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    eggbeater pedals?

    Anybody using eggbeater pedals? I heard they had some bearing problems with the early run, but supposedly they have fixed that. Looks like a good design, but how about the cleats? Do the cleats stick out further than SPD's? I'm making out a Christmas list and trying to decide if I should go with the eggbeaters or another set of SPD's...

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    I've got six months on the Egg S, and about a month on the Mallets. I've heard about the bearing problems, but so far, I've had no problems. I'm 220 lbs, and I imagine I put above average demands on the bearings. Time will tell how they hold up. I believe the Eggs, except the cheap version, are warranteed for 2 years, so that should give some piece of mind. Rebuild instructions are included with all their pedals.

    As far the cleats go, they don't stick out that much more than SPDs, if at all. For the first several hours of use, the S' were a little harder to release from. After a breakin period (which I"m guessing was actually the cleats breaking in), the pedals release fine. The cleats on Eggs, like Times, are made of softer metal so that the cleats wear out instead of the pedal wings.

    I've been completely satisfied with the Eggs so far. They work beautifully in mud, snow, ice, and on the dry roads as well. No maintainance issues, and no release issues.

    So consider this a thumbs up for the Egg Beaters, I think you should get them. Hope this helps.

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    I have to agree, I have them on my mtn and road bike. I love em!
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

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    Hi,
    this was my first year with the Eggbeaters. They are excellent pedals.
    I just got a bike with spd pedals, and noticed one diffrerence. The spd cleat has greater adjustablity than the eggbeater cleat. They can move side to side, and tilt. I have had a few knee injuries, so that MAY allow me to pedal harder with the SPD. It feels like I could, but I'm not sure yet. But for most, it's not a big issue.

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    Easiest to clip in and out of, light weight (even the base model), shed mud like water off a duck, I love mine.

    You can't go wrong with eggies!

    You can't beat a beater!
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    Love mine. Just finished one full year with them. No complaints with tehm that you don't see with others and many more benefits you can't get elsewhere.

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    I just installed some Candy C's on my bike - first ride was today - wow, what a difference! Coming from a set of WTB clipless, the Crank Bros. pedals clip in MUCH more easily and securely; and they hold like crazy - finally no unintended unclipping! While I do have to move my heel out slightly more to disengage, I had absolutely NO problems unclipping when it came time to stop. Paid $90 for these at Performance.

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    I have a set of the WTB's, man those people need to stick with saddles and tires, their pedals are junk. I ended up giving the family a couple choices, a high end SPD pedal and the eggbeater. Either way it's good. Thanks again...

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    I have a pair of Ti.Eggs on my 'cross bike.I love 'em.I've tried Ritcheys,Shimanos,Times,etc and like the Eggs the best by far.I'm going to get another pair soon.Buy 'em.

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    I'm throwing a pair on my bike in the morning.. and taking a ride. We'll see how I like them.
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