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    Shimano M424 vs. Crank Brothers candy 3

    I have used shimano's since I went clipless a few years ago. Lately Ive been looking to upgrade pedals on my new bike, and have been looking at the Crank Brothers Pedals.

    Pros, Cons??????

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    Thanks scorch think I'll stick with shimano.

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    I don't really understand the Candy. It's platform is really too small to do much good, and it only adds weight and complexity.

    Personally, I used SPDs for years until my knees started to hurt. I switched over to Crank Bros Eggbeaters for the extra float, and they've held up beautifully, and great to use, are light, and no more knee pain! The only pedals I would ever switch to are the Time Atac pedals, which have as much float as the CBs.

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    thanks for the input wish I could try some before I buy, anybody tried the Frog mountain bike pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyjoejimbob View Post
    thanks for the input wish I could try some before I buy, anybody tried the Frog mountain bike pedals?
    PM 1SPD. He used to use Frogs, and just recently switched to Crank Bros.

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    I have used Frogs for years on my XC bike. They are great but difficult to re-clip if you dab.

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    Have been using 2011 CB Candy 3's for a few rides now and they've been great.

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