Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2 Stainless Pedals $90.00
Want to know a secret? The Crankbrothers Eggbeater 2 Pedals are a few grams lighter than the Eggbeater 3 ... and less expensive. Sounds like a great value. The key differences are the stamped and plated, steel retention wing and bushings instead of needle bearings on the crank end of the pedal/spindle. In essence, they're functionally identical to the old Eggbeater SL and weigh within six grams, but they're $20 less expensive. A great value indeed.
Eggbeaters are also some of the easiest-to-use clipless pedal systems around. Thanks to the four-sided wing of the Eggbeaters, it's literally impossible to not clip in with lightning quickness as soon as the bottom of your shoe hits the pedal. The wing rotates either forward or backward under the pressure of your foot to quickly and smoothly engage the cleat bolted to the sole of your shoe.
The Eggbeater 2 employs investment cast stainless steel for the main body of the pedals, and the wings are stamped and chrome plated steel. The spindle is forged from super-strong chromoly steel, meaning that anyone can use them as there's no weight limit.
The brass cleats for the Crankbrothers Eggbeater 2 Pedals are small so they recess flush with the tread on the bottom of your shoes for easy walking. They're also designed for two release angles -- 15 degree or 20 degree. The release angle depends on which cleat you bolt to which shoe. Crankbrothers recommends the 15 degree setting if you're new to clipless. Otherwise, the 20 degree configuration will give you greater mobility on the bike without the worry of an accidental release. Bushings and cartridge bearings will keep the Eggbeater 2 Pedals spinning smoothly. And when the time comes for an overhaul, keep in mind that nobody else's pedals are as easy to service as Crankbrothers' pedals are.
- Cartridge outer bearing, bushing inner
- 15 to 20 degree release
- Brass cleat included with spacers
- Stainless steel body, spring
- Forged Cro-Moly spindle
Reviews & Community
Reliable and light
Before buying a pair of these, I heard from multiple people how they weren't durable and don't hold up. If my experience and the experience of those I usually ride with is typical, those people were wrong. I have had no issues with them, even with multiple hard rock strikes. The only slight quibble is that a rock strike will sometimes eject your foot from the pedal, but that is the price to pay for 4 sided entry. I have these on all my mountain bikes and they will stay there.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After some time of thinking I decided to buy these pedals. A friend of mine kept telling me how good they were. I was into the SPD Shimano before, but now I can't turn back. These pedals after a rainy muddy ride, were easy to clean (not the same with the SPD). I'm very happy with these reliable pedals.
Good to go
These are a solid choice for any kind of biking. I have moved them from my road bike, to my commuter and mountain bike with them excelling on all fronts. I have gone through 2 sets of cleats but as for these pedals,they have yet to fail.
I got these pedals yesterday and went out on a short ride and love them. They replaced an old pair of Candy pedals and the egg beaters are much easier to clip into than the Candy's were for me.
I'd definitely recommend them.
I'm on my third pair of eggbeaters and I love them. These pedals eventually break, but it takes a lot of hard riding. Every time I have to buy new ones I feel like I got my money's worth. For ease of entry and pedals that wont get mucked up with mud, you can't do any better.
I train on this pedal year round and have had unparalleled success with this platform (7-8K miles per season). The pedal clears mud, dirt, and snow. These pedals will provide a clean interface between your foot and your bike. I typically replace my cleats a few times each season to keep the pedal feeling tight. The pedal is completely re-buildable and recommended to keep the bushing feeling new. I use them to train and race on my Ti 11's. I like the way they feel the same and it saves your 11's from training abuse. I have an original pair I still train on that will be six seasons old this summer.