Hot Buy-Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL Pedal-Updated 9/16/2006
Bike Smart Sierra Trading Post is selling the 2005 version of the Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL Pedal for $79 47.96 (new price found 8/25/2006) $60 (new price 9/16/2006). These pedals usually sell for well over $100 ($120 List). Yes, they are the 2005 version not the 2006 version with blue high lights, but they otherwise look the same to me. I bought a pair for my Sat-R Day ( I wish I’d seen the $48 price before I ordered), that’s how good that price is. You can find them at Sierra Trading Post.
The Word in the Forums is don’t buy the cheaper Cr-Mo version of these pedals, lots of reported failures, but the stainless version seems to be bullet proof. Folks who use them seem to love them. I’ll let you know after I try them for a while. I stopped using Clipless Pedals after many problems with Shimano SPDs (I don’t understand why there was never a product recall on them). I had good luck with the Times I used before the Shimanos but the pedals became obsolete and I could no longer get cleats.
Here’s the Sales Pitch on these Pedals from the Bike Smart Web Site, their words not mine.
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The Crank Brothers Egg Beater SL pedals have a minimalist design that offers riders a light weight and strong pedal that excels in all conditions including mud. The four sided entry design makes getting in and out of these pedals a snap. While the pedals were designed for mountain bikers, they have proved so successful that even road-specific riders can be found with Egg Beater Pedals on their bikes.
*Please note though, if you’d like to use them on road shoes, you’ll need to buy a set of Crank Brothers Road Cleats. They have pontoons on the sides of the cleat for pedal/shoe contact and stability. They also provide traction when walking.
* Stainless Steel Spindle
* Fully re-buildable and simple to maintain
* Mud shedding design