Finding the right mountain bike pedals can be tricky. You want something lightweight, with bombproof construction that sheds mud, and is easy to clip in and out of. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, feast your eyes upon the Time ATAC XC 6 mountain bike pedals. They use Time's famous ATAC system for easy, auto-adjusting engagement and they shed mud like a champ. The composite body is ultra durable and super lightweight. These are some of the best XC pedals out there.
ATAC auto-adjusting engagement system automatically adjusts the tension to keep your foot securely in the pedal
Open mechanism is excellent for shedding mud
Composite body is durable and lightweight
Steel axle and molded dual arch clips are strong and durable
Angular float +/- 5°, lateral float 6mm to help protect your knees
Reversible cleat for either a 13° or 17° release angle
Time ATAC XC 6 Mountain Bike Pedals
Time ATAC cleats
Angular float +/- 5°, lateral float 6mm
Reversible cleats for either a 13 or 17 release angle
Comments about Time ATAC XC 6 Mountain Bike Pedals:
I am mostly a road bike rider / commuter in an urban / suburban area so lots of mounts and dismounts on every ride. I prefer SPD pedals for their two side entry and the off the pedal security of the recessed cleats. Most recently using Shimano XT M780- a fine SPD pedal.
The TIME Attac XC6 is clearly superior. Entry / exit is cleaner, the float range is generous, it's lighter, and a comparbly supportive platform. I can imagine the exposed bail design would be more fragile than a Shimano pedal for off-road use, though it looks sturdy enough.
Would particularly recommend for those who have had, or are fearful, of problems mounting and dismounting with clip-ins. I'd say it is definetly worth the extra cost if you can get a good sale price.
One caveat, the TIME cleats are unique. So if you have an other bike with SPD pedals, you will need a second pair of shoes, or a second set of TIME XC6's.
Only gave it 4 stars because the beige color is not very attractive, and TIME makes lighter if more expensive versions for those who demand the absolute best.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend