Crankbrothers Mallet E 11 goes on Titanium diet
The Mallet pedal from Crank Brothers is one of the most popular clipless platforms on the market. It’s available in DH and Enduro specific versions.
To help shave a few grams, Crankbrothers put the pedal on a titanium diet. The result is the new Mallet E 11. It shares all the same internals and features as the standard enduro version but uses titanium wings with a dual-chamfered edge.
Another feature intended to reduce the pedal overall footprint and reduce strikes is the 52mm q-factor. Unlike the Mallet E-LS and Mallet DH, this version uses a narrower q-factor (shared by the base Mallet E) to improve maneuverability.
These changes make the E 11 the lightest Mallet ever offered. A set weighs 385g, a reduction of 34g over the stock version. That weight reduction comes at a cost. While the normal Mallet E retails for $165, the new E 11 will set you back $350. For comparison, a set of $120 XT trail pedals weighs 408g. If it helps, the Mallet E 11 does come in a sexy black and gold finish.
For more information, visit www.crankbrothers.com.