Crank Brothers Egg Beater MXR Pedal

2.13/5 (23 Reviews)
Weight : 278 grams MSRP : $60.00


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Product Description

The Crank Brothers MXR clipless pedal uses the simple maintenance free eggbeater technology. Easy entry and exit. No clogging from mud due to the open design. Lightweight and small profile.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mattfromohio a Weekend Warrior from Crooked City, OH

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2011

Strengths:    Awesome click-in and release. Never pick up mud. Fairly light for the price.

Weaknesses:    Dust caps came off first ride. After 1 season the bearings are totally sloppy- 1/8th inch of lateral movement. I'm just waiting for the balls to come pouring out before I ditch them.

Bottom Line:   
These pedals work great, but they don't last. Spend a little more for higher-end. Definitely go with Crank Brothers, though.

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Favorite Trail:   Findley SP

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Onza, Ritchie, Shimano M535, GT (Wellgo), Nashbar (also Wellgo I think)

Bike Setup:   Leader 516H, old Judy SL 115, Sram X-7, BB5s, Sun Ringle Equlaizers, Panaracer Fire XC Pros

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mharon47 a Weekend Warrior from Littleton, CO

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to clip in, and come out, gets rid of mud fast.

Bottom Line:   
Im not sure why everyone hates these, maybe i havent used them enough, but i have enjoyed them for two years without problems. I clean them after every muddy ride so maybe they have lasted longer because of that.

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Favorite Trail:   Bergen Peak

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Bike Source


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by simoriah a Weekend Warrior from Detroit, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap. Not like "inexpensive and worth the money" cheap, but like "Hey. These are some cheap pieces of garbage" cheap! And they look like "real" eggbeaters

Weaknesses:    Cheap. Endcaps come off and bearings seized up within about 3 miles. 5 miles from home. With no way to reasonably get home other than one-foot it the whole way home.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT buy these. Spend the extra few bucks and get The C's on discount or splurge for the 2010 3's. They're both MUCH nicer pedals. These simply look like the eggbeaters we know and love. That's where the similarities end. These are garbage.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Don't remember

Similar Products Used:   Eggbeater C's

Bike Setup:   road tandem. I know. Still doesn't take away from what garbage these pedals are!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Houghton, Mi

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2009

Strengths:    First few days

Weaknesses:    ever day there after

Bottom Line:   
Nice pedals until the end caps fell off, then the bearings (not sealed) start to go. The pedal has yet to fall apart, however it is definitely on its way out.

If you run in dry conditions on flatter ground where your pedals won't be hitting trees or rocks, these might last for a year or so, but if you run through rocks, trees, snow and creeks, these pedals will start to go after a couple weeks.

The pedals might work on a road bike though, maybe.

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Favorite Trail:   Tech Trails, outer limits

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   BikeNashbar

Similar Products Used:   spd's

Bike Setup:   06' stumpjumper hardtail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by sprocket73 a Weekend Warrior from Coral Springs, FL

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2009

Strengths:    None the MXR SUX! I have a first generation Egg Beaters now that set has seen hell and back.

Weaknesses:    After first 10mi ride the right pedal got sloppy & loose. Could not be tightened inner nut stripped.

Bottom Line:   
Don't Buy these pedals period and especially don't buy then off ebay "No Warranty"

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Favorite Trail:   Oleda

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Abaxo Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Original Egg Beater

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper 120 Expert

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Avetrovs a Weekend Warrior from Seattle

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Bearings are junk, grease caps broke off in the wind.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these for my wife's bike thinking it was a good design, and it is. Just the quality of this model of pedal is crap. After a 40 mile road ride both pedals showed significant play. I pulled the pedals apart after buying a rebuild kit for the eggbeaters... wrong.. these are just tiny bearing sittng on crappy bearing races.. not sealed replacable bearings.. I tried contacting Abaxo about this and got no satifaction. DO NOT Buy crank brothers pedals from abaxo, according to Crank Brothers they will not warranty even new pedals sold anywhere but one of their licenced retailers.. Abaxo is not. Also wasn't impressed with the interaction i had with crank brothers... too bad.

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Favorite Trail:   Tokul West

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Abaxo Ebay Store

Similar Products Used:   Candy C's

Bike Setup:   KHS road Bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by sdet a Weekend Warrior from Irvine, CA USA

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2009

Strengths:    none so far

Weaknesses:    right pedal not properly threaded

Bottom Line:   
The right pedal was not threaded far enough along, with the result that it did not seat fully in the crank. Was sticking out by nearly 2 mm! Result was total destruction of half the threading in the right crank after less than 100 miles.

I tried this pedal in 3 different bikes. In 2 cranks it did not screw in fully, though it did seat properly in a Shimano Deore crank.

Crank Bros should be ashamed of peddling this crap. K2 bikes also, as this pedal came with the K2 enemy cyclocross, and it would not screw fully into the FSA Omega Compact MexaEXO cranks that it came with!

Cannot recommend.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   K2 enemy cyclocross

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Oldschoolride a Cross Country Rider from Sanford, NC

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2008

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Low quality chrome finish.
Bearings made from swiss cheese.
Too much money for 10 rides.


Bottom Line:   
Very disappointed with this product. Got the MXR's from Nashbar on sale and got a nice price. My old Nashbar SPD copies were over 5 years old and starting to be played out. I liked the idea of the float and simple design, but the extremely poor quality of construction makes them unusable. I'm 5'11", 215lbs and ride a singlespeed so I may be a little harder on pedals than the average user, but my old ones lasted 5 years. The chrome plating on the pedals was flaking off within 30 days of purchase (8 rides) and the bearings were shot in one pedal and loose in the other after 10 rides. They rusted and basically were completely unusable within 60 days (and I ride in the Triangle region of NC and we can't ride wet trails around here...). Crank Brothers had a good reputation by word of mouth in the area, but I can't see this lasting long. Do yourself a favor and avoid these pedals.
Kudos to Nashbar however for taking them back 75 days after purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   "The Bog" <--Bangor, ME

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Nashbar Brad SPD copies, Ritchey V4 SPD's, Shimano M540's.

Bike Setup:   Motobecane Outcast 26", Noleen telelever front fork, WTB Speedmaster rims, LX crank, Nashbar Jailbrakes, Easton bar and stems, ERGON grips, Avid Speed Dial 7 levers, Rock Shox suspension seat post, WTB Speed-V saddle.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by fabien a Weekend Warrior from glasgow,uk

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2008

Strengths:    looks mean

Weaknesses:    this pedales are a disgrace... I mean, play after 2 days ? and no warrany?

Bottom Line:   
I', lucky enogh to have broke them and get my money back

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   woodley's


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will Virgo a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2008

Strengths:    four sided clip in, can clip in no matter how muddy you cleats are, weigh less than spds

Weaknesses:    Hard to get used to, take time to break in

Bottom Line:   
Great Pedal, takes a little bit of time to break in but for the price I don't think you can beat it

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Favorite Trail:   Old Alabama

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   xtr spds, time attack, Spds

Bike Setup:   Blur, Xtr

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ron from New York

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2007

Strengths:    Real cheap

Weaknesses:    Garbagio throughout. Trash-o-la

Bottom Line:   
Really nasty. Chrome plating peeling atter 3 months. Bearings freezing up solid. Whacked it really hard with a hammer and it freed up, but probably not for long. Rust going on. Rough edges, grabby, unpredictable release. Not in the same league with other Crank Bros. pedals. The best I can say is they sort of work. Spend a few extra bucks for decent pedals. Avoid these.

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Favorite Trail:   Highbridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Eggbeater C, SL, Candy C, SL

Bike Setup:   Lotsa bikes

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by adrian a Cross Country Rider from ploiesti

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    good mud shedding,easy to clip out,imposibile to pop out of.

Weaknesses:    after 2 months of use my spring broke,and i could nou use ani clipping surface,and the had a lot of play,that gave an unpleasant sensation

Bottom Line:   
i don't thnik you should buy these,they wear out and break after only one month,just pay a little more and get C's,which are waaaay better,most important thing is that the sping on mxr is weak and made out of plain steel,and the c's have the almost same type of spring as the 4ti's,300series steel. I broke the sping on mxr,and i am never going to ride mxr ever again,i am waitin for the warranty so i can sell the mxr's and get c's.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   assport

Similar Products Used:   shimano m234


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Hub a Cross Country Rider from Central PA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2007

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Yes

Bottom Line:   
I bought a replacement set of the egg beaters after one of the pedals that came with my bike broke within the first month. The most frustrating thing is that my feet seem to pop out of these pedals way too easily often and occasionally I can't get it to release when I want to. Then, when I was doing a long climb last week my one shoe felt like the cleat was loose and was moving around, but actually the cleat was completely secure. I'm going back to the Time's.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   Time

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rush 4

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brenden from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Weaknesses:    They're junk.

Bottom Line:   
These pedals are junk. They're junk. I went out my way to submit this review so that everyone is clear that these pedals are junk. I own two pairs of Candy C pedals from Crank Brothers and they, in stark contrast to these junky pedals, quite nice. When I first installed these pedals the left one was extraordinarilly sloppy. So sloppy in fact that it was difficult to unclip from the pedal. You could literally move the eggbeater part back and forth several millimeters. I returned it, got it back and now the left pedal just feels crummy all around. I can feel it moving around under my foot, and if you turn it with your hand it feels awful. Certainly not the precision engineering I had come to expect from Crank Brothers. No one should buy these pedals. I can't believe that Crank Brothers even puts their name on them. Go for the Candy C pedals on discount. Even at the lower price these MXR pedals are junk. Plus, you can find the Candys for about the same price.

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Favorite Trail:   The long one...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Towpath Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Crank Brothers Candy C pedals.

Bike Setup:   Salsa Casseroll, Campy Centaur stuff

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ron chang a Cross Country Rider from seattle

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2007

Strengths:    It "looks" like its crank brothers bretheren....

Weaknesses:    Oh, man.. I'm a mechanic at a shop and have been through a lot of pedals... and these are the worst. I have had the candy's, mallets, etc. The cage, spring, and bearings are NOT the same as the other crank brothers! You get what you pay for. The bearings are horribly rough, and a few months in had noticable play. The bearings have enough play from typical use to whine up climbs, and allow your feet to move up and off the pedal, and come back down by a few mm's. Annoying.

Bottom Line:   
Pay the extra $25 or so and get pedals that will actually work.

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Favorite Trail:   lame

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Other crank brothers, Time, SPD, Look, etc

Bike Setup:   Redline cross, Cannondale Jekyll, Ironhorse 7point,

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