Crank Brothers – Yes or No?
Love the Candy pedals. Great for touring, MTB and commuting.
I did have a faulty set of Egg Beaters once and sent them back for a bit of a service. 2pure just replaced the pedals. Can’t say fairer than that!
Oh and I’m unfashionably running a CB headset on my wee Ti hardtail. Despite tales of doom and rust, it’s absolutely perfect 3 years and many miles down the track.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Its a bit like RaceFace. You can’t go wrong with a single component, like a handlbar or stem. But as soon as thing rotate and use bearings which need to be sealed, they just fall apart.
Destroyed a Crank Bros BB in a very short amount of time. To be fair, I got through a RaceFace one even quicker.Posted 4 years agoShackletonSubscriber
I would avoid anything with a crank bros logo on the outside and a bearing on the inside. I have no experience of their “non-moving part” gear but I’ve been rather put off by their idea of what constitutes suitable construction and sealing for mountain biking.
On the plus side the customer service from 2pure is first rate. I guess they get a lot of practice.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
im a big fan of the pedals, work great but do require a bearing change once a year or so
My old mallets are now in the spares bin after probably 8 years of hard use , only because they are heavier than my new mallets!
and have put in thousands of commuter miles sun or rain on my candys again with a couple of bearing changesPosted 4 years agoBabyjackMember
My egg beater sl’s are now 5 yrs old, never been serviced or rebuilt. They still work fine.Posted 4 years ago
Oh and btw, my lynskey built frame isn’t cracked, and my 29er clown wheels haven’t exploded yet either. Don’t believe everything you read on here (except what i just wrote obviously) 😉
I’m not saying the other posters are making stuff up, its just that as with most products there are good batches and bad onesmikewsmithSubscriber
Mallets, had 5 sets over the 2 of us, all bar 1 still working after 4 years. Candies the same. Just did a bearing change on the new mallets a grand total of 5 mins.
Best clipping pedals I have used, tried going back to shimano in the middle (had no pedals needed a set cheap) and lasted 1 ride. Not sure why you would put up with such a bad clipping mechanism. I also head the last release of XTR’s snapped & failed all over the place.
The rest no idea.Posted 4 years agostevedeMember
I’ve got a set of the new mallet dh pedals, been on them for 6 weeks or so and really rate them, head and shoulders above dx’s – I notice a few shimano sponsored athletes use them on the World Cup dh circuit too. The cleats are shite though, not sure which bright spark decided that brass was an ideal material for a cleat, already on my second set. Also fully expect to have to use the 5 yr warranty but for me there was nothing else on the market that fitted my requirements.Posted 4 years agogrtdkadSubscriber
I’ve run CB pedals on both bikes for years with no issues. Just rememeber to service annually!
Candy 3s on one bike and Egg Beater 3ti on the other – very impressive if you ask me… ~200g pedal supporting a 90kg rider in all conditions.
Oh and I also have a new Cobalt 11 seatpost on the ‘nice’ bike. After a bit of faff with the seat moving on the first few rides it has been great (after smothering it with carbon paste).Posted 4 years agotrevron73Member
I love CB products ,im running pedals(Mallets DH) cobalt wheels (i’m 17 stone ) no problems ,saddle and kronolog (post is toilet but is gonna be replaced under warranty. I love the design and function and they are so sexy – the Apple of bike parts -but you need to service them . They make me smile ??Posted 4 years agoShackletonSubscriber
I have to admit I do like the action of clipping on the CB pedals but after getting through 4 rebuild kits at £15-20 a go for 2 sets of pedals (1 candy, 1 mallet) over 2 years of riding from new and having both mallets fall apart on a ride I ditched them. They may be fine in some conditions but wet Britain isn’t one of them in my experience. Although the newer ones may be better designed.
I now use Time pedals. Clipping mechanism almost identical, they have pedals equivalent in performance and function to every CB pedal and are practically fit and forget. 3 sets on 3 bikes and after 4 years still haven’t touched any of them……..Posted 4 years agoBabyjackMember
Graham S, my Sl’s stay on one bike that I use year round, off and on road, whatever the weather. No huge jumps though..
I also own a pair of V12s which have needed to be serviced, and some EB 11 ti pedals that I do service as they were soooo expensive! So I want to look after them.
I guess I was lucky with the ones I got. That or I’m just not enough of a riding God 🙁Posted 4 years agoatkinsarMember
I experimented with some mallets after years of using Shimano. The Mallets lasted 6 months before the bearings went and the pedal sheared off the spindle during a ride. I got them rebuilt under warranty but they did admonish me for not maintaining them properly. The cheap Shimano pedals I had on the bike for 5 years prior did not get a single minute of maintenance time from me and functioned perfectly. Safe to say, the rebuilt mallets are still sitting in my shed and I’ve moved back to Shimano.
I also struggled with the engagement on the CB pedal, although I found disengagement somewhat better than Shimano.
Not tried any other CB components.Posted 4 years agoinnit_garethMember
Egg beaters snapped at the axle whilst out of the saddle – quite a nasty fall resulted. This was after years of persevering with crap cleats and useless pedals (candy’s and smarty’s).
Will not go near crank brothers again. Also find my new shimano pedals easier to clip in.Posted 4 years agoPaineyMember
Got some Iodine 3 wheels on my bike and must admit I can’t fault them. Nice and strong, bearings are running fine after a year and through all the crappy conditions of last winter, they’re a reasonable wight and even worked fine when I snapped a spoke. Which was replaced f.o.c. by the importers and could be done without having to remove the tyre.
I also have their bars and stem and whilst I’m aware of their reputation, again I can’t fault any of it.Posted 4 years agounovoloMember
I must be pedalling all wrong as I have a pair of eggbeater C’s which must be 7years old and still on the original bearings and bushing!
There is a small amount of up/down play at the bushing end and slight pitting to the spindle at the same area but otherwise working perfectly.
Probably could remove the play with a service kit but will wait till they die and replace with a new set.
I shall put the longevity down to filling with grease from new and annual deep clean and regreasing.
Got a pair of Candy C’s as well that are newer but still fine after a couple of years.Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
The box for my 50/50s is beautfulPosted 4 years ago
The little tub for the spare pins is cute
The pedals are really grippy
Their office on Laguna Beach is pretty cool
The anodising appears to be made fairy dust so they’re slowly ging pink /grey
They weigh loads.
Who the flinking blip designs a grease port to flush the bearings and then specially designs a set of seals for the the other side of the bearings that stops the grease from being expelled?
Gorgeous intricate product deigned by surfing hippies. Never a good mix.
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