Crank Brothers Eggbeater c Pedals Review

4.69 out of 5
Weight: 294 grams
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April 23, 2017
Model/Year: Eggbeater 3

Pros: Quite light, intuitive clip in and release, no issues with mud. I did the "don't ever do that" and mounted a pair just before an early season week in Moab. They were awesome! Even when attempting impossible climbs with the ridiculous traction on Slickrock, I never pre-released, and never had an issue getting out. It was pretty easy getting in from stopped on technical climbs. Great purchase!

Cons: Nasty when going for a short commute in regular shoes. A click in platform would be nice.

Recommendation: Serious pedals for serious riders. A stiff soled shoe is a must.

March 14, 2016
Pros: Easy to clip in and out, light, and always free of mud

Cons: Lack of support around cleat can lead to hot points, can be difficult to recognize whether or not your cleats have engaged

Recommendation: Great for muddy situations, but consider the added support of Candies

October 7, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Lightweight
Easy engagement
lot's of float
looks sexy

Cons: The "C" series tends to gum up with dirt quite easily.

Recommendation: Plastic dust caps will meld with pedal body making them impossible to service. Request titanium dust caps from CrankBrothers (they will send for free) and replace them as soon as you buy the pedal.

February 24, 2012
Pros: light ,easy in and out

Cons: nothing

Recommendation: buy it

January 30, 2012
Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

Recommendation: buy buy buy

April 21, 2011
Pros: 4 sided very easy entry, simple to repair/rebuild (though I haven't had to), nothing sticks to/in them.

Cons: not an option to ride without clips, hitting anything on the trail will pop you out of the clips

Recommendation: the deal on these was too good to pass up, so despite my hesitation about these being my first clip-ins and not having any platform, I decided to go for it.

I couldn't be happier. entry is very easy. No platform hasn't really been an issue. there are times when I would like to get a crank going before i step in but it has just taken some getting used to. they don't feel any different from my friend's Candy pedals once you're clipped in, so you won't miss the platform unless you want to ride in regular shoes sometimes.

December 6, 2010
Pros: 4 sided entry. Easy to get out. Super price and reasonable weight. Great dirt and muck shedding.

Cons: Nothing

Recommendation: A fantastic clipless pedal with some awesome deals on line and in stores. I used SPDs for years but am now converted. Get them.

August 26, 2009
Pros: Clipping in and out seems very intuitive
They will NOT release by pulling straight up, you must your foot

Cons: if you miss clipping in, yuor foot slides right off
They will NOT release by pulling straight up, you must your foot
Can eat into the bottom of some shoes

Recommendation: I switched to these from my SPD's and I love them so much I just ordered another pair for my commuter bike.

July 17, 2009
Pros: They shed mud, dirt, snow, and all kinds of muck you can throw at it easily. Mine have taken a good couple of hits and are still very solid. They release from your cleats pretty easily.

Cons: They can be a bit of a pain to get in sometimes.

Recommendation: The pedals are for the most part easy to use, easy to install, easy to come out of it when you want to, and are durable. They make riding my bike alot less of a chore when hitting the trails.

December 14, 2008
Pros: These pedals are light, easy to use and durable.

Cons: Since they do not have a platform, they put a focused pressure on a small part of your foot. On epic rides this could bring some pain.

Recommendation: I have had these for about 6 years and have yet to have any problems with them. A great value.