First Look: Crank Brothers Mallet E Pedals.

Our man Olly has a set of Crank Brothers Mallet E enduro pedals. Much like the downhill offerings in terms of engagement but without the weight penalty.

Here’s Olly’s first impressions of a pedal that seems to be on everyone’s bikes these days. Will they cut the mustard?Crank Brothers Mallet E Pedal Extra UK Wideopenmag

  • £129.99 RRP.
  • 419g (pair).
  • Adjustable platform pads and pins.
  • Distributed by Extra UK.

Pedals are important as they are one of the bits that connect you with your bike. Getting the right pedal for you and your riding style can be tough. I always find it is a part you don’t want to have to think about. If you are thinking about your pedals, they are possibly the wrong ones for you!

The new Mallet E from Crank Brothers has been released to give that aggressive controlled feel of a DH pedal but light enough for sticking on the trail bike or racing enduro. The majority of parts that are released now seem to have an E on them as enduro holds the biggest market share. From my experience, that doesn’t mean it is only restricted to enduro.

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Out of the box these pedals have a real sense of quality, the axle is solid and noticeably shorter than the DH pedal. The cleats I have been sent are the zero degree ones to try for feel as some people have mentioned there can be quite a bit of float on the Crank Brothers.

The mechanism for clipping in is the same as the Mallet DH in that you can clip in both ways which seasoned Crank Brothers pedal users rate very highly.

Head over to the Crank Brothers or Extra UK sites for more detail on the Mallet Es, or head to our product page for more reviews like this one.