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Crank Bros Egg Beater vs. Time ATAC??(4 posts)

Crank Bros Egg Beater vs. Time ATAC??modernist
Nov 18, 2001 8:13 PM
Does anyone have any experience with the Crank Bros pedals?? I was considering the ATACs until I saw the Egg Beaters. I'm looking for all around performance (i.e. mud clearance, durability, etc.)
re: Crank Bros Egg Beater vs. Time ATAC??chindogu
Nov 19, 2001 5:15 AM
I've used the Egg Beaters for two races this season and have nothing but praise for them. They are very easy to get in and out of and just feel solid for such a light and reasonably priced pedal. Very happy with them.

I've not had a chance to try them out in the mud so I can't tout their claims of effortless mud clearance. Likewise, I'm coming from a pair of Speeplay Frogs so I can't tell you how they compare to the Times.
how's the float compare with Frogs?Ray Sachs
Nov 19, 2001 11:03 AM
I've been riding frogs for quite a while and love the free float (although I don't need all 20+ degrees of it), but I don't find them to work very well in mud (or even real fine dirt - had all kinds of trouble with them on a hot, dusty, Utah mtb tour last year). Is the float on the eggbeaters free or is against spring resistance?

re: how's the float compare with Frogs?WriConsult
Nov 20, 2001 12:31 PM
I use Time ATACs, my wife uses the Frogs. The ATACs definitely have less float than the Frogs (but still several times what you get with SPDs, and more than enough for my bad knees). Also, the Frogs' float is totally free, whereas the Times' float is pushing against a spring, though not that hard. I went with the Times because I do a lot more dirt riding than my wife and I was concerned about mud/dirt problems. Almost impossible NOT to clip in on Times, even caked with mud. That's why racers use them.

That said, if I were shopping for pedals today and not already locked into the Times, I'd buy the Eggbeaters based on what I've heard. They have the Times beat hands-down on weight and with their 4-sided entry.

- Dan