Crank Brothers Candy C 2009 - £20 @ CRC
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Crank Brothers Candy C 2009 - £20 @ CRC

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Found 23rd Dec 2009
Bike pedals at a very good price. Ideal for MTBing as they clear mud very well RRP £55

"2-sided pedal, 4-sided entry, chromoly spindle.

Features
Weight: 308g per pair
Spindle: forged scm435 chromoly steel
Body: fibre composite
Kick plates: stainless steel
Wings: formed s45c carbon steel
Spring: 300 series stainless steel
End cap: aluminium
Standard cleat: premium brass
Shims: included
Release angle: 15˚ or 20˚
Max rider weight: no restriction"

10 Comments

Odd that you can't alter the release tension.

A bit like the Shimano M424 in that you can use cleats or the cage.

Golaboots888;7310693

Odd that you can't alter the release tension. A bit like the Shimano M424 … Odd that you can't alter the release tension. A bit like the Shimano M424 in that you can use cleats or the cage.



depending which way you attach the cleats to the shoes the release angles differ.
..have been using these for years ...love them. don't worry too much about the tension because the pedals loosen up after a while
..a recessed shoe cleat like the shimano AM50 ensures that the cleat has minimal floor contact when you're off the bike and also your knees don' t wobble too much when you do a power stroke

Brill pedals much better than Simano, especially if you suffer from sore ankles or knee's. They have a nice amount of heal float so they are easy on the joints. They also work better in the mud. The cleats alone are about £15 so this is a bargain!!! They fetch more than this on Fleebay, sometimes even when they are secondhand.

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Burty;7311613

Brill pedals much better than Simano, especially if you suffer from sore … Brill pedals much better than Simano, especially if you suffer from sore ankles or knee's. They have a nice amount of heal float so they are easy on the joints.



Is this a feature of the CrankBro Egg Beater system or these pedals in particular?

I think it's all egg beaters but can only comment on these. I have got 2 pairs and have now ordered a spare set. Don't bother with the Crank Bros Smarty pedals which look very similar they don't even last me a month a set - had 3 sets and gave in as they kept falling to pieces and don't have replaceable bearings. These last ages 10 months now of hard riding without any issues and repair kits are available should you ever need them.:thumbsup:

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Burty - thanks. What is the target audience/users would you say the Candys are for (e.g. Xcers or commuting)?
Ive already bought a pair of Crank Bros Acid 0's (OEM 1s) for £22 from CRC, so will be giving thos a go. Dont think Ill need or can justify buying another set.

CRC keep on "taking" my money - damn them ! LOL

I'd say they are aimed at MTB XC but I liked them that much I use them on my road bike aswell, they don't give as solid a platform (not as large) as a roadbike pedal but I'd rather not have the sore knee's. If you don't mind wearing cycling shoes for your commute they would be fine for that also. :thumbsup:

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Burty;7312311

I'd say they are aimed at MTB XC but I liked them that much I use them on … I'd say they are aimed at MTB XC but I liked them that much I use them on my road bike aswell, they don't give as solid a platform (not as large) as a roadbike pedal but I'd rather not have the sore knee's. If you don't mind wearing cycling shoes for your commute they would be fine for that also. :thumbsup:



Thanks - I currently use SPDs on my road bike (so no sore knees)- do you think these would actually be better on the road bike?

If your aren't hurting with the pedals you have and you like them I'd stick with them. These give a less fixed in feeling than most clipless pedals but still hold well enough to pull up with the back foot while pushing down on the front. I like to be able to adjust my foot slightly on the pedal even when it's clipped in. I have tried Shimano and Look and personally prefer these, being able to move my heel from left to right slightly has helped with my knee pains greatly.
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