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Old 03-26-07, 12:15 PM
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Egg Beaters Verus Frog

Hi all--I understand that the header is provocative, but I actually have specific questions.

First, I am installing them on a folding bike and need short pedals. Does anyone know how long they are (crank arm onwards)?

Second, is the Egg Beater MXR really more fragile/less durable than the other pedals? (It's light, but much cheaper.)

Third, are there any opinions about the durability of the Frog versus the Egg Beater? I'm not heavy or doing heavy off road riding, just packed dirt trails.

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Old 03-26-07, 01:21 PM
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I'm not sure how long either of the pedals are stock, but Crank Brothers offers a short spindle kit for their pedals. http://www.crankbrothers.com/ssu_spindle.php Might be something to look into.

I love my eggbeaters but have never used frogs. For your intended purpose I'm sure either would be just fine.
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Originally Posted by IAMTB
I'm not sure how long either of the pedals are stock, but Crank Brothers offers a short spindle kit for their pedals. http://www.crankbrothers.com/ssu_spindle.php Might be something to look into.

I love my eggbeaters but have never used frogs. For your intended purpose I'm sure either would be just fine.
Great! I couldn't find much info on this. How does it work?
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fwiw, i switched from frogs to egg beaters.

frogs
Pro: durable, easy to maintain, lots of float, never had a problem in muddy or mucky conditions.
Con: heavier than the egg beaters, replacement cleats $$$.

egg beaters (i am using the chromoly):
pro: light, nice engagement, excellent customer service (see cons)
cons: i broke one of the engagement points off by smacking pedal in a technical rock garden, however, customer service was excellent, took *both* pedals back for servicing and repair and had them back to me in less than a week.

YMMV

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Originally Posted by pm124
Great! I couldn't find much info on this. How does it work?
It's really simple. You screw off the end of the pedal and everything basically slides off the spindle. Move all the parts to the new shorter spindles and you're done.

Crank Brothers has pretty good customer service. I would email them and ask about buying pedals with the shorter spindle already installed.
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Many thanks. I'll go with the Egg Beaters.
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Crank brothers has EXCELLENT customer service.

The con of the Egg Beaters is that if the mechanism smacks a rock from the underside they can release. The pro is that they can release in either direction, they're light and they have tons of float.

My understanding of the frogs is that they will only release in on direction. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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