Crankbrothers has released a new long spindle version of it's award-winning Mallet E enduro pedals. The Mallet E LS features a 5mm longer spindle, delivering a wide 57mm q-factor vs. the 52mm q-factor of the standard Mallet E. The increased q-factor provides for greater shoe clearance, stability, and control.
“The Mallet E LS is a direct result of feedback from our customers and pro riders,” said Kellen Trachy, Crankbrothers Global Marketing Manager. “Though a majority prefer the standard 52mm q-factor of the Mallet E for it's maneuverability advantages in tight singletrack, a number of riders have asked for a wider version for increased shoe clearance and stability at speed. Now riders have the option to choose the model that meets their needs."
Enduro World Series racers Curtis Keene, Martin Maes, and Iago Garay were seen riding the Mallet E LS at EWS #5
at Aspen Snowmass.About the Mallet E LS
The Mallet E LS features a unique two-toned black and electric blue body, and a wide 57mm q-factor for increased shoe clearance, stability, and control. The concave platform features 6 adjustable pins per side for grip, ribbed body sections for traction when unclipped, and chamfered edges to reduce rock-strikes. Traction pad technology allows for customization and optimization of the shoe/pedal interface. The clip-in mechanism features 4-sided entry, superior mud shedding, and customizable float & release angle. Like all of crankbrothers 2016 clip-in pedals, the Mallet E LS is outfitted with premium bearings and double seal system, and is backed by a 5 year warranty.
The Mallet E LS ($165/€165) is available now at crankbrothers.com
and dealers worldwide.
Photo Credits: Sven Martin