Crankbrothers widens stance with Mallet E LS pedals

Longer spindles for less crank rub and more stability

If your heels are rubbing the finish off your crankarms or chainstays, or if you just want a wider stance on your mountain bike, then the new long-spindle version of Crankbrothers’ Mallet E pedals might be for you.

The Mallet E LS uses a 5mm longer spindle, which spaces the Q-factor out to 57mm versus the 52mm stance offered by the standard Mallet E.

Feedback from Crankbrothers' athletes lead to the development of a Mallet E with a 5mm longer spindle
Feedback from Crankbrothers' athletes lead to the development of a Mallet E with a 5mm longer spindle

“The Mallet E LS is a direct result of feedback from our customers and pro riders,” said Kellen Trachy, Crankbrothers global marketing manager. “Though a majority prefer the standard 52mm q-factor of the Mallet E for it's maneuverability advantages in tight singletrack, a number of riders have asked for a wider version for increased shoe clearance and stability at speed. Now riders have the option to choose the model that meets their needs."

The Mallet E LS is available now. Retail pricing remains unchanged from the standard version at $165 / £130 / AU$260.

Visit www.crankbrothers.com for more information.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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