Mallet 3 is Crank Bros best pedal forThe aggressive freerider or downhiller. Its combination platform/clipless design gives youThe flexibilityTo be clipped in when you want andThe extra support of a big platform when you dont. Crank Bros hasTotally re-designedTheir pedal lineup for 2011; some ofThe new features include a zero-maintenance bearing system. industry-leading Five year warranty New,Two piece extuded aluminum pedal bodies Investment cast wings Forged chromoly spindles Needle and cartri
a Weekend Warrior
from Kerry, Ireland
Date Reviewed: June 1, 2009
Strengths: Sheds mud well. Easy to clip in. And out. Pins let you fine tune grip. Lots of float. Lightweight.
Weaknesses: Occasional tendency to clip in when you don't want to.
Fantastic pedal. Most people would probably be as well off with the Mallet 2 but I got these for pretty much the same price off eBay. Run them with 661 Filters with one spacer under the cleat and they work perfectly for the aggressive XC/All Mountain riding I sometimes do.
Find them easier to get out of when I need to than the XT pedals I had previously. Can clip out and stand on the platforms for any hairy bits, grips nearly as well as a dedicated platform pedal thanks to the adjustable pins.
Since day one I have had candy pedals on my bikes and they have been great. Never had an issue. Lately I've been gaining some confidence and carrying more speed on the DH sections and I wasn't liking my feet shifting on the pedals. I saw the new mallets and figured I would give them a shot. After 2 ... Read More »
Saw pictures of the new 2012 crank brothers mallet 3 pedals online. Anyone know when these will be available? Tried emailing cb twice, with no reply. I don't have any experience with cb products. Hoping I don't have to wait until 2012, to actually see them.Read More »