Crank Brothers Smarty Pedals review

Crank Brothers' four-sided Eggbeater platform pedal design has been phenomenally successful, and it has led them to develop two-sided platform pedals with the same feel and mud-shedding performance but at a lower price. The

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £34.99 RRP | USD $59.65
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Our review

Cheap, cheerful and with the usual excellent Crank Brothers performance
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Crank Brothers’ four-sided Eggbeater platform pedal design has been phenomenally successful, and it has led them to develop two-sided platform pedals with the same feel and mud-shedding performance but at a lower price. The newest such pedal, called the Smarty, is essentially a slightly larger and cheaper version of the successful Candy all-mountain pedal. At 282g it weighs more than the Candy because it’s a bit bigger but you won’t really notice a few extra grams.

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Riders who found the Candy’s platform too small, but the Mallet downhill pedal too big, have fallen head over heels for the Smarty. The pedal’s combination of a clipless centre section and a proper platform means it also appeals to riders who go off piste and need to unclip on rough sections. The pedal also comes in a choice of a blue or black plastic body and a selection of clip-on bumpers with contrasting colours.

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Out on the trails, the Smarty is every bit as good as the other Crank Brothers pedals – in fact, once you’re clipped in, you’ll be hard pushed to know which model pedal you’re using. Check out the full Crank Brothers range at www. crankbros.com.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Smarty Pedals (06)
Brand CrankBrothers

Description Clipless Centre Section
Release Angle 20
Shims Included Yes
Weight (g) 282
Available Colours Black Blue
Material Plastic
Warranty Length 1 Year
Wings Material Carbon Steel
Rails Material High Impact Polymer
Max. Rider Weight No Restriction