Jeff B.wrote a review of Crank Brothers Candy 7 Pedals on July 9, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Here in Northern New Jersey the trails are littered with rock gardens. Clipping in and out (mostly clipping in) in these sections was becoming a pain in the ass with my old SPDs. I wanted something different with a little more platform and easier engagement. The Candy 7 was what I was looking for. Even if I can't clip in right away that little extra surface area makes for a stable platform to get my momentum going again. The pedals come with the cleats and shims for your shoes as well as some shims for the pedals. The shims are provided to dial in the interface between the shoe and the pedal. The instructions are quite clear and helpful in this process. I have a pair of Shimano shoes and required the shim between the cleat and sole. The actual clipping in process is slightly easier than the SPD because you can do this from almost any angle, just locate the engagement area with the cleat and apply pressure, you're in! Again the added surface area helps if you can't get in right away. Getting out of them is easy as well. Crank Brothers have given two choices of how much twist it takes to get out of the pedal. This depends on which shoe you put the dotted cleat on. I have them set for earlier release. Got mine in red. They're a little pricey if you're on a budget but who cares, this is our chosen endeavor. Love the shiney metal stuff! Highly recommend these for the bling factor and those who have never used clipless pedals.