After breaking another set of cheaper m424 spd pedals I'm in the market for something a bit tougher, ie shimano dx or crankbro mallet. The mallets are twice the price.... depending which version, but are they worth it and will the dx be tough enough? I read bad things about the bearings in the mallets. True/false?
They need to put up with a fair bit of abuse in the form of rock strikes. Usually what I find is the cage seperates from the main part of the pedal, either by breaking the outside bolt, the retaining pin (making them spin) or cracking the cage.