To clip-in, or not to clip-in, that is the question.

There's an age-old battle between trail riders preferring the quick-bailing freedom of flats versus the clip-in crowd touting the efficiency of being attached. Although we're not particularly partial to either form of pedaling, we like to have both at hand for different trail systems and riding disciplines. Solving this either-or dilemma once and for all, the Crank Brothers Doubleshot 3 Pedal offers the best of both worlds, so you can rip technical terrain one day with flats, then crank along smooth singletrack with clip-ins the very next.

These ingenious pedals feature a hybrid design that's heavily influenced from the enduro-favorite Mallet E. You'll reap the traction benefits of eight adjustable pins on the flat side, with diamond-plated pads for texturized grip along both sides. The clip-in side features the same mechanism you've come to love from Crank Brothers, namely due to its mud-shedding ability, ease of entry, and speedy release that saves you from falling over.

Durable cast steel wings and the A380 aluminum body withstand repeated beatings on the trail, even after harsh strikes when you're rumbling across rock gardens. Its sufficiently wide platform gives you ample room to find the pedals after dismounting while enhancing stability during high-speed descents and sketchy situations. To ensure the pedals spin smoothly over time, premium bearings are double-sealed to keep out muck and trail grit.

  • Hybrid trail pedals for riding with flats or clip-ins
  • Flat side features eight adjustable traction pins
  • Clip-in mechanism engages and releases quickly
  • Easily sheds mud during entry for ease of use
  • Durable cast steel wings and A380 aluminum body
  • Wide platform inspires confidence at high speeds
  • Diamond-plated pads on both sides for reliable grip
  • Includes Crank Brothers' brass cleats and shims
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

Can you use both sides with cleats on? In short, is it possible to switch from clipped in to flats in the middle of your ride or do the cleats prevent the shoe from gripping because of the spindle against the cleat?

Best of Both Worlds

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pedals are great. It took a little time to get used to both sides, but I like the versatility. I like how the Crank Bros function. The dual sided Shimano peddle is heavy. I am sold on Crank Bros!

Great Pedal

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great pedal that i love to use to go back and forth between cleats and flats. If you are making the switch from flats to the clips this is a great transition pedal.

If you can't decide between the two

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these because I wasn't sure if I wanted flat or clipless. So why not have both? I can say that I'm not feeling confident enough to ride my mtn bike clipless, but I see plenty of people who do on the trail. The flat side, however, has tons of grip. It can get be tricky sometimes to find the side you want to use, but it just takes some getting used to.

I like the idea

    Love the versatility of these peddles. It’s really nice to be able to ride both clip-less and flats on the same ride. At first it’s hard getting used to but seems like it will just take some getting used to.