thought it would be a good time, and I will order these for the 26 as well. No pop out, and great pulling power. No issues getting out, and great from day one.