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I'm thinking about dedicating some time over the winter months to training with clipless pedals. I ride gravel and road with them but have never wanted to use them on my mountain bikes. I'm thinking Time is what I want to use, instead of the SPD that I've used for MANY years.

 

Sooo, who here uses Time, and am I on the right track here?

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Big time user, for many years. Loved my SPDs because they were universal, still have some old 959’s. But they hurt my knees. 

Switched to Time and never had a problem since. Will probably have a pair you could try. 

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I'm going to buy pedals, might as well give them the attention they deserve for a valid test. For me, on an XC bike (100mm travel) and the way I ride, I think their ATAC XC line up will work best. 

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Another happy Time user here. I've got a couple pairs of the older Aliums, which have been bulletproof, and a newer version with the square rails (also no problems). I love the float, engagement, etc. I'm thinking about getting a pair of the platform pedals they released recently as well.

The only issue is it's harder to swap bikes with your buddy since no one else runs Time's, but that may not actually be an issue... lol.

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Maybe it is just the person but I seem to always break the left ones, I have a collection of leftover right ones. Should anyone else have the opposite problem, let's talk, we can make some pairs.

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Well they"re inexpensive enough I'm going to order the ATAC MX6 pedals, I may order XC's later so I can compare them.

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1 minute ago, TheX said:

Well they"re inexpensive enough I'm going to order the ATAC MX6 pedals, I may order XC's later so I can compare them.

Mx4s or Mx6 will do just great 

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One thing I will say about Time pedals is that they have different grades and the cheaper grades are not as worthwhile.

I have the XC2 pedals on my urban commuter bike and they are fine for that, but I would not use them on the trail. For the trail I get the XC8's which are carbon and more durable. I have never tried the platforms, used to ride the Aliums and those were bombproof, but they were discontinued sadly.

These pedals are really a case of getting what you paid for in terms of durability, it's not all about weight.

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Went out and did my Saturday loop at Walnut this morning. I was thinking about how I would approach different features clipped in. Normally, I never think about my feet...today it felt like my feet were in the wrong position the entire time. Haha, I've used flats for YEARS. 

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I’m so over times.

Started with spds in 96 then switched frogs for a few years then to atacs. I’m duck-footed and float was my priority. 
Rode times from 04-05 till 2016.

Most of that was on Aliums, which seemed to offer the best combination of float, platform, reliability, consistently. But after being disco’d I went from used pair to used pair. That got tedious - trying to find them as they’d wear out. Bit the bullet and tried my old XS’s then newer Times (MX), but some of the issues I had with them all along never went away and started to bother me more. Rock strikes on the underside causing releases and the cleats wearing so quickly that they never really felt as consistent as I thought. MX seemed promising but the platform’s teeth made clipping out really hard when I wasn’t completely upright. It was basically impossible if I was leaning (or falling!). 

Meanwhile, all of my friends were on spds and never had the issues I did: Rock strike release, clear wear and inconsistent feel, bent bars , etc. Their spds lasted much longer and were far more reliable. 


Somewhat reluctantly Switched to XTs in 2016 (only about 6 wks before EB!) and by then they had widened them.  Got em at performance so I could return. 
 

FF 3 yrs and I’m on the same pedals AND cleats. That was never the case with times over the ~15 yrs I used them. Cleats needed replacing every year or two (and wasn’t riding nearly as much) and their performance would degrade with wear.  My XTs have been so incredibly solid - consistent, durable, few unintentional releases. Can’t believe I put up with Times for so long. It’s like when your shifting degrades over time but you hardly notice...  

And my XTs still spin like new...

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I have been on SPDs including XT's till now as mentioned above. Hell, on my spin bike as well. If the Time experiment fails I'm out VERY little in the grand scheme of things.

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2 hours ago, AntonioGG said:

I wondered if the Times had the same rock strike release problem as the Crank Brothers eggbeaters

Not at all. I found them to be very stable, never had a release by mistake. 

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