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Item # CRN0143

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For years, the mud-shedding debate raged, "Time. No, Shimano..." that is until Crankbrothers introduced their Eggbeater. There are no pedals that work better than these in the slop. The Crankbrothers Eggbeater 3 Pedals are the newest version of their workhorse Eggbeater SL.

Like the older SL, the Eggbeater 3 employs investment cast stainless steel for the main parts of the pedals -- the body and wings. These stainless parts are made to exacting tolerances for optimum performance and they'll never rust! In a change from the SL, the spindle is now forged from super-strong chromoly steel, meaning that anyone can use these as there's no weight limit.

Eggbeaters are also some of the easiest-to-use clipless pedal systems around. Thanks to the four-sided wing of the Eggbeater, it's literally impossible to not clip in with lightning quickness as soon as the bottom of your shoe hits the pedal. The Eggbeater 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 brass cleats for the Crankbrothers Eggbeater 3 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 -- 15degree 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. Needle and cartridge bearings will keep the Eggbeater 3 Pedals spinning smoothly -- a great improvement from the old bushings. 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. Shims to protect your shoes are included as well as all the hardware you'll need for installation.

  • Mud shedding design
  • Cartridge outer bearing, needle inner
  • 15 to 20 degree release
  • Brass cleat included with spacers
  • Aluminum body, stainless steel spring
  • Forged Cro-Moly spindle

  • Stainless Steel body and wings
  • Cartridge outer bearing, needle inner
  • Brass cleat with 15 or 20 degrees of release
  • Aluminum body, stainless steel spring
  • Forged chromoly spindle

Tech Specs

[body and wings] cast stainless steel, [spindle] forged scm435 chromoly steel, [spring] 300-series stainless steel, [cleat] brass
15 - 20 deg
Claimed Weight:
Stainless/Blue, One Size: 281g
Recommended Use:
mountain biking, cycle cross
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

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5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these for years and they are the best. Don't go lower that the 3's in the beaters and the candy.

Avg. ride time: 2h 5m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Blue 'Beaters

Love these pedals.

Blue 'Beaters
5 5

Crank Brothers Bling

I'm used to the Crank Brothers Candy for mountain biking so I bought these for my road bike. I was surprised how heavy they were with less material than the Candy. I like how they look minimal and the connection works well on the upstroke, but I could use a little more platform for mashing the downstroke. I would invest in extra cleats seeing how Crank Bros cleats tend to wear out fairly quickly.

5 5

all eggbeater.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I started several years ago with and entry level eggbeater and beat them too hell. they took it all and all my bikes road, gravel and mountain bike sport these pedals .

5 5

Egg Beater Pedals

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great Pedals, never get clot up with mud, very easy and fast to clip on (4 ways to clip).

Strongly recommend it

5 5

Best pedals ever!

I used Shimano SPD, but when I have to walk through the mud, and go back to the bike always is a mess, but with this guys it never happens, also you don't have to look for the proper position, you just ride!!

4 5

I converted

I having been running shimano SPDs for a few years now, but all my buddies somehow all rocked eggbeaters, naturally I eventually caved and bought these. I went with the 3s because you put a lot of trust in your pedals, so spend the extra money, (maybe not TI money though except for steez). However, after riding and racing with these, I do like how easy these are too clean as my spds would occasionally get to cake with dirt and mud. They are easy to get in and out of and have a good amount of float, so I guess my friends were right.

Avg. ride time: 1h 31m per week
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Will the crank brothers cleat fit on a...

Will the crank brothers cleat fit on a road shoe also?

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The cleats provided fit only shoes that have 2-hole SPD cleats.
Most road shoes have a 3-hole Look style cleat, but some support both 2 and 3 hole cleats.

That being said Crank Brothers sell a cleat for road shoes, I have used it and it works good, but if you plan on using your bike for road use with road use you are probably best off with a different pedal.

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I put these pedals on my road bike and they work great. I got the conversion cleats from Crank bros. I like that I can wear either my Mt bike shoe or road shoe for the same bike without having to mess with changing the cleat

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I have Egg Beaters on my commuter bike. The small cleat is recessed below the lugs on MTB style shoes so they are easy to walk in. The pedals are really durable and require little maintenance. Highly recommend!

4 5

Egg Beater 3 Pedals

My experience may be much different than yours. Most people love these pedals. I purchased these for a Bacchetta Corsa recumbent bike. Because it is a little difficult for a newbie to get started and clip in on a recumbent (especially uphill), a four-sided pedal can be a big advantage. A lot of recumbent riders use them. The Egg Beater 3s work fine, but I don't think I clip in any faster than I did with my Ultegra SPD-SL pedals. Part of the problem may be a modification of my right shoe to account for a leg length discrepancy. My cleat is on a 3/8" platform made from hard rubber, which sort of guided in the SPD-SL pedal, but does not aid in guiding in the EB cleat. I end up fishing around to clip in. I also use the road cleat adapters.
As for pedaling, I don't feel any hot spots. They are comfortable with my Sidi Genius 5 Pro shoes. I have never accidentally unclipped. The pricing was great and delivery very prompt.

1 5

Not a good pedal for advanced riders

I have the Eggbeater SL's. They are the predecessor to this model. They are absolutely TERRIBLE! They have always released with too little tension, and I am constantly blowing out of the pedals when I am out of the saddle and really cranking. The blowout is usually associated with a nice crash and a fair amount of pain. I have had the pedals for a little over a year, and after maybe 30hrs of riding the spring providing tension to the binding loops sheared, and I got to stand on that spindle for 17 miles while I rode back to my car. Thanks for all the scars, and a bad day on the mountain Crank Brothers.