|weight: ||288g per pair|
|spindle: ||forged scm435 chromoly steel|
|body: ||cast stainless steel|
|wings: ||cast stainless steel|
|spring: ||300 series stainless steel|
|inner bearing: ||needle|
|outer bearing: ||cartridge|
|cleat: ||premium brass race cleat|
|release angle: ||15 to 20|
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Lightweight, Good Platform, Dual Sided Entry
CONS: None For My Uses
BEST USES: Urban riding, Road Biking
PROS: Dual Sided Entry, Mud-Shedding, Reliable Entry/Exit
PROS: Rocks-gravel--no Issue, Light, Strong, Mud--no Issue, Top value, Care-free
CONS: Sole Chewing-without Plat
The only thing I'll comment on regarding the durability is that they do need servicing. I like to make sure the outboard bearing shell has grease on the outside (between the shell and the pedal body) so that it can be removed later on. After a muddy race, they'll need cleaning and repacking. They'll work just fine if you don't do these things, but they won't be serviceable afterwards and will wear out in about 2,000 miles instead of the 5,000 before the spring needs replacing by Crank Brothers.
PROS: Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Reliable Entry/Exit
PROS: Easy clip in and out, Easy clip-in when muddy, Easy to maintain, Easy service
CONS: No platform
BEST USES: Commuting, XC, all mountain, Road
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Lightweight, Good Platform
But they are also fundamentally flawed. The design puts a lot of pressure on the sole of the shoe. The "wings" of the pedal (the eggbeater part) dig into soles and create noticeable grooves. This is NOT GOOD for carbon-soled shoes. Once the grooves get worn in, the creaking starts...
Crank Brothers makes shim kits and a steel sole protector, but adding these take away some float and the ease of release.
PROS: Durable, Lightweight, Shed Mud
CONS: Wear Out Shoes, Creak
PROS: Lightweight, Good Platform, Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry, Adjustable, Increases Pedaling Efficiency
BEST USES: Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Upgrade
PROS: Lightweight, Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry
CONS: No tension adjustment
The speedplay frogs claim to have a large if not the largest pedaling platform, I don't feel any difference when using the eggbeaters. Will prefer the eggbeaters anytime.
PROS: Very light, Easy engagement, Sheds Mud Naturally, Looks like a piece of art
PROS: Adjustable, Shed mud easily, Durable, Lightweight
CONS: Not street shoe friendly
BEST USES: Mud, Water
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry
BEST USES: Cyclocross, Mountain Biking
PROS: Compact, Durable
PROS: Durable, Lightweight
11 months ago
PROS: Durable, Light, Compact
BEST USES: Road, XC
PROS: Easy, Super servicable, Dependable, Versatile, Light, Durable
CONS: Not low profile roadies
BEST USES: Touring, Xc racing, Urban cruising, Free Ride, Commuting
PROS: Lightweight, Good Platform, Reliable Entry/Exit
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry, Good Platform, Lightweight, Increases Pedaling Efficiency
PROS: Increases Pedaling Efficiency
PROS: Lightweight, Inexpensive, Reliable Entry/Exit, 4-side Entry
BEST USES: Trail, Xc, Mountain Biking, Upgrade
PROS: Lightweight, Reliable Entry/Exit
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry, Lightweight
PROS: Lightweight, Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Reliable Entry/Exit
3 months ago
1 year ago
PROS: Lightweight, four sided entry no adjustments they just work, Reliable Entry/Exit, Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Good Platform
BEST USES: Road Biking, Mountain Biking
PROS: Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Dual Sided Entry, Adjustable, Reliable Entry/Exit, Lightweight, Good Platform
4 months ago
PROS: Dual Sided Entry, Reliable Entry/Exit
BEST USES: Road Biking, Mountain Biking
PROS: Light, Durable, Good-looking, Economical
PROS: Good Platform, Reliable Entry/Exit, Lightweight
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Adjustable, Good Platform, Dual Sided Entry
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit, Good Platform, Lightweight, Adjustable, Dual Sided Entry
PROS: Lightweight, Dual Sided Entry, Reliable Entry/Exit
BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking
PROS: Easy to use, High Value, Easy To Install
CONS: None that I can think of
Highly recommended for cross country and trail riding.
PROS: Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Good Platform, Lightweight, Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry
PROS: More durable bearings, Lightweight, Red, Best pedal in mudever
CONS: Bearing play from factory, 'stainless' steel rusts
BEST USES: Riding in mud or snow, Cyclocross
PROS: Reliable Entry/Exit
1 year ago
The eggbeaters will destroy your shoes over time by wearing grooves in the sole where the cleat & pedal connect. To combat this, purchase a sole guard plate. As your shoe treads naturally wear you lose contact with the end of the pedal. To combat this purchase a set of pedal end shims and swap out to thicker ones as each shim becomes obsolete. Then, on an annual basis, go ahead and purchase a pedal rebuild kit for when the bearing stops turning and/or the metal spacer overcomes friction and the pedal body gains a gap that lets your foot slide side to side while clipped in. Eventually the metal spacer will wear a groove in the axle enough that a rebuild kit is useless and you have to purchase a new pedal.
If a pedal manages to last a couple years, the spring loosens to the point that you disengage at all kinds of unwanted moments.
Then add up the total money spent on eggbeaters and shoes and realize that the shimano pedal will last decades with no maintenance or extra parts and without costing you pairs of shoes, and wonder how eggbeaters remain on the market.
1 year ago
CONS: Unreliable Entry/Exit, Flimsy Design, Difficult To Adjust, Single Sided Entry, Heavy
BEST USES: BMX, Road Biking
PROS: Works just fine, Light, BEAUTIFUL
CONS: Miss settings, Not reliable
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