EB13: Crank Brothers Adds Zero Float Cleats for Eggbeater, Candy Pedals – Plus Road Adapters

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Crank Brothers showed all their big ticket news at the outdoor demo of Eurobike, with new wheels and cockpit parts on display. Tucked inside the show was this little update: Zero float cleats for their pedals. Shown on the second row from the top, the new cleats provide 0º of rotation thanks to an ever-so-slight reshaping of the lip. Seriously, you’d be hard pressed to see the difference even in person, so we’d recommend taking a Sharpie to them if you plan on mixing and matching.

The black cleat pad on the right has been in their line for a bit but never really got a shout out. It’s simply a gripper pad to make it a bit easier to use their pedals with road bike shoes.

Comments

will a - 09/09/13 - 9:58am

dang ive always wondered if they would ever do 0 float. awesome.

Anthony Guglielmo - 09/09/13 - 10:57am

the road cleat is more than a gripper to make them easy to mount, it is a converter to mount 3 holes to their SPD derived 2 bolt action. Thy use an inverted screw positioning that makes them impossible to modify for SPD or use standard CB cleats when they wear out. I wish they would change it so it would be more compatible with more types of cleats.

bk - 09/09/13 - 11:59am

The top row shows the new 0 degree release cleat, second row shows the standard and the bottom row shows the race cleat.

Bill - 09/09/13 - 12:52pm

Aside from touring applications, I think CB Pedals should be left away from the road. For a while they were marketing the quattro road pedal, which was essentially this exact cleat on a “road specific” egg beater with a platform. I loved em off road so I tried it, and it was terrible. CB pedals are too easy to pull out of for road racing, especially in sprint finishes.

Henry - 09/09/13 - 1:26pm

bk – Agreed, the top row appears to be the new 0 degree cleat. And the race cleat in the 3rd row is more minimal looking for sure – anything else differentiate it from the standard cleat to make it the “race” cleat? Or does it simply save a few grams?

Engineer - 09/09/13 - 2:55pm

@ Bill

You may be right for certain applications, but for ease of use and everyone that rides strictly CB for pedals on mountain, can now easily switch out to a zero float or a road shoe. Its a great idea, Im all for it.

erikv - 09/09/13 - 4:33pm

I just found a set of race cleats that came with my egg beaters. What is the deal with race cleats? Never seen them before. What do they do differently?

Ham-planet - 09/09/13 - 4:55pm

@Henry
No side-to-side adjustment. What utility this offers to racers, I don’t know.

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