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I ride these pedals:

Crank Brothers eggbeater pedal

which came with these cleats:

Stock crank brothers eggbeater cleat

Now I see that Crank Brothers are selling their "Premium" cleat:

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I'm ready to replace my cleats. Is the premium cleat compatible with my pedal, or do I need to stick to the earlier style? Do the 'wings' on the original cleat offer something that I need?

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To directly answer your question, yes, the Crank Bros Premium Cleat is the one you want.

Per their webiste - compatibility: eggbeater, candy, smarty, acid, mallet ( )

Some good FAQ on these from Crank Bros:

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The cleats and pedals I have look just like yours, except more used. I love them. I've used egg beaters on all my bikes for the last 5 years or so. They shed dirt, they're easy and quiet to clip in and out, and except for one broken spring on an older pair, really reliable.

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(FYI, some of the older eggbeaters didn't have wrench flats. The ones in your picture do, but check before buying.)

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Premium cleats are a harder material, and will last longer than the cheaper brass cleats.

both fit the same, and both offer the 15 or 20 degree float option based on mount position.

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