Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dex11's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    342

    New pedals, to many choices.....

    So I'm looking for some new pedals, and have found a lot of choices.
    I race cross country and do a lot of road- training. Used shoes are Shimano SH-M225 (carbon sole). Have been searching on this forum, and this is what I have come up with. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Eggbeaters ( Sl and Ti) are light, good in mud, but non-durable (part can be replaced), probably not comfy for road training, and are they gonna eat up my shoes ??

    Shimano M 959 are from what if read very good, but are a bit heavy. And they have a bigger platform.

    Xdepo's ( Mag and Mag/Ti) are light, have a platform, but also non durable( parts can't be replaced).

    Candy's ( Sl and Ti)are a bit heavier then the eggbeaters, but still light. They have a platform, but are they durable ?? and can parts be replaced ??

    I'm leaning towards the candy's, but would like some opinions.

    Thanks

    DEX

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Dex11
    So I'm looking for some new pedals, and have found a lot of choices.
    I race cross country and do a lot of road- training. Used shoes are Shimano SH-M225 (carbon sole). Have been searching on this forum, and this is what I have come up with. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Eggbeaters ( Sl and Ti) are light, good in mud, but non-durable (part can be replaced), probably not comfy for road training, and are they gonna eat up my shoes ??

    Shimano M 959 are from what if read very good, but are a bit heavy. And they have a bigger platform.

    Xdepo's ( Mag and Mag/Ti) are light, have a platform, but also non durable( parts can't be replaced).

    Candy's ( Sl and Ti)are a bit heavier then the eggbeaters, but still light. They have a platform, but are they durable ?? and can parts be replaced ??

    I'm leaning towards the candy's, but would like some opinions.

    Thanks

    DEX
    Depends what you ride I think. Lots of rocks on the trails I ride and the pedals tend to get beat up quickly, so I dont worry about pedals to much. I tend to go w/ whats cheapest. Same goes for rear derailluers. Lots of folks buy exspensive derailluers but all it takes is one stick, branch, rock etc... to destroy it. Anyway thats my opinion. But......if I was a millionare I would have all the goodies!!!!!!!! lol

  3. #3
    Curtlo Hardtail(liatdraH)
    Reputation: liatdraH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    46

    What about Time?

    Time was my choice for my first clipless. Maybe not the best idea because they aren't adjustable, but after the initial steep learning curve I really like them. I have used both the Aliums and Carbons and have had no problems with them at all.
    Rule books are paper they will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    381

    Second the Time ATACs

    Quote Originally Posted by liatdraH
    Time was my choice for my first clipless. Maybe not the best idea because they aren't adjustable, but after the initial steep learning curve I really like them. I have used both the Aliums and Carbons and have had no problems with them at all.
    I second the Time ATAC clipless pedals. I use the Alium S pedals, and they are awesome, so easy to get in and out of, once you get used to them and break them in, and even that doesn't take that long, probably a few days of riding in them. They are also very secure.
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing...

    -Ricko, mtbr member

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dex11's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    342
    Never thought about the Time's, forgot all about them. THANKS !!!
    From what I understand, they are good in mud. But are they durable ??
    As I said before, I don't use them for racing only but training aswell.

    Thanks.

    DEX

  6. #6
    -> SickLines.com <-
    Reputation: mtb_biker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,213
    The only mtb pedals i would recommend are the
    New Time Atatc's or
    Shimano M959 / M540

  7. #7
    Chrome Toaster
    Reputation: Hecubus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,850
    Look at the Shimano 540 too. Its 99% the same as the 959 for half the cost. Only difference is it use phillips screws instead of hex and the coating on the jaws is crome instead on the slightly better flourine coating of the 959's. They only weigh 6g more.

    Time is also a great choice and are very durable. I wouldn't recommend the candy's. The platform really does nothing. It just makes the pedal more dificult to get into than the standard eggbeater. Its a product for those people who can't deal with the unusual look of the eggbeater. Its durability will be the same as the eggbeater since its the same pedal.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Dex11's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    342
    Many thanks.

    Especially for the info about the candy's, they were my first choice. I never knew the candy were almost the same, execpt for the platform. But when I look at it now its clear.
    Time or Shimano it will be then, but witch model of the Atac's ?? Is the only difference the weight ??

    Thanks

    DEX

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: moose8500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    233
    I just bought some eggs (sl). I haven't tried them out yet, but the weight savings are nice....
    ---(cheap, light, strong)---
    pick two...

    I choose all 3!!!

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    381
    I believe that weight is the only difference, and yes the TIMEs are quite durable
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing...

    -Ricko, mtbr member

  11. #11
    MTBR Mafia
    Reputation: cdub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,558
    eggbeaters are sweet. pounded mine for 2 years and still going like day one

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    135
    I got a pair of candy's and really like them....they work very well in mud and adverse conditions


    my biggest complaint with them though is the cleat life.....i wear down the cleats every 3 or 4 months and have to get new ones, from my understanding im not the only one with this problem

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: badlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    293

    Crank Bros. all around

    I have Candy's on the Joker, Mallets on the hard tail and SL's on the road bike and my fixie. So far all is well and I only have one set of cleats for any riding shoe I feel like using. And with the Mallets, I can use a show without a cleat. I have a set of SIDI Dom's that fit my feet like a glove and I use most of the time on any of my bikes. I use my road shoes infrequently, but the option is always there.

    Rick

  14. #14
    nab
    nab is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    67
    I second the shimano 540. It's light, durable and cheap and mud doesn't get stuck in. And it also looks good. What more can you ask for? I've broken a 959 before, accidentally landed the pedal on a rock.

Similar Threads

  1. Difference between Eggbeater crom and Candy C pedals?
    By Twiggy in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-17-2009, 11:37 PM
  2. need some help choosing pedals.. story...
    By jh_on_the_cape in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12-13-2004, 01:55 PM
  3. Clip+Platform pedals: Time Vs. Crank Bros.
    By ButtGumbo in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-22-2004, 12:39 PM
  4. What 10-25dollar platform pedals?
    By eman in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-07-2004, 11:37 AM
  5. Replies: 36
    Last Post: 05-23-2004, 02:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •