BTW, you can pick up the old model 1 eggbeaters for a song ($30-40).
Remember, though, that they have a bushing and a bearing (whereas the new, more expensive ones have two bearings) and the bushings will need to be replaced periodically. The newer ones last a lot longer.
Don't forget that they are very dirt/mud/snow resistant. The open design stops it from getting caught up in the cleats and it gets shed pretty easily. I've found crank brothers to be pretty good about providing service as well in the past, they sent me new cover plates for my quattros for free when I contacted them about replacements because they came off.
Steve Courtright said:I echo the good reviews for the eggbeaters/candy pedals. Easy to get out of in an emergency, walkable/minimal cleats, but you can do a full sprint and not worry about accidental exit. IMO the best option for all of commuting/casual riding/racing (cross, mtb.).
I dont trust eggbeaters for fixed gear riding. that combo is sketchy -- been there, done that. if you use a brake, then they'd be fine I suppose. brakeless? no way. they are also incredibly fragile and often need to be sent back / repaired / replaced by Crank Bros. Pick up a pair of Atac Aliums or a Shimano SPD pedal instead. I like A520s or A600s which have a nice platform that can help reduce/avoid hot-spots.