Egg Beaters

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    Nov 12, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
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    I use Shimano clipless...always have.

    I'm seriously considering the Candy 3 egg beater.

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    For those who've used Crank Brothers stuff for a while, what's you opinion of it in high speed sharp turns? My Shimano pedals let my feet slip out sideways sometimes...not a fun feeling when going downhill.
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    Nov 12, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    I ride with Egg Beaters. Unlike the SPDs, they do not have a tension adjustment. Depending on which which shoe you install the cleat (left or right), your foot will disengage when you rotate your foot after 15 degrees or 20 degrees. I prefer 15 degrees of float. This allows your foot to move left or right a little bit in the pedal without disengaging. Once you rotate past 15 degrees, the foot comes off.

    I love Egg Beaters. Never did like the fact that SPDs my foot and prosthetic didn't have any room to move. Just didn't work for me.
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    Nov 12, 2012 11:50 AM GMT
    Yeah, the 15 degrees of float would definitely help. I'm gonna adjust the SPD's to have as much side travel as possible before today's ride; but if my feet keep popping off, I'll be ordering the egg beaters today.
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    Nov 12, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    A bike dealer sold me an alternate SPD cleat from Shimano that releases more easily, marked SM-SH56 M, and it seems to help my problem with not being able to get my left foot to release. Naturally I keep the spring pressure low, too, but I have a road bike, and I'm not a power pedaler, so unintentional releases aren't too common.
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    Nov 12, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidA bike dealer sold me an alternate SPD cleat from Shimano that releases more easily, marked SM-SH56 M, and it seems to help my problem with not being able to get my left foot to release. Naturally I keep the spring pressure low, too, but I have a road bike, and I'm not a power pedaler, so unintentional releases aren't too common.
    The power pedaling isn't causing the unintentional releases...it's the side loading caused from going around turns really fast (well, 'really fast' for my current low skill level).

    Once the rain stops I'm going out to test the adjustments. If my foot still pops out, I'm headed to the bike shop for some Candy before hitting the trails this afternoon.
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    Nov 12, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    ...another misunderstood topic. Dammit!

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    Nov 12, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    Update...just ordered the Candy 3 pedals for $88.99, and free shipping.

    In the bike shop they're $134. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 12, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    if you like more platform , the candy is great. I never used them, shoes are so stiff i don't even feel the pedals . I have the EggBeater 3 model.

    The only issue with EggBeaters is hitting the pedals on a rock as you ride .. typically in a rock garden when the shocks are compressed, rear wheel dips down between rocks and then you hear that "Clunk!!"... argh.
    I've broken a couple , but it usually happens when there is already some metal fatigue, so i replace them.
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    Nov 12, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    I used to use egg beaters and maybe I was just unlucky but they broke twice. I was riding about 2.5 hours/day so maybe they weren't intended for that much use but even still, they broke within a couple months of purchasing them. Then after waiting a month for warranty service, they broke again after a couple months. I was using them on paved surfaces too so its not like they were getting abused other than a lot of use.
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    Nov 12, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    i blame your muscles. .
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    xassantex saidif you like more platform , the candy is great. I never used them, shoes are so stiff i don't even feel the pedals . I have the EggBeater 3 model.

    The only issue with EggBeaters is hitting the pedals on a rock as you ride .. typically in a rock garden when the shocks are compressed, rear wheel dips down between rocks and then you hear that "Clunk!!"... argh.
    I've broken a couple , but it usually happens when there is already some metal fatigue, so i replace them.
    The extra platform came in handy today when my foot popped out just before a really steep downhill with three dropoffs on the way down. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    I much prefer egg beaters on the mountain bike. I haven't had issues with them breaking, but then again, I'm not on trails as much as I am on the road (plus, trails here are twisty and rooty, but not very rocky). Easy to clip in and out, and they don't get gunked up with mud and pine needles.
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    xassantex saidif you like more platform , the candy is great. I never used them, shoes are so stiff i don't even feel the pedals . I have the EggBeater 3 model.

    The only issue with EggBeaters is hitting the pedals on a rock as you ride .. typically in a rock garden when the shocks are compressed, rear wheel dips down between rocks and then you hear that "Clunk!!"... argh.
    I've broken a couple , but it usually happens when there is already some metal fatigue, so i replace them.
    The extra platform came in handy today when my foot popped out just before a really steep downhill with three dropoffs on the way down. icon_lol.gif


    well, popping your foot out is overrated, you shouldn't do it.

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    Nov 18, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    Well, they just came in Friday and I'm putting them on today (worked all day yesterday).

    I'll report on how awesome they are (or not) after today's ride. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    so.. how awesome are they ?

    im off riding in an hour here... fucking cold : 4C .. time to pull out shoe covers icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    xassantex saidso.. how awesome are they ?

    im off riding in an hour here... fucking cold : 4C .. time to pull out shoe covers icon_sad.gif


    The cold sucks. I feel so slow and bulky in winter clothes. Today is 9 so I'm going to try just a bib short and jacket. Incentive to move fast
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    xassantex saidso.. how awesome are they ?

    im off riding in an hour here... fucking cold : 4C .. time to pull out shoe covers icon_sad.gif
    Just got back. They're beyond awesome...they're incredible! It's nice to be able to move your foot around some without unsnapping; and when you need to unsnap quickly, it's way easier than the Shimano's.

    Best add-on I ever got for a bike. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 18, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    xassantex saidso.. how awesome are they ?

    im off riding in an hour here... fucking cold : 4C .. time to pull out shoe covers icon_sad.gif
    Just got back. They're beyond awesome...they're incredible! It's nice to be able to move your foot around some without unsnapping; and when you need to unsnap quickly, it's way easier than the Shimano's.

    Best add-on I ever got for a bike. icon_biggrin.gif


    Egg Beaters are da bomb!! I've never had a problem with them exploding on me.

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    Nov 19, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    xassantex saidso.. how awesome are they ?

    im off riding in an hour here... fucking cold : 4C .. time to pull out shoe covers icon_sad.gif
    Just got back. They're beyond awesome...they're incredible! It's nice to be able to move your foot around some without unsnapping; and when you need to unsnap quickly, it's way easier than the Shimano's.

    Best add-on I ever got for a bike. icon_biggrin.gif


    Egg Beaters are da bomb!! I've never had a problem with them exploding on me.

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    I like the way they look on the bike...especially just the egg beaters.

    But I had to get the ones with the small platform. Testing out both, the platform seems to make your feet a bit more stable, which is pretty important for a newbie at this stuff. Used to be only a road and light/cruiser trail rider.
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    Nov 19, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Egg beaters with platform (Candy 3)...

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    Nov 19, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    All this time I thought this was about beating eggs.
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    Nov 19, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    bananamilk saidAll this time I thought this was about beating eggs.
    It is. They're multi-purpose pedals.
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    i'd like a demonstration of that.
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    Lemme borrow a clean egg beater pedal and I'll make a video of beating eggs with it. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 21, 2012 6:25 AM GMT
    CrankBrothers Omelette ! yummy.