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Time Atac XE Pedal

3.83/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 360 grams

Product Description

The Time Atac XE Mountain Pedals spring design. Time Atac XE Mountain Pedals will engage effortlessly. Constructed of composite body with steel axle, easy, dual-sided entry, self-cleaning, angular float of 5 degrees, and lateral float of 5mm.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dan0 a Cross Country Rider from New Hampshire

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2008

Strengths:    shed mud

Weaknesses:    springs and bars

Bottom Line:   
Ive used times for years, this new design is garbage
retaining bar is one piece top & bottom, so hit any pedal strike and your foot is ejected, also springs loosened up so I could pull out without twisting, less than a year old and no good.
I went back to shimano

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Favorite Trail:   little bear

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   all

Bike Setup:   Rip9, xt/xtr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Jeff a Cross Country Rider from boulder co usa

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2008

Strengths:    Snug, solid, maintenance free (just about)

Weaknesses:    nada

Bottom Line:   
I hadn't touched these for 2 solid years. They gave me some squeeks after 1500 miles into a trip this year, some lube made all right again.
Tough cleats, tough pedals, simple, feel very secure. I love the bejeezus outta these puppies! Best pedal ever used by a bunch!

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Favorite Trail:   trail?

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   store

Similar Products Used:   frogs, bebops, spd

Bike Setup:   bent

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by LaxFactor a Cross Country Rider from Trussville, Alabama

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2008

Weaknesses:    Small body, weak rentention springs

Bottom Line:   
Initially these pedals started out wonderful they held well with a good amount of float. The new retention bars on these pedals bent within the first couple of months that I road them. This led to very very weak retention and me unintentionally pulling out of my pedals. Also the smaller platform lead to some foot numbness after longer rides. I bought the new ATAC ROC pedals and these seem to have remedied all of the above problems and I cannot say enough good things about them. Avoid the older ATAC models and buy the new ROCs

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Favorite Trail:   Oak Mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   SPD, Time ATAC Roc

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Rig w/ Ti fork and Brooks Saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JJ a Cross Country Rider from Spain

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2008

Strengths:    Big pedal body, strong, reliable, good float, easy of entry and exit, relatively light (337gr)

Weaknesses:    They could be cheaper

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals, perhaps the best pedals I've used. Reliable, strong and has a good float. Work perfect in dry, mud. I hope they'll last at least 2 o 3 years. Absalon and Hermida run in Time pedals, ¿why you shouldn't? ;)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Similar Products Used:   Time Atac, Allium and XS; Shimano 535, 520, 540 and XT

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper M4 HT. Fox Fork. XT-XTR Drivetrain.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan a Racer from Chicago, Illinois

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, reliable, and excellent debris clearing. This is my second favorite pedal. The ATAC being my current favorite for its larger pedal body. This pedals performs exactly like the ATAC with the exception of being lighter, more easily maintained, and the weakness below.

Weaknesses:    The pedal body is smaller than the ATAC series, which provides for a slightly less comfortable platform for failed cleat engagement stomping in a mounting/accelerating situation. This is also a little less even for cleat wear support. There seems to be a little more pronation (in the case of my cleat wear) possible with worn equipment than the comparable ATAC pedals.

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals, if you have a choice between this anything else (excepting the ATAC), this should be your preference. If you need road pedals, I would have to go with Keo plastic pedals for race where durability is not a concern.

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Favorite Trail:   downtown during rush hour

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Various from each of: Shimano mtb, Time road/mtb, Speedplay road/mtb

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Axis, 105, Mavic openpro (28/32), 700x32C knobbies for off, and 23c Gatorskins for paved.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dennis Hildreth a Cross Country Rider from Portland Oregon USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2007

Strengths:    Size of platform, ease of entry, sturdy construction, great float, solid feeling while your pedaling. Recommended for anyone who wants a quality pedal

Weaknesses:    cleats, see bottom line
a little pricey (but what isn't)

Bottom Line:   
I love the ease of entry and the solid feel you get while riding. The cleats are tricky. They HAVE to be free from grabbing into the bottom of your shoes to release properly. When you install the cleats as is they dig into your shoes and are to close. If you back the cleats off they move around and are unstable. Fixed the problem by grinding the little points off the cleats and making a pair of shims to fit between the little channels on the bottom. I used an aluminum shelf bracket I had and it worked perfectly (think you Mr. Dremel). They now perform splendidly and I am very happy with them. If any one is interested email me and I will gladly share more info on the shims. 4 flaming chilis only for the cleats. Otherwise 5

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   BlueSky Cycling

Similar Products Used:   None, first clipless

Bike Setup:   Trek 7300 Basically stock (nice bike)

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Question about Time XE ATAC pedals

I bought a pair of these pedals for my cyclocross bike that is used mainly for road, gravel road, and light trail riding and am sometimes having problems releasing from them (especially the right pedal). I was a long time user of the older model ATAC aliums on my GF hardtail and after getting hung u ... Read More »

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Time Atac Alium vs. Atac XE

I've decided to change to clipless pedals and after weighing options/opinions, I think a Time pedal would be right for me. Anyone know if there's a huge difference between the Alium and XE? Seems the biggest difference is the weight, which isn't a huge deal for me. If that's all there is, I'd probab ... Read More »

Time ATAC XE vs. XS vs. XS Carbon

It feels like I may have bent the axle on one of my old yellow ATAC carbons - my foot tips up and down a bit while pedaling. Time to relegate them to backup use. I'm a bit confused over the various flavors of current ATACs, and the Time web page has only road pedals (WTF? Mtbikers don't read web ... Read More »

Time ATAC XE $60 @ Performance

[url]http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=20728&subcategory_ID=5240[/url] Just upgraded to these from my ancient Ritcheys (finally got the excuse to upgrade when I killed one on Sunday, thank god). Wow--really nice pedal! The XE is identical to the '04 XS (both were on the shelf at ... Read More »

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