• 08-30-2012
    ghettocop
    Do all Crank Bros componets suck?
    I like componets made by just about everyone, but damn their stuff has let me down. Used Eggbeaters a bit back to save weight, but the bushing/bearings lasted less than a season and would forcibly eject me on pedal strikes. I recently picked up the 65.00 "Split Lever Seatpost clamp" purely for it's cool asthetics and color combo. Yes.....65.00 for a post clamp. Pure junk. Mine wouldn't clamp a wooden broom handle to a peg board. Super weak, plastic binder nut, just totally crappy.
  • 08-30-2012
    CHUM
    i am a fan of my eggbeaters....been using for 7 or 8 years now...
  • 08-30-2012
    AZ
    My Eggbeaters lasted a total of 30 miles, I ride Shimano now. YMMV.
  • 08-30-2012
    mbmb65
    Yes, they do.
  • 08-30-2012
    natzx7
    Brand new 5050 XXs , lasted two rides, started clicking. Thought it was the bottom bracket, changed it out, finally figured out it was the left pedal. Waiting to see if they will warranty them. Bought some Straitlines.
  • 08-30-2012
    Huck Pitueee
    My dropper seat post didn't work right out of the box. So I had to burn a bunch of gas, time and money to ship it back for repair. I couldn't even get my money back so I could change brands.
  • 08-30-2012
    dirt farmer
    The Candy's that came with my most recent bike were "steaming coils of dog squeeze on a hot summer's pavement" compared to my Time ATAC pedals.
  • 08-30-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Huck Pitueee View Post
    My dropper seat post didn't work right out of the box. So I had to burn a bunch of gas, time and money to ship it back for repair. I couldn't even get my money back so I could change brands.

    And I have been using my Joplin dropper remote for 4 years with no problems. I guess each one is different and it's just the luck of the draw.
  • 08-30-2012
    jasonmason
    I've got multiple pairs of eggbeaters (oldest are 5+ years old), 5050s, and an iodine wheelset. Never had a problem with any of it.

    CB stuff is funny...some people seems to have trouble with it, others never have a single thing go wrong. No idea why that is. I like mine.
  • 08-30-2012
    CharlyC
    I just got a mouth full of dirt, ripped/bruised shoulder&arm and a torn finger nail thanks to my joplin4r malfunctioning (again) in the middle of a race. I've already had to send it back once. I want to sell it but feel bad about heaving my **** onto some other unsuspecting buyer. I definitely think that Crank Bros have got it goin' on style wise, but their quality is shite.
  • 08-30-2012
    Sheepo5669
    **** CBs everything.

    Though those Egg 11s look pretty awesome for CX!

    But Ill never know.
  • 08-30-2012
    Dion
    I'm starting to become annoyed with Eggbeaters. They are great for CX (4 way clip in), but for mountain biking, I just don't think there's enough platform there. They kinda make my feet hurt, and the springs become unreliable to the point my foot just unclips.

    I like the Candy's for MTB, which gives a little more platform - but I'm thinking about switching over the ATAC's. Will my CB cleats clips in to them?
  • 08-30-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I like the Candy's for MTB, which gives a little more platform - but I'm thinking about switching over the ATAC's. Will my CB cleats clips in to them?

    No, you'll need the Time cleats
  • 08-30-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    I’ve got just under 8,000 miles on a set of Crank Brother Candy “C” pedals. Sure, I had to re-pack the spindles with Phil Wood Hub Grease three times, but otherwise no complaints. I should mention that I regularly ride on some rocky-ass technical stuff on a fully-rigid bike (2009 11th Anniversary Edition Surly 1x1 “Rat Ride”) with this particular set of pedals too.

    The only complaint I have about any Crank Brothers products are the Candy 2 pedals, which unfortunately have a different bearing/spindle/bushing/o-ring design which is problematic for user servicing unless you have the same tools the Crank Brothers service people use. I abandoned my Candy 2 (the orange anodised ones) pedals after roughly 400 miles of riding, and this unfortunately included a free full-service “overhaul” (new springs and internals) by the Crank Brothers people themselves (at Sea Otter Classic 2012) since one of the springs (cannot remember if it’s the right or left pedal) lacks proper tension and now ejects my cleat upon a very light amount of upward pedal motion.
  • 08-30-2012
    John Kuhl
    Okay guys go easy on me, but my Crank Brothers
    Cobalt wheels that I have on one of my bikes have
    been trouble free.
  • 08-30-2012
    ALBM
    They're more fashion than function from what I've experienced...
  • 08-30-2012
    LeeL
    The boxes the products come in are nice and have good padding so when you have to ship them back for warranty all the broken parts shouldn't get scuffed
  • 08-30-2012
    Jon Richard
    I have that split collar post clamp. I definately bought it for aestetics, works OK.

    The saddles they sell are pretty good. They're made by Fizik and are 'Tinker' Juarez approved.

    If they invested as much in engineering as their art department this would be a really great company, thats no disrespect to CB, I'm just saying the potential for something special is there.
  • 08-31-2012
    Tone's
    My 50/50s lasted 1 year before the bearings wore out, suppose they could have lasted a bit longer before i had to change the bearings, but went to straitlines n never would go back
    IMO they do make a good multi tool, my crank bros multi 17 is the best ive used n is like the day i bought it, but yes ive heard many times that people have have had problems with their stuff so where theres smoke theres fire..
  • 08-31-2012
    womble
    I rode Eggbeaters for about three rides, then ditched them because of the rock-strike-eject problem and the mushy feel they had when clipped in.

    A friend had his Eggbeaters disintegrate on another ride.

    Another friend has had Eggbeaters for years and no problems.
  • 08-31-2012
    mtnbikej
    I have been on a set of Iodine 29 for 8 months/1600 miles and trouble free......save for a couple of loose spokes.
  • 08-31-2012
    TBarnaby
    The only product of theirs that I have is a Cobalt headset. Other than some issues with initial set up (most likely user induced) it has been trouble free for about a year.
  • 08-31-2012
    theMeat
    I'd have to say no, they don't suck. Maybe I've just been lucky IDK, but there must be some truths to so many people not liking their quality.
    For the record, Times, which IMO seem to have the biggest, strongest following, can also unclip you from bottom strikes.
  • 08-31-2012
    tangaroo
    I had a pair candys for 5 days. Then I switched back to SPDs and I've never looked back.
  • 08-31-2012
    b-kul
    all my cb products have been great. seems hit or miss for some people though.