Crank Brothers 5050 3 Pedal

3/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00


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Product Description

When Crank Brothers originally released the 5050 pedal, it became an instant hit. With the large pedal body and dual concave shape, everyone from dirt jumpers, to downhillers, to cross country riders raved about the comfort and grip. But never content to rest on its laurels, Crank Brothers has...


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tmc008

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2012

Strengths:    Looks, Width,

Weaknesses:    Pins, Dual Compound

Bottom Line:   
Ok, so had I reviewed these a few days after I installed them I would've given them 5 stars. My reason for giving them a 3 at the value rating is because the MSRP is $130. I was OK with this because I got them for a steal. Here's the catch with these suckers: you can only use Loctite 380 or 401 because of the polycarbonate compound. The other Loctite's are anaerobic and cause the poly to break down and crack. Not good with a pedal. So, after having these for the summer I noticed my pins were needing some adjustment. Well, not only is Loctite 380/401 specialty versions that you can only find through auto/body shop dealers online, it cost $35 for a freaking 1oz bottle!!! Oh, and none of it is included with your $130 purchase. I went ahead and used the anaerobic stuff I had in my fridge (believe it or not, you are supposed to store it there) and said the heck with it. Since I only needed to adjust the pins in the aluminum I used it sparingly and hoped none would migrate over to the poly side of the pedal.
Other then that, I'd say these pedals are pretty awesome. I never had an issue with foot slippage, and that was on my last ride and several of the pins had gone flush. The spin nice and free, have since day one.
These are great if you can get a deal on them and know someone who already has a bottle of 380/401...

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