Canfield Brothers Crampon Ultimate Pedal

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    “Simply Amazing Pedals”

    The Good:

    Super thin pedal body Aluminum construction with machined pedal body surface Threaded traction pins provide ample amounts of traction

    The Bad:

    Pedal pins can fall out if not loc-tited or kept snug (replacement pins included though) Pedals develop a bit of side to side movement with heavy use

    Overall Review:

    These pedals are great. I recently did a review on the Crampon Magnesium pedal, and while these are slightly heavier, they performed better for me. I really like the machining on the pedal body - it gives me the extra traction I just couldn't quite get on the magnesium pedals. The shape of the pedal body itself is amazing - it is flat enough that you don't feel like it is a convex pedal but still gives you a very thin leading pedal edge.

    Overall, these pedals are my go-to favorites and get ridden more than any other pairs of flats I own. Definitely worth the money.

    Overall Review:

    These pedals are great. I recently did a review on the Crampon Magnesium pedal, and while these are slightly heavier, they performed better for me. I really like the machining on the pedal body - it gives me the extra traction I just couldn't quite get on the magnesium pedals. The shape of the pedal body itself is amazing - it is flat enough that you don't feel like it is a convex pedal but still gives you a very thin leading pedal edge.

    Overall, these pedals are my go-to favorites and get ridden more than any other pairs of flats I own. Definitely worth the money.

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    Vital MTB member AceHouston
    2058 AceHouston http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/2058/avatar/c50_73933_10100336831359119_2949514_n_1372187932.jpg?1372187380 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/AceHouston,2058/all 02/25/10 4 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/AceHouston,2058/setup 20 4 4

    “Most natural feeling pedals I've ever seen”

    The Good:

    Excellent Pedal shape. Ultra thin 6mm thickness. Super light weight. Pins keep your feet pinned. Confidence inspiring.

    The Bad:

    Rebuild is somewhat difficult to do.

    Overall Review:
    Going on my third pair of these pedals, There's a reason why I have stuck with them. Summed up, they are completely confidence inspiring. So much of mountain biking is confidence, in yourself and your bike.

    Thickness

    The biggest reason I feel these increase confidence is the thinness of the pedal. The closer your foot can get to the center of the center of the spindle (center of rotational point), the more natural and fluid one's pedaling will be. Think of it this way, imagine using a pedal that is 3 inches thick. How would that feel while sprinting? A little weird huh. Coming from the Straitline Defacto pedal (17mm Read More »
    Overall Review:
    Going on my third pair of these pedals, There's a reason why I have stuck with them. Summed up, they are completely confidence inspiring. So much of mountain biking is confidence, in yourself and your bike.

    Thickness

    The biggest reason I feel these increase confidence is the thinness of the pedal. The closer your foot can get to the center of the center of the spindle (center of rotational point), the more natural and fluid one's pedaling will be. Think of it this way, imagine using a pedal that is 3 inches thick. How would that feel while sprinting? A little weird huh. Coming from the Straitline Defacto pedal (17mm thick) I noticed a HUGE difference in pedaling. I know I could rant and rave all day about the importance in having a thin pedal, all I can do is ask you to try out a thinner pedal. I promise you will never go back.

    Shape

    These pedals come with a patented convex shape. What this means is that the Canfield brothers molded this pedal to match the contour of your own foot (around the balls of your feet). When getting on these pedals for the first time, I was blown away on how well it felt. This is the reason why.

    Size

    The dimensions of these pedals are 105mm x 105mm x 6mm. This size is big enough to feel complete support, even in the most extreme situations, but small enough that you can easily step off the pedal without getting caught on the outer pins.

    Weight

    At 342 grams, these pedals of one of the best ones out there, price per gram. If you are a weight weenie wiener, you can opt for the magnesium model that weigh in at an insane 280 grams. I have a buddy that has the magnesium ones and they are insanely impressive.

    Pins

    These certainly aren't the most durable ones out there but I haven't completely smashed them off either. In short, I have been quite surprised with how durable these pins have been. No disappointment at all.

    Spindle

    These pedals come with a chromoly spindle. This means that they are touch as steal because they are steal. After some of the highest impact, overshooting, huck to flat situations, these pedal have stayed true. I've never broken one and I've never seen another one broken. That should speak for itself.

    Only one complaint

    My only complaint is that these pedals begin to loosen up after a full season or two of riding. It's not the spindle bolts coming loose. It's the bushings starting to wear out. They come with pedal bushings with a teflon coating. Great for strength but they do wear out. As for rebuilding, it's somewhat difficult getting those metal bushings to pop out but it's not impossible. You may want to take them to local bike shop of ship them back to Canfield to have them overhauled, not a huge issue for the confidence you get while riding them.

    I would buy these pedals again and would recommend them to anyone and everyone I meet.

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    Vital MTB member dirtworks911
    14755 dirtworks911 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/14755/avatar/c50_5420_1_2_1473742274.jpg?1473741738 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/dirtworks911,14755/all 04/09/12 4 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/dirtworks911,14755/setup 1 28 53

    “Crampon Ultimates”

    The Good:

    Great pedal.. Thin, light, strong grrrrippy!

    The Bad:

    DU bushings develop loud clank once they wear down, easily rebuilt though and back to normal. Pins need to be snugged down as they can fall out if not tight.

    Overall Review:
    Really nice big platform, nice and tight to the crank arm. Convex design is very comfortable to ride on, they seem like they cradle my foot better than others. Grip on these is unreal! When I first got them they were TOO sticky so I had to remove some pins but with some wear they became just right. Also very light, they work well on everything from the DH rig to the DJ.

    Best flat pedal I've owned! Light, strong, slim and stylish, another winner from the C2 team!
    Overall Review:
    Really nice big platform, nice and tight to the crank arm. Convex design is very comfortable to ride on, they seem like they cradle my foot better than others.  Grip on these is unreal!  When I first got them they were TOO sticky so I had to remove some pins but with some wear they became just right.  Also very light, they work well on everything from the DH rig to the DJ.

    Best flat pedal I've owned!  Light, strong, slim and stylish, another winner from the C2 team!

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    Vital MTB member TheRage43
    28659 TheRage43 /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/TheRage43,28659/all 12/01/13 1 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/TheRage43,28659/setup 4 18 5

    “Great pedals for the price”

    The Good:

    Lightweight / Thin Price Great grips

    The Bad:

    Pins need Loctite Will rip your shins up Bearings / Bushings don't seem that great

    Overall Review:

    These pedals are incredibly thin, reasonably light, and come in at a great price point. They hold on to your feet really well, but allow you to adjust easily when needed. I've found that I climb just as fast with these pedals as with clips because you can pull up so far into the pedal stroke.

    The badness: the bearings or bushings don't seem like they're sealed that well and have developed a small amount of play in a relatively short amount of time. They also don't spin as freely as I would have hoped. Be warned tho, you need to Loctite the pins in place. I probably lost half of the pins in the first two rides and didn't Read More »

    Overall Review:

    These pedals are incredibly thin, reasonably light, and come in at a great price point. They hold on to your feet really well, but allow you to adjust easily when needed.  I've found that I climb just as fast with these pedals as with clips because you can pull up so far into the pedal stroke.

    The badness: the bearings or bushings don't seem like they're sealed that well and have developed a small amount of play in a relatively short amount of time.  They also don't spin as freely as I would have hoped.  Be warned tho, you need to Loctite the pins in place.  I probably lost half of the pins in the first two rides and didn't have any pedal strikes.  Luckily Canfield supplies you with extra pins so it wasn't that big of a deal.

    Great pedals, love the color, still using them on several different bikes.

    Rate review: +1 Up Down
    Vital MTB member PARMAGEDDON!
    23864 PARMAGEDDON! http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/23864/avatar/c50_bender_1368485219.jpg?1368485007 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/PARMAGEDDON,23864/all 04/24/13 1 1 1

    Specifications

    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
    Body Material Aluminum
    Bearing Type DU bushings
    Spindle Spec Chromoly Axle
    Pin Spec Replaceable 10mm steel pins
    Colors Black, Silver, Blue, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Green and Gold
    Weight

    0 lb 12.1 oz (342 g)

    Miscellaneous Features:

    • 342 grams
    • Thin 6 front impact edges
    • 106mm wide x 106mm platforms
    • Patented convex shape
    • DU bushings
    • Chromoly axle
    • Replaceable dual sided pins
    Price $149.00
    More Info

    Canfield Brothers website