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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
- Item #TMEN012
- [body] composite, [axle] hollow chrome steel
- Entry / Release
- [ATAC Easy] 10°, [ATAC] 13°, 17°
- Compatible Components
- 2-bolt shoes
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- cross-country, cyclocross, gravel, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
August 18, 2019
Is a 165 mile ride a good test?
- I've put it through the wringer
After originally fitting some MTB pedals which shall remain nameless to my gravel bike and dealing with a cleat that would never stay put on my shoe, and with the great help from my gear head, I exchanged the other pedals for these Time ATAC XC 6's. I got about 70 miles in with these over two rides and deemed them good enough for the 165 mile charity ride I had planned. The ride was a combo of paved trail, unpaved trail, and paved and gravel roads. These worked great all day, 11+ hours of saddle time. No issues clipping in or out. I even popped out reasonably well when a friend went down on some sketchy trail 50 miles in and took my wife and myself with him. These give you enough float so you can get yourself into a comfortable position but no so much that you feel like a deer walking on ice when you decide it's time to go fast.