Designed as an elite downhill pedal for crushing high-speed descents, the Crankbrothers Mallet 3 Pedals offer bombproof durability and a large platform for pushing your limits on the trail. Designed a bit larger than your average trail pedal, the Mallet 3 obviously caters to gravity junkies, but it's also a great pedal for beginners learning to clip in and out. Its two-piece aluminum-composite platform stands up to rigorous use and abuse, regardless of whether you're shuttling trail laps or using it as a commuter pedal on your urban workhorse.
Crank Brothers' Egg Beater retention system is insanely easy to clip into, and it offers 15 to 20 degrees of adjustable release for quick clip-outs in switchbacks. The bearings, including the Igus internals and enduro cartridge external bearings, are housed in a light, durable aluminum inner body and double-sealed to make sure mud, rocks, and grit don't get in the way of the pedals' ability to spin smoothly. For added ride customization, you'll find six adjustable traction pins on each side for sure-footed confidence, especially if you unclip before a no-fall zone or an especially treacherous section of trail.