Crank Brothers Candy 4Ti Pedal

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Candy 4Ti

2 sided pedal, 4 sided entry, 4 main components made of titanium

User Reviews (8)

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Cayenne_Pepa   All Mountain Rider [Jun 14, 2016]
Strength:

~ 198g(7oz) as advertised
~ Smoothest bearings
~ 100% rebuildable
~ Composite platform much better than newer Candy 2/3/7/11
~ 4ti = 1) 6AL/4Vti spindle 2) titanium springs 3) titanium cages 4) titanium nitride-coated steel kick plates

Weakness:

~ No longer produced, since 2010
~ Must dismount, on narrow boulder crossings(or else KILL the pedals)
~ 185lb weight limit

My red 2009 pair is still going strong. They get Crankbrothers' "spa" treatment, every 2 years. CB simply does a standup job reconditioning these pedals...even replacing worn composite pedal bodies! Please remember this is still an XC/Marathon race pedal. They can still be used for Trail riding - but you must be wary of anything near big rocks. I wish CB still made them, seriously. I had the $400 Candy 11 and these "oldies" still are lighter and simply made better.

Similar Products Used: ~ Shimano XTR PD-M980/M9000/M9020
~ Crankbrothers Candy C/SL/2ti/4ti/2/3/7/11
~ Ritchey WCS V4
~ Xpedo M-Force 8 Titanium/Baldwin
~ Time ATAC MX-4/ATAC XC-4
~ LOOK S-Trac Race/Quartz Carbon
~ Exustar E-PM215Ti
~ Wellgo M250 SPD
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Kris Kross   Racer [Jun 04, 2010]
Strength:

Look Great. VERY light.

Weakness:

Very weak. See Below. The worlds first disposable pedal.

I used these pedals seven times since purchasing them about 6 weeks ago.

They were only been ridden in dry, pleasant weather and did not receive any knocks or damage.

Over the course of the 7 uses, the external casing deteriorated rapidly. The axles never seemed to loosen up, and the whole pedal remained resistant to rotation.

The main problem occurred when the cleat engagement became more and more vague, and eventually I was unable to secure my right foot at all. The spring from the internal revolving "egg beater" seemed to be catching on the casing, on the inner side of the pedal. This prevented the inner mechanism from revolving, and engaging with the pedal cleat.

I was very happy with the weight and initial function of these pedals, but would not recommend them to anyone. None of my teammates will use them after similar problems.

Similar Products Used: Time ATAC. XTR.
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
culturesponge   Cross Country Rider [Apr 14, 2009]
Strength:

really light + strong + much harder to damage than Eggbeaters.
smashing to have platform to stomp during technical sections - then clip back in a snap afterwards.
finally a pedal that comes in black!
Crank Brothers cleat system is the best i've used.
they are really easy to maintain, if they ever get abit crunchy - servicing takes 5mins max for both pedals.
the TiN (titanium nitride coating) is not just for added blingy/tackiness - the coating actually makes the pedals they are alot more durable than the plain old SL's.

Weakness:

if you like pies alot you might have to skip these beauties.
they are expensive ....perhaps even overpriced? (shop around!)
another product design in california - but manufactured in asia.
rocks can take revenge if your line is bad - need to look after your investment

do you like to pedal fast + have a light bicycle? yes/no
if yes - gwan buy the pedals worry about the cost later!
if no - why are you reading this stupid pedal review???!!!

Similar Products Used: shimano, crank brothers, toe clips argh
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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n8rhino   Racer [Sep 24, 2008]
Strength:

Wicked light weight! Low Q-Factor

Weakness:

Creak under load, difficult to get into to and a bit difficult to get out of.

I've only ridden them a few times and they are light with a low Q-factor that's easier on my knees and hamstrings. I haven't gotten used to clicking in and out. They just don't have that easy loud snap like the Shimano's do? I'm hoping to get used to them, because I want to like them.

Similar Products Used: Shimano SPD
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Rob   Cross Country Rider [May 06, 2008]
Strength:

Light! Easy in and out! Lots of float to protect the knees.

Weakness:

Creaky when pushed hard. May have too much float for some people.

These pedals are nice and light. They do creak when pushed hard. Oh well. Im usually in to much pain to care. They have lots of float and not much of a platform so they may feel too loose for some (go with the Candys instead).

Similar Products Used: Candy C, Ritchey SPD
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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Nate D   Cross Country Rider [Jan 07, 2007]
Strength:

Super light weight, easy to clip out, clear mud real well

Weakness:

Not to stable when clipped out

** Update to my old review ...

Contacted the Crank Bros support team, they were really cool. Really listened to my concerns, then suggested that use the shims. So I did, what a difference. Ureal. Easy to clip in and out .. no worries now. As I stated in the first review, these pedals are crazy light, and provide a good platform to pedal on. That said, you should not expect to clip out to run downhill, this is not the platform for that. Great XC pedal, with a bit of all mountain thrown in.

Props to the Crank Brother team for helping me out. They rock. Even mailed me a set of extra shims just in case I needed to leverage two per shoe (which I didn't).

Similar Products Used: Time
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
font ninea   Weekend Warrior [Jun 04, 2007]
Strength:

light weight, cool colors, crank bros. smart design and engineering.

Weakness:

price. 185 lb weight limit

vanity pedals. but they have no drawbacks. Better flat control than my egg beaters. I use SIDI Dragon 2 shoes and the mating is like pornstar booty call.

Again, not much platform for the no-footer free ride jumper, but these are trailbike pedals for the vanity crowd. Will last forever with regular maint and rebuilds.

I loved my egg beaters, now I've got pedal porn to revolve around.


-- f9a

Similar Products Used: egg beaters
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Nate D   Cross Country Rider [May 14, 2006]
Strength:

Super light weight, easy to clip out

Weakness:

Clipping in! Not stable when clipped out.

These pedals are crazy light. That would be a great thing if you could reliably clip in. Once your clipped in, it's all good, but getting clipped in is crazy. If your kicking it on the trail side it's not a big deal, but getting clipped in while on the move is pretty much impossible. You have a better chance at landing a 360 air off a one ft. jump. Pretty distracting thing to deal with when you would rather be setting up for the next technical section, or looking to rail the turn. To be honest, I haven't contacted their tech support folks yet, but will be. Guessing that the platform is giving my shoe tread fits, and thus the issue. Hope that I can resolve, that was allot of coin to drop! Suppose these would be great if you never had to clip out and back in. Think that the standard egg beaters would have been a better choice, can't see them having the issue with the cleat tread.

Similar Products Used: Time
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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