Compact XC Pedals with Dual-Sided Entry
Slotted into the French pedal manufacturer's cross-country hierarchy between the XC 2 and XC 6 Pedals, the Time ATAC XC4 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 creme de la creme 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 in 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 the 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. With a lightweight yet durable design, the Time ATAC XC4 Pedal makes for a ride you won't soon forget.
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Weight: 294 grams
Mfg PartNum: 00.6718.010.000
Pedal Type: MTB Pedals
Cleat Type: MTB Cleats
Mfg Warranty: 24 Mo. Parts & Labor
Warranty URL: https://www.sram.com/en/service/warranty
I recently purchased an updated version of Time ATAC pedals, specifically their XC 4. The spring "clips" are new as is there mounting, which no longer requires a pedal wrench. (They're threaded, so you grease them and turn them in by hand.) I have one or another version of Time ATAC pedals on all of my bikes since they work well and there isn't a learning curve once you get used to them.
Pro's: Easy to install, mount, adjust, and clip in and out of + they come with cleats and mounting screws. I.e., there's plenty of "float." Almost forgot, you can walk around in them without slip sliding every which way. Btw, I got mine on sale, so that's an advantage as well.
Cons: Maybe weight, and supposedly not as efficient as road bike pedals. However, I'm not a bike racer, so that matters not a wit to me.
I've been using various Time ATAC pedals within the past decade including Alium, XS, XC2, XC4, and XC8 models. Unfortunately, I had a rock strike on one of my XC2 pedals and damaged one of the retention clips.
When I went to shop for a new one, I looked at the XC2, XC4, and XC6 models. If you look at the weight across these, you'll notice the difference is minimal but especially between the XC4 and XC6 models where the difference is less than a handful of grams.
More than happy with the XC4 which is a fantastic value for the price.
I used ATAC pedals in the early '00s as bikes used to come with pedals, and the knockoff SPDs I was using at the time were beyond beat up and not worth moving over. I liked them then, but sold that bike, only riding on the road for a number of years. When it was time to come back to MTB, I was told to get XT's - a good recommendation. They do hold up well, but if you have mud/snow/junk packed in your cleat/shoe, good luck. I picked these up on a deep discount, and am quite happy. Lighter than XTR, consistent release, no tension adjustments to worry about - just flip the cleat to adjust the release, twist the ankle either way to get out. They've held up to my abuse, getting banged off the rocks and still work the trick.
Upside: the float. Itï¿½s not quite like Speedplays but with the provided cleats itï¿½s either slightly more than Shimano SPD or way more than Shimano. I personally thought the 17 degrees was so much it hindered ability to unclip.
Cleats sit deeper into shoes than Shimano.
These in particular from Bikesdirect are the updated ones with the black spindle as shown. Many retailers online are still moving through old supply with the red spindle. Both are same models.
Downside: Biggest downside Iï¿½d say is the cleats donï¿½t allow you to move laterally inward or outward to accommodate q factor leg discrepancies and over lonnng gravel days this can add up to injury.
having to commit to Time style pedals on all mtb style pedal bikes. If starting out or only have one bike, not a big deal at all.
I ended up going back to Shimano style only because of the cleat positioning issue. I did still very much appreciate Time having the great float though.
Equal: weight (maybe negligibly lighter on these)
I bought these pedals for my gravel bike as I could no longer get cleats for Speedplay Frogs. The Time pedals are easy to clip in and out, and have worked fine in about 500 miles of riding. I wish they had more angular float and the lateral float they supposedly have I can't feel. That being said, no issues with my knees and I appreciate the mud shedding of the Times, much better than the Frogs.
Long time ATAC user whose pedals are installed on all my bikes: road, gravel & cx. 2500+ miles on the XC8s which are easy to clip into, clip out of and perform well in fast group road rides & gravel racing in dry and sloppy conditions. XC8's are light enough with durable steel axles in which you can pedal confidently.
Bought these about a year ago for CX racing. loved the float and ability to shed mud, much better than SPDs. But today on an ez spin the pedal body broke and the rear spring mechanism popped out. While I liked them, i've never had a mechanical problem with SPDs. going back to Shimano.
Been running these pedals (more or less) for what seems like two decades. Bulletproof, fairly lightweight, shed mud, decent platform for when you can't clip in, no sharp edges to dig into you. The XC8s seemed like the perfect combination of price and performance.
Sheds mud well, and clips in consistently. No reliablility issues after several rides. Older batches apparently did. I do like how easily they clip out. Would recommend for those who may have avoided clipless pedals due to fear of not being able to unclip easily.
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