Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2 Pedal

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Reliability, simplicity, and mud-clearing all describeThe Egg Beater pedals from Crank Brothers weight: 272g per pair spindle: forged scm435 chromoly steel body: cast stainless steel wings: stamped steel spring: 300 series stainless steel inner bearing: bushing

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RMP   [Dec 29, 2017]
Strength:

Light.
Looks Nice
Mud falls straight out.

Weakness:

Rusts.
Seals not durable.
Cleats were really fast.

I like them. I like the look. I like the weight. I like the float. I like the 4 sided entry. I like that mud falls out.

But it rusts on the wings, the cleats wear fast and that costs a fair bit- £20, the seals for the bearings are not fantastic .

I would buy often if they were cheap for cleats and peddle but that is not the case. I shall emigrate to Shimano. For cheaper more durable pedals. and use these for special occasions like races and really hard climbs.

Similar Products Used: Candy 1s - not Recomended
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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Pablo   Racer [Apr 17, 2017]
Strength:

None...really

Weakness:

Cant clip in. Cant clip out. Cant adjust them and they are weak. Last far too short a time.

This is a review on the Eggbeater pedals but a warning about CB in general. First the pedals:

Had a set of Beater 3's that I really liked. I've used EB for years. Always happy. Anyway this $279 set lasted only 2 seasons which I find unacceptable. Got some new ones any way. a set of 2's for my wife and myself. Trouble from the get go. Couldn't clip in to save my life (I'm not unaccustomed to these things), and worse yet I couldn't get out...especially when I needed to. Culminated in a mishap on a switchback where I literally just fell over sideways with my right foot stuck. Fell to the right and down the slope maybe 6-8 feet and my bike was still hanging off my right pedal! Ripped to tendons off the bone in my rotator cuff. 6 months later i'm riding flats and rehabbing and expecting to put on something else when the time comes.

Now this weekend the exact same thing happened to my wife. She even commented while in the emergency room about how her bike had been hanging off her pedal. 2 broken/dislocated ribs, and a bruised lung.

Now this is all in addition to the horrendous time I've had with their wheels and the terrible customer service I've gotten from them. You can see my review of the wheels and what happened in the appropriate section. This company has fallen way down. Beware if you buy any of their stuff...

Similar Products Used: Time, Shimano
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Diego Montini   All Mountain Rider [Nov 09, 2015]
Strength:

Light weight, easy to clip in and out, easy to rebuild.

Weakness:

The bearing completely disintegrated after 20 rides.

I always rode XT's but this time I figured I could try a different brand, as I mentioned on "strengths" the Egg Beater's are everything I wanted from a pedal and more but the honeymoon lasted only 20 rides. The left pedal came off the stem without prior "warning" no play no grinding noises...To my surprise, the bearing was completely disintegrated once I had the chance to look at it at home.
I wrote 2 emails to Crank Brothers with the hope of an explanation and a free refresh kit, 6 weeks went by and I received no reply, thing that I find unacceptable.

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
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Willy   Cross Country Rider [Mar 19, 2012]
Strength:

Light. Relatively inexpensive.

Weakness:

Does not make a definitive clicking sound when engaging. Once nearly broke my neck when my foot came out of the pedal during a bunny hop. Incredibly cheap plastic end caps are nearly impossible to remove if the flathead feature stripps.

Crank brothers needs to go back to the basics like using durable materials and ensuring that they design safe products. Forget about fancy colors and graphics, focus on making a good product! Plastic end caps are a terrible idea. Why did they think a flathead tightening feature would be a good idea in plastic? They have let aesthetics take precedence over functionality. I agree with some of the other comments that it is no longer obvious when your foot is properly clicked into the pedal. This was not the case when I first started using eggbeaters nearly ten years ago. Unfortunately I will no longer purchase egg beater pedals.

Similar Products Used: Ritchey, shimano
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1
VALUE
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2
Trailrocker   Weekend Warrior [Jan 08, 2012]
Strength:

Lightweight,Looks cool

Weakness:

Hard to clip in.

I bought these as my first set of clipless pedals, because I head from a few people that they were a good product. They are lightweight and have a unique look to them, but they can be very difficult to clip into. I have had more frustration with these pedals than anything else on my bike, and I like crank bros stuff!!! Even after riding them for a YEAR, there is no improvement.The pedals are super easy to get out of (good and bad at times) Overall I am not satisfied with these and will be looking for something else. Any suggestions?

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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MartinC   Weekend Warrior [Aug 19, 2011]
Strength:

Light weight
Float

Weakness:

Difficult to clip into
Rusts

Terrible. Bought the Egg Beater 2's to save some weight over my ancient XTR's when building a new bike. Big mistake - the Eggbeaters may be light but the weight savings are not worth it. The biggest problem is clipping in. Engagement is not only difficult, but it is also unclear when the pedal actually engages. After a couple of weeks with these pedals, including buying the optional stainless plates to go below the cleats and shaving sections off my SIDI shoes in an attempt to help, I fetted my old XTR's and they are way better with easy positive engagement and a better platform. Oh, and after 2 weeks the Eggbeaters are rusting.

Similar Products Used: Old XTR SPD pedals
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1
VALUE
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2
tcazes   Cross Country Rider [Aug 16, 2011]
Strength:

light, strong, reliable, consistent

Weakness:

none

these paired with bontrager mtb shoes is a great combination. the pedals are extremely easy to clip in and out of when installed EXACTLY like the instructions suggest. over all i have been beating these pedals in dirt, rock, you name it and they are holding up great. work wonderful for daily commute as well! wouldn't have bought anything different!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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spcally   Weekend Warrior [Jul 17, 2011]
Strength:

Easy to install, simple design

Weakness:

Hard to unclip and difficult to clip in.

Decent price and light weight but the difficulty of clipping in and out makes it hard to recommend.

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
kdihlong   Cross Country Rider [Jun 06, 2011]
Strength:

Simple design- no adjustments (except shims on cleats if needed)
Easy to clip in and out. Not sure what mgreen's problem is. Maybe shoe type or HUGE feet preventing 15deg rotation. After reading his review I tried my shoes in the positions he described and no prob.
Tough- bashed into a number of rocks HARD and the pedals are still there. The wings are pretty solid.
Comfortable- some (about EB3)say you feel pedal pressure through shoe. No so with me. I have a pair of $80 shoes and they feel great.

Weakness:

None yet.

I just can't see buying anything else. These things are simple, work well, tough, and the price is competitive. Bought my wife EB-1. She loves them too. My son highjacked his mom's bike and shoes to try them out and he loves them too. If you are worried about some of the negative reviews I would say buy the pedals and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before installing cleats. And if you have a problem READ INSTRUCTIONS AGAIN- this time CAREFULLY.

Similar Products Used: Never used clip-in type pedals before.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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beanbaguk   Weekend Warrior [Oct 16, 2010]
Strength:

Superbly smooth bearings are a delight! I had these pedals fitted to my 2010 Trek 2.5 road bike. They also don't bother my knees like SPD's do.

Although it's a little odd for a road bike, I have a set of Mallet 2's on my Stumpy FSR so it avoids having to buy another pair of shoes.

Unlike the other review, they are very easy to clip into and to get out of. I've had no problems so it would seem the last reviewer didn't fit the cleats correctly with the shims provided.

I can't fault these pedals.

Weakness:

None so far, although perhaps they are not 100% ideal for road use but it's hardly a weakness.....

Awesome pedal and the 2011 model is the best yet. The bearings are insanely awesome and even better than before. Plus you get a 5 year warranty now.

Similar Products Used: Crank Brother Mallet 2, Crank Brother Candy, Shimano M505, Shimano XT SPD
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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