That's it, I give up! (Crank Brothers content)
I’ve got two pairs of eggbeaters and a pair of smarties. They’ve been great, the eggbeaters have been used since 2003 and 2004 and are still going, albeit after bearing changes and some lovin’. They have had numerous wet rides, pedal strikes and don’t seem to suffer at all. The smarties were used for the past three years on my commuter with no maintenance and haven’t disintegrated yet either.Posted 4 years agomrelectricSubscriber
I’ve got several pairs of Mallets of different vintages and keep spares handy As soon as they start running with a bit of play or roughness you know you have to do a five minute service. Never had them fall apart on me.
I still really like them better than the SPDs. Great platform when you’re not clipped on.
Every time I looked at an alternative I find they are all a fair bit heavier.Posted 4 years agoHounsMember
Had (well still gotten bits somewhere) Ti eggbeaters. As mentioned, light, good mud clearance etc but broke far too many times
I have a pair of 12 year old Time Atacs going strong without a hint of maintainence. Also have an 18yo pair in spares box that still can be used
For my new CX bike I’ve got some Look quartz to tryPosted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
My 50:50s have been a bit mleh. They develop play very quickly. A 10 min strip, clean & rebuild sorts it but then it only takes a few hours of riding for them to go again. Want to get a bit more out of them before they are scrapped s they weren’t cheap. Won’t be seduced by shiny packaging and cool laser etching again. (well, not from CB, at any rate…)Posted 4 years ago
As far as clipless pedals go, Apart from the origional DX spd which I had for around 5 years I only use Time. Superb reliability, one pair has lasted 9 years with zero maintenance.FOGSubscriber
I still have the first pair of spds I bought in 1994 and although they only get used as spares these days , they are fine.Posted 4 years ago
I can’ see the point in spending any more than for basic spds especially if you have to get into a service schedule. I have never serviced any pedals. 520s only cost £20ish what’s the point?
Oh, and the only CB product I ever bought , a pump , fell apart after a fixing a couple of punctures.JunkyardMember
if you let them get in that state its your own fault – mine failed last week through pure neglect 7 months of hard wet wintery muddy use 3 times a week in peak grit for lots of miles…
MY time have done this for aout 8 years and I have had to change the bearings on one pedal about a year ago
That is the sum totoal of my maintenance on them
Seems like they are not the best and have Fox like servicing guidlines which is not really feasible/practical for a MTB product in the UK ,espcially as other fit and forget options existPosted 4 years ago
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