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Has anyone ever used Crank Bros. Eggbeater style pedals for BMX racing?

Old 09-11-07, 04:31 PM
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Has anyone ever used Crank Bros. Eggbeater style pedals for BMX racing?

I am just about ready to hit "return" and buy these Crank Bros Mallet Style Eggbeaters. Has anyone else used them for racing? It looks like they provide lots of platform so if I accidentally came out of them while racing I could still pedal and not just fumble looking for a pedal lock. Any help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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Old 09-12-07, 05:41 PM
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I've never ridden them but I have Time ATAC Z's and they're great. I've unclipped a few times, but not very often.
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
I've never ridden them but I have Time ATAC Z's and they're great. I've unclipped a few times, but not very often.
Do they give you more control over your bike while in the air? Will they help to land jumps more smoothly?
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I use the Shimano versions, and they hold up well. You need to find shoes that work with your pedals when you're not clipped in. Once you're in, it's all good. But out, you need shoes that grab.
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Yeah, I think they help you have more control in the air and they help ME land more smoothly. And I agree with Expat, you need shoes that will still grab if you're not clipped in. Get the flat-bottomed clip shoes that look like skater style ones. They will probably be the best type of shoe for grip.
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Thanks for the help guys. The Crank Bros Mallet Egg Beaters will arrive in the mail 9/17 or 9/18. I am looking forward to seeing how much they help me off the gate and in the air. This should be fun.
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my friend has them... i tried em out a few times. they have diff tensions on each foot. there is no way to change the tension on the pedal, you change it by using a diff cleat. i thought that was weird. overall i liked them, but i'll stick to shimano.
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Originally Posted by melman99
my friend has them... i tried em out a few times. they have diff tensions on each foot. there is no way to change the tension on the pedal, you change it by using a diff cleat. i thought that was weird. overall i liked them, but i'll stick to shimano.
Do they come with multiple cleats or do they make you buy them seperately?
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the ones my friend has came with 2 diff cleats. so if he wanted the same tension on both feet he would have to buy another set...
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Originally Posted by melman99
the ones my friend has came with 2 diff cleats. so if he wanted the same tension on both feet he would have to buy another set...
Wrong. No matter what you have the same tension because each pair has like a left and right cleat. The only way he could have different tensions for each foot is if he had two pairs.
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
Wrong. No matter what you have the same tension because each pair has like a left and right cleat. The only way he could have different tensions for each foot is if he had two pairs.
the left and right cleat have diff tensions... so the only way to have the same tension is to have 2 pairs...
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unless they have changed recently... this is how they come
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
Wrong. No matter what you have the same tension because each pair has like a left and right cleat. The only way he could have different tensions for each foot is if he had two pairs.
The only way I have ever had different tensions on any clipless pedals was by having one cleat worn more (so it disengages easier) than the other. I searched online for the cleats and they do not show two different tensions for left vs. right. They are the exact same design.
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not sure? but my friends are different, you can tell by looking at them. anyway its not a huge diff on his. i'm sure you will like the peddals though.
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Just get them and set up the cleats on your shoes how it tells you. It's real simple.
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
Just get them and set up the cleats on your shoes how it tells you. It's real simple.
cosign... they are nice pedals
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Well the Crank Bros Mallet Egg Beaters finally showed up and are now installed. (BTW only one type of cleat - equal grab with both feet) I will be racing with them for the first time this coming Sunday. I am finally going to go for air over the doubles all the way around the track. They hold pretty well in vertical load. I would guesstimate about 30 lbs of hold between each pedal and foot. It takes a pretty good torque to get my feet out. It is quite comperable to how I have my mountainbike pedals adjusted. (Real Tight) I will feel way more comfortable in the air now. We'll see if I can improve on my first place results from last race. I am really trying to work towards getting competitive on a national level for next year.
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The first week I got my clipless pedals I fell over on the gate...twice.
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