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Crank Brothers
Candy 3 Pedals

3 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
$100.96 - $149.99
Up to 33% off



Makes every ride sweeter.

Give the Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals a serious look if you're the type of rider who's a bit more discerning about what components you choose for your beloved trail bike or cross-country rocket. Upgraded over the Candy 2 Pedals with a slightly stronger and fancier 17-4PH stainless steel wing, the Candy 3 is that much more resilient to accidental strikes on rocks, roots, and unforgiving trail surfaces—all while shaving approximately 15 grams of weight from the Candy 2.

The Candy 3 retains all the beloved characteristics of the Candy series, including the mud-shedding design, intuitive four-sided entry, and slightly larger platform for locating the pedal after dismounts on technical terrain. Its slightly textured body gives your shoes a bit of grip when you're locating the pedal, especially when it's slippery out on the trail. Customizable release angles of 15 or 20 degrees mean you'll be able to bail at a moment's notice when things get sketchy or retain a bit more security on rough and ragged stretches of trail. Best of all, its versatility lends itself to widely varying riding disciplines, ranging from cyclocross racing to competitive XC and aggressive trail rides alike.


  • Versatile and intuitive pedal for cyclocross, XC, and trail
  • Upgraded with a more durable 17-4PH stainless steel wing
  • 6061-T6 aluminum body withstands occasional rock strikes
  • Four-sided entry makes it easy to locate clip-in interface
  • Mud-shedding design works great in mucky trail conditions
  • Customizable release angles of 15 or 20 degrees
  • Includes Crank Brothers Premium Brass Cleates
  • Item #CRN003J
[body] 6061-T6 aluminum, [spindle] forged scm 435 chromoly steel, [wing] 17-4PH stainless steel, [spring] 300-series stainless steel
6° (included cleats)
Crank Brothers Premium Brass Cleats
Entry / Release
15 - 20°
Spindle Diameter
Pedal Wrench Type
8mm hex
Claimed Weight
[pair] 12oz (340g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

3 based on 2 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

March 24, 2022

Clip in engagement gets better...

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
6' 1"

...the more you use it. If you come from SPDs, it'll take you a few rides to get used to the different clip-in engagement feel. It's been covered elsewhere: while SPDs engagement is typically positive and followed by a loud "click" sound, the CB system is more vague --I equate it to the feeling I get when I cut through butter; it's still satisfying and recognizable, but its different. Other than that, the Candy 3's are lighweight, give me sufficient platform paired with Specialized 2FO shoes with really sticky rubber. The pedals themselves seemed a bit stiff right out of the box but I have a hunch that is simply a break in aspect. I'll try to update this as I get more rides --though, knowing me, I'll probably forget unless I run into trouble.

Miguel P
2 out of 5 stars

July 5, 2021

Have to say no, not 'in' to them.

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
6' 2"

I have been using SPD pedals for years and I wanted to add a small platform for my gravel bike. I have been easily able to get in and out of even the cheapest SPD's but these pedals are very difficult to find the sweet spot. You have to find just the right spot and them push you foot forward to get in. They do feel supportive once you are in. And it is nice to be able to use your SPD shoes. I would not recommend them to anyone doing any riding where you are frequently clipping in and out.