Crank Brothers Egg Beater MXR Pedal

DESCRIPTION

The Crank Brothers MXR clipless pedal uses the simple maintenance free eggbeater technology. Easy entry and exit. No clogging from mud due to the open design. Lightweight and small profile.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 03, 2015]
John

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Easy clip in really easy to unclip, really light pedal 149g and only paid $51 new I love these pedals best I've ever had, don't clog with mud and easy to maintain

Weakness:

Bearings wear out quick but a full rebuild kit is only $15 so it's not a big deal

Awesome

[Sep 11, 2014]
thebrown

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

weight savings

Weakness:

poor build quality

Don't buy these pedals. Spend the extra money and buy a much better set or ever some spd's. I like the eaze of clipping in and out of these pedals but the quality of the pedal overall is garbage. After a couple good rides the finish is peeling off. I thought the pedals sounded noisy when clipped in and upon inspection this morning I discovered that the bearings in both pedals shot and need replacing. I guess it's back to SPD's for me.

[May 22, 2011]
mattfromohio
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Awesome click-in and release. Never pick up mud. Fairly light for the price.

Weakness:

Dust caps came off first ride. After 1 season the bearings are totally sloppy- 1/8th inch of lateral movement. I'm just waiting for the balls to come pouring out before I ditch them.

These pedals work great, but they don't last. Spend a little more for higher-end. Definitely go with Crank Brothers, though.

Similar Products Used:

Onza, Ritchie, Shimano M535, GT (Wellgo), Nashbar (also Wellgo I think)

[Oct 30, 2010]
mharon47
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Easy to clip in, and come out, gets rid of mud fast.

Im not sure why everyone hates these, maybe i havent used them enough, but i have enjoyed them for two years without problems. I clean them after every muddy ride so maybe they have lasted longer because of that.

[Jun 02, 2010]
simoriah
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Cheap. Not like "inexpensive and worth the money" cheap, but like "Hey. These are some cheap pieces of garbage" cheap! And they look like "real" eggbeaters

Weakness:

Cheap. Endcaps come off and bearings seized up within about 3 miles. 5 miles from home. With no way to reasonably get home other than one-foot it the whole way home.

DO NOT buy these. Spend the extra few bucks and get The C's on discount or splurge for the 2010 3's. They're both MUCH nicer pedals. These simply look like the eggbeaters we know and love. That's where the similarities end. These are garbage.

Similar Products Used:

Eggbeater C's

[Nov 13, 2009]
Joe
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

First few days

Weakness:

ever day there after

Nice pedals until the end caps fell off, then the bearings (not sealed) start to go. The pedal has yet to fall apart, however it is definitely on its way out.

If you run in dry conditions on flatter ground where your pedals won't be hitting trees or rocks, these might last for a year or so, but if you run through rocks, trees, snow and creeks, these pedals will start to go after a couple weeks.

The pedals might work on a road bike though, maybe.

Similar Products Used:

spd's

[Jun 18, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None the MXR SUX! I have a first generation Egg Beaters now that set has seen hell and back.

Weakness:

After first 10mi ride the right pedal got sloppy & loose. Could not be tightened inner nut stripped.

Don't Buy these pedals period and especially don't buy then off ebay "No Warranty"

Similar Products Used:

Original Egg Beater

[May 28, 2009]
Avetrovs
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Bearings are junk, grease caps broke off in the wind.

Bought these for my wife's bike thinking it was a good design, and it is. Just the quality of this model of pedal is crap. After a 40 mile road ride both pedals showed significant play. I pulled the pedals apart after buying a rebuild kit for the eggbeaters... wrong.. these are just tiny bearing sittng on crappy bearing races.. not sealed replacable bearings.. I tried contacting Abaxo about this and got no satifaction. DO NOT Buy crank brothers pedals from abaxo, according to Crank Brothers they will not warranty even new pedals sold anywhere but one of their licenced retailers.. Abaxo is not. Also wasn't impressed with the interaction i had with crank brothers... too bad.

Similar Products Used:

Candy C's

[Jan 18, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none so far

Weakness:

right pedal not properly threaded

The right pedal was not threaded far enough along, with the result that it did not seat fully in the crank. Was sticking out by nearly 2 mm! Result was total destruction of half the threading in the right crank after less than 100 miles.

I tried this pedal in 3 different bikes. In 2 cranks it did not screw in fully, though it did seat properly in a Shimano Deore crank.

Crank Bros should be ashamed of peddling this crap. K2 bikes also, as this pedal came with the K2 enemy cyclocross, and it would not screw fully into the FSA Omega Compact MexaEXO cranks that it came with!

Cannot recommend.

[Sep 06, 2008]
Oldschoolride
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None.

Weakness:

Low quality chrome finish.
Bearings made from swiss cheese.
Too much money for 10 rides.

Very disappointed with this product. Got the MXR's from Nashbar on sale and got a nice price. My old Nashbar SPD copies were over 5 years old and starting to be played out. I liked the idea of the float and simple design, but the extremely poor quality of construction makes them unusable. I'm 5'11", 215lbs and ride a singlespeed so I may be a little harder on pedals than the average user, but my old ones lasted 5 years. The chrome plating on the pedals was flaking off within 30 days of purchase (8 rides) and the bearings were shot in one pedal and loose in the other after 10 rides. They rusted and basically were completely unusable within 60 days (and I ride in the Triangle region of NC and we can't ride wet trails around here...). Crank Brothers had a good reputation by word of mouth in the area, but I can't see this lasting long. Do yourself a favor and avoid these pedals.
Kudos to Nashbar however for taking them back 75 days after purchase.

Similar Products Used:

Nashbar Brad SPD copies, Ritchey V4 SPD's, Shimano M540's.

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