TIME ATAC XC 8 Carbon Pedals
- Item: TME0071 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 288 g
Most companies give you the weight of their bikes without pedals, This has nothing to do with weight, of course. It's because different riders prefer different pedal systems. It's a bummer , though, to buy an ultralight XC race bike only to find out that once you get it all kitted out it's not so ultralight anymore. Time feels you. Its ATAC XC 8 Carbon Pedals weigh only 284 grams a pair. That's just a hair over 10 ounces. And yes, we said per pair.
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 8 Carbon Pedals are compatible with any standard crank system. They come in Black/red.