Crank Brothers Egg Beater 1 Mountain Bike Pedal

Crank Brothers Egg Beater 1 Mountain Bike Pedal

The Crank Brothers Egg Beater 1 is the perfect pedal for budget-minded riders who love the light weight and mud shedding ability of the Crank Brothers Egg Beater 3, but would rather have a few extra grams and Rs 5,000 still in their pocket. It is virtually the same pedal, but a bit heavier, and perhaps not quite as smooth. However, at only 290g, the Crank Brothers Eggbeater 1 is still lighter than the Shimano XTR M9100 and costs less than a third as much!

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Specs

body materialStamped steel
cleatsPremium brass cleats with shims included
endcapSlotted
inner bearing typeIgus LL-glide bearing
max rider weightNo restriction
outer bearing typeEnduro cartridge bearing
q-factor52mm
release angle15° / 20°
spindle materialForged scm 435 chromoly steel
spring material300 series stainless steel
warranty5 years
weight290g per pair
wing materialStamped steel

 

Pros

  • Unique design allows for ultimately easy clip-ins
  • Competitive price
  • Tried and true performance tested by tens of thousands of cyclists over nearly 2 decades
  • Cleats attach easily and sit flush with shoe tread
  • Durable construction with Refresh Kits available
  • Sheds most debris well, including mud

Cons

  • Brass cleats can wear quickly and aren’t inexpensive
  • Not ideal in snow
  • Minimal footbed support, depending on terrain and personal preferences

Lama Says

Crankbrothers’ Eggbeater pedals have been around since 2001, at which time their four-sided entry, simplicity, and lightweight design were revolutionary. Even with their largely unchanged design, they remain one of the most popular bike pedals available today.