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The Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Pedals offer you a dose of some extra peace of mind on your most technical descents, catering to downhill junkies and all-mountain riders who can't stay away from steeps. Their extra-large faces, mud-shedding design, and six adjustable pins provide your feet with a stable platform, lending the pedals well to un-clipping before a no-fall line or especially treacherous stretch of trail. The large platform also makes the Mallets a great choice for around-town use, allowing you to use them with or without your cycling shoes.
The pedals' adjustable 15 to 20-degree release angle allows you to pop your feet out at a moment's notice to place a foot down or hop off your bike, and the Chromoly steel spindle and stamped steel wings are prepared to take a beating when you're rallying through rough stretches of trail.
- Item #CRN001W
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No regrets at all
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I always disliked clip-in pedals, because I ride a lot of things that often required being unclipped or wearing hiking boots. These pedals are the best of both worlds...I can wear shoes that clip in when I'm gravel grinding, wear normal hiking boots and still comfortably put down 20-30 miles on the mountain bike, or even just hop on wearing sandals. I'd recommend getting the longer pins (separate item) if you plan to ride a lot without being clipped in, because then you can raise them up and make it a more level footbed. Works great with hiking boots.