Doubleshot 3 Pedal
There's an age-old battle between trail riders preferring the quick-bailing freedom of flats versus the clip-in crowd touting the efficiency of being attached. Although we're not particularly partial to either form of pedaling, we like to have both at hand for different trail systems and riding disciplines. Solving this either-or dilemma once and for all, the Crank Brothers Doubleshot 3 Pedal offers the best of both worlds, so you can rip technical terrain one day with flats, then crank along smooth singletrack with clip-ins the very next.
These ingenious pedals feature a hybrid design that's heavily influenced from the enduro-favorite Mallet E. You'll reap the traction benefits of eight adjustable pins on the flat side, with diamond-plated pads for texturized grip along both sides. The clip-in side features the same mechanism you've come to love from Crank Brothers, namely due to its mud-shedding ability, ease of entry, and speedy release that saves you from falling over.
Durable cast steel wings and the A380 aluminum body withstand repeated beatings on the trail, even after harsh strikes when you're rumbling across rock gardens. Its sufficiently wide platform gives you ample room to find the pedals after dismounting while enhancing stability during high-speed descents and sketchy situations. To ensure the pedals spin smoothly over time, premium bearings are double-sealed to keep out muck and trail grit.
- Hybrid trail pedals for riding with flats or clip-ins
- Flat side features eight adjustable traction pins
- Clip-in mechanism engages and releases quickly
- Easily sheds mud during entry for ease of use
- Durable cast steel wings and A380 aluminum body
- Wide platform inspires confidence at high speeds
- Diamond-plated pads on both sides for reliable grip
- Includes Crank Brothers' brass cleats and shims
- Item #CRN002F
- [body] A380 aluminum, [wing] cast stainless steel, [spindle] 300-series stainless steel
- 6° (included cleats)
- Entry / Release
- 15° / 20°
- Spindle Diameter
- Claimed Weight
- 14.2oz (403g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
4 based on 1 ratings
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May 11, 2022
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Never owned a Crank Bros pedal set before. Shimano SPD always. Many pedal brands have been in short supply since 2020, or if available, priced to unaffordable. I have always been weary of trying C.B Pedals. Many people dislike non adjustable clip-less pedals and I was part of this group. I needed new pedals and every model I wanted was "back ordered" or way overpriced. I took a chance and bought these Dbl Shot 3 pedals. Lots of "pro" reviews rating less than positive but I like the look of them and the fact that the model has been evolving. C.B. Is not correcting mistakes with each upgrade, they are taking input and making them fit more riders needs No pedal is perfect for every person, I took this into consideration and made the order. I have only had them a day and I can say without pause they are equal at least to the best pedals I have used in 40 years. They have a tight spin, meaning you can't spin them a dozen times with your hand. They stay in the position you took your foot off on. I love this about them. Perhaps they will loosen a bit over time but I hope they don't. The platform is so nice. The length is ideal, most pedals I have used are same dimension side to side/front to back. The platform provides incredible grip and security, better than I have ever felt. No fiddling needed, anti-seize the threads, put them on and ride. The subject of clip-less is very individualized. I am not a big fan being a full suspension rider but use them in different situations, climbing, etc. I ride platform 90% of the time but like clip options. All my pedals have been dual, I find it easy to switch mid pedal, no problem. The CB clip design surprised me. Easy to clip in from 1st try. After riding all day I have zero issue with clipping in. Releasing is not easy but the pedals and clips are new. I can switch to easy release / less degree clips later If bothered by them long term. Setup is quick, shoe worked perfect with provided clips 1st install. Nice looking, perfect pedal bearings with no wild free spinning, great platforms, light weight, adjustable by clip change, spacing for my size 11 wide shoe is ideal, no crank rub clipped in. If the price is anywhere close to some other brand you are considering, I would get these. Long term this review is not, but one day of riding 40 miles in them I am a big fan. I ride 1000's of miles a year, this is just day one, but I would bet these pedals will last me years. 5 star short term, 4 star due to leaving room for long term aspect
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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