NickyGwrote a review of TIME ATAC XC 6 Pedals on May 14, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been an ATAC fanboy for almost 20 years, and (until recently) been extremely happy with the performance and durability their ATAC models. This changed when I bought a pair of XC 6 pedals. These newer pedals use crude stamped-out retention springs and less durable plastic bodies compared to my trusty 'old' XE pedals. It's much harder to get the cleat to engage these new pedals, and they don't release as cleanly, either. It's downright frustrating to ride these on technical trails compared to my old pedals. I ended up selling them and going back to a battered pair of XEs I've ridden for years.
There are also widespread reports of pedal bodies cracking and retention springs bending on moderate trail impacts. In the 15+ years I've ridden ATAC pedals, I've only had one break on me--I blasted a exposed roof so hard, I thought I broke my foot. I've since epoxied the crack, and have put numerous trouble-free trail miles on 'em.
Note to Time: Go back the the old design, and stop putting profit margins above performance on your pedals.