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Old 05-17-14, 06:42 PM   #1
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Pedal upgrade question, wide feet, torn between clip less and platform... CB Mallets?

I just bought a Sirrus Comp (today ) and I know that I want to upgrade the pedals. I might want to do both clip less and platform and my feet are really wide... Are Crank Bros Mallets a good choice for me or something else? I was looking at the 2's or 3's.
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I have the downhill mallets. Expensive but well designed and tested. Spindles are tapered as less likely to snap. Spacing is a bit wider, I think 5mm on each side. You will notice it on the first ride if coming from other CB pedals but you will get used to it. The wider spacing actually let's you get a bit more aggressive stance on the rough decents. And springs feel tighter then other CB pedal I owned plus the pegs are adjustable to grip your shoe more or less.

The wider spindles should help your wider feet as you will be less likely for heal rubbing your ankle.
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If you do go with Crank Brothers buy the 3s. If you buy the 2s you will end up needing to rebuild them in the future.
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so no one posted yet about the flip flop style pedals, clips on one side, platforms on the other. many brands out there. I know the mallets are similar but it looks like the clips will interfere if your wearing normal sneakers.

when it comes to clipless I am sold on speedplay light actions. Assuming you will be wearing very stiff soled shoes, the sole becomes the platform.

if you have wide feet there are pedal spindle extender adapters that give you more room by moving your feet outward from the crankarms.
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I have wide feet and I use Time ROC ATAC S pedals. Nice and wide and I don't end up on the edge of the pedal. All my bikes have these.
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I bought the 3's thanks for the replies... if they are not wide enough I can get the extenders
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Mallet DH here and I love them. Use them with clipped in or with regular kicks. Use them for cyclocross races and trips to the corner store. They have kept my size 14 feet and 6'3" 280 frame safe and comfy so far.
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so no one posted yet about the flip flop style pedals, clips on one side, platforms on the other. many brands out there. I know the mallets are similar but it looks like the clips will interfere if your wearing normal sneakers.

when it comes to clipless I am sold on speedplay light actions. Assuming you will be wearing very stiff soled shoes, the sole becomes the platform.

if you have wide feet there are pedal spindle extender adapters that give you more room by moving your feet outward from the crankarms.
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downhill mallets have adjustable pegs to you can raise them and run regular shoes without feeling the spring too much (pending shoes style)

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I have wide feet and I use Time ROC ATAC S pedals. Nice and wide and I don't end up on the edge of the pedal. All my bikes have these.
I also use the ATAC pedals. They are great pedals but be aware of the shoes. If your shoe is too narrow, HOT Spots!
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