Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Pedal

2/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 472 grams MSRP : $89.95


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Product Description

Mallet 2 isThe mid-point inThe Mallet lineup, offering a great blend of performance and value.This pedal is ready for aggressive use. Its combination platform/clipless design gives youThe flexibilityTo be clipped in when you want andThe extra support of a big platform when you don't. Crank Bros hasTotally re-designedTheir pedal lineup for 2011 andThe Mallet 2 gets many ofThe same enhancements as its higher-end brothers. Industry-leading Five year warranty New,Two piece extruded aluminum pedal bo


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by KeviChe

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2013

Strengths:    They worked with my cleats from my Acid pedals that snapped in half.

Weaknesses:    The clip part of the pedal developed an 1/8" of play with in 2 months of use.

Bottom Line:   
I will not ride crank brothers any more, Time to move on.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by johnny h

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2012

Strengths:    large platform

Weaknesses:    bearings, construction, weight, longevity

Bottom Line:   
i made the mistake of buying these pedals after having nothing but trouble with the original version. i thought id try again after crap brothers redesigned them. i should have known better. after trying to install a replacement dead after 6 months bearing i find the inside bush has moved and there is now about 8 mm of movement of the platform along the axle. having spent £80 on these poorly designed pedals im gutted to be throwing them in thde bin. everybody that i know who has bought a crank bros product has either returned it or, as i am now, thrown it in the bin. how are they still in business ?

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mcgong a Weekend Warrior from Orange County, CA

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2011

Strengths:    Platform and Color. Good to use with more flexible Hike a Bike shoes because the platform gives you that extra support. The anodized Red matches the color scheme on my Speshy Enduro

Weaknesses:    Weak Paint and Spindle

Bottom Line:   
Probably the only and best full platform/clip pedal on the market. So for what it is designed to be, it does that extremely well compared to other platform/clip pedals on the market.

Now for the negatives: The paint is horrible. I know pedals get thrashed, but the paint started to wear off just after 1 or 2 rides.

I've ridden on these for 4 months now and the pedal has some side-to-side play on the spindle. I tried to tighten the screw at the end hoping that would help and it did not. One of the screws was about to come off...and could have meant the pedal coming off while riding...ouch!

Bottom line: I'm happy with them and will continue to switch between them and my Acid 2. I'm waiting for the new 2012 Mallets to come out in stores. They are lighters, thinner, and look nicer.

I run Pearl Izumi x-alp shoes which are very flexible and these are great for when I really need to mash it. And I don't need to switch pedals when I just want to mess around in the driveway with flip flops on.

Minus 1 Chilli because of the issues. Will have to see if they can hold up to the abuse I'm going to put them through this year.

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Favorite Trail:   Fully Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   CB Acid 2, Shimano M545, Spec Low Pro Mags

Bike Setup:   2010 Enduro with goodies

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lebikerboy a Weekend Warrior from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2010

Strengths:    There aren't any.

Weaknesses:    Everything.

Bottom Line:   
These join the list of other crank bros.
products which reside in my scrap metal bin.
Two year warranty? Yeah right just try to
make a warranty claim. No way Jose.

Stay clear of these pedals!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 647 which replaced these POS.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler etc.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ffsuperdave a Weekend Warrior from Gulfport, MS, US

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2010

Strengths:    Good looking pedal, seemed easy to maintain and use.

Weaknesses:    Poor design, doesn't take abuse well. Not sure about Crank Brothers customer service, going to try to exchange them.

Bottom Line:   
The whole platform came right off the spindle during a ride! An 8mm bolt is all that held the whole platform on the spindle and if this is too tight or not tight enough, it will strip and the pedal will be useless. Total letdown because this pedal has potential.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Crank Brother 50/50, Time Atac Z, SPD

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Nomad with Fox Talas RC2 and Fox DHX 5.0 with Titanium Coil and AM XO build

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gunner a Downhiller from Salt lake city Utah USA

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2010

Strengths:    Light and functional. Great platform pedal and clipless. Great for muddy conditions.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is best pedal for riders who want a good platform pedal and clipless.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt merchant whistler

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Go ride

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Intense Uzzi VP with I9 enduro wheels, Fox 36 Float fork.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bigfatadder a Downhiller from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2008

Strengths:    They are not strong at all.

Weaknesses:    Axle comes loose.
The spring (the red one in the picture above) on spindle warps and jams/shears into cage, preventing the spindle from turning and making clipping in impossible. This makes the pedal redundant, and can't be fixed.


Bottom Line:   
These pedals have given me 2 incentives-
1. Never buy Crank Brothers again
2. Revert to flat pedals (loving it too!)

Very dissapointing Crank Bros, you've let a fan down.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Mallet 1
Candy
Shimano SPD assorted


Bike Setup:   Ventana La Bruja

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anyone own crank bros - mallet 2 pedals?

I just bought the mallet 1s and realized they do not have the traction pins on the platform area. I am wondering if its worth returning them for the mallet 2s for the sake of the platform pins, for wearing non clip in pedals. The clip in part sticks out enough that i wonder if you can even get a ... Read More »

Needle bearings on CB Mallet 2

Can i replace my Mallet 2's bushing with needle bearings (like the ones in Mallet 3) without any modification?Read More »

XT trail pedals or Mallet 2?

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Best website to order Mallet 2 pedals?

My LBS wants to charge full retail for them. I looked on Google and saw some great prices, but I wanted feedback on some good sites to order the pedals. Thanks!Read More »

Mallet 2 or SPD M647?

[B]The problem: [/B]I like being clipped in but when a foot comes out with my trusty SPDs most of the time my foot will just roll right off the pedal. It's worse when you gotta get off in the middle of some rough stuff and trying to start your foot is rolling the pedal out from underneath it. Sucks. ... Read More »

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