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I currently use the Crank Brothers Smarty pedals, and I quite like'em. Since I bought a pair of shoes made with carbon soles, I thought the increased rigidity would allow me to switch the a set of Egg Beaters (4 Ti) ... but not sure if the candy would be a better deal (4 Ti - for approx 75 $ less, and 30 grams more). Does any of you have some thoughts on that ? Thanks in advance.
 

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I like the regular egg beaters, but then I haven't tried the candys or smartys. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not having extra platform area. I can't detect any flex in my shoes (specialized comps), so I doubt there are negative consequences happening because of lack of platform.

Regular egg beaters will eat into your shoes eventually. Probably the same with candys. I'd get some shoe shields for your nice carbon shoes.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/shoe_shields.php
 

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I find the mini-platform of the Candy to be more of a nuisance than a help. I feel I can click into the simple eggbeater more consistently.
 

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I use both on less than super stiff shoes. The eggbeaters for cx beacuse they are more reliable entry/exit and the candy on my mtb beacuse I get side to side rock and too much free float for super long rides with the eggbeaters
 

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chansen said:
I find the mini-platform of the Candy to be more of a nuisance than a help. I feel I can click into the simple eggbeater more consistently.
Me too. I have a pair of Candy's on my road bike--they were given to me so I was just happy to be able to use my nice mtb shoes on my road bike without changing cleats--but I find the Candy's to be much more difficult to clip into than the egg beaters. I'd definitely go with the egg beaters.
 

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I have eggbeaters on my road bike and acid's on my mountain bike. It is easier to clip into the egg beaters but I hit rocks with my pedals so I prefer something that will protect the eggbeater when I'm in the rocks.
 

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I'll have to agree as well that standard Eggbeaters are easier to get into, as they are truly 4-sided entry whereas the Candy platform essentially reduces it to 2-sided entry.

If you are interested in cost savings, buy the 2-Ti model and then buy the aftermarket Ti spindles that are made by Ward Industries for $50 - you then even get a choice of standard, short, or ultrashort spindle.
 

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chansen said:
I find the mini-platform of the Candy to be more of a nuisance than a help. I feel I can click into the simple eggbeater more consistently.
After a few years on the 'beaters, I tried out the Candies. I couldn't get clipped or unclipped many times. After a few months, I gave them away. The platform helped a bit, but not enough to make up for my inablity to get in and out consistantly.
 

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I have eggbeaters on my road bike and acid's on my mountain bike. It is easier to clip into the egg beaters but I hit rocks with my pedals so I prefer something that will protect the eggbeater when I'm in the rocks.
I don't think the platform protects against pedalstrike. It didn't on my candies, one of the prongs busted off the other day.
 

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I don't think the platform protects against pedalstrike. It didn't on my candies, one of the prongs busted off the other day.
I'll try and remember to post up a picture of my trashed pedals tonight. =) I got them just after I started biking and they have met their fair share of rocks. I like to think that each strike would have hit the egg beaters and didn't because of the platforms, but I could be wrong. True or not, that's why I like them. In the two years I've been using them, I have only hit 1 rock that released my foot from the pedal.

To be fair, most of the guys I ride with that have CB pedals have the egg beaters, and I do like the ones on my road bike.
 

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chansen said:
I find the mini-platform of the Candy to be more of a nuisance than a help. I feel I can click into the simple eggbeater more consistently.
I'm exactly the opposite of everyone in this thread- I tried eggbeaters and hated them because sometimes the "beater" would roll under my foot when I was trying to clip in. Candys don't seem to do that.
 

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Thanks again to you all ... you really helped me made up my mind. I'll go with egg beater!! I just hope the lack of stability noted earlier (for the long rides ... due to muscle fatigue I guess) won't bother me too much.
 
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