Upgrading over the Mallet 2pedals, Crank Brothers adds 6 traction pins per side for increased traction and stainless steel wings for reduced weight. The traction pins on the Mallet 3 are adjustable to customize how they fit against your shoe giving you total control of the amount of bite the platform gives you. The stainless steel wings are lighter that the stamped ones used on the Mallet 2. This brings the total weight of the Mallet 3 down from 508g to 499g even though the Mallet 3 pedals have additional traction pins. For 2016 Crank Brothers completely redesigned the internals starting with an outboard Enduro bearing and igus II glide bearing on the inboard side.
Included with the Mallet 3 Pedals are a pair of Crank Brothers Premium Brass Cleats that feature 6 degrees of float and a 15 or 20 degree release angle depending on which shoe the cleat with the dot is placed. Having greater release angle means that the Crank Brothers pedals are less likely to disengage during those landings that might not be as straight as intended and precisely the time you don't want the pedals to come unclipped. Plastic shims and a 2.2mm Left to Right adjustment will allow you to position the cleats perfectly on your shoes.
Crank Brothers is so confident in their new pedals that they back them with a 5 year warranty, most other companies offer a year at best.
At first glance when installing the Mallet 3 Pedals there doesn''t seem to be an indicator of which side the pedals go on. Crank Brothers sells these pedals all over the world they went with a language neutral indicator, kinda like Ikea furniture. The left pedal has a line around the spindle letting you know it goes on the non-drive side of the bike.
Sold as a pair
Premium 2-bolt Brass cleats included
Wide aluminum platform with 6 traction pins per side
Simple to maintain and repair
Crank Bros Mallet 3 pedals are perfect for rides that you want to to stay mostly clipped-in but there are sections or times were you want to be unclipped such as a steep technical descent or in deep snow while fatbiking.
Cleat Bolt Pattern
Crank Brothers Brass
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