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Old 12-09-05, 09:26 AM
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Crank Bros Egg Beaters

Last season I picked up my first clipless pedals and shoes . I love the shoes, but I hate the pedals. I have the Nashbar Rodeo pedals , and now I am looking at the Crank Bros Egg Beaters. Does anyone use them? And am I right in thinking they would be easer to clip in than finding the right side of the Rodeo pedals. I have a section on the Rodeo pedals on my web page if you want to see what I mean.
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Old 12-09-05, 09:37 AM
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My experience with Rodeo's convinced me to buy Eggbeaters. Eggbeaters are absolutely intuitive to use. I think you would love them.
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Old 12-09-05, 10:31 AM
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Well I just talked to the wife, and when I told her I was going to order them she told me to wait till after Christmas, so I have a feeling they are already on their way!!
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I use the eggbeaters and love them. I have them on all my bikes which allows me to use the same shoes. I wear MTB shoes for both on and off road. I found this works better when having to walk around because I don't get too much of the crunching sound due to the thick soles of this type of shoe.
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Old 12-09-05, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigmark
Well I just talked to the wife, and when I told her I was going to order them she told me to wait till after Christmas, so I have a feeling they are already on their way!!
Get a set now anyway and use the other set on your "other" bike....
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I use the Candy SL's, which is the same thing except a small platform. Theyve been on for about 1 year now, still never a problem. THese are very reliable pedals! They have hit many rocks in my tumbles, look scratched up, but they stand up to it all. Easy to clip into also
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Old 12-09-05, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
I use the eggbeaters and love them. I have them on all my bikes which allows me to use the same shoes. I wear MTB shoes for both on and off road. I found this works better when having to walk around because I don't get too much of the crunching sound due to the thick soles of this type of shoe.
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Old 12-09-05, 04:18 PM
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Big time egg beater fan here. Did a week MTB tour in muddy wet conditions and no matter how bad the mud was I could always clip in. Something my Speedplays can't brag about, even had a cleat cover sucked off of those in the mud one time bwhile fixing a flat on the roadside (don't get me wrong, I love Speedplays too just can't use them since I had to ditch road shoes for the recumbent due to a too far forward cleat position). With the grease ports they have now they are even great from a maintenancec perspective (I have the older pedals and you have to take them apart to grease them).
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Candys on my FG, and I love them. Got Speedplays on the road bike, an dhave had problems with mud & loosing cleat covers just like Paul L.
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Old 12-09-05, 06:46 PM
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Don't know anything about the Rodeo pedals but my commuter came with EggBeaters and I love them.
They're VERY easy to clip into and out of, and that's important to me when I'm riding in Atlanta traffic.

I like them so much I'm considering swapping my Look pedals on my road bike for Candy SL pedals.
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ebay has some impressive deals on Candy SL's. I think i payed like 71 dollars for my pedals brand new, shipped
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Originally Posted by Bigmark
Well I just talked to the wife, and when I told her I was going to order them she told me to wait till after Christmas, so I have a feeling they are already on their way!!
Who wants to wait for Christmas day?
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Old 12-09-05, 11:34 PM
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The only pedal on ANY of my bikes, since the first day I rode clipless. I have Mallets, Eggbeaters, Eggbeater SL's, Candy's and Quattros now! Love 'em, and I sell about 20 pairs a year since its the only pedal I recommend.
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I love my eggbeaters!

Clipping in is easy and you hear a reassuring 'click' when you're clipped in. The feel of it is good too. It has a nice balance of being connected with the pedal but being able to clip out easily. The float is awesome too. It gives you a small bit of movement so your knees don't suffer from being super glued to a pedal.

I have the steel ones but last I checked you could get the Ti ones (lighter) on for $130. PM me and I'll send ya a link.
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In my experience I prefer Time Atacs over Egg beaters. There is just not enough platform area on the pedal for the fast clip in and miss the clip. Times just give you the reliability of the egg beaters but at the same time the ability to miss the clip and keep on jamming. A lot of people love em, just too use to the old style SPD I suppose. Try em out for yourself though
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Candy's have a small platform, Mallets have a full platform, problem solved!
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I like the eggbeaters as well. They seem to be the core of all of the Crank Brothers pedal designs. The eggbeater has the advantage of four-sided snap-in.
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Originally Posted by LBmtb
I love my eggbeaters!

Clipping in is easy and you hear a reassuring 'click' when you're clipped in. The feel of it is good too. It has a nice balance of being connected with the pedal but being able to clip out easily. The float is awesome too. It gives you a small bit of movement so your knees don't suffer from being super glued to a pedal.

I have the steel ones but last I checked you could get the Ti ones (lighter) on for $130. PM me and I'll send ya a link.
I disagree- Eggbeaters have a very quiet click- almost nonexistent. That is my only complaint- and it is barely a complaint- they shed snow and mud like no other.
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I have the Candy C's - only paid $50 for them at performance. There were my first pedals.. here are my observations.

-Get the Candy or the Quattro - the little platforms help the the pressure off the cleats.
-If you have road shoes, you can get the quattro cleat and use it with the quattros or the candy. The quattro cleat has plastic around the cleat so that it's protected when you walk.
-if you have mountain shoes get the Candy. The tread of your shoe should just be touching the candy platform - so the platform is actually supporting you as well.
-the Candy is liighter and cheaper.

I'm using the Candy C with Quattro Cleats on a road shoe. I originally bought the pedals for a mountain shoe, but decided I hate the added weight of a mountain shoe so i went with a road shoe.

Clipping it sweet and easy. Clipping in is a little tougher for me. In traffic, i still can't get it in right away. I still have to do some stomping around until i found the spot to click in. But I've only taken them on 3 rides - so maybe with practice?
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+1

Clipping in is almost too easy - sometimes I don't want to, but *clip* and they're in.

Caveat - the egg beaters tend to damage the underside of the sole where the wings rub. Get some of these http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Crank-Brother...QQcmdZViewItem
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+1 again.

Candy C's on both road and mtn bikes. Love 'em.
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