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.
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.
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.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Smarty Pedals (06)|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, CrankBrothers|
|Description||Description, 2, 0, Description, Clipless Centre Section|
|Release Angle||Release Angle, 2, 0, Release Angle, 20|
|Shims Included||Shims Included, 2, 0, Shims Included, Yes|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 282|
|Available Colours||Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Black Blue|
|Material||Material, 2, 0, Material, Plastic|
|Warranty Length||Warranty Length, 2, 0, Warranty Length, 1 Year|
|Wings Material||Wings Material, 2, 0, Wings Material, Carbon Steel|
|Rails Material||Rails Material, 2, 0, Rails Material, High Impact Polymer|
|Max. Rider Weight||Max. Rider Weight, 2, 0, Max. Rider Weight, No Restriction|