Just look at them. Now look again. Ok you can stop dribbling.

If you’re into saving the all-important weight saving and like diamond encrusted Rolex watches then you’re probably already sold on these here gold bad boys, the titanium encrusted Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11 pedals.

Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11 - titanium used in abundance and the weight's ridiculous but will they do the job? Stay tuned and I'll tell you (and I won't hold back if they don't).

With a claimed weight of 174 grams per pair (that's nearly a quarter of a pound weight saving over an XTR if my maths is right and it's true) and more gold on them than Elizabeth's (as in the Queen) carriage, I can't wait to get them on to an XC race bike and attached to my orang-utan type feet.

If you’re 50/50 (as these Ti egg beaters are very expensive), then hold fire and I will let you know what I really think. Just give me 2 weeks, three hours, 47 minutes and a chance for a cuppa tea afterwards.

Steve Walker

More information including spec: Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11

Price (brace yourself): £379.99

UK importer: 2Pure