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ATAC XC 6 Pedals
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.
- Light, durable pedals for XC mountain bikers and gravel cyclists
- ATAC system offers exceptionally easy engagement
- Open design automatically clears debris each time you step in
- Composite body and hollow steel axle blends low weight with strength
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- Q & A
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- Familiarity: 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 6 pedals are $120, weigh 296g, and has 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.