Jordi had a great time leading his group.

Crankbrothers drew international pros and local riders together to celebrate the official release of the Mallet E enduro pedals, which were first announced at Eurobike. Riders gathered at the Crankbrothers’ gallery for complimentary coffee and breakfast before heading out to demo the Mallet E pedals on the local Laguna Coast Wilderness trails. Pro riders Curtis Keene and Jordi Bago led the group ride on a variety of terrain, ranging from steep fire road climbs to cactus-lined single track descents, with vistas of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline visible in the distance.

Curtis Keene presents the Mallet E pedal

Jordi is loving the new pedals.

Curtis foot out flat out.

Big turnout and positive vibes for the ride Believe it or not this was only a portion of the group.

Over several hours, riders were able to put the pedals through their paces, and judging by the smiles and high fives, everyone had a great time. After the ride, guests gathered back at the Crankbrothers’ gallery to share their experiences over pizza and beer, while Curtis and Jordi signed autographs for young fans.

Guests enjoyed riding the Mallet E pedals all over the Laguna trails.

Developed with Enduro World Series athletes including Curtis Keene, Cedric Gracia and Anneke Beerten; the Mallet E is smaller and lighter than the World Cup Downhill dominating Mallet DH, with a 52mm q-factor better maneuverability in tight trails.

Jordi locked and loaded down some stair steps.

Like all Crankbrothers pedals, it features 4-sided entry, industry leading mud shedding, and adjustable float and release angle. The body itself has a concave platform, adjustable pins, ribbed body sections, and chamfered edges to deflect rock strikes. Standout features include integrated traction pad technology to customize the shoe/pedal interface, and all new premium internal components and double seal system for improved performance and reliability.

Kalimotxo amp Electric Blue dreams down on the boardwalk.

bigquotes The Mallet E’s are truly the ultimate pedal for enduro riding and racing. We worked directly with our EWS athletes throughout development and they’ve already proven the performance with podium results at both Ainsa and Finale. It was amazing to have Curtis and Jordi here to help us celebrate the official release in our own backyard, and now we’re really excited to deliver the Mallet E to riders all over the world.Kellen Trachy, Global Marketing Manager at Crankbrothers.

Mallet E pedals are available now at, and arriving soon at dealers worldwide.

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