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Old 01-14-10, 02:21 PM
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Question about Egg Beater Clipless Pedals

I'm strictly a novice interested in improving my pedaling efficiency on a mountain bike. I don't race or ride competitively, just do it because I love it. Anyhow, i was considering getting some egg beater pedals and I was wondering about the cleats to match. Do I have to get a specific shoe or is any old cleat compatible with any clipless pedals. I really have no idea. Thanks a lot.
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Old 01-14-10, 03:22 PM
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cleats will come with the pedals and will fit any spd shoe. Pretty much all mtb shoes will work with the eggbeater cleats, but there may be a few oddballs out there.
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eggbeaters = suck

If trying to clip in and the pedal keep rolling over and over sounds like fun, then get u sum.
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Old 01-15-10, 06:04 PM
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if you want ****ty bearings get them
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Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
eggbeaters = suck

If trying to clip in and the pedal keep rolling over and over sounds like fun, then get u sum.
If you have minimal coordination this will not be an issue. When my son was 14 (now 15) he figured them out in one ride. I actually use the regular eggbeaters on my DH bike and all my others - I have no issues getting in or out. I also have multiple friends that use them and will not use anything else.

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if you want ****ty bearings get them
The "C" models do have crappy bearings - get a higher end model like the ss.
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I've used my Candies for four years now. If you take care of them, there's no problem. Have Candies on all of my bikes.
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shimano spd>crank bros
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Old 01-15-10, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
shimano spd>crank bros
Mud, dirt, snow, cleat wear, somone that actualy rides>shimano spd

spin class=shimano spd
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Originally Posted by sscyco View Post
Mud, dirt, snow, cleat wear, somone that actualy rides>shimano spd

spin class=shimano spd
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Old 01-16-10, 11:06 AM
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I forgot to mention I use Time pedals and tried crapbeaters for about 3 months and they don't even compare to the Times.
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Old 01-16-10, 12:01 PM
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I just got my first set of eggbeaters a few weeks ago. I have had looks-puck, wellgo-spd, and shimano-spd... I think the eggbeaters are my favorite. They don't get clogged up with sticks or mud and they're easy to clip in/out.
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I know to many people who have broken set after set of eggbeaters. I use nothing but speedplay frogs.
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For someone new to clipless, I'd recommend something with a small platform at least. The Candy is a solid pedal - I have two sets: I have a set of Candy C pedals on my full suspension bike that I've had for three years now. I've slammed them on rocks, cracked the plastic housing around the spindle, etc, and they just keep on keepin on. I also have a set of base candies that I got about five years ago. I put them on my trendy hipster 29er and they're still rocking with no problems. I like the Crank Bros. pedals quite a bit.

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Mud, dirt, snow, cleat wear, somone that actualy rides>shimano spd

spin class=shimano spd
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Old 01-16-10, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Milice View Post
I know to many people who have broken set after set of eggbeaters. I use nothing but speedplay frogs.
I broke a set of eggbeaters earlier this year. They were given to me by a friend who had them given to him by another friend. They'd seen a lot of bikes and years. I liked them quite a bit so I was disappointed but I threw the extra pair of Candy's on them and off I went.
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Old 01-18-10, 09:24 PM
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Eggbeaters are the best. I've had a pair for 7 years now and they're still going strong.

SPD's are the worst. And by worst, I really mean suck. And by suck I really mean blow.
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Egg Beaters have some of the ergonomics and some of the worst durability. They're awesome ... when they're not broken ... which is frequently. I stopped counting how many axles I snapped. I blew out a pair of Acid pedals in 7 months doing nothing but road riding. I was advised that I needed to disassemble the pedal frequently and re-lubricate it.

Then you can read about the tools that aren't the right size. For that matter, the last pair of Mallets I bought didn't have the right size hex receptable. I had to pound a T-30 into it in order to get it out of my crank.

To there credit, they will replace all the crap that breaks. You pay for shipping on the way there.
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I ride eggbeaters and enjoy them. I can't pull out of them, unlike when I had Onza pedals.

What are the BEST pedals? The ones that YOU enjoy; the ones that do not hinder your riding.

You will want to get good shoes. Poor shoes will leave your feet sore, regardless of what pedals you are using.

You can get a low-cost set of eggbeaters for less than $50. If you know you don't want to stay with platform pedals, give them a try. My suggestion: start with lower cost pedals and good shoes.
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Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
eggbeaters = suck

If trying to clip in and the pedal keep rolling over and over sounds like fun, then get u sum.
Your not the guy who lubes with wd40 are you?
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There is always consistent fail in Eggbeater threads.

Buy them. If you take care of them and don't weigh 350 pounds then they won't break.
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If cost is your main issue, go with the eggbeaters. If performance is your main issue, go with time atacs.
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Your not the guy who lubes with wd40 are you?
I have and many other lubes as a matter of fact and seen no difference between any of them.

I'd be willing to bet more than half of the users in this forum don't even properly lube their chain the way your supposed to. I've NEVER seen a person at a trail head lube a chain and wipe off the excess lube like the directions say on the back of just about every bottle.

Have you used WD-40 on a chain???

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Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
I'd be willing to bet more than half of the users in this forum don't even properly lube their chain the way your supposed to. I've NEVER seen a person at a trail head lube a chain and wipe off the excess lube like the directions say on the back of just about every bottle.

Have you used WD-40 on a chain???
First of all - if someone is lubing their chain at a trail head they are an idiot - the lube needs to penetrate the chain prior to wiping off (like the night before a ride).

If the chain has O rings (or X rings), use WD-40 - last time I checked there were no O ring (or X rings) in the MTB world.
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Originally Posted by sscyco View Post
First of all - if someone is lubing their chain at a trail head they are an idiot - the lube needs to penetrate the chain prior to wiping off (like the night before a ride).

If the chain has O rings (or X rings), use WD-40 - last time I checked there were no O ring (or X rings) in the MTB world.
So you've used WD-40 and your chain fell apart or what was the negative affect of using it??? I just want to here from somone why they choose not to use it besides, ummm well your not supposed too use it. Not trying to start a pissen match I just want some good feedback from people with some facts.

I read a study on chains were a test was ran at a university with chains that had lube and chains with no lube. Both chains performed the same and neither chain showed more wear than the other. The point they wanted to make was that lube, oil whatever you want to call it is there to keep crap from getting into those areas that are to remain clean and unihibited with foreign debris.
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. The point they wanted to make was that lube, oil whatever you want to call it is there to keep crap from getting into those areas that are to remain clean and unihibited with foreign debris.
Huh? lube is to reduce friction, not "stop crap from getting in there"
Oh and by the way, WD has little lube,,, but we've been though this before. You have been huffing that WD haven't you? Ha Ha
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So you've used WD-40 and your chain fell apart or what was the negative affect of using it??? I just want to here from somone why they choose not to use it besides, ummm well your not supposed too use it. Not trying to start a pissen match I just want some good feedback from people with some facts.

I read a study on chains were a test was ran at a university with chains that had lube and chains with no lube. Both chains performed the same and neither chain showed more wear than the other. The point they wanted to make was that lube, oil whatever you want to call it is there to keep crap from getting into those areas that are to remain clean and unihibited with foreign debris.


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