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Eggbeaters on cross bike?(11 posts)

Eggbeaters on cross bike?MRS
Feb 7, 2003 10:26 AM
Does anyone use the eggbeater pedals on his/her cross bike? It seems like Time Atacs are very popular pedals, so does anyone have experience with both? I am not really happy with my cheap stock Wellgos.
re: Eggbeaters on cross bike?GlowBoy
Feb 7, 2003 11:55 AM
I'm still running ATACs, but it seems like almost EVERY mountain biker I know has switched from ATACs to the Eggbeaters in the past year. They are much lighter and by all reports they are absolutely just as good in the mud. They seem like an amazing pedal overall.

My reservation about the "Legbeaters" is that unlike the ATACs, you basically CANNOT ride unclipped. You can try, but you're likely to roll off the pedal and chew up your leg. I often take a pedal stroke or two to get fully clipped in, so that's a major drawback.

In a 'cross race where you have to get on and off the bike a lot, it might be an issue. On the other hand, if you've got good aim with your foot and usually get it on the first try, then it sounds like there's really no drawback to the Eggs.
re: Eggbeaters on cross bike?atpjunkie
Feb 7, 2003 12:01 PM
eggbeaters work fine. shed mud great (like times) but have smaller platform. If you don't mind the small platform it's the way to go. Personally I like something to stand on when not engaged
(tricky re-mounts to downhill etc..) and fell more stable on the ATAC's. It's a rider pref thing.
Also cost issue...outofthesaddle
Feb 7, 2003 1:19 PM
Don't know best price on Atacs but Eggbeaters can be had pretty easily under $50.
re: Eggbeaters on cross bike?MRS
Feb 7, 2003 2:18 PM
Thanks for your replies. I saw the deal on the eggbeaters too, that was what got me thinking. But maybe I will save up a bit more for the Time ATACs. If a lot of mountain bikers are getting the eggbeaters, I guess I should check out ebay and classifieds for a pair of ATACs.
Feb 7, 2003 4:42 PM
Just went riding in the snow in New England with my eggbeaters. (Got them for X-mas). They simply rock. Mounts and dismounts are NOT a problem. And no clogging, even in deep snow!!!!

And they're a great DEAL. why go to Times...
Q: why go to times?atpjunkie
Feb 7, 2003 5:48 PM
A: I have enough scars on my shins
It's a close call,Dan Cas
Feb 7, 2003 7:19 PM
After hours of comparing,I decided that Eggs are probably better for mtb'ing in bad conditions and Times are better for 'cross because the platform felt better to me and they seem easier to hit.I thought the Times bearings and construction seemed better,but the Eggs are lighter.I have Ti Times so not much weight saving for me and I stuck with Times because I prefer the way they feel.But it's a close call.

It's a close call,skinl19
Feb 8, 2003 4:18 AM
I agree, I've got a couple of sets of each and switched back to the ATAC's. I was more consistent getting into them, especially in a hurry. I think the Egg's are actually better than the ATAC's in some ways if riding unclipped, the overall platform may be smaller but it seems I can always get a grip on one of the pedal bars where my foot may slip on the ATAC's. In fact, getting caught on them is what usually prevents an easy clip-in.
It's a close call....stillbuffalosorrow
Feb 15, 2003 11:20 PM
I tried the egg beater once, on my first cross race. I forgot my shoes and times... D'oh. Frist race gitters. Another racer, loaned me a new pair of egg beaters and a pair of used sidi's, thank you.

I did notice along side with being nervous, unexperienced with efficient dismounts and remounts, I tended to overstep the pedal and get caught somewhere in between. overall i will stick with my time atacs, untill they wear out. The near 140g weight savings over the time alum's is a selling point.

On the component discussion board someone pointed out the performance has placed the egg beaters in their clearance bin for $50. Most likely to make room for the new egg beater S, a few grams lighter than the origional, that is now licenced to Look.

have you see the egg beater tripple ti? $400?
triple tiatpjunkie
Feb 21, 2003 1:26 PM
$400 bucks for a set of pedals IMHO is silly and a waste of $$$.
Makes me glad I'm a Clydesdale. I am forced by my size to avoid titanium spindles (pedals, BB axles etc...) and I'm sure if you check the specs and warranty info, those pedals have to be warrantied for maybe a year or so and for riders under 185 lbs or so.