Trying to regain their top step on the podium of clipless pedals, Time had a few new projects to show at Interbike this year. To me, the most interesting of the two had to be their new Speciale 12 Enduro pedal. For years Time’s ATAC (Auto Tension Adjust Concept) pedals were the pedals to have. Times change though, so Time’s pedals are also changing.
The newest addition to the ATAC line sheds the composite body in favor of an all aluminum platform with a longer and thinner profile. Going back to the more squared off springs, the pedals have adjustable spring tension via the small allen screw on each side, and 8 traction pins (4 per side). Claimed weight is 202g per pedal, and they’ll be offered in red, blue, and grey with a hollow steel spindle for a retail of $350.
On the road side, Time is expanding the Xpresso range with their new XPRO aero pedal. Offering a wider platform with an aerodynamic cover on the bottom, the pedals are a logical step forward for riders looking for every advantage possible. Using the same iClic cleat system, the pedals will be available in the flagship XPRO 15 with a hollow titanium spindle, carbon body, and CeramicSpeed bearings at 88g per pedal and $600, the XPRO 12 with a carbon body and titanium spindle for 94g a pedal and $400 price tag, and the more affordable $250 XPRO 10 with a carbon body and hollow stainless steel spindle at 113g per pedal.
All new pedals should be available this Fall.