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The Crank Brothers Acid 1 Pedals give you the option to clip in for a cross country ride or just run flat-bottom shoes for your trip to the store. Acid 1 Pedals have gained a following among DH racers who like to run clipless on really rough tracks, and they make a great pick for long cross country rides and endurance events as well. These Crank Brothers pedals can easily take the abuse of a long downhill race run or massive big-mountain step-down, so whatever you're riding, you don't have to worry about a thing.

Tech Specs

6061 aluminum
15 deg 20 deg
Cleat Type:
Claimed Weight:
395 g
Recommended Use:
DH, cross country biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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4 5

Not too shabby.

The Acid 1's came OEM on my '07 Marin. I would say they are easier to clip in/out than my old Time ATAC pedals, shed mud much better and keep me clipped in better. Some might not like their lack of a tension adjustment. But I haven't had a problem. The first season I used them they developed a funny squeaking noise, which eventually went away. They're also rebuildable, which is nice if you're actually shelling out a cool hundred for retail price. Overall a solid pedal, and not a bad value.

2 5

Light weight, light duty

PRO'S: Shed mud like a wet dog, Light weight, Platform allows for pedaling w/o clipping in (handy in rough conditions)

CON'S: Questionable durability, No grips/pins on platform

I like a platform/clipless pedal for big mountain riding. I run my Acid 1's on my Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe, which I use primarily for all mountain riding. The pedals provided more leverage than the Crank Brother's Egg Beaters, and are easier for my feet to find in rough, wet conditions. However, I'd had problems with the spindle mechanism twice. First the pedal grew sticky and fell apart within 6-months of maybe 5-hours a week riding. Now, after having that one rebuilt, one of the pedals is sticking again.

Verdict: Buy the Shimano 545 for durability and ability to take the abuse. This one's only for show ...

3 5

Pedals do the trick, good design.

Got these for MTB action. They have a good platform, not to big, not to small. Lightweight, nice design, and good clipping power. Not comfortable for riding with street shoes though as the clip sticks up past pedal.

when riding to the store wearing soft...

when riding to the store wearing soft shoes, does the mechanism stick up above the platform to the point of having to mold the foot over the cleat?

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For an idea, here's a more cross-sectiony view of the acid pedals: used to ride my candy and acid pedals occasionally with my street shoes, but I hated having clipless available to me and not taking advantage of it.That's when I bought these: Filter is a great street shoe, it looks good, and I keep those cleats neatly tucked away for any bike I happen to saddle up on with crank bros. pedals.

What is a good shoe recommendation for...

What is a good shoe recommendation for these pedals?

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It completely depends on what type of riding you're doing. I'm biased towards Sidi shoes, but you might also like the SixSixOne Filter (makes a nice street shoe). local bike shop can order them fairly easily, or you can order direct from SixSixOne.

I'm new to clipless pedals and this pedal...

I'm new to clipless pedals and this pedal doesn't say whether the cleat is spd or road shoes? Anyone know?

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The Crank Brothers cleats are the same bolt pattern as SPD. While the cleats are different between crank bros. and SPD, you can use any shoe that declares itself 'SPD compatible'. If you're wanting a larger platform for the option to ride without clipless pedals, look at the crank bros. Mallet pedal.'t get too ambitious when starting out with clipless either. Be sure to start out on some flat ground or roads, practice entry and exit, and soon enough it'll become second nature. You'll wonder how you rode without them.