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Old 05-07-07, 11:53 AM   #1
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I am considering getting a set of candies to go on my cross bike. Currently I use eggbeaters and love everything about them and the company. The question I have for the boad is whether or not the candy's platform will really provide more stability unclipped than the standard eggbeaters when remounting the bike?
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I ran Candys my first season of 'cross and i've seen lots of 'crossers running Candys-- but even more running Eggbeaters. This last season i ran regular Eggbeaters. I still run Candys on my MTB.

If anything, i find that the plastic body of the Candy makes footing less secure under wet and muddy conditions-- the plastic can be rather slippery! The regular Eggbeaters weren't any less "secure" unclipped.

Furthermore, the plastic body hindered the evacuation of mud-- especially thick goopy stuff. Several times i wasn't able to clip in. Not so with the Eggbeaters
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Thanks for the response. The mud clearing was something that I was honestly afraid of.
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I've tried both, and even for just around town, I greatly prefer eggbeaters. When mud's involved, definetly eggbeaters. The only plus to the candy's is you can ride around the block without your shoes in slightly more comfort.
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Eggies on my cross and MTB here.
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I ran Candys my first season of 'cross and i've seen lots of 'crossers running Candys-- but even more running Eggbeaters. This last season i ran regular Eggbeaters. I still run Candys on my MTB.

If anything, i find that the plastic body of the Candy makes footing less secure under wet and muddy conditions-- the plastic can be rather slippery! The regular Eggbeaters weren't any less "secure" unclipped.

Furthermore, the plastic body hindered the evacuation of mud-- especially thick goopy stuff. Several times i wasn't able to clip in. Not so with the Eggbeaters
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I have 3 sets of Eggbeaters and recently got a set of Candys mostly to see if the platform would help with road biking. So far I see no benefit over the standard Eggbeater pedals.
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In fact, didn't think of it before, but I had to dremel a bit of the sole on my shoes (Diadora Geko) to fit the Candies. No such modifications necessary for the Eggs.
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I am considering getting a set of candies to go on my cross bike. Currently I use eggbeaters and love everything about them and the company. The question I have for the boad is whether or not the candy's platform will really provide more stability unclipped than the standard eggbeaters when remounting the bike?

Candy SL's and C's on my TriCross. I have had no worries with mud or anything else and the platforms are nice.
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i've got both and like em, but i don't think i's buy candys again, for all the reasons posted above. the eggs do everything the candys do, but do it better.
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