Rated 4 out of 5 by Surreals Best Clipless Pedals I have used
I bought the Candy 3 pedals for a bike tour in southern China on mountain bikes on rough roads. I have used a lot of different types of road pedals, including Speedplay and Look, and I think these are the best clipless pedals I have used. Entry is fairly easy, but not completely easy. That might be because of the shoes I am using: Hasus Retro Mountain bike shoes - brown.
Once in the pedal they are very comfortable with a lot of float, and you don't feel so locked in as I could get a minor amount of movement along the length of my foot - I like this as it allows various pedal positions, less fatigue and less stress on your knees.
I do not think that riding with these pedals in normal street shoes would be very comfortable as the springs are always protruding. And, with that said, I would think that if I were to buy another pair, I would go straight for the Crank Bros Egg Beaters.
Mechanical finish is very nice. Nice box, and stuff.
11 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dawesy92 Great product
I love these pedals, with the Shimano SPDs that i used to use i would get alot of pain in my knees from not being able to move around.
With the crank brothers i don't have this problem thanks to the few degrees of float that you can get, so comfortable for longer ride and nice and secure for when things get rough!!
06 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by attilio57 ottimo funzionamento buona qualità
gran pedale, morbido nello sgancio e sicuro quando è agganciato. Unico difetto, la durata non è eccezionale dopo qualche anno la molla può spezzarsi a me è capitato ed ho dovuto sostituire i pedali, ma li ho ripresi perchè per il resto funzionano benissimo
09 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by hendog Quality product but colour representation wrong
Having only just acquired these pedals I can't yet comment on the longevity of them. They appear well made and are very attractive.
There is very little play in the shaft and the bearings feel good. I suspect the laser etched areas will take a big hit during use.
My only gripe currently is that having bought a red pair, the red is in fact more of a deep maroon and not the fetching crimson as listed.
I'll update the review when I've had more use of them...
18 December 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colin64 Candy 3 pedals function well but their needle bearings fail too soon!
I have Candy 3s fitted to a touring cycle, so the pedals do not suffer the hard life which they might on a mountain bike. However after just 7 months (and 4,500 miles) the needle bearings have failed. I have cleaned and re-greased the pedals (as recommended by Crank Brothers) every 2 months since new, but that did not save them.
Bearing failure is caused by water ingress through the inboard rubber seal. When that happens the metal cage which holds the needle rollers begins to rust. The outer shell of the bearing, and the needle rollers themselves, are unaffected. At first the rust just discolours the grease; later the rollers escape from the cage, score the axle, and the pedal is finished, (I experienced this with an earlier pair of Mallets).
I am sure water entry occurs because when the pedal is being reassembled after re-greasing, it slides a little too far inboard along the axle, and the inboard rubber seal is pushed up and across the raised "shoulder" on the axle which is supposed to keep the seal in position. You won't notice that this has happened, but it leaves a gap through which water subsequently enters the bearing. In this respect, the Candy 3 is poorly designed.
I have been told by Crank Brothers that the delrin bushing from Candy 2 pedals has the same dimensions as the needle bearing of the Candy 3, and can be used to replace the needle bearing. So I plan to make that change. I suggest that anyone thinking of buying Candy 3 pedals should purchase the Candy 2 instead, and avoid the needle bearing problem.
In all other respects the Candys are nice pedals, and a pleasure to use.
04 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rolandatlas Ideal first SPD.
I bought these on the advice of others. I had found out that these pedals are easy to get into and out of. This is true.
They appear to be made of good quality metals and components.
01 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by halfmanhalfcykel easy to use, rugged
I have been using them for seven years now. Not on MTB but on a fixed gear bike, commuting daily, as well as on one TT and one road bike for tranings and races. They are very durable, mount and forget type. Easy to clip in and out. Cleats wear slowly out.
29 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
I've had Candys for about 5 years now on both suss and hardtail MTBs, and the bearings have only just worn out on 1 pedal despite plenty of XC use.
They're light, and much easier to get in and out of than normal SPDs. Highly recommended (unless you like to ride sometimes without clipless shoes!)
08 August 2012