I’ve long been a fan of Crank Brothers pedals. the Eggbeater design is far and away the simplest and most consistent clipless pedal platform I’ve used. Just look at the design… 4-sided entry with plenty of float and easily-cleaned design that sheds mud and dirt better than anything on the market.
On the market for a few years now, the Crank Brothers Candy C pedals provide that little extra platform for those “just in case” times when you can’t get completely clipped in. They aren’t as big and beefy as the larger and more DH-friendly Mallet or Acid pedal design, but they are perfect for all-around riding and even road riding.
After using the Crank Brothers Mallet C pedals for two seasons, I switched to the Candy’s because they are lighter and better for all-around riding. The design is small and light enough that I use them on both my mountain and road bikes. I like having the same type of platform regardless of the type of bike I’m riding, so these are a great crossover pedal.
- Simple design
- Great float – 15 or 20 degrees (depends on cleat placement)
- Inexpensive – $79 MSRP
- Lightweight – 308 grams
- Warranty – 2 years
- Great company – Like the Apple of bike components
- Quicker to release than other pedals, so they can be a little unpredictable at first
- Plastic platform isn’t super durable, but hasn’t broken