Mountain Biking - My crank brothers candy's seem almost too easy to clip out of.
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I finally started riding clipless (for mountain biking - already started a few years ago for road bikes) after worrying like a weanie over falling over on a trail clipped.
I have a pair of Crank Brothers Candy 2's that I really like. But it feels like they're almost too easy to clip out of. Like sometimes on my left pedal will just pop out if I'm going over whatever on a trail. Are the cleats just worn out or should I consider SPD? I know Shimano m5--'s are really highly recommended.
03-19-12, 08:04 PM
I have Crank Candy2s as well. But I took them off as they helped me locate some rocks in the desert. They work well with my Shimano shoes. M45s. I just really like platforms and sticky shoes.
Mountain biking is about feel. If you aren't getting a good feel from a specific pedal, you have to chase that down. Can you switch parts between the sides and see it the loose feel travels to the other side? Last thing you want is to be away from the transport and have a pedal go south on you. Is a cleat excessively worn?
I wouldn't say excessively. They're scuffed a bit but that was when I was using them for road biking.
03-21-12, 07:53 PM
Crank Brothers unclip very very easy. As the cleats get worn, even easier. If you don't like that feeling, switch to SPDs.
03-21-12, 10:00 PM
I have the same pedals and they do clip out very easy. It is nice at times when needed. I have never had an issue with them when riding clipping out when not wanting to. I have been using them for like 5 years.
I decided to get the Shimano SPD's. m530's to be exact (the ones with a platform).
I really like them. My feet feel much more firmly in place.
03-21-12, 11:12 PM
I only find my CB pedals too easy to clip out of when the cleats are worn.
Replace the cleats, see how they feel. Cheaper than buying new pedals.
You can also try swapping the cleats so you get the 20° release instead of the 15°. Just practice before you go on a ride so you know what the difference feels like.
03-26-12, 07:45 AM
The reason I love Crank Brothers for MTB riding is because they do clip out so quickly and easily. Usually road riding, you have time to unclip. MTB you never have time to unclip. When you are falling, you are going down fast and I want to be able to unclip immediately. The little extra effort with SPD is the difference between falling and hitting the ground and getting my foot on the ground to stop the fall.
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