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Old 06-07-05, 04:50 PM   #1
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Egg beater "Candy" opinions

After my last muddy ride, I'm thinking of switching to the egg beaters. I like having some sort of platform but don't think I want the real big mallets even though I had the 545's before. I can get new Candy's for $49 on closeout because of the color. The big question is, I'm a twist the heel in to get out kind of guy because of my bowed knees. I don't have any problem getting out of the Shimano's so will the egg's be as easy? They also look like they would float side to side like the Times due to how they are made. Is this even noticeable?
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Very easy to get out of. You can set the release angle at either 15 or 20 degrees depending on which way you mount the cleats.

The little platform is kinda useful to take a quick dab at the pedals before clipping in, but it makes it harder to clip in than with the standard eggies.

They do have float, but be aware it has centering force (and you will notice it compared to SPD!). I have a dodgy knee and have never had any problems with them, though some riders have reported bad knee pain (but I think this was mostly road riding).
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They are fine pedals indeed. There is 6 degrees of float and clipping out is very easy, it becomes second nature
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Since I am a EB fan, my question is this. Why the Candy? While I like th Candy and have a set, I prefer for MTB use the basic simple EB originals. I have ridden the Candy off road and found them to be harder to clip in and I found no advantage to the lil' platform.

I can feel no discernable difference between the original and the Candy. Is it the platform you want while choosing to be unclipped?
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Since I am a EB fan, my question is this. Why the Candy? While I like th Candy and have a set, I prefer for MTB use the basic simple EB originals. I have ridden the Candy off road and found them to be harder to clip in and I found no advantage to the lil' platform.

I can feel no discernable difference between the original and the Candy. Is it the platform you want while choosing to be unclipped?
Yep, if I were buying again, I'd just go for the regular EBs. The tiny advantage you get from the bit of platform is heavily outweighed by being harder to clip in.

The EB mechanism has a four sided entry. With the regular EB, it's really easy to clip in because you just hook the front of the cleat into the mech and it will easily spin and engage. With the Candy, you have to spin the mech inside the platform surround, which is much harder to do. With regular EBs, I can be engaged before the pedal even reaches 12 o'clock. With the Candys, it can take a revolution or two.
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The candies rock, though i've never used any other clipless pedals.
You can choose to put the 15 or 20% release to the heal in or heal out side i believe.
I do ride to a few local stores in regular shoes w/my candies. I don't think i would be very happy doing that with the reg EB's.
I think they are easy enough to clip into, sometimes when i am worn out it takes me longer.
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Old 06-07-05, 08:42 PM   #7
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Yep, if I were buying again, I'd just go for the regular EBs. The tiny advantage you get from the bit of platform is heavily outweighed by being harder to clip in.

The EB mechanism has a four sided entry. With the regular EB, it's really easy to clip in because you just hook the front of the cleat into the mech and it will easily spin and engage. With the Candy, you have to spin the mech inside the platform surround, which is much harder to do. With regular EBs, I can be engaged before the pedal even reaches 12 o'clock. With the Candys, it can take a revolution or two.
Love the Candy SL's but like Stubacca, if I were to buy again, I would go for pure EggBeaters. I had to dremel away a fair amount of my MTB shoes sole so that I can easily click in. Even now, it isn't super easy to get in. I'm sure the pure Egg Beaters would be tons easier.

Getting out is very easy though going back to your original question.
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