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    Mallet DH

    I'm currently using a Xt trail pedal, when I hit big rocks most of the time my foot unclipped from the pedals, I find it very annoying and slows me down. Even though I increased the tension and put new cleats same problem occurred.

    So now im thinking to get a mallet DH, what are you thoughts about this pedal and how durable and reliable is this?

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    I have been using Crank Candies for several years and found them better than XT for exit, float, and support. Just bought a set of Mallets for more foot support and find them similar to the Candies but alot more peddel under foot. In 4 years I have bent 1 wing which is easily replaced. Recently I tried some XT's and almost no float and too early a release when leaning the bike so back to Mallets for me.

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    I ride with Mallets and love them. It started for me because they're damn near impossible to clog with mud, ice or snow.
    I have come unclipped when hitting a rock but the pros outweigh the cons for me.
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    Hmmm, I personally don't have that problem, but possibly because I prefer "downhill" clipless pedals for their bigger more stable platform with the combination of a stickier rubber sole shoe, even for "cross country" or should I say general trail riding. Unless you're a weight wussie forget about the extra few grams some cry about and enjoy being able to practically forget about what's under your feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofnone View Post
    Hmmm, I personally don't have that problem, but possibly because I prefer "downhill" clipless pedals for their bigger more stable platform with the combination of a stickier rubber sole shoe, even for "cross country" or should I say general trail riding. Unless you're a weight wussie forget about the extra few grams some cry about and enjoy being able to practically forget about what's under your feet.
    I find clipless pedals more efficient during climbing and sprinting than flat pedals.

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    Do you find it difficult to clip in/out with mallet dh than xt trail?

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    I haven't ridden the XT trail pedal just the regular XT pedal. I found the XT too easy to clip out especially on tech. trails where I am using body lean to balance on the bike, especially using a dropper post which allows you angle the bike more which is a good thing. I find the foot freedom of the Candy or Mallet easy to deal with.

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    Okay I've been using the mallet dh for nearly 5 weeks now, I noticed that the spring that holds the cleats and spike easily corroded after using it several days in wet condition.

    I emailed crank brow about this and their response "our pedals could easily corroded if using in wet condition" ftw, this corrosion doesn't happens with my xt trail pedals.

    I am not happy with the cleat as well, after using it for 5 weeks it noticed it easily worn out compared to shimano cleats..

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    Mallet DH

    Might try Times pedals too.

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