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Crank Bros Eggbeater Pedal Differences

Old 10-03-07, 02:13 PM
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Crank Bros Eggbeater Pedal Differences

What is the difference between Eggbeater C and Eggbeater MXRs?

I have a set of the regular ones from Performance but I the MXRs available at Nashbar are lighter and surprisingly cheaper.

I plan to get another set for my new bike but I'm trying to figure out if there are real-life differences between the two.

Eggbeater MXR


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C: https://www.crankbrothers.com/eggbeater_c.php
MXR: https://www.crankbrothers.com/eggbeater_mxr.php
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MXR seems to be set up as the budget pedal. MSRP is $20 between them. I had a pair of the chromo pedals (before they made this distinction) and I was distinctly unimpressed with the bushing they used. The tolerances were way too sloppy for a well performing bearing, resulting in the pedal being loose around the axle.

The SS pedals are much better. Their bushing is formed using a polymer sleave, making the tolerances much tighter. I don't know if they make a pedal with needle bearings like the high end Look pedals (and others), but from the SS down, they use bushings. And, like I said, the bushings in their low end pedals aren't good.
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By SS, do you mean the stainless steel ~$120 pedals? I have the chromo-spindle version and I find it to be very smooth, unlike your experience.
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I had the chromo version, and one day i just broke one of the wings. LBS said he'd never seen that happen before. I would recommend Sl also.
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
By SS, do you mean the stainless steel ~$120 pedals? I have the chromo-spindle version and I find it to be very smooth, unlike your experience.
+1

I have three sets of the chromos with thousands of miles on all of them. They have never missed a beat.
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The SS pedals are much better.
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do you all use these for racing? im looking for a pedal i can get into easier than my look knock-offs, that are next to impossible to actually get into while accelerating.
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I have 1 MXR, 2 Cromo, 2 Stainless, 1 Mallet. They all spin very smooth. I can't tell the difference between the Egg Beaters except that the Stainless bails seem to be a bit smaller than the Chrome & MXR.

A while ago, I had some very worn out cleats that gave me a couple accidental releases on the Chromo. I had no accidental releases on the Stainless and in fact, they were still tight and I felt that I could've sqeezed out another month or so out of them. However, I changed the cleats as the Chromo pedals are on my Fixie/SS.
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By SS, do you mean the stainless steel ~$120 pedals? I have the chromo-spindle version and I find it to be very smooth, unlike your experience.
I didn't say they weren't smooth. Just that they had LOTS of play in the bearing, between the pedal body and the spindle. YMMV.

@ jkizzle
I wouldn't use the eggbeaters for racing - in my experience with both Looks and eggbeaters, there is a noticeable difference in the power transfer, with the Looks winning hands down. The main advantage of Eggbeaters is that they are easy to get into; so I use them on my commuter bikes. Get some real Looks or Shimanos for racing.
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I dissagree....I dont race but I dont see the lack of power transfer deal.....

Fred Rodriguez uses them...if the power transfer deal was true I would think there would be NO ONE using them in racing....
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Don't buy any pedal system with bushings instead of bearings. Cheap cheap garbage.
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