Whats your boggle???
Originally Posted by meridesbike
the mxr pedals are pretty low quality and have a msrp of $60. these are lower quality than the 'c' model. for that price, you could buy some shimano m540 pedals.
Do you work for Shimano or something? Why the outrage against Crank Brothers releasing a lower cost pedal? Skepticism is fine and all, but you started this thread.
For the record, many people assume that ANY level of SPD pedal for any price are ripoffs. And BTW, you have to really make a distinction between MSRP and what they things REALLY sell for. You can find Mallet-Cs for $60 if you look good enough. I would suspect that these new MXRs will be discounted for $30-$40 once the supply chains fill up.
There is a distinction between a pedal that can will not rust in wet conditions and a pedal that cannot be used in wet conditions. I would also suspect that the guts of these MXR pedals may be different. They may have forgoed the bearing cartridge at the end of the spindle in favor of a bushing to make things cheaper. Right now, you have no idea about the metallurgy of the pedal. You have no idea about whether it will rust or not. I will tell you that they advertise the same material for the "beater" and spring as they do for the Mallet pedal. I own Mallets and they have never shown any sign of corrosion whatsoever despite being repeatedly exposed to chain rusting conditions.
I will tell you that the Crank Brothers stuff I've seen screams quality with the occasional problem. No they are not perfect, and neither is Shimano. But their customer service is outstanding. So if you do have a problem, their customer service will handle it.
Last edited by willtsmith_nwi; 05-05-06 at 06:35 AM.