I caught a glimpse of the new CrankBrothers Eggbeater and Candy pedals as well as their new Cobalt and Iodine stems and bars in the latest Performance Bike catalog. It was funny to see them in print before I had even heard about them. Maybe Performance jumped the gun (likely so since they are out of stock on all items), but regardless, lets get the Sea Otter product news flowing.

Without all the nitty gritty details on the new vs. old designs, all I can share is the new pedal designs look to take durability and performance to the next level. The simple, 4-sided design of CrankBrothers pedals is my personal choice when it comes to clipless pedals and these new designs look solid and I’m sure will continue to perform. Available in a variety of trims from titanium components down to composite bits — there’s bound to be a pedal to fit your riding style and budget.

Not only is CrankBrothers revamping their pedal lineup, but while they were at it, they have launched an entirely-new lineup of cockpit parts with stems, handlebars and seatposts for XC racing and all-mountain use. Bars are available in flat, low riser and standard riser varieties in either XC-friendly Cobalt trim or all-mountain dominating Iodine trim.

I’m very stoked to see the full-spectrum of construction — from aluminum up to carbon fiber. Even the top-of-the-line Eleven carbon bars are reasonably-priced at $120.

It’s great to see Crank Brothers entering the component market to complement their pedals, directsets and wheels (read my Iodine wheelset review). I’m sure we’ll see the expansion of their component lineup into the freeride and downhill segments later this year. For now, it looks like the usual suspects (RaceFace, Truvativ, FSA and Easton) are on notice because Crank Brothers is ready to challenge for market share.

More Info: Visit CrankBrothers.com

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.


  1. corey mclernon on

    Shoot. I just built up a Yeti ASR 5 w/ cobalt wheels. I would have loved to put more Crank Bro stuff on there. It looks great!

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