Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby adikt on Mon 11/Jan/16 9:28pm

Anyone come across a decent source for these yet?

Only place I've been able to find them is direct from crankbrothers.com (US only shipping, not a big deal, just a nuisance) for $165USD

And locally at evo cycles, who are seriously taking the piss at $369.99, so they can get fucked.
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Kyle on Mon 11/Jan/16 9:44pm

E is actually for explodes. 165 USD is 252 NZD so evo cycles price is actually a good deal considering they are most likely to have to send you 3 pairs before they stop falling apart or you give up and switch to shimano/time/kickstarter vaporware.
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Wobbler on Mon 11/Jan/16 10:18pm

There is no such thing as a decent source of crank brothers products
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby adikt on Mon 11/Jan/16 10:33pm

Helpful vorb is helpful :hmmm:
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Wobbler on Mon 11/Jan/16 10:35pm

crank brothers products have always historically been complete and total shit

just dont

please
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby adikt on Mon 11/Jan/16 10:42pm

I realise that, from what I understand so have SRAM brakes.

No issues with the latest batch of those.

At least Crank Bros have owned up to the shit bearings they've well known for, and have specifically sunk R&D into a whole new bearing package for the Mallet E's.

And given the fact I'm sick of being unable to jam my cleats into fucking SPDs clogged with mud, I'm more than willing to give them a crack (at a reasonable price).
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 11/Jan/16 11:54pm

adikt wrote:I realise that, from what I understand so have SRAM brakes.


Juicy brakes are made by AVID not SRAM.
There's a reason why they changed the name.
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Velocipedestrian on Tue 12/Jan/16 7:24am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
adikt wrote:I realise that, from what I understand so have SRAM brakes.


Juicy brakes are made by AVID not SRAM.
There's a reason why they changed the name.

Avid is owned by Sram, they changed the name to dodge the crap rep.
Still made by the same people.
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby adikt on Tue 12/Jan/16 11:03am

I kinda like the fact CB has owned up and basically said 'yeah, we know we made some shit gear, so here's something we've done a bit differently."

Even if the bearings need replacing once (or twice) a season, that's OK by me if it means I can actually clip in properly when I'm riding sticky muddy crap.
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Wobbler on Tue 12/Jan/16 11:49am

adikt wrote:I kinda like the fact CB has owned up and basically said 'yeah, we know we made some shit gear, so here's something we've done a bit differently."

Even if the bearings need replacing once (or twice) a season, that's OK by me if it means I can actually clip in properly when I'm riding sticky muddy crap.


They have made similar statements all the time, go and look through every time they launch a new seatpost (oh its totes better than the last) and every time they have still been total shitters
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby dwgknz on Tue 12/Jan/16 12:17pm

Adikt didn't ask for advice on Mallets, he just asked where to get them cheap.

I believe all the rest of this advice is unsolicited so not sure if this will be another case of ignoring the wisdom of Vorb and spend a long time defending the decision until sliding away into obscurity.....
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby AgrAde on Tue 12/Jan/16 12:22pm

There's not really another good option for that style of pedal though unfortunately. I hate Crank Bros with a passion but I'd still buy Mallet DHs if I was to ever clip in to my bike.

Even if the new Mallet Explodes are rubbish, Adikt still has a right to buy them without a full page of heckling :hmmm:
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Wobbler on Tue 12/Jan/16 12:55pm

Sorry adikt for knobbing up your thread.



ebay for ~270 NZD shipped is an option

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crank-Brothers- ... 2209570622


Jensons for 165US + shipping (I'm not sure what they will charge for nz shipping, last time I used them it was years ago)

http://www.jensonusa.com/Crank-Brothers ... s?cs=Black


All my other usual offshore retailers dont seem to have them (yet?)
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby Velocipedestrian on Tue 12/Jan/16 12:59pm

I'll add a tiny bit more unsolicited advice, though it's really no different to the shimano DX style.
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Re: Crank Brothers Mallet E(nduro)

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 12/Jan/16 2:02pm

Time Z...
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