is the first time in eight years that I try an SPD pedal and with my MALLET E by CRANKBROTHERS I was very fine.
In the range Crankbrothers the Mallet name is not new, but new is the E that is going to Enduro: 30 grams lighter than DH, 12% smaller and with beveled edges to have less friction with the rocks while cycling.
In addition to the attractive design the thing that impressed me the most was the facility with which I was able to float & release: Winners of Design & Innovation Award 2016 has an innovative coupling 360 ° that allows you easily and without losing time attach the foot to the pedal.
Igus LL-Glide, bushings specifically developed to Crankbrothers, manage to keep away dirt from the bearings.
The Traction Pads in polyurethane are other news: designed to give more support to the shoe and adaptable to any number and model.
The MALLET E gave me blackberries level especially on mud, jumps, rough terrain and roots: in situations such as wet soil or shocks my foot was moving on making the pedals lose security and speed but with these SPD I felt at one with the my bike and it was a beautiful thing.
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The MALLET E are the ultimate pedal for enduro riding and racing.
Design & Innovation Award 2016
Concave platform for secure foothold
6 adjustable pins per side for grip
Traction pad technology customizable interface
Ribbed body for better traction when unclipped
Chamfered edges to reduce rock-strikes
52mm q-factor for maneuverability on tight trails
4-sided entry / superior mud shedding
Customizable float & release angle
Premium bearings & double seal system
spindle material: forged scm 435 chromoly steel
body material: 6061-T6 aluminum
wing material: 17-4PH stainless
spring material: 300 series stainless steel
release: angle 15° / 20°
inner bearing type: igus LL-glide bearing
outer bearing type: enduro cartridge bearing
adjustable pins: 6 per side for grip
endcap: hex alloy
cleat: premium brass cleats with shims included
weight: 419g per pair
warranty: 5 years
colors: black / electric blue