TIME ATAC XC 4 Pedals
- Item: TME0073 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 370 g
To call the Time ATAC XC 4 Pedal value-minded is a bit insulting. This full-featured XC pedal is packing all the technology of its leaner, more expensive brothers. The XC 4's composite body can stand up to a real bruising, and at less than 100 grams a pair heavier than its lightest sibling, its no beefcake.
Time's ATAC (Auto Tension Adjust Concept) line of pedals follows the design principles of their road line. Simple design, easy engagement, plenty of float. Interestingly, ATAC beat their road pedals to a lightweight, composite-body pedal. The ATAC pedals were always seen as an alternative to Shimano mainly because you didn't need to fuss with figuring cant on the cleats, because the pedals were much harder to jam with mud, and because the spring tension never needs to be adjusted.
The one adjustment the user can make is whether the release angle is 13 or 17 degrees. And this is done by running the cleats one way or in reverse. While the Time ATAC may look similar to the younger Crank Brother's pedals, the spring design is inherently different, offering consistent cleat retention regardless of what happens to the bottom of the pedal. Another advantage over pedals of similar float in the mountain bike world is the tension of the ATAC system: offering a more consistent release, and a more stable feeling underfoot.
The Time ATAC XC 4 Composite Pedals are compatible with any standard crank system. They comes in Black/Red.