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Old 07-02-08, 05:37 PM
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Crank Brothers Smarty Pedals...

Are these any good? They came for free with my bike and since it's the summer now I've been thinking of trying out clipless... should I play around with these? I'm currently happy with my toeclips/platforms.

Are they even worth selling? It seems to go between 40-60 online new.

So... keep the pedals? Or sell it and use the money to fuel crack addiction (or other bike parts)?
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Old 07-02-08, 05:39 PM
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They're good beginner clipless pedals. I learned on the Candys which are really similar.
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Old 07-02-08, 07:40 PM
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I would say keep them. They're not bad to learn with. I have them now because I'm too poor to afford real pedals.
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Old 07-02-08, 07:49 PM
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Smarty's are terrible. They are the "throw away" Crank Bros peddles. I just sold a set for $20 on CL (new).

I think you should sell them and get some real road pedals.
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I'm not really sure what the diff is between these and Candys - but I love the candy in both C and SL, and have them on my road and commuter bikes. Group rides are a snap, I'm always clipped in long before the roadie pedal boys are, and I fail to see why anyone would want those 1 sided road pedals. Make sure you get stiff shoes if you're using mtb shoes on long road rides is the most I'd suggest.

Last - if you are caught in severe weather, and items are lost ( RAGBRAI 2005, Spencer Iowa) and you end up with a week to go and only your bike shoes, you'll want them to be some walkable MTB shoes rather than something esoteric that fits only a 3 bolt pattern....
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Old 07-02-08, 08:03 PM
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The Candy's are a higher end pedal. Better/lighter spindle, springs, wings and more durable. I have the mallet's, eggbeaters (favorite), smarty's.

After putting a good deal of miles on my C eggbeaters I just sold them on CL for $20 also. I'd highly recommend getting at least the SL level just for durability issues.
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Smarties were the first clipless pedal I got (for my hybrid, nearly 3 years ago). Of course they're not as nice as the Ultegra pedals I have on my road bike, but they're great for what I use them for. They hold up pretty well too - 3 years, over 5000 km, always left outside, no problems (although I really should get new cleats). I say keep 'em.
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I have them on my bike and I think they`re excellent low cost pedals.
Keep them and enjoy them.
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