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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous great pedals, great price
Had these pedals for over a year, they have great mud clearance, easy to clip in and out, extremely durable, they had taken some hard hits and have become quiet scuffed but that's expected, but are still holding together perfectly, after a year of abuse still have not needed to have them serviced so have been a great buy, i would recommend them to any one.
04 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Love 'em!
Absolutely love these pedals. Easy to clip in, and out too, so never had a "moment" when on the trail. The etching of the "3" on the pedal surface wears off real quick though - maybe CB could've done the same as they did with their logo.....
15 November 2011