Time xc pedals
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.Posted 1 year agopahoehoeMember
I had a similar situation few years ago. My original yellow atacs lost their spring tension.Posted 1 year ago
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.
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.Posted 1 year ago
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 kneesPosted 1 year ago
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!Posted 1 year agomartinhutchSubscriber
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.Posted 1 year agoPimpmaster JazzMember
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.Posted 1 year agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
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?Posted 1 year ago
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 ?
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indeed, interested in this too…Posted 1 year ago
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 XC8sPosted 1 year agopdV6Member
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.Posted 1 year ago
Perfectly happy with the Mavics; seem identical in operation to every set of Times I’ve used over the years.
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