Mountain Biking - Crank Brothers Egg Beaters???
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05-16-02, 11:22 AM
So these things are everywhere. Anyone using them? What do you think of them? The first time I saw them I thought, damn, that's a great idea. Just wondering if anyone has had any problems.
05-16-02, 12:02 PM
RainmanP bought a pair, you can read about what he thinks here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5423&highlight=beaters+pedals
From what I've heard they work pretty well and are extremely light. I still like my Time A.T.A.C.'s, but will consider the egg beaters when my Time's die.
05-16-02, 01:10 PM
Yeah, I rode my last pair of the origanal Time Titaniums for owe, 8 years, just this year switched to the A.T.A.C. Aluminums that I bought off a kid for $20.00, brand new. Can't quite justify spending 100 bucks on a pair of pedals I don't need. At least not for a month or so!! he he he:beer:
I like the look of the egg beaters, but am an avid Time pedal fan...I think as a2 said, wait till they die, then maybe give the beaters a whirl...no pun intended :)
05-17-02, 07:37 AM
I own 2 pairs of Egg Beaters. Here's my 2 cents . . .
The Good: They are light. They are easy to maintain. They are durable. They shed mud. Boy, do they shed mud. They are a great value.
The Bad: No adjustment. Rather the only adjustment is float, which is done by swapping cleats from left to right - it makes a difference. With one pedal I'm having trouble clipping in. It takes a lot of force, and there's no way to change it. I'm expecting that as the cleat wears clipping in will improve. We'll see.
Pair #1 is on my Giant NRS. They are a huge upgrade from the Ritchey Comps I was previously using. Here at home (Upstate NY) we have lots of mud, and the Egg Beaters are totally oblivious to it. Even after the yuckiest ride the pedals are clean and the cleats are clipping in just fine. No banging on the side of the pedal to clean the cleat out.
Pair #2 is on my Fuji Team road bike (I hear your snickering). They are lighter than all road-specific pedals, quad-sided means they're easier to clip in to, and I only need one pair of shoes. Okay, so I use my Shimano M220 MTB shoes on the road, but who cares.
I heartily recommend these pedals. I've not experienced hot spots. They live up to their mud-shedding reputation. At $99 mail order they are an unbelievable bargain. Their retention system is secure. They are lighter than anything out there.
05-17-02, 07:52 AM
I've been considering getting a road specific pedal & shoes. Currently, I'm just swapping my Time's back and forth.
I was considering a pair of Speedplays X-2's. I had them on one of my previous bikes and liked them. (Sold them with the bike!)
I may reconsider and get a pair of egg's instead.
I have three pairs now: on my road bike, my cross bike, and my mountain bike. I highly recommend them.
They're better than the old one-sided road pedals because they're just as low profile and light weight, but easy to click in to because they're never oriented wrong. My favorite thing about them though is with cyclocross: release is guaranteed smooth and easy. My old SPDs used to not unclip about 5% of the time, and I lived in fear of stacking on dismounts.
08-31-03, 10:48 PM
4 sided entry......need I say more?
09-01-03, 11:26 PM
Highly recommended here as well.
Using a set of '03 Egg Beater S pedals on my road ride, and a pair of Candy SLs on the MTB. Very secure, and since the cleat is teh same on the front an back, it's much easier to clip out with your foot travelling forward than with SPDs, so it's easy to take a quick 'dab' with a foot during a corner.
I bought them for $75 a pair on ebay - bargain!
Woody - I had the same problem with the hard clip-in on one pedal at first too. Seems to be going away as the cleats wear in a bit.
09-02-03, 10:52 AM
I have them on the MTB and love them. I've had trouble with hotfoot due to small cleats on road, so I'm sticking with the Looks there. But, like I said, I love them on the trail bike. Easy to get in to and out of, stable and comfy on the knees. Haven't pulled out of them yet. Also haven't tested them in mud, which should be a breeze for them compared to all but maybe the ATAC's.
Been using my Egg Beaters for a year now. Have to agree with everyone above. This is my first set of pedals so some of the advantages may seem transparent to me.
My one and only complaint is how small the platform is if you want to ride it around without your bike shoes. And this is a very small complaint.
I've got 3 pairs and love them. I do have poroblems with hot foot on the road from time to time. Beyond that I love 'em.
09-04-03, 12:56 AM
I've been using EBs on my mtn bike for the last 6 months. They replaced my ATACs, which are now used on my CX bike.
Pros: weight, easy entry, good cornering clearance, mud shedding.
Cons: small footprint, can't be used with normal shoes (Time ATACs can be used with street shoes pretty easily).
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