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 11-27-03, 08:24 PM   #1
MikeOK
member Yo
Thread Starter
 
MikeOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: YOzzzzarks
Bikes:
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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...

TIA
MikeOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-03, 08:02 AM   #2
Mtn Mike
Super Biker
 
Mtn Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: 2014 Curtlo, 2006 Serotta Coeur d’Acier, 2005 Independent Fabrication Steel Delux, 2003 Surly 1x1, 2003 Surly Cross Check, 1986 Schwin Worldsport SS commuter, 1980's Mongoose Supergoose
Posts: 1,183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Mtn Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-03, 08:10 AM   #3
SinGate
Project 1 , 8000 & T100
 
SinGate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Bikes: Trek Project 1, Trek T100, Trek 8000
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have to agree, I have them on my mtn and road bike. I love em!
__________________
Oh to be just a little bit faster....
SinGate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-03, 08:19 AM   #4
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,419
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1310 Post(s)
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.
late is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-03, 09:05 AM   #5
SamDaBikinMan
Crank Crushing Redneck
 
SamDaBikinMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: A van down by the river.
Bikes: Bikes are environmentally damaging
Posts: 2,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
SamDaBikinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-03, 08:43 AM   #6
Trey
Esquire
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Tennessee
Bikes:
Posts: 109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Trey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-03, 07:01 PM   #7
MMPC
Big Man Riding...
 
MMPC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Westminster, CO
Bikes: '07 Fuji Roubaix RC, '04 Kona Hoss, '95 Cannondale RT2000 Tandem
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
MMPC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-03, 07:08 PM   #8
MikeOK
member Yo
Thread Starter
 
MikeOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: YOzzzzarks
Bikes:
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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...
__________________
some photos
MikeOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 08:41 AM   #9
Limba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Limba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 04:22 PM   #10
Arsbars
Bike Shop Girl
 
Arsbars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mooresville, NC
Bikes: Lots, road - mtb - cyclocross- commuting
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm throwing a pair on my bike in the morning.. and taking a ride. We'll see how I like them.
__________________
BikeShopGirl.com : Helping women find their way in cycling
CommuteByBike.com : Tips, news, reviews and safety for bike commuters
Arsbars 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 09:24 AM.