Crank Brothers Candy 11 Pedal

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MSRP : $383.99

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Product Description

The Crankbrothers Candy 11 Pedals have a lightweight two-piece aluminum body that surrounds the four-sided titanium retention wings on the pedals. It's more durable than the old resin body used on Candy pedals in the past and doesn't really add any extra weight. They also use titanium for the spindle and inner sleeve as well to drop 78 grams from the Candy 3 Pedals.Compared to Eggbeaters, the alloy body on the Candy pedals feels like it gives you a larger and easier-to-hit target when you're trying to engage the pedals in a hurry, and the added support of the larger platform. But just like the Eggbeaters, the Candy 11 Pedals give you 6deg of float and come with two-bolt cleats that fit any mountain bike shoes. And they're mud shedding monsters to boot.The brass cleats are slightly asymmetrical. So depending on which foot you install the marked cleat -- right or left, you'll get either a 15deg or 20deg release angle. Another benefit of Crankbrothers' use of brass for the cleat is that they're slightly softer than the steel used in the retention system of the pedals. This ensures that the inexpensive and easy to replace cleats will wear out before your spendy pedal parts. And thinking of your investment, Crankbrothers designs their pedals to be easily serviced. They can be disassembled, re-greased, and bolted back together in just a few minutes. It must be noted that the Candy 11 does away with the bushings of old. Its Ti spindle spins on smooth running needle and cartridge bearings. Crankbrothers Candy 11 Pedals come with Gold anodized alloy bodies. They include the cleats, two shims to protect your shoes, and all the necessary cleat hardware for installation.Please Note: Crankbrothers recommends a 200lb (90kg) rider weight limit for the Candy 11 Pedals.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Cayenne_Pepa a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2016

Strengths:    ~ 221 grams light
~ Spins smooth as butter
~ Great Q-factor
~ Gold bling overkill

Weaknesses:    ~ Needle bearings suck
~ 200lb rider limit
~ 3x/year rebuild mandatory
~ Insane, car payment price
~ Must dismount on narrow boulder crossings
~ High resale value(woot)

Bottom Line:   
I'll be perfectly honest - my lighter, discontinued, 2009 Candy 4ti are still far better than these. Needle bearings simply don't cut it, for real-world MTB use bearing a rider's weight with gear. After nearly two seasons....they are gonna get flipped on eBay. Yes, the operation is buttery-smooth and all....but the premature bearing failures under hard Trail use will aggravate you.

Keep your backup pedals handy...

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Favorite Trail:   Idyllwild Hub

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Bro Deal

Similar Products Used:   ~ Shimano XTR M9000/9020
~ Crankbrothers Candy 2/3/11/C/SL/ti/2ti/4ti
~ Wellgo Baldwin
~ Time ATAC Carbon

Bike Setup:   Trek Superfly test bench - XX1, KS-LEV, carbon everything imaginable

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Randy Fehr a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2012

Strengths:    The best functioning pedal I've used.
Cheap rebuild kit - which is great 'cause you'll be buying them frequently.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely the worst durability/reliability of any component I've ever owned.
Ridiculiouly expensive given they last 3 months.

Bottom Line:   
This is the 3rd set of CB pedals I've owned. I'd abandoned CB for their horrible reliability a few years ago. Had I not spent soo much time and money on CB, I'd consider the product rather comical. In addition to the constant bearing failure, I had sent in a set of 2 month old Candy's for warranty repair of a broken spring. 3 months later when I finally recieved them back, the replaced spring was too short - rendering the pedals useless.

Last winter, a price that I couldn't ignore came up on a set of Candy 11's. I thought that surely with the new design and the top of the line offering, CB would have addressed the quality issues. Boy was I wrong. A scant 3 months of riding and I'm taking apart a COMPLETLY ruined inside bearing. The factory grease is still clean and white - but the needle bearing falls out in pieces. What garbage.

I'm a 45 yr old guy who rides aggressively, but my wheels rarely leave the ground. I race XC enduro very uncompeditively and only 2 5hr races were on these pedals before complete failure. It's been a miserable spring here - I would be very surprised if I've put more than 75 hrs of pedaling in on these.

I love the simplicity and function of the Candy's - they are to me the best functional pedal I've used (and I've tried them all) - easy in, easy out, great float, and great feel. But the reliability is absolutely horrific. If bearings would consistently last at least a season, then I would probably suck it up and just rebuild them constantly. But 75hrs to complete failure??? I'm done with CB.

For those considering CB pedals - stop. Get yourself a set of ATAC's and never look back. Very similar feel to CB, only a bit heavier, but completely bombproof.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   Everything

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575, Fox Talas 150, X.0 drivetrain, KCNC crank, hope M4, Stan's Arch on Chis King ISO's, reverb (new) dropper.

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