Best of the best.
No two cyclists are the same. If they were, custom frame builders wouldn't be gainfully cutting and welding tubes. Accordingly, the ability to tune and customize gear for its intended purpose, and end user, is essential to this sport. And, no other pedal manufacturer provides the range or number of adjustments that TIME packs into its line of Xpresso Pedals -- including the range-topping Xpresso 12 Titan Carbon.
What differentiates the Xpresso 12 from the next closest model, the Xpresso 8, is a hollow titanium axle in place of a stainless steel unit. This effectively drops 40 grams of rotational weight from your spin for quicker acceleration and better power conservation. The 12 does, however, retain the 8's oversized platform, Q-Factor adjustment, carbon Flexion blade springs, and Bioposition concept that makes these pedals a favorite among professionals worldwide.
For fine tuning, the Xpresso 12 Titan allows you to dial angular movement for individual preference. This means that you can tighten or loosen the pedals with +/- 5 degrees of float. And not only can you widely adjust the pedal's angular float, but the Xpresso also has 2.5mm of lateral movement for an adjustable Q-factor.
Now you can set the foot's positioning inboard or outboard depending on your pedaling goals. Additionally, with TIME's Feeling Adjustment, you gain access to three angular float resistance settings. And while these attributes are great, our favorite feature has to be TIME's Bioposition concept. This design reduces the distance from the sole to the pedal axle for a direct and efficient power transfer through the pedal.
You'll find this concept extended through the use of an ultra-wide pedal platform of 700 square millimeters -- as TIME claims, it's the best surface area/weight factor ever created. Instead of traditional metal springs, the use of TIME's patented carbon Flexion blades keeps the Xpresso 12 Titan's weight at a minimum. Another defining feature of Time's Xpresso line is the iClic concept.
This concept enables the pedal to provide fast engagement without any rubbing. It automatically pre-opens the engagement mechanism so that your foot is quickly released with minimum effort. As a result of this design, the Xpresso features a bold 15 degree release angle. The oversized composite platform aides clipping in by guiding the cleat, and its aerodynamic shape keeps drag at an absolute minimum.
The TIME Xpresso 12 Titan Carbon Pedals are available in one size and in the color Black/red. Please note that each pair of pedals includes a set of Time iClic cleats.
- Carbon Flexion blades
- Bioposition design
- Ultra-wide pedal platform
- 15-degree release angles
- Aerodynamic composite platforms
- Pedals include a set of TIME iClic cleats
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Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used most brands of pedals since the original "white" Looks of the mid-80's. Speedplay, Look, Time i-Click, Sampson: you name it and it's been under my shoe. These are probably the best. Easy to get in and out, tenacious grip, good float, light, nice workmanship, and huge platform. Like any race pedal, you're not walking too much so I don't mind the cleat (and not as slippery or easy to foul as Speedplay's). Yes, the titanium version is overpriced, but the lesser models all work the same and are about the same weight. Are they better than the equivalent Look? Not sure, honestly, but these do have an exclusivity factor that the Looks just don't have.