Urban Velo

Crank Brothers Introduces the Mallet DH Race

Crank Brothers Mallet DH PedalsI 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.

DSC_8156Of course my plan is to use these with cycling-specific shoes on an urban bike. So stay tuned for a review down the road. But in the meantime, let’s look at some of the key features.

DSC_8155The 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.

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  1. stevenFebruary 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Yah, I use my mallets for bike polo and after I worked them in for awhile they are pretty damn good. Half the time I don’t even wear proper cycling shoes but I still stay on the pedals.

  2. babble onFebruary 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Yup. You can wear “flat” shoes with five and a half inch heels and still stay on them.

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