Crankbrothers Eggbeater 2 pedals review

We've tested the Crankbrothers Eggbeater 2 pedals. They look the business, but just how well do they work in muddy conditions?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A smart-looking pedal design that doesn’t collect mud. But I found engagement inconsistent once the cleats were mud encrusted and there’s limited pedal adjustability.

Reasons to buy
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    Four points of engagement

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    Simple design aids mud clearance

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Reasons to avoid
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    Inconsistent engagement

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    Prone to clogging from dirty cleats

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    Limited adjustability

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Crankbrothers’ Eggbeater pedal system scores over other two-bolt pedal systems for cyclo-cross in having four points of engagement rather than just two. One of the sets of engagement surfaces is sprung relative to the other, which itself is fixed to the pedal spindle. This should make engagement easier when remounting, while the simple design results in much less opportunity for clogging.

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