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ATAC XC 4 Pedals

Slotted into the French pedal manufacturer's cross-country hierarchy between the XC 2 and XC 6 Pedals, the TIME ATAC XC 4 Pedals enjoy all the best features of the former with the hollow steel axle of the latter. This results in a resoundingly lightweight, low-profile, and durable pedal for cross-country riders, only sacrificing a mere 23 grams per pedal from the crème de la crème ATAC XC12 Pedals.

XC 4 Pedals employ TIME's Auto Tension Adjust Concept (ATAC) design, which operates with a self-cleaning interface that sheds muck and mud upon entry. This means you won't have to struggle just to engage into the pedal while riding in muddy conditions. Three different tension settings adjust the sensation of the five degrees of float, allowing you to find the perfect amount of resistance or freedom to suit your particular riding style. Six millimeters of lateral float allows for subtle side-to-side movement of the pedal, so you can find a more comfortable pedaling position.

The XC 4's cleat is reversible, so you can choose a release angle of 13 or 17 degrees. Choose the release angle of 13 degrees to bail out quickly or remain locked in while racing and training with the 17 degree cleat configuration.

  • Lightweight, low-profile, durable pedal for XC riding and racing
  • Composite body keeps it lightweight and durable underfoot
  • Hollow steel axle reduces weight while retaining strength
  • ATAC dual-arch system sheds mud and dirt for easier entry
  • +/- 5° of angular float with three spring tension settings
  • 6mm of lateral float provides a comfortable pedaling position
  • Reversible cleat allows for either 13 or 17° release angle
  • Item #TME000X

[body] composite, [axle] hollow steel, [bearings] steel, [arches] stainless steel
5° angular float, 6 mm of lateral float
TIME ATAC Reversible Cleats
Entry / Release
13/17° release
Claimed Weight
294 g
Recommended Use
cross-country, cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 2

Look elsewhere for a quality pedal

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

They work but not for long. I got about 300 miles out of them before they failed and Time Sport has been unreachable for warranty. I contacted them over 3 months ago and still have not been contacted about a replacement. You are gambling with this purchase and most likely will not win. There are other pedals in this price range that will be more durable.

>Rating: 3

Not quite as advertised

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The Time ATAC 4 pedals have no tension adjustment and come with the ATAC Easy Cleats, which have a 10 degree release angle. If you want tension adjustment, buy the ATAC 6 or better. If you want 13 or 17 degree release, you'll have to buy the regular ATAC cleats.

>Rating: 5

Forever Pedal

I've put it through the wringer

i have been riding times since 1999 did a stint with shimano and crank brother and i don't feel they can compare in feel, durability and overall performance. I have a couple different bikes and times are on all of them. great feel, great actuation and they keep debris out of the pedal better then most. Could be lighter but they last forever.

>Rating: 2

Great but no longer durable

I've put it through the wringer

These lasted a season and a half. If you have rocky trails these will get bent and be un-usable. No help at all from Time in terms of the warranty. I have 3 pairs now that I have gone thought over the last 5 years. Love the way they perform but they are way too fragile.

>Rating: 1

Goodbye to Time

I've put it through the wringer

The Pin holding the pedal together came out within four rides. This is the third time this has happened to me with Time, once before with the ATAC 6 and also 8s. Reached out to Time regarding the ATAC 6 and 8 and the rep, Matt had no sympathy that those two were over the 2 year warranty. One of them was even my road pedal! Very sad, but just too unreliable and dangerous to ride anymore.

>Rating: 5

I (Don't) Want Candy

I've put it through the wringer

Time ATAC pedals and cleats are better than Crank Brothers in pretty much every way. Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals are $135, weigh 325g, and it's often hard to tell when you're actually clipped in. The Time ATAC 4 pedals are $125, weigh 296g, and have one of the most solid connections and stable platforms ever for MTB/cyclocross pedals & shoes. I've been riding ATAC pedals for almost 20 years. Changed briefly to Crank Brothers and changed back within a month. These pedals will last a lifetime.

couldn't have stated it better


Are cleats included with the pedals? Are the associated cleats compatible with two hole drilled shoes?