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Pedal choices??

Muuqi

Monkey
Oct 11, 2005
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Ashland Oregon
I'm looking into some new pedals for my bikes after riding SPDs for years and I can't decided between the Time Atac's, the Crank Bros egg beaters, or the Crank Bros candy. Anyone have lots of riding time on any of them? I'm sorta leanding towards the cranks bros side. They will be going on my XC bike and my SS.
 

macko

Turbo Monkey
Jul 12, 2002
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THE Palouse
I just switched over from SPDs to Crank Bros. a couple of months ago and an thrilled. Don't think I'll ever go back to SPDs...
 

reflux

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2002
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G14 Classified
Joe Pozer said:
Giving pedal advice is tough because it's such a personal preference. I myself I'm partial to Times while other prefer Crank Bros. while others wear by SPDs.

That being said, I don't think you can go wrong with either the Crank Bros. or TIME.
:stupid: I loved SPD's, then I tried and hated Times, then switched to EB's and have loved them ever since. What does this mean to you? Jack-siht. Good luck!
 

JRogers

talks too much
Mar 19, 2002
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Claremont, CA
Joe Pozer said:
Giving pedal advice is tough because it's such a personal preference. I myself I'm partial to Times while other prefer Crank Bros. while others wear by SPDs.

That being said, I don't think you can go wrong with either the Crank Bros. or TIME.
I definitely agree. I have tried other pedals but won't give up Shimano. They are on all my bikes right now- 747s, 959s and 647s.

Time or CB are both great options. Try them if you can. I haven't had enough time on Crank Bros but I really do not like Times.
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
8,710
631
Karori, Poneke Te Ika-a-Maui
Well I had times and loved them....never ever clogged up on me, and now on my new bike I have eggbeaters.

The eggbeaters are brilliant, but I feel the candys are slightly better if you occasionaly clip out and still want something there to stand on.
 

HarryCallahan

Monkey
Sep 29, 2004
229
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SC mtns
I got the Times because of their design and mud clearing ability. I've been on rides where I was the only guy clipping in while everyone else was whacking their feet on the pedals, trying to clear their cleats.

I do know a lot of folks locally that like eggbeaters. The only knock I've heard on them is that they are prone to unclipping unexpectedly if you hit the pedal on something along the trail, like a log or rock.
 

riverside73

Monkey
Nov 29, 2004
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Stack on another vote for for Crank Bros. I have been on the Candy for over a year and love them.

In fact I have gone to the trouble of talking the folks at 24 Hr Fitness into letting me put my Candies on their spin bikes when I go to a spin class so i don't have to be stuck with SPDs!!
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
8,710
631
Karori, Poneke Te Ika-a-Maui
HarryCallahan said:
I do know a lot of folks locally that like eggbeaters. The only knock I've heard on them is that they are prone to unclipping unexpectedly if you hit the pedal on something along the trail, like a log or rock.

Yeah that's cos the bit you clip into is so exposed.... The candys have the same mechanisim but its sheilded by a small cage. :cool:
 

quickneonrt

Turbo Monkey
Apr 8, 2003
1,611
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Staten Island NY
I have ridden the Time atac carbons for quite awhile but recently switched over to a set of CB candy sl's and i love them. From wht I rember the candies are lighter then the time's if that is something you take into account.
 

oldfart

Turbo Monkey
Jul 5, 2001
1,198
17
North Van
I would go Time over the Eggbeater because they have bearings as oposed to a bushing on one side of the EB's. I prefer the feel of SPD though. I did not like the Time release angle or the way it clicked in. EB's would feel the same I believe.
 

doAZido

Chimp
Aug 20, 2003
36
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Glendale Arizona
ditto on the EB mallet, I have the mallet m pedals on my xc bike, clip in and out like butter, plus I can ride unclipped on tech stuff, I find myself riding unclipped more often then not, so they are perfect for an old man like me
 
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DHmtber

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hey if you arn't big into weight and you want more of a all around pedal look at the quickstep from atomlab, lookes like a great idea and design and is comptley rebuildable
 

Reactor

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2005
3,978
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Chandler, AZ, USA
robdamanii said:
I'm thinking I'll switch to these next season. They still have enough float to compensate for weird knee angles?

I beleive they have either 15 degrees or 20 degrees of float depending on which foot you install the dotted cleat on. Basically if you can still walk, they'll probably work. My left leg is angulated 6degrees in and 4 degrees down for a motorcycle accident in 1983, and they work great for me. I love how easy they are to get out of.

I have eggbeaters on my Epic and switchblade, I found the candies tended to lose the endcaps after crashes. I have Candies on my Roubaix, and my wife's OCR-c2. IMHO the candies are great road pedals, especially if you get the shimano touring shoe.
 

novarider

Chimp
Aug 17, 2005
34
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Northern VA
i've never had a problem with my SPD 540s in the mud, not once ever. of course i mostly ride CC with some real light trail riding, i seldom have to click out more than once a ride.

robdamanii said:
SPDs?

I'm starting to hate mine for trail use. Mud jams them up, they don't release too well.... For road use, sure. But damnit, I want something that clips easy and releases easy.
 

rockracing

Monkey
Jul 22, 2002
427
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Cape Town, South Africa
for those thay have egg beaters - I have borroed a pir and have yet to test them fully but one thing I have noticed (in comparison to SPD's) is that there is no resistance when clipping out - yur foot just seems to move aout as you turn your heal - no "click"

do you find you unclip unecpectedly - also do most use the 15 degree or 20 degree cleat set up

thanks.
 

druber

Chimp
May 23, 2005
90
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OK...I'll put in my $0.02.

I had SPDs. I switched to Eggbeaters. At first, I really liked them. They seemed like they had a lot less 'wiggle' than the SPDs. I felt more connected to the bike and more efficient since my cleat didn't feel like it was moving around in the pedal.

The problem I have had with the Eggbeaters is that, IMHO, the pedal sucks after the cleat gets a little worn. After the cleats get worn, I come out of the pedals really, really easily. I'll be riding up some rocky, ledgey section and my foot will just fly out of the pedal. This doesn't happen with new cleats for me.

BTW...when I say 'worn', I'm not talking 6 months/1000 miles old. This starts after about 1 month/200 miles from getting new cleats. Doesn't seem like I should have to replace them that frequently.

In any case, I like the EBs better than SPDs, but I am not in love with them like a lot of other folks.

I'd like to try Times next.

eric
 

Reactor

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2005
3,978
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Chandler, AZ, USA
rockracing said:
for those thay have egg beaters - I have borroed a pir and have yet to test them fully but one thing I have noticed (in comparison to SPD's) is that there is no resistance when clipping out - yur foot just seems to move aout as you turn your heal - no "click"

do you find you unclip unecpectedly - also do most use the 15 degree or 20 degree cleat set up

thanks.

I usually use the 20 degree, and I love the total lack of resistance when clipping out. I liked my shimano 545's but I have a knee with osteoarthritis and clipping out was killing me, and inflaming my knee. Eggbeaters, no problem. I don't think anything is wrong with shimano's, it's just eggbeaters work better for me.

I've only clipped out unexpectedly once, and that was when I blew a landing and landed with the crank arm down, hit a rock hard with my pedal and was popped out.


As for mud, I was in the tour of the white mountains mudfest, mud so bad people were breaking off derailleur hangers, never once failed to clip in or out.