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  • Premier Icon Daffy
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    The spiritual successor to the ATACS are really the XC8s.

    alanl
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    I bought some MX4 last year, which seem to be the direct descendant of the original ally bodied one from 10-15 years ago.
    I’ve still got the old ones, they just need new bearings, can they be replaced?

    kerley
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    I was using XC6 for over a year and they held up fine.

    They’ve lost a bit of weight over the last 10 years, my ATAC XS Carbons from 2006 are ~425g, now even the ~£55 MX6s are <300g.

    Having said that, I bought some gold Wellgo C162 flat pedals the other week for £25 and they weigh ~220g for the pair! 😯

    mefty
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    I’ve still got the old ones, they just need new bearings, can they be replaced?

    You certainly used to be able to buy them from Time but they were very expensive, I imagine they are a pretty standard bearing so probably possible to source from a bearing shop at a better price.

    I’ve got xc8 and they’re exactly what you want from a Time pedal.

    Bombproof. Floaty. Great in mud.

    ianpv
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    So my ancient atac pedals have given up the ghost, and I need to replace them.

    There now seem to be loads of time xc pedals, and some get bad reviews. Which ones should I get? Budget is an issue so looking for best bang for buck!

    Premier Icon rhayter
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    Yeah, XC8s really are excellent pedals.

    mudmonster
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    I replace the bushing when they get wobbly with some from simply bearings. The bearing was still really smooth on mine. Think the bushings are £3 odd.

    pahoehoe
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    I had a similar situation few years ago. My original yellow atacs lost their spring tension.
    Ended up buying xc8 on good bike and xc2 on commuter. The xc8 are better but not 2.5 times better which is roughly the price differential. The xc2’s must have done 8000 miles on original bearings.
    Now if only the cleats weren’t so damm expensive.

    Premier Icon jeff
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    I’ve got 4 pairs of Atacs in need of new bushes… Just need the specs… Shame simply bearings don’t do a kit of the bearings + bushes

    warpcow
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    Bang for buck has to be Aliums. Bit heavy, but all the good Time-iness and would survive a direct nuclear strike.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Just today I bought Mavic Crossride SL’s which are closest to my old Time ROC atac’s

    these ones

    They are identical to xc4’s but can be had a little cheaper

    ianpv
    Member

    My old ones were aliums, but the bar on one of them has gone. I’ve also still got a pair of the big Z freeride pedals that will not die. If I get 5-6 years out of some XC-8s that’d be ok, I’ve heard reports of the composite (i.e. plastic) bodies on the 2,4 & 6 breaking, and I did snap the body of a composite rxs pedal on the road bike.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I broke an xc4 on Tuesday night when a stone got stuck in the bar and the metal sheared. Was only 2 yrs old but I guess just one of those things. First failed Time pedal I have had and they are on 5 bikes (2 MTB, road, adventure and track)

    Have used Time’s for last 7 or 8 years as they suit my knees

    Xc 8’s here and Mavics branded times fantastic both

    ianpv
    Member

    I’ve used times since about 1993 – the first ones were yellow and green, single sided (and weighted to sit right), and needed time shoes to use. So ancient I can’t even find a picture of them on the internet. As I’ve used flats mainly this century (!) my aliums and z freerides have lasted longer than most, I expect!

    Premier Icon iainc
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    what are the real world benefits of the XC6/XC8 over the cheaper XC4/Mavic Crossride SL’s ?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    What do people think of the MX pedals with the bigger platform – thinking of dabbling with this. Are they more comfortable than the XC?

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ^^^^ will also be interested in this. I ordered a pair of the MX4’s the other day from Halfords in error – pretty cheap with BC discount, but not sure I will pick them up as have always used the XC/ROC ones.

    May keep them as spares….

    warpcow
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    More comfortable? Not that I’ve noticed (I have mx2s and 4s), but then I’ve never thought any Time pedal was uncomfortable. It’s some extra space to put your foot if you miss clipping in, but nothing more ime.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    It’s some extra space to put your foot if you miss clipping in, but nothing more ime.

    That sounds ideal then, as I will be showing my normal lack of coordination as I get used to it.

    Iain – if you pick them up but can’t get on with them, I’ll have them off you.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ^^^^ martin, i’m unlikely to fit them so they’d be in my spares box. They will cost me £39 with BC discount, but by the time I added on £3 to post, you could get them at same price anyway, so not much of a saving to pass on I’m afraid.

    I have MXs on both bikes now. Used practically all versions of Time over the past 15 years. As with the previous platforms, they aren’t as good as Shimanos if you haven’t clipped in, but they do help a little if running DH-esque shoes or hikey-boots, as opposed to disco slippers.

    I’ve been riding time since the original bomb proof version. Katie’s had the same set on her commuter for nearly 15 years now. they won’t come off the cranks but have never needed to. I don’t think any of the newer pedals last as well as the bearings did in the originals..

    Personally I’ve found the small time pedals to not give enough support to the shoe so I’ve been riding Roc Atacs since they came out. The flat parts on the XC pedals look a bit small to me but might be OK.

    I’ve just bought some of the MX’s but haven’t ridden them yet.

    Do people actually buy the Carbon versions? i got sent some by mistake once but they’re a lot more money for no saving in weight and I’ve never had a problem with the body wearing or being damaged on the standard composite versions. Am I missing other benefit?

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Do people actually buy the Carbon versions? i got sent some by mistake once but they’re a lot more money for no saving in weight and I’ve never had a problem with the body wearing or being damaged on the standard composite versions. Am I missing other benefit?

    iainc – Member
    what are the real world benefits of the XC6/XC8 over the cheaper XC4/Mavic Crossride SL’s ?

    POSTED 2 HOURS AGO #

    indeed, interested in this too…

    ianpv
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    looking at the details on the time website , the bars on the XC8 are molded, whereas they are stamped on the cheaper pedals. Not sure if that makes them stronger or not (I guess so?). The more expensive pedals also have angular adjustment, but I don’t know what that is, and I’m pretty sure my older time pedals don’t have it, so I guess I won’t miss it…

    I think I’m coming round to the XC2s, which are the same as the XC4s but with a solid axle for a huge 8g weight penalty over the XC4s or 16gms over the XC8s

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    ian, I’ve got a pair of ATACs at home, only had a few hundred miles on them, but bearings are perfect. I won’t use them again, you interested?

    Like these, but with a couple of scuffs:

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    do the times and mavics use the same cleats?

    Premier Icon iainc
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    yes, identical. The Mavic ones I got yesterday, all in proper sealed packaging from Evans, had Time Cleats in the packet.

    The pedals are completely identical bar the logos

    see my thread from the other day about it

    Premier Icon mtbmaff
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    Hi Ian, I have an old pair of Alium pedals in working order that you can have if you pay the postage?
    Or if you’re near Brum/ Worcs/ Redditch and can collect then they’re yours for free.
    Matt.

    pdV6
    Member

    iainc – Member
    Just today I bought Mavic Crossride SL’s which are closest to my old Time ROC atac’s

    Same here – needed a pair at short notice and no LBS had any Times.
    Perfectly happy with the Mavics; seem identical in operation to every set of Times I’ve used over the years.

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