Author Topic: Touring Platforms  (Read 2879 times)

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Offline shorecycler

Touring Platforms
« on: November 11, 2010, 06:41:00 pm »
Pedals. Ive taken a liking to the Crank Bros. Mallet pedals, they look like a nice big, grippy platform with SPD access from both sides as opposed to the Shimano A530 pedals being only single sided and a not so stellar platform. What kind of experiences have any of you guys had with the Mallet pedals on a touring rig?
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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Touring Platforms
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 11:33:51 pm »
I tried a pair of Mallets for a while (while waiting on parts to rebuild a pair of Frogs), but not on tour.  I was using a pair of Keen sandals, which some have reported to be more difficult to clip in.

They were a bit difficult to clip in, IME.  I tended to skate around a bit trying to figure out where the bl#$@^*&# cleat was.  Uncleated sandals or shoes, which I also tried, were not much better than the Speedplay Frogs, which surprised me.  I expected the Mallet platform to be more comfortable and secure, but the Eggbeater center protruded enough that they were uncomfortable on the balls of my feet, and didn't really bite into the sole to provide security.

Couple of weeks isn't enough to give you any idea of durability or rebuild-ability, sorry.

Offline tonythomson

Re: Touring Platforms
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 10:49:13 am »
Hi I used a pair of Crank Brothers on ST and they only just lasted the distance - unlucky maybe bu won't risk it again.  I've heard from others with the same problem of the bearings going.  But the are nice and wide.
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