Crank Brothers Mallet 1 Pedal

DESCRIPTION

The Mallet 1 might be "entry level" but dont letThe low price fool you.This pedal is ready for aggressive use. Itscombination platform/clipless design gives youThe flexibilityTo beclipped in when you want andThe extra support of a big platform whenyou dont. Crank Bros hasTotally re-designedTheir pedal lineup for2011 andThe Mallet 1 gets many ofThe same enhancemnents as its higher-end brothers. industry-leading Five year warranty Polycarbonate pedal bodyTraction pins atThe front and rear ofThe pe

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 19, 2014]
Jorge
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Diseño

Weakness:

Muy difícil anclaje

Los traté de usar con 2 tipos de calzados diferentes pensando que ese era el problema y eran los pedales su plataforma es alta e impide o hace difícil la sujeción del calzado con el pedal igualmente para sacar los pies de los pedales en varias oportunidades me quede enganchado y caí al piso lastimándome la canilla.no lo recomendaría.

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Siempre utilice pedales ahí mano tuve oportunidad de comprar algo con plataforma sabía de esta marca por unos pedales de descenso entonces me decidí comprarlos sin antes conocer si funcionaban correctamente.

[Oct 01, 2013]
aevanlloyd
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Cool design. I love the concept of the platform pedal with the option of clipping in. Also the customer service is fantastic.

Weakness:

Fragile. The durability is so poor that the pedals did not last one ride.

I was very pleased to find the Mallet 1s had arrived in the mail. I mounted them on my XC 29er and headed out into the desert. The trail was typical AZ riding, with lots of dirt rocks and sand. Halfway up the first climb I realized that the plastic platform on the right pedal had split in half. I pulled out two zip ties and tied both pieces together hoping to continue my ride. Next the left pedal split in half and fell to the ground. I then turned around and headed home. I tried to ride on the egg beater part of the pedal, but soon after, the spring fell out and the egg beater was useless. In the end I put all the parts into my Camelback and limped home on two axles. The pedals did not last 4 miles before they were completely destroyed. Mind you, this was on the climb not the decent. Had the pedals imploded while I was descending the mountain I could have been seriously injured. In my opinion this is the worst mountain bike product I have ever owned, and I advise all of you to save yourself the hassle and look elsewhere for a platform pedal. If I could give this product zero chilies I would.

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[Aug 28, 2011]
sevenzero
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Hmm. This is where you say what you like about the pedals? They look pretty cool. The machine work and CAD design work is very nice. The eggbeater clip is a simple engineering marvel.

Weakness:

The function of these pedals all around is useless.

These were my first clipless pedal. I bought these pedals looking for the best of both worlds, (As did a friend I ride with who is riding flats now) or minimally a good compromise between clips and flats. The truth is having no experience with clipless pedals made me think the mallets were passable. If you raise the pins you can't click out, if you lower them they do little to nothing when you want to be free on sketchy stuff.

I picked up a set of the low end eggbeaters at REI for $49.00 and did a trial by fire today on one of the more technical trails here and to be honest I had some anxiety about being smashed into the rocks. I wish I would have tried the egg beater first, it would have saved me a few trips to the ground stuck in the mallets.

The bottom line is, these pedals probably work amazing for everyone else. For me they are a worthless blend of two types of pedal and they suck at being either one. They inspired absolutely no confidence when riding with them. After riding the regular eggbeater today I found that it clicks out at any foot angle with little to no effort, pedals pretty damn good clicked out for just having that minimalist stick to stand on, instant Zen. I would recommend choosing a specific pedal (Flat or clipless) rather than this inbred stepchild. Get the regular egg beater, they rock.

I bought them used so my value rating should be higher, they are so worthless I have to give them the lowest rating.

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Flats, Eggbeaters

[Jan 20, 2011]
mmartabq
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Nice platform, look great, pretty durable, easy in/out

Weakness:

weight

Maybe I am a tame rider compared to some here, but I have whacked these pretty hard on many rocks and they have performed like champs. That said, I am not a hard-core downhill rider, so I don't do big drops that would be harder on the spindle. For all-mountain and XC riding, I love these. They give me a solid, stable platform and let me ride with normal shoes or sandals if I need to. I definitely prefer them to the Candy SLs I have on my commute bike. Only problem I've had was a spring that stuck open on one pedal, which was quickly fixed by CB.

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[Oct 17, 2010]
the_one
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

you can clip or not with big plataform

Weakness:

you have to rebuild early. Bad quality materials inside the pedal.

It could be great pedal but they used bad quality materials for the price you are paying for it.Big plataform when you are not clipped. CB clip system is too good for knee problemas.

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[Aug 10, 2010]
NCBMXPRO
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

I love how you can raise the pins to grip the shoe. Makes me feel like I am rding flat pedals even with the extra float.

Weakness:

Broken Spindle

How can there not be a recall on these pedals with so many broken spindles? Seems like a very serious safety hazard. I would not recommend buying these if you plan on using them for more than 9 months.

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[Jul 30, 2010]
chtorres2
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Platform plus clipped performance. Adjustable pins for unclipped pedaling. Easy clipping in and out.

Weakness:

I havent found any yet other then having to buy a rebuild kit to change the internals every so often (depending how much you ride and conditions they are used in) instead of being able to just taking it apart to clean and regrease the thing. You can do that with other pedals why not with yours Crank Brotthers?

First of all Ive only had the pedals for 2 monthes and Ive used them a lot. I havent had any problems. I have been concerned because of so many reviews saying the build quality is junk and they are unreliable. I still went ahead and bought them because they are the closest thing out there to what I wanted 1. A platform pedal that I can ride fast going downhill without the fear of crashing clipped in... 2. A pedal I can clip in to have more control going up hill and fast in easier conditions. These pedals have held up pretty good. I weighd 210lbs when I started using them and I weigh 197 lbs right now so Im not a light guy. I mash them hard and Ive had a few nasty crashes that have hit the pedals pretty hard and they havent given in yet. Maybee Im a lucky one. In my opinion they are well built. If they fail me Ill be quick to update my review and let you guys know. I ride 2-3 times a week for at least 6-15 miles each ride just to give you and idea of how much use theyve gotten. They probably have around 100 miles. They get 5 chilies for value cause they are not to expensive. Overall 4 chilies because you cant just take em apart and regrease them. You have to buy a $15-$20 rebuild kit.

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[Apr 26, 2010]
E.T.^R
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Clips are easy to use, easy to get used to large platform you can mash on if not clipped in. Good customer service

Weakness:

These pedals seem to have a vary brittle axle,I have broken three in as many years and am finally convinced that is not just me.

To me it all boils down to one thing these things will fail catastrophically when you least expect it so I say stay away from them.
I would not recommend this product to my friends!

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[Apr 06, 2010]
willtsmith_nwi
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Good Ergonomics

Weakness:

They break from XC use. The last time they broke it sent me into a crash and now I have a separated shoulder.

Crank Brothers fixed the numerous broken axels I sent them from these and the original Mallet C. They can't fix my separated shoulder. The last customer service interaction I've had with this place went way downhill. They wanted me to pay for a fix.

It's a shame that this innovative platform/clip design is manufactured like crap. Over three years of sending back axels, this company learned nothing and I ultimately ended up with a permanent injury.

There is no value to such a product. It cost me $300 to replace all their junk. The overall rating for a product that gives way so suddenly is zero. Buy at your own risk.

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[Feb 15, 2010]
asanathema
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Platform/clip-ins.

Weakness:

I just checked out the springs and found the left one which I primarily clip into is so rusted it doesn't move, maybe that's why it's been easy to what with my cleats worn down to nothing. Added grease through the port and oiled the outside of the spring, which seemed to work for the right beater (but that was movable)haven't had a chance to check it out yet and been too busy to go down to the basement since I did that. Yes the paint does leech off pretty quickly but they're pedals...

I'd probably buy them again, I like the clip in and platform design we'll see if depending on my fix if I'll go with 1s or upgrade, same time I might just go flats with pins depending on weight.

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