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Old 11-17-04, 06:09 PM
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Mallet C's

I just got a pair of Mallet C's today. For those of you that own them, did you do anything to break them in? Do you need to do anything?
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Old 11-17-04, 08:01 PM
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yeah i was lookin to get htose with soem specialized mtb shoes i heard htey were great i suggest getting them good warranty
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I've been eyeballing them myself.. I like the fact that they're clipless but have a platform as well so you can ride unclipped if necessary. Someone else here just recently ordered a set of them and absolutely loves them. I don't recall him saying he had to break them in at all.
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You don't have to break them in. But as the cleats get worn down clipping in/out gets easier and easier until the cleats are worn out. Just make sure you grease the threads when you install them and you'll be good.

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Old 11-17-04, 09:10 PM
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I greased the threads when I put them in. I think I'm going to go ahead and clip in and out a bunch of times to wear down the cleats a little. I seem to have a little trouble with the left foot.

Can anybody explain the science behind the fact that putting the "two dots" cleat on the right gives you a 15 degree release angle, while putting it on the left gives you a 20 degree release angle?

Anybody wanting a pair, you can get them off of ebay new for around $60.

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Old 11-18-04, 12:44 AM
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I just got a set myself to replace my mangled SPD's. $65 from Performance. I like them a lot...the platform adds so much stability. They aren't that great to ride with normal shoes though; I thought they'd be better but the egg beater part sticks up too much for that.

If you're having trouble clipping in, check to see if your shoe tread contacts the platform. If it's more than just barely touching, either trim it or use the included shims.

The left and right cleats are mirror images of each other, the tips on each are slightly off center. That's what gives you the adjustable release angle.

Haha, my old SPD cleats were really stuck on...the bolts were frozen, and even with lots of WD40 I ended up stripping them with no results. I finally took my shoes to the machine shop on campus and drilled out the bolts. I greased the new bolts this time
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Only thing I had to do was run the spacer with the cleats w/sidi megas. Made getting in and out much easier. I liked them so much that I am running Crankbros Candys on my road bike.....
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Old 11-18-04, 11:34 AM
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Anyone switch from Time ATAC to CrankBro's or visa versa? A lot of people switch from SPD's to Times or CrankBro's but I don't hear much about people preferring one or the other (Time vs Egg's) to the same extent as switching from SPD's.

I'm running Time ATAC Z's right now and people I've talked to don't seem to think there is much to gain by switching to Egg's.
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i have egg beaters, just mallets with out the platform lol....i just spent like 30 ins one day clipping in and out of my pedals, getting used to the action, thats all you need to do, you dont need to break them in at all
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I like to have the platform contact the soles of the shoe so it doesn't float so freely; I got the platforms for a reason Otherwise I end up accidentally unclipping on really rough rock gardens.

I've never tried Times, but I'm really liking the egg beater design. It feels a lot more solid to me than SPDs. I do miss the adjustable spring tension though.
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Mallets have a concave design so the shoe actually contacts the pedal instead of floating on top of it.

I have a pair of Mallets and I really like them a lot. Riding without the clips is easy. And after a while, it's actually difficult to ride WITHOUT clipping in. All you need to is put your foot on the pedal and turn, your feet SHOULD find their way into the clips automatically. Of course, I'm not using the "extra high" grip plates. That make the automatic clip in more difficult.
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Old 11-21-04, 03:13 PM
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try the candy c on performancebike.com for 50!!!!!!!!! thats is a deal sorry u got ripped
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