One of the annual traditions of Cyclocross Magazine is reflecting back on a year filled with reviewing products and award those that struck us as the best of the best in the realms of cyclocross, gravel and cycling gear. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the awards one day at a time. Be sure to keep checking back to see what products are most worth your hard-earned dollars. Issue 28 also has the Editors’ Awards and the Readers’ Choice awards, so be sure to order your backcopy today, which is also available on Uberflip.

Justin Lindine clipped into Candy 11 pedals to win his title - the same as Jeremy Powers - 2015 Singlespeed Cyclocross National Championships © Cyclocross Magazine

We saw plenty of Candy 11 pedals, such as the ones ridden by Justin Lindine and Jeremy Powers, but our readers opted for the Candy 2 pedals in 2015. © Cyclocross Magazine

Last year, a voting battle between Shimano XTR pedals and Crank Bros. Eggbeaters 11 was so heated that it ended up in a draw, with both models taking home the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award.

For 2015, a new challenger stepped forward to take a surprisingly overwhelming win. With many American cyclocross pros, such as Jeremy Powers and Justin Lindine, using the $375.00 Candy 11 Pedals, it wasn’t a shock to see that the Candy model was a favorite among our readers. However, the voters this year opted for more affordable tastes with the Candy 2 pedals, which are $89.99 and tip the scales at 324g, adding 90g of weight for the set compared to its titanium brother.

2015 Crank Bros. Candy 2 Pedal Specs:

Material: Chromoly steel spindle with aluminum body
Weight: 324g for the set
Max Rider Weight: None
Warranty: Five years
MSRP: $89.99
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