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.

Q-Factor comparison Mallet E vs. Mallet E LS

“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.”

Martin Maes riding the mallet E LS at the 2016 EWS Snowmass Aspen Colorado USA.

Enduro World Series racers Curtis Keene, Martin Maes, and Iago Garay were seen riding the Mallet E LS at EWS #5 at Aspen Snowmass.

Curtis Keene riding the Mallet E LS at the 2016 EWS Snowmass Aspen Colorado USA.

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.

Iago Garay riding the Mallet E LS at the 2016 EWS Snowmass Aspen Colorado USA.

Photo Credits: Sven Martin

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