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Old 03-07-11, 06:11 PM   #1
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Questions: Crankbrothers Eggbeater pedals

Im going to be purchasing new pedals for my bike, I've used Shimano spd's and they are fine for what commuting,

Im getting crankbrother eggbeaters "1"

Anyone have any toughts on these pedals? Also, Are they hard to skid on? Because on the SPD, I had to keep my foot parrelle to the ground, Took maybe 2-3 minutes of skidding to get used too, But it was a problem for the first couple of miles.

Thanks in advance

Oh yeah, Are the cleats for the eggbeaters the same bolt pattern as SPD?

Nvm that question found out.

"Crank Brothers Race Clipless Cleats. These cleats will work with any two-hole mountain bike shoes and any Crank Brothers mountain pedals. Six degrees of Float Item SpecificationsColorBrassUnit of SalePairFitsCrank BrosBolt PatternSPDFloat6deg "

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Old 03-07-11, 06:21 PM   #2
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im interested in this thread. i've been using m520's and i want to try out eggbeaters and had similar questions on this.
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Old 03-07-11, 06:28 PM   #3
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I've heard some good things about eggbeaters,

IE: resources to rebuilds, Easy assemble. Easy to clip in out,

Only question i have is how to clip in, I went to there website and looked up the engagment, they explain it the most complicated way possible.
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I don't know about skidding but I now have eggbeaters on all my bikes, road, MTB, tandem...

They use the same cleat pattern as the spd's
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well i'll probally wont be skidding at all, Because they'll be on my commuter bike witch has brakes,

And i hardly even skid in general.

I did some more research, They said it wont unclip from pulling vertically. So skidding shouldl'nt be a problem.
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Only question i have is how to clip in
the same way as spd
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Are they hard to skid on?
Really?
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I ride eggbeaters on my tracklocross rig. Excellent pedals, super light, 4 contact points to clip into. Never had a problem skidding on them until I put cross tires on. Pretty easy to clip into, just kick forward and push down. You'll get the hang of it really quickly if you're used to clipless pedals. The cleats follow the standard SPD pattern.

The only issue I've ever had with them is when I put too much pressure in the forward direction (like one might if one skids constantly), they tend to unclip every once in a while.
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I use eggbeaters on my bike and I've never had a problem with accidentally unclipping when skidding and I've never had an issue getting into or out of them, the 4 sided entry is really nice as well.
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I use eggbeaters on my bike and I've never had a problem with accidentally unclipping when skidding
Could just be that my cleats are a little worn, but I've definitely heard the same complaint from my buddy who rides the 'beaters on his mtb rig.
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I never had an issue with unclipping while skidding just don't bottom out on a curb or you foot will pop out

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I have eggbeaters on all my bikes, unclipped by accident only a few times. Usually when cleats have to be replaced. I had problems w last years' eggbeater 1 (lowest?) - one pedal was noticeably looser than the other and kept unclipping even w new cleats. I replaced that set.
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I've read a lot of those problems, They said warrenty them, Or pop off the dust cap and tighten the axel nut.

if the spring is looser recharge the spring.
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Old 03-07-11, 08:39 PM   #14
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I like my Candy SLs.Three sets on three bikes,no problems.
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One little gripe I have is that the cleats are made of brass, which is not as durable as Shimano or other steel cleats with all the walking and clipping in and out.

I still like my Wellgo WPD the most.
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one word of caution. I have used them. when you skid, if you "lift up" while skidding you will bend the bars on the egg beater and render them useless.... happened to me on 2 sets.. they were the Ti's and not the S.S. ones
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one word of caution. I have used them. when you skid, if you "lift up" while skidding you will bend the bars on the egg beater and render them useless.... happened to me on 2 sets.. they were the Ti's and not the S.S. ones
You must me pulling up extremely hard then, I pull up when I skid on a daily basis and mine show zero sign of bending, I've never actually heard of that.
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No i hardly pull up.... my Time ATAC's have lasted me since then with zero issues and I have not changed technique. I mainly lock up my leg more than I pull up.

never had much lock with egg beaters on my MTB either too
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i have egg beaters, though the nicer ones. never had any problems. if durring a cx race in deep thick mud i cant unclip from pulling up, im sure youll be fine skidding. hell i skid just fine in them and im a big guy...

I did just score some atac xs pedals super cheap the other day, been wanting a pair for a while. suposed to better than eggbeaters, im looking forward to using them. however, im gonna miss the 4 points of contact...
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I've had numerous pairs of Crank Brothers pedals from various points in their heirarchy, from high-end models to low-end models. They all either broke, fell apart, or otherwise developed problems. The CB clipless mechanism is an interesting design and works well considering its minimalism, but the pedals just aren't very reliable. I have never had any accidental unclips with them...but I've had lots of worse things happen, such as the eggbeater part of the pedal snapping off, axles bending and breaking, and the whole pedal sliding off the spindle...any one of these could have been catastrophic.

I have since switched back to SPDs and Looks and have never had a pedal failure since.
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I did just score some atac xs pedals super cheap the other day, been wanting a pair for a while. suposed to better than eggbeaters, im looking forward to using them. however, im gonna miss the 4 points of contact...

you wont miss the 4 points of contact one bit. i run 6 pairs of TIME's everything from the plastic body to the carbon body not a single issue on any one of them.
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I have a pair of Eggbeaters and I like 'em. The only downside is that the cleat isn't the most adjustable...it's either 10 or 15 degrees of float before disengaging. Nothing bigger, smaller, or in between.

But that doesn't bother me. They're durable and easy, so I'm happy.
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Well im using these in vs my dura ace track pedals, where at a red i have to unsinch out, where as too when im trackstanding, And i happen to loose my balance on the bike and i fall over.

These pedals will go on my fixie and road bike. And I'm not really going to max performance,

I also dont skid. When i do skid, Its when its raining, Just to see how far i go(: Or when i go to school and the asphalt was just cleaned, And all slippery.

My pedals will be here friday, I'll see whats up. Friday's i have a good 12 mile ride one way. so i'll probally feel them out for a while.
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Sounds good man, I don't think you will be disappointed at all.
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Yes, same bolt pattern.

Crank brothers are great until they break. But you're only on road I assume so they will be fine.

Cleats are SPD style unless you get Quattros. They do wear faster than shimano because they're brass so be aware of that I guess.
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