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    2012 Mallet 3 pedals

    Saw pictures of the new 2012 crank brothers mallet 3 pedals online. Anyone know when these will be available? Tried emailing cb twice, with no reply. I don't have any experience with cb products. Hoping I don't have to wait until 2012, to actually see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanklr
    Saw pictures of the new 2012 crank brothers mallet 3 pedals online. Anyone know when these will be available? Tried emailing cb twice, with no reply. I don't have any experience with cb products. Hoping I don't have to wait until 2012, to actually see them.
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    Looks like Jenson has them May 27th for $109
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    Not sure why it says "2011" ... the description describes the new Mallet 3 pedal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by client_9
    Looks like Jenson has them May 27th for $109
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    Not sure why it says "2011" ... the description describes the new Mallet 3 pedal.


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    Not the same ones

    Quote Originally Posted by client_9
    Looks like Jenson has them May 27th for $109
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    Not sure why it says "2011" ... the description describes the new Mallet 3 pedal.


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    Originally I thought those might be the same ones, but there not. After some research and email exchanges with Jenson, they are NOT the new 2012 version. They are a newer color 2011 version with a few changes from the prior year.

    I did finally hear back from CB. Not sure why it took three emails to finally get a response. But they said they would be available late June and around the same price as the 2011 mallet 3 models.

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    Why such a big drop in price from 2009 mallet 3's to the new 2012?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senor StrongBad View Post
    Why such a big drop in price from 2009 mallet 3's to the new 2012?
    Maybe it has something to do with their pedals having a reputation for exploding when they see rocks. Or maybe they just weren't selling enough at the higher pricepoint and they had some margin to play with.

    Personally I don't like the fact that they went with a polycarbonate inner but aluminum on the outer because "most pedal strikes happen at the outside of the pedal." My platforms have plenty of evidence of strikes even close to the cranks. Those would get destroyed with the riding I do.
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    Do the time z's explode at the site of rocks too?

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