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Crank Brothers
Candy 1 Pedals

3.25 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews



Candy is dandy.

One of the most versatile pedals in Crank Brother's collection, the Candy 1 Pedals excel at everything from fast-paced XC racing to aggressive trail rides. They're larger than the XC-oriented Eggbeaters, yet smaller than the downhill-crushing Mallets, striking the sweet spot between lightweight efficiency and confidence-inspiring surface area when dismounts on technical trails are commonplace.

The composite body retains a lightweight feel while standing up to the occasional rock strike on the trail, while the stamped steel wings provide intuitive four-sided entry that sheds muck every time you clip in. Customizable release angles of 15 and 20 degrees allow you to bail quickly during sketchy situations or stay clipped in for extra security when things get rowdy. This customizable release is key for beginners just getting started, allowing them to gain peace of mind for dismounting quickly when they're about to fall on the trail.


  • Versatile and intuitive pedal for cross-country and trail use
  • Composite body adds a bit more surface area for clipping in
  • Four-sided entry makes it easy to locate clip-in interface
  • Mud-shedding design works great in mucky conditions
  • Customizable release angles of 15 or 20 degrees
  • Includes Crank Brothers Premium Brass Cleats
  • Item #CRN003L
[body] one-piece composite, [spindle] forged scm 435 chromoly steel, [wing] stamped steel, [spring] 300-series stainless steel
0° or 6°
Crank Brothers easy release cleat kit (included)
Entry / Release
Pedal Wrench Type
8mm hex
Claimed Weight
[pair] 10.4oz (294g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 2 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

September 13, 2023

best light cost effective xc pedal

I've put it through the wringer

I have used these pedals for xc racing for about 10 years. When you consider the weight and the price there is nothing even close. I will say these are mean to replace after a significant amount of wear. I usually buy 1 set every 2 years or so of hard riding. I love em. easy to get in especially if your starting on a hill or other technical terrain where you need somewhat of a flat pedal to get established.

ryan r

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

2 out of 5 stars

December 17, 2020


I've used it several times
5' 5"

They are probably better for road biking/xc where coming unclipped won't hurt you. But when used for jumps you come unclipped way to easily. If you are considering taking these downhill, forget it. YOU WILL COME UNCLIPPED TOO EASILY TOO FAST!!!

Eli S
5 out of 5 stars

September 21, 2020

Great pedal, great price

I've put it through the wringer

Use these on my gravel/ commuter bike and work great. Stepped up to these from egg beaters for some increased platform size and decreased foot pressure

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christopher D

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

1 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2020

Caused me to crash on a descent

I've put it through the wringer

I've put maybe 200 miles on these finicky pedals and they re-payed me with a failure to keep my feet locked in. The retention system bent while pedaling and suddenly released on a descent causing me to crash. Spent the rest of that ride with my foot consistently releasing while pedaling on the road. I don't write many reviews on BC, but after having this happen to me I figured I'd give a heads up.

William M

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com