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Im looking into some clipless pedals and was wondering if there were any suggestions. Im 6'10" and 280lbs. Im having a frame built and have found pretty much all my other components. I am just left with finding a strong pedal. I will be pairing the pedal up with SIDI
Dominator 5 shoes. Any thoughts would help.
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I'm usually floating around 230-235 without gear and I use Crank Bros Eggbeaters on all my bikes. Great pedals, I've never had any issues with them. I still have my original set thats 4 years old. Just stay away from the Titanium models with the weight restrictions.
 

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Over 350lbs here. Time Atac Z's. :thumbsup: 1 pair on my mtb for 3 years and one pair on my commuter bike. I tried the Crank Brothers Mallets but they kept breaking. After the 3rd replacement set, I sold them and bought the Atac Z's....very simple maintence too.
 

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I like my new Time ROC ATAC (carbon version) even better than my old Time ATAC XS.

Apparently, failure rate on some Eggbeater models is pretty high. Sorry, don't know which models exactly: people just say their Eggbeater bearings or axle failed, without specifying the exact model.
 

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While I love the performance of my Crank Brothers (mud, engage/release, traction on the Mallets, etc) pedals (Mallets, Candys and eggbeaters..) and their customer service is some of the best...I've had to take advantage of that good customer service too often. The bearings hasn't been too much of an issue since 2004 pedals or so, but if you have O.G. eggbeaters you better stay on top of maintenance. Anyway, Lots of bent wings on all, bent bodies on Candys and one broken spindle on a Mallet (older style) and one eggbeater axel. I've broken three Shimano axels.

I really do like the Crank Bros pedals when they are working (which is most of the time) but I do feel like I need to carry an extra set (which I do...) on long rides (>4 hour) or areas where we are pretty isolated. I'd switch to another pedal, maybe, but then I'd have to buy 4 sets or constantly swap...and neither of those options sound apealing.

Brock...
 

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which time

Allot of you seem to use time pedals. I was wondering which model you run. it seems that all but the alium and z are composite body which makes me leary. If you do have time pedals with composite bodies, do they hold up?
 

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have 5 sets of Times

2 sets of composite ATACs on my Cross Bikes
1 set of steel bodied on my MYTB
2 sets of road pedals ( RXS and Impact)

all with Cro Mo spindles

never had a failure
(hope I didn't jinx myself)
 

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The composite on my Times (ATAC XS and ROC ATAC) gets scratched and gouged when I hit them on rocks. That has no effect on pedal function: it is all cosmetic.

The aluminum (?) bars on "regular" ATAC pedals seem to have some tendency to get loose over the years. ROC ATAC has steel bars, much like Z and Alium, and will probably stay tight for longer.
 

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does anyone have any experience / opinions on the Crank Brother Acid 1(Gray)?

I bought them for 50 since it was a good deal, but don't know if its any good for someone that weight under 250lbs...
I haven't use it yet... I can return it if you guys say its not good.

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I'm on the Aliums. Really like them, but I would probably go with a higher end model next time around, like the carbons. no real reason other than weight savings.
 

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ImaKlyde said:
I really do like the Crank Bros pedals when they are working (which is most of the time) but I do feel like I need to carry an extra set (which I do...) on long rides (>4 hour) or areas where we are pretty isolated. I'd switch to another pedal, maybe, but then I'd have to buy 4 sets or constantly swap...and neither of those options sound apealing.

Brock...
Seriously? Are you doing FR and such with them? I have a pair of Candy's and they seem fine to me. There's no way I'm going to start buying multiple pairs though.
 

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I'm on the Aliums. Really like them, but I would probably go with a higher end model next time around, like the carbons. no real reason other than weight savings.
I have Aliums, XE's and carbons with no problems ever. I have been as high on these pedals as the high 300's a couple of years ago and they have been bombproof
 
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