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Item # TME0072

Floats like a butterfly, you know the rest.

For some companies, keeping weight down means a compromise of durability and function. Not for Time. The full-featured, composite-bodied ATAC XC 6 weighs a hair over 10 ounces, performs like a thoroughbred, and takes a beating like bare-fisted pugilist from the '20s.

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 needed 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 6 Composite Pedals are compatible with any standard crank system. They come in White.

Tech Specs

[body] composite, [axle] chrome steel
(lateral) 6 mm, (angular) 5 deg
Actual Weight:
White, One Size: 292g
Recommended Use:
mountain bike

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Great Design - My Favorite Pedal

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I've been running Time ATAC pedals on numerous MTBs for over a decade. The design has changed very little in that time since it simply works extremely well. They've got a fairly wide platform, pretty easy clip-in, a predicatable level of float (easy on my creaky knees), and they allow you to set the release point at either 13 or 17 degrees of angular rotation. They are unaffected by mud or trail debris and are super durable--they may just outlast the bike they're on. The seals and bearings of my last pair survived 5 years of soggy PNW riding.
One caveat - after a few hundred hours of riding, the spring retention pins can work their way out of the composite body. I had a pedal do this after about a year of riding on em. I just drove the pin back in and dabbed a spot of Loctite Marine epoxy on the outside of the pins where they're pressed into the composite body. It's worked like a charm for the past 3 years.


Trusty All Round MTB Pedals and Float

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Rob, stated it well in his review below. I've been using Time ATAC pedals since their introduction and they've never failed me. From recreation use to hammering in MTB races these pedals just plain rule. The float is one of the best on the market and their fail rate in zilch. Easy muddy condition cleaning and never stuck in them except when not changing the cleats out in a timely manner or check the tightness of the cleat screws. You can't go wrong with ATAC pedals.


The best pedals out there.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Pedals are one of those things that nobody wants to spend money on, so they go with what they know or what their friends recommend. Well, I have been running a single pair of these pedals for almost a decade, now on a second bike, and they have thousands of miles on them with absolutely zero issues, ever. In fact, this isn't really a review of the ATAC 6 pedals, it's a review of the ATAC XS, which is the predecessor to this model and shares all the same construction and technology. I've had zero, zip, none, nada, absolutely no problems. No replacing parts, no adjusting, nothing except buying new cleats every few seasons. I'm one of very few people I know who own ATACs, but everyone I've met who owns them feels the same way. They engage every time, they never clog, the float is great, and the pedaling platform feels sturdy. So there you go: your friend just recommended Time ATAC, and you should trust him because he rides a ton and knows about stuff.

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Come on Rob, tell us what you really think!