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Crank Bros. Candy Eggbeaters or reg?

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Old 04-14-08, 04:51 PM
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Crank Bros. Candy Eggbeaters or reg?

What would be better for someone like me, who's a newb w/ clipless. I understand that regular egg beaters have 4 entry points, whereas the Candy only have 2? But there is more power transfer w/ the Candy?
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I have both and can't say that I have noticed a big difference.
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Ok, so are the Candy C a good pedal? Performance is having a sale on em (don't know what I can get em for on ebay tho, didn't check yet..)

I hear the Eggbeater SL is good, is the Eggbeater C that much worse?
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I think the Candy & Eggbeater Cs are always on the same "sale", so don't feel pressured. I have the Candy Cs and I have not had an issue with them. They have been good pedals, but the body does get scuffed up pretty easily. I have the eggbeaters in stainless. They feel just about the same but look a little more solid.
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Would getting the bottom of the line be a bad idea? or as long as I'm not paying too much for them (the MXR i think?) it doesn't really matter?
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I use candy C on all my bikes. I love them. They are so easy to clip in, you can't miss. Get them.
 
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What would be better for someone like me, who's a newb w/ clipless. I understand that regular egg beaters have 4 entry points, whereas the Candy only have 2? But there is more power transfer w/ the Candy?
They all have four entry points...the eggbeater contraption rotates within the platform.

Personally I prefer CB Quattros, used with a road shoe. They have a narrower Q and the cleat conforms to the whole platform making it notably more stable.

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I just bought the eggbeater Cs from Performance as my first clipless pedal, I'm using a pair of Sidi road shoes with the road cleat and I like them. I thought the candys seemed cheap and I really like the simplicity of the eggbeater. I don't see the point in getting the MXR, not much cheaper really.

Took me a while in the driveway to get used to getting in/out of the pedals but I'm getting it now. I swear I'm faster but I think my knees hurt more but I also dropped my saddle a smidge at the same time. More time in the saddle will tell I'm sure!
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For me, the big 2 differences are-

1. Eggbeaters are a little easier to get in and out of, and if you use mtb shoes (which I recommend) you might have to shave some cleat off to work with the candies.

2. The candies small platform is nice for something like cyclocross where you might want a little more surface area to aim for and ride on w/o clipping in.
The candies might be better for you if you get hot spots with the eggbeaters on longer rides.

If I were you I would get eggbeaters, but it depends on what you want.

Candies and eggbeaters are always on sale, you should aim to pay to pay $40-50 for them.

The more expensive ones are more expensive because they are lighter, buy the c model.

The mxr and smarty are actually a step down in quality and only have a 1 year warranty as opposed to 2. My crank bros are c's and I'm pleased with them.

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