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#4 out of 93 Pedals
Brand: Crank Brothers
Tags: Clipless



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  • dozzerboy
    ****

    A good pedal if you aren't smashing your way down trails. Step up to the candys if you are doing rough technical riding.

    Pros
    Easy to get in and out of. Relatively easy to grease up and rebuild if needed.

    Cons
    No platform to hold weight of your body and the wings are open to rock strikes.

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  • KleinGuy
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    I've used egg beaters for years. They are lightweight but strong. I just sometimes have trouble clipping in b/c they are so small. No platform to help guide you. But if I wanted a platform, I'd get a different kind of pedal! Ha

    Pros
    Lightweight
    Good feel when clipped in

    Cons
    Hard at times to clip in

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  • Jeff Barber
    ****

    Classic design that's elegant in its simplicity.

    Pros
    Lightweight and easy engagement every time.

    Cons
    No platform whatsoever. Clip tension isn't adjustable and out of the box the tension is a little weaker than I'd like.

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  • jbelmont
    *****

    My personal go-to pedal in all conditions due to ease of clipping in and out and debris shedding ability.ProsGrease fitting is a genius idea. Easily rebuildable with the crankbros kit. Fair amount of float so it's easy on the knees.ConsIt eats carbon soles.
    Brass Cleats wear down quickly.
    Some play in the wings after many seasons of use.
    One customer complained of a broken spindle.

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  • Corey Maddocks
    *****

    I switched to these from SPD's and I will never go back.
    They are easy to clip in and out of, they are impervious to mud and other debris and they are easy to service.

    I run them on my mountain bike and my commuter bike.

    Pros
    Clipping in and out seems very intuitive.
    They will NOT release by pulling straight up, you must twist your foot.
    It makes mud and dirt a non-issue.
    Noticeably stronger than the C version.

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

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  • COGator00
    *****

    If you ride alot of uphill these pedals are light and will make your pedal strokes feel considerably easier (than w/ Shimano SPD's)!

    Pros
    Easiest in/out clipless pedal I've tried (after only a couple rides). Seem real tough; yet to hit any serious pedal bang obstacles so we'll see.

    Cons
    Great looks, what's not to like.

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  • grangerkersten
    ***

    Great pedal system. Easy to use, clip in/out. But fragile depending on the trails you ride.

    Pros
    easiest pedal I have found to clip in/out. Great for wet, muddy rides.

    Cons
    Slammed into a rock and bent one of the pedals. Had to ride with one pedal 8 miles back to trailhead.

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  • Ruggers2ndRow
    *****

    would recommend this pedal system to anyone. Its my first clipless system and I have had no fear of not being able to unclip. Also as one site put it "sheds mud like a wet dog on a new carpet"

    Pros
    light. easy clip in/out, semi-adjustable, 2 year warranty, great mud shedding

    Cons
    none yet

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  • GoldenGoose
    *****

    A fantastic XC pedal whose only flaw is the durability of "wings" on rock strikes and the inability to totally adjust the release tension. Still, much easier to get in and out of than my Shimano 520s. Clears mud like a champ. Note: don't cheap out and buy the MXR or C versions of this pedal. The material that the wings are made out of seems to have a much higher failure rate that the SLs and higher models. Luckily, Crank Brothers has a 2 year warranty on these pedals and they are VERY good about backing it up.

    Pros
    Great clip in/out mech. Light. Rebuildable. Semi-adjustable. 2 year warranty. Much looser floating feel when clipped in.

    Cons
    Can be fragile with rock strikes. Wish the superlight Ti4 version could handle people over 180lbs. Can be expensive.

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  • Juan_Gear
    *****

    All good! have them on all five bikes

    Pros
    light, loose float, but secure

    Cons
    Have blown bearing out of four of the early sets.
    They gave a new set everytime, though

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  • tumbleweed14
    *****

    I think they are easy to get in and out. I have been riding these since 2003 and had no problems, so good durability. Great pricepoint.

    Cons
    None so far.

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  • eringel_
    *****

    I recommend this pedal system to anyone. New riders and experienced alike will aprreciate the 4-sided entry and the simplistic but sturdy (and functional) design.

    Pros
    I have been riding the SL's since 2003 and I have no complaints. The weight is low, mud shedding is unbeatable, entry/exit becomes second-nature quickly and I don't worry about accidently unclipping. I have I have only had to repack the bearings with a little grease once and it took less then 10 minutes to do so.

    Cons
    I've come unclipped after smacking a rock hard once or twice.

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  • wvn8v
    *****

    I have ridden many different Shimano clipless pedal systems as well as this one. This one is the bomb...I recommend it for everyone, newbies and pros alike

    Pros
    I have been using this pedal on both my mountain bike and road bike since 2001. I have logged over 6,000 miles on these pedals and have not had one single problem. I can clip in and out easily, yet I have never unclipped accidentally. Once in, I stay in until I decide to unclip.

    The Eggbeaters shed mud cleanly and never clog. The four sided entry ensures I can clip in with ease.

    Cons
    I have no dislikes with this pedal system

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  • kitjohnston
    *****

    I had ridden the big S style of pedal for a number of years with limited success, so I decided to start looking for a new style. It came down to either the Time ATAC or the Eggbeater. The Eggbeaters won out due to looks. I have never regretted switching to the Eggbeaters, and since then I have also purchased a pair of the Smarty version and looking at the Candies also.

    Pros
    This pedal clips in easy, clips out easy, doesn't clog with mud, doesn't weigh much, looks good, allows you to clip in forwards or backwards, doesn't require any adjustment (there's nothing to adjust), allows for 15 or 20 degree release angles (based on L/R cleats), doesn't cost too much, and looks cool too (from a minimalistic point of view)

    Cons
    every once in a while I will clip out while bunny hopping (ouch).

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