This is the second generation of the clipless platform Mallet and it has been well received by riders who appreciate the ‘always ready’ four-sided sprung jaw concept that is Crank’s big selling point.
The body of the pedal is somewhere between the Time Z-control and the Shimano DX in size and can be easily spotted and hit by ﬂailing feet, even when you’re concentrating on not crashing.
As with all Crank Brothers pedals, there’s no spring tension adjustment on the Mallet and therefore you’ll either love the pre-set light action feel, or loathe it.
We have had issues with some shoes – particularly those with deep cleat pockets needing the soles to be trimmed a little to clear the pedal body, as occasionally there’s contact which can lead to difﬁculty in entry/exit and ﬂoat.
However, of all the Crank Brothers pedals, the Mallets are the model we have had fewest issues with in relation to bearings and sealing.
|Name||Mallet 1 Pedals|
|Manufacturer's Description||Crank Brothers Mallet 1 pedals make downhill riding a little easier thanks to the mud shedding performance of the all access clip-in system. All 2008 mallets pedals also feature replaceable set screws so you can customise your traction.|
|Features||All access system. Spindle - forged chromoly. Platform - aluminum. Wings - formed s45c carbon steel. Spring - 300 series stainless steel. Traction pins - 8mm set screws. Release angle - 15 or 20 degrees|
|Warranty Length||2 Years|