Crankbrothers Candy 1 pedals review - gravel doesn't have to be grey

The pedal that gives you a generous platform, excellent mud shedding and a little colour on your ride

Crankbrothers Candy 1 pedals
(Image credit: Rachel Sokal)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Crankbrothers Candy 1 is a well performing entry level pedal which lends itself to gravel riding and commuting. The open-cage design is easy to use and does its job exactly as it should although it is limited by a lack of adjustment; changing cleats for different float and release angles could get expensive too. The pedal body gives a sense of security and plenty of support for your foot and there are some nice colour options too.

Reasons to buy
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    Mud clearing

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    Colour options

Reasons to avoid
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    No tension adjuster

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    Expensive cleats to try out different float and release options

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Crankbrothers may be one of the most archetypal American mountain bike companies out there but its products reach far beyond the discipline. The Candy is Crankbrothers' clipless pedal for gravel and day-to-day riding as well as trail and cross-country mountain biking.

We took a look at the entry level Candy 1 to see how it performs against the best gravel bike pedals as well as the best commuter bike pedals.

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