Crank Brothers Introduces the Mallet DH Race
I know what you’re thinking… “This is Urban Velo, not PinkBike, so why are you announcing downhill mountain bike pedals?”
Well it just so happens that Crank Brothers believes that the newly designed Mallet pedals might find a following among urban riders. And I, for one, agree. After all, I’ve been riding the original Mallet pedals for years, and most of the time it’s been on one of my city bikes. The main reason being that because of their large platform, they can be ridden without cycling-specific shoes if necessary.
The Mallet DH Race weigh in at 479 g. The body is aluminum and the spindle is chromoly steel. They rotate on needle and cartridge bearings, and traction is provided by eight 8 mm adjustable pins. The pedals are designed to provide an increased q-factor for a wide stance and good crank clearance with flat (aka street-style) riding shoes. MSRP is $140. Visit www.crankbrothers.com for more info.