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Item # CRN0148

A pedal with room to spread your wings.

The Crank Brothers Mallet 3 Pedal lets you clip in or not, depending on what type of riding you're doing that day. The broad platform gives you plenty of stability for freeride and DH riding, while the titanium wings bring the weight down so you can use the Mallet for all-mountain riding.

  • Tough Cro-Moly spindle for long-lasting performance
  • Aluminum platform is durable and lightweight
  • 12 8mm set screws per pedal for traction
  • Titanium wings reduce weight while adding durability

  • Two-piece aluminum-composite platform
  • Egg Beater retention system
  • Cast steel wings; stainless steel spring
  • Inner needle, outer cartridge bearings
  • 6 adjustable traction pins on each side
  • Premium brass cleats with shims included

Tech Specs

Claimed Weight:
439 g
15 to 20 degrees
[spindle] forged scm435 chromoly steel, [platform] aluminum, [wings] titanium, [spring] stainless steel, [kick plates] aluminum, [cleat] premium brass
Recommended Use:
downhill, freeride
Entry / Release:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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4 5

Not a bad in between.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used the non flat style crank brothers in the past, only complaint is that you have limited tension ability. Still if you need to be in and out for the terrain your in and need to have the grip of a flat pedal at those times then this is a nice option. The spikes are nice, since most others with clipless don't offer that. Funny to read others reviews and complaints about pedals not lasting. If you're hard on gear, thats the way it goes, rocks aren't soft and nothing lasts forever on the trail.

3 5

Awesome pedals, until they aren't

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Crank Bros. clipless concept it awesome. Its easy to get into and out of, and it sheds mud. These pedals ride great, but they simply don't have the durability to last a full season of shredding. I've had broken wings, snapped spindles, and seized bearings that refused extraction, after I got a rebuild kit. For a similar ride, but bombproof construction, try TIME.

5 5

The best of both worlds

I had to wait a few months for these pedals to get restocked. Swoop them up when they become available. Supplies are limited.

3 5

Not as good as prior generation

The current generation of Mallet 3's dont have the grip and holding power as the previous version. I find myself inadvertently coming up clipped when I never had the issue with the previous model. In all I think that the Crank Brothers system is superior to the SPD design because there are more exit options.

I think the new downhill pedals look like winners because they are much closer to the last generation design, I wish I had held off a couple more months and got the downhill pedal.

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Do you have the clips in for the 20 degree angle and not the 15?

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I use the 20 degree setting, which is what I have always used on previous generations of CB pedals, so I would expect a similar experience, but I just can't seem to get these to perform the way I would like...