Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-23-07, 01:56 PM   #1
Cyclologist
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Cyclologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD8 with Ultegra/105, Ksyrium Elites, Powertap Pro, Toupe saddle, and Thomson X2 stem (gotta have something Thomson); Felt F65, Trek SU200, Trek 7300 FX
Posts: 267
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shimano M520 or Crank Brothers MXR Pedals

I'm getting into riding trails and I'm looking into getting clipless pedals for my mountain bike. I'm looking at either Shimano M520 or Crank Brothers MXR Pedals since the price is right. Which would you go with? Is one going to be a better value over the other?

Last edited by Cyclologist; 05-23-07 at 02:24 PM.
Cyclologist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-07, 03:14 PM   #2
wvxc
Montani Semper Liberi
 
wvxc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern WV
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have Crankbothers in one form or another on every one of my bikes.
wvxc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-07, 03:28 PM   #3
probable556
pedal head
 
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Apples and oranges. Both are good. Both are different. Everyone has a preference, but there is no right answer.
probable556 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-07, 03:34 PM   #4
wvxc
Montani Semper Liberi
 
wvxc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern WV
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, but he is asking for an opinion. Both are great, but I love crankbrothers.
wvxc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-07, 07:00 PM   #5
probable556
pedal head
 
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wvxc
Yeah, but he is asking for an opinion...
Well... I love the Shimano. Always works. Good for rough trail rides and stable enough for 100 mile road rides. Never had a problem clipping in or out. Never had to clean or service the pedals and any of my bikes. One benefit of the Shimano is adjustable release tension- loose, tight, or in between.

I have "heard" but not personally experienced that the beaters will get more loose after 1,000 miles or so and not be able to be tightened back up. The beaters look cooler and people will always ask you how you can stand on them... you'll get pretty funny reactions from non-bikers.
probable556 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-07, 07:18 PM   #6
Roxter
I=Your Mother
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
Bikes: 2003 Rocky Mountain Element
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by probable556
I have "heard" but not personally experienced that the beaters will get more loose after 1,000 miles or so and not be able to be tightened back up.

I think the reason for this is that they didn't replace the cleat. The cleats on crankbros are made of brass and so they wear down instead of the actual pedal. You should replace them anually or the pedals might start to feel loose. Both pedals are good, i've had the 520s and now ride Eggbeater SL's and i have to say that i prefer the easy engage and release of the Beaters. Even though you can't tighten the eggbeaters i have never fallen out.
Roxter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:44 PM.