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Crank Brothers Candy 1 Pedals

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Crank Brothers Candy 1 Pedals

Crank Brothers Candy 1 Pedals

Designed for all-mountain use, the Candy 1 has a one piece composite body with stamped steel wings. The mini platform is ideal for riders who want a bit more support or who occasionally ride while not clipped in on more challenging terrain.

weight:
262g per pair
spindle:  forged scm435 chromoly steel
body:
one piece composite
wings:
stamped steel
inner bearing:
bushing
outer bearing:
cartridge
cleat:
premium brass cleat
shims:
included
release angle:
15 to 20
warranty:  2 years

Sold as a pair, includes left and right pedals
4.1 / 5.0
36 Reviews
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Crank Bros pedals- the spindles break
They are initially great to use- very good in muddy conditions as there is lots of internal clearance for mud. I love the amount of float too. However, after 2 pairs of eggbeaters and 2 pairs of candies have snapped spindles, I've had enough. I can really do without the injuries they cause, and the associated time off the bike, not to mention the long walk/roll/1-leg-pedal back home when they break. I've heard first hand reports of others snapping plenty of spindles on these pedals as well. I gave up on the EBs while ago after a couple of snappage incidents, and swapped to Candies, but 2 spindle breakages in the past 7 months leads me to conclude that CB pedals have a serious design fault- weak/faulty/undersized spindles. They have all broken in the same place (see photo), so it is clearly a weakness in the design of these pedals. On Sunday the snapped left spindle gave my left thigh a very nasty greasy gouging (see photo) with plenty of blood and a big bruise on the back of my right thigh from the top tube or saddle when I went down. Last September I somehow managed to stay on the bike when a right spindle snapped whilst sprinting up a slope (different set of pedals), but had extensive bruising on the back of my left thigh and some strained arm muscles.
In every case the spindles have snapped when I was out of the saddle riding hard up a slope. I don't do big air- in fact I rarely get the wheels off the ground at all other than for the occasional log or rock, and weigh 78-80kg. I ride 150-200km/week on my Litespeed and Maverick, mainly on quiet remote dirt roads in fairly hilly terrain, and farm tracks with a bit of ST made by the cows. One pair snapped after less than 2500km, and the others at just under 8000km.
Would I recommend them? Only to someone who rode gently around on smooth roads, never pedalled out of the saddle and weighed under 50kg. I don't know anyone like that...

PROS: Easy to clip in and out

CONS: The spindles snap
April 9, 2012
Location:
Loomberah NSW Australia
Great product
I was not sold on clipless pedals until I used these. I did not expect the transition to be so easy. I have only used flats for the past 10 years. I finally gave in and bought these. I installed them two weeks ago and love them.

PROS: Easy To Install, Easy to use, Nice design

CONS: none
May 30, 2012
Location:
Laurinburg, NC
Candy 1 Pedals
My first non-SPD pedal and I couldn't be happier. Very simplistic and lightweight. Secure, reliable entry, comfortable amount of float, no unplanned releases. Cleats seem to be wearing well. Have not used in mud yet...

PROS: Dual Sided Entry, Lightweight, Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Reliable Entry/Exit, Good Platform

BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking
September 16, 2013
Location:
Medford, OR
Best for what it's intended for
I have been using CrankBrothers for 5 years now and never had problems with it and I don't even maintain it. Contrary to what one of the reviewers here said about them breaking off, the Candy 1 will work best for road or light trail riding. Anything else than that and you should use the CB Mallet which I use for serious technical trail and downhill riding at the North Shore and Whistler bike park.

PROS: Almost maintenance free, Easy to clip in and out

BEST USES: Road, Light Trail Riding
October 3, 2012
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Good pedals
These work well. However are mostly comprised of plastic so longevity may be an issue. The pedal works well, has a platform and easy entry and exit, great for beginners.

PROS: Decent Platform, Reliable Entryexit, price, Not cumbersome

CONS: scratches EASILY
October 29, 2012
Location:
Madeira Beach, FL
Great pedal at a Great price!
I replaced my SPD pedals with these, and have been very happy so far. Extremely light for the price, and the added platform over the Eggbeaters is welcome. I just wish the entire platform was used like the older Candy's. The new shape on these only contact your shoe on the center "square" area, and not the ends of the platform.

PROS: Easy To Clip And Unclip, Small Platform, Lightweight, Durable

CONS: Small Amount Of Play
October 4, 2012
Location:
Fontana, CA
Excellent pedals!!
These pedals are excellent for climbing and not so aggressive downhill.
Great for riders who wants to switch to clipless.

PROS: Easy in and easy out, Stylish and affordable, No brainer installation
April 16, 2012
Location:
Fountain Valley, CA
Great inexpensive pedal that is durable and sturdy
This pedal is very durable, functional, and actually looks great. It's also lighter than all other Candy models except the Titanium.

PROS: Good Platform, Reliable Entry/Exit, Dual Sided Entry, Lightweight
July 15, 2016
Location:
Healdsburg, CA
Crank Bros are the Best
I've got a pair of crank brothers pedals on all my bikes including my roadie. The Candy 1 pedals are light, inexpensive and work great. No major complaints and very little maintaince. Im a big fan of Crank Brothers pedals

PROS: Easy, Light, cheap

BEST USES: Road, XC
March 27, 2012
Location:
Riverside, CA
Candy that's oh so sweet
Delivery time was spot on with ETA.

PROS: Increases Pedaling Efficiency, Lightweight

BEST USES: Road Biking, Mountain Biking
August 12, 2016
Location:
Wisconsin

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