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Old 08-21-07, 09:37 PM   #1
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Egg Beater mxr, c, sl ??

What is the difference? Price and material? Would it be worth the extra dollors for the sl or would the basic mxr work?

Used on a XC race bike, that has a very low budget. I am woundering if I am paying more for looks or actual quality.
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I have both the SL's and the C's from 2-4 years ago.

I have not noticed any durability difference between the 2, except that I have snapped a spindle once on my SL's (new spindles arrived in one day after contacting CB). I have raced them both and have had no issues with either of them.

The SL's are a few grams lighter.

I have rebuilt them both on one occasion with new bushings, bearings and seals.

The SL's wont develop surface rust on the spindle.

The SL's are better looking in my opinion (shiny slender spindle)

They used to have the same pedal body but I don't know if thats the case anymore

I have no experience with the MXRs except looking at them. They look cheap.
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So the C's and Sl's are close to the same. Few grams lighter and wont rust. The mxr's look cheap.

Ok thanks. It is still hard to say wich one though. For the extra $20 I can get SL's or save that and get C's. I dont know if its worth it or not.
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I've broken 2 pairs of the Cs. The spindle was damaged right out of the package on one..and the other was just damaged after a fall. The SL I got to replace them has been holding up pretty well!

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Yes I am afraid that these little things will brake. $80 plus is a lot of money for me and I dont want to be replacing parts all the time.

I would much rather go with Shimanos pedals but can't ever get into the pedals I currently own. The 4 side entry looks realy good.
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LL - yeah, if you are doing a muddy race like the one you posted on the race forum, you need times or eggbeaters.

Get the SL's if you are worried about durability. I have a ton of riding on it and I busted one spindle over the course of 3 + years. you'll have to rebuild them every year or so, but it is really just swapping out the bushings and bearings. really easy. and the grease ports keep the pedals running smoother longer.
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I"ve got a set of the lowend MXR's and after one 3 hour ride they look like they are about a year old and have hundreds of miles on the pedals and cleats. I'd go with a better made set.
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LL - yeah, if you are doing a muddy race like the one you posted on the race forum, you need times or eggbeaters.

Get the SL's if you are worried about durability. I have a ton of riding on it and I busted one spindle over the course of 3 + years. you'll have to rebuild them every year or so, but it is really just swapping out the bushings and bearings. really easy. and the grease ports keep the pedals running smoother longer.
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I"ve got a set of the lowend MXR's and after one 3 hour ride they look like they are about a year old and have hundreds of miles on the pedals and cleats. I'd go with a better made set.
Thanks for the tips. I'll start looking for some Sl's
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If you read over MTBR, it seems a lot of rider complaint that the feeling of being clipped in the c or MXR is different then SL (in a bad way), so thats the reason why I get the SL
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