Crank Brothers Acid Pedals review

After spotting a gap in the range between the ultra minimal Eggbeater cross-country pedal and the Mallet downhill pedal, Crank Brothers have come up with the Acid - an all-mountain clipless pedal with caged support that's available in two versions.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £70.00 RRP | USD $109.78
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Our review

Yet again Crank Brothers come up trumps - this time, for the masses.
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After spotting a gap in the range between the ultra minimal Eggbeater cross-country pedal and the Mallet downhill pedal, Crank Brothers have come up with the Acid – an all-mountain clipless pedal with caged support that’s available in two versions – the aluminium Acid 1 and the Acid 2 made from magnesium and featuring carbon inserts.

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The weight is pretty low on both models – Acid 1 is 405g/pair, while the Acid 2 is 385g/pair – but not so light that they’re afraid of a few knocks. The tried-and-tested jaws on the pedal locate the cleat as easily as the other Crank Brothers pedals, and they have the more positive ‘click’ that the Eggbeater is known for, not the slightly vague feel of the Mallet that’s caused by the platform meeting the sole of your shoe.

The Acid looks far tricker than the Mallet, and not as alien as the Eggbeater, so it certainly gets a lot of attention – everyone here has wanted to take a pair of these unusual looking magnesium/ carbon pedals for a spin.

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There’s enough support for you to ride in casual style shoes, but you don’t feel odd riding in technical mountain bike shoes either. The Acid is going to be a popular pedal.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Acid 1 Pedal
Brand CrankBrothers

Description 15 or 20 degrees release angle
Weight (g) 395
Release Angle 20
Available Colours Green Grey
Material Aluminium Anodised Aluminium Carbon Chromoly Steel Composite Stainless Steel
Warranty Length 2 Years
Pedal Type Platform
Bike Use Mountain
Wings Material Stamped Steel
Max. Rider Weight No Restriction