Crank Brothers Candy sl Pedals Review

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March 15, 2016
Model/Year: Various Years

Pros: Good durable pedal, easy in/out, low maintenance, good pricepoint, little platform for better power transfer.

Cons: When they wear out they are done...but they aren't too expensive so easily replaced.

Recommendation: I have had these pedals on every mountain bike I have owned even rocked them on the cross bike. I will continue to buy them and recommend them to all my friends!

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August 23, 2012
Model/Year: Candy SL

Pros: Lightweight. Alot easier to clip out of than my Shimano m530. Easiest pedals I've had when it comes to clipping out.

Cons: My feet have a harder time finding the sweet spot to clip in but not bad.

Recommendation: Easier to get out of than my shimano m530's that I got to begin with. I'd recommend these over the shimano's for beginners and any one else for that matter. They are really light on the feet.

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February 1, 2012
Pros: weight and platform

Cons: i have had no cleat wear so no cons

Recommendation: great pedal

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December 11, 2010
Pros: Eggbeater + Platform!
Easy clip ins and outs
Mud shedding

Cons: Brass cleats wear
Some had play if not maintained

Recommendation: Great pedal that I run on techy trails when I don't feel confident with just my eggbeater SL.

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November 29, 2010
Pros: Egg beater plus platform, whats not to love?

Cons: Cleat wear

Recommendation: These were my first clipless, and I am quite a fan, unless I become a weight weenie I doubt I will ever stray from these. Easy entry and exit, only time I failed to clip out it was my fault, not theirs. The platform is broad enough if you, like myself, sometimes need to make a run to the market and don't feel like putting on tap shoes.

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October 18, 2008
Pros: Light Weight, Mud Shedding, Smooth Rotation, Small But Usable Platform

Cons: Confidence Curve, Cleat Wear

Recommendation: I replaced my platforms with these. It took a while to get the confidence factor up as I was concerned about being clipped in. Biggest problem is cleats wearing out from being walked on. Great overall!

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August 31, 2008
Pros: Entry/exit ease (for a while). Lighweight. The small platform helps clip-in when starting on technical terrain.

Cons: Soft brass cleats wear out too fast.

Recommendation: My complaint with these isn't so much with the pedal as with the cleats. When new, the cleats can be tough to clip in. Once broken in, they're sweet. Unfortunately, the soft brass goes from broke in to too worn in far too short a time. In the end, I went back to my old Shimanos because I got tired of swapping out cleats.

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July 14, 2007
Cons: not a whole lot.

Recommendation: it is quite a bit stickier than my eggbeaters. Don't know why. I love the platform though.

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Crank Brothers Candy sl 4.29 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.