As a full platform clipless pedal designed for downhill, enduro and all mountain riding, the Crankbrothers Mallet 3 is most comparable to the HT X1, Shimano DX M647, and its big brother the Crankbrothers Mallet DH Race. Among these pedals the Mallet 3 is the lightest weight and is one of the best performers. It even comes in lighter than our Editors' Choice winner, the Shimano M530, which is a mini-platform pedal. With an adequately sized platform and decent mud-shedding ability, we find the Mallet 3 to be the best choice for enduro/all-mountain riding and give it our Top Pick award for this application.
Read our full Mountain Bike Pedal Review to see our in-depth comparison of 8 clipless pedals for trail riding.
Crankbrothers has updated this pedal since we reviewed it. The inner body of the pedal is no longer a composite material. It is now die cast aluminum. The shape and performance of the pedal have not changed.Scroll down for a more detailed comparison of the new Crankbrothers Mallet 3 vs. the older version.