Time ATAC Wear?
I have had Atac pedals for many years on all my bikes. Never actually worn them out fully, but eventually they get a bit worn and so the interface with the cleat is a bit ‘sloppy’. By then the bearings are also well worn, so probably more cost effective to just buy a new pair of pedals.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I replace the cleats pro actively every year. So far they’ve been fine. They do wear in over a couple of rides after replacing the cleats, but they never feel sloppy or loose – not in the fore and aft longitudinal plane anyway, which is where you don’t want play. The rotational and lateral play is tight initially but loosens off with initial bedding in. After that I feel any further wear or loosening. They’re brilliant.Posted 4 years ago
Only seen one set of pedals with the bars worn out, they were over ten years old though, everything else is cheap and easy to fix, the bearings are about seven quid each, and bushings are about four quid each from simply bearings, and they only take a few minutes to change,
Top pedals IMO…
Products Each Total
1 x AM1014-16 Oilite Plain Bush 10x14x16mm
*Pack Size : Pack of 2
+ £1.16 £3.43 £4.59
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2 x W61962Z Stainless Metal Shielded Deep Groove Ball Bearing 6x15x5mm
Option’s £7.50 £15.00Roter SternMember
I’ve been using Time ATAC for a very long time. In fact I still have an original pair on a hack bike back in Blighty that are still going strong 15 years later. However my experience of the newer pedals are not so good. They have made them lighter by making the springs smaller but they get ‘rattley’ after a year. I have also been trying to get spare parts from the German distributors for the past year with no joy. By looking at the pictures of the 2013 version it looks like they have addressed the problems of wear by going back to the simpler twin spring system of old. Here’s hoping anyway!Posted 4 years ago
I’d noticed that the bars had a bit of play in them. Seeing as I’ve always had the tension on the lowest setting, I’ve been able to adjust that one click and that seems to have sorted them out (for now).
Has anyone on here ever wore them out fully? If so, can you just buy new parts or is a case of new pedals?
Thanks for any feedback.Posted 4 years agoheadpotdogMember
I’ve worn a pair out too. In the end they were really sloppy and the bars had become flattened through wear & would probably have bent or broken if they’d been whacked by a rock.
In the end I just got some Shimano M520’s which work really well & amazing value for money too. Haven’t really missed the extra float the Time pedals gave me either.Posted 4 years agonostocMember
Is this what you need?
I have some atacs where these are worn making the bars rattly. I think some models had alloy ones so check this would fit first.Posted 4 years ago
Nostoc – I think replacing them would help a lot. Mine are already the steel ones, but I can see where they have worn. I’ll try and track some down for a better price than in your link…some places are selling them for less than a couple of quid, but want a lot for postage.Posted 4 years agobaldmanMember
I’ve got some really worn pairs – the bars are quite thin now so I’m sure they’ll snap soon. A couple have developed a some play in the bars so they rattle but I can’t really feel it moving when clipped in. I must unclip my left foot a lot more than my right as that pedal is worn more on every set!
They’re great value IMHO as I’ve never serviced them, just changed cleats – probably once a year as have a few pairs of shoes so they last quite a while. Bearings are a but rough on a some of them so may change them on ones with thickest bars. The ones on my commuter have done over 10,000 miles in last two years and were old when I put them on!
Khani – where did you get your bushings from?Posted 4 years ago
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