Time's ATAC XC 8 Carbon Pedals bring a whole host of benefits to the trail, gravel, or cross course in a super lightweight and dependable package. A carbon body provides just enough stability for efficient pedaling without being a nuisance while pedaling through rocky and rooty terrain. The hollow oversized steel axle keeps things spinning freely offering durable longevity trouble-free use.
The simple ATAC spring design makes for easy clip-in and gives you plenty of float to keep your knees happy while providing a self-cleaning design, virtually eliminating the potential of jamming the pedals up with trail debris and mud. At the same time, a three-position spring tension adjustment handles release tension and options of 13 or 17-degree release angles keep the cleats securely in the pedals until you want out.
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Weight: 286 grams
Mfg PartNum: 00.6718.008.000
Cleat Type: MTB Cleats
Pedal Type: MTB Pedals
Mfg PartNum: T2GV002
Pedal Weight Pair: 286 grams
Mfg Warranty: 24 Mo. Parts & Labor
Warranty URL: https://www.sram.com/en/service/warranty
I used ATAC pedals in the early '00s as bikes used to come with pedals, and the knockoff SPDs I was using at the time were beyond beat up and not worth moving over. I liked them then, but sold that bike, only riding on the road for a number of years. When it was time to come back to MTB, I was told to get XT's - a good recommendation. They do hold up well, but if you have mud/snow/junk packed in your cleat/shoe, good luck. I picked these up on a deep discount, and am quite happy. Lighter than XTR, consistent release, no tension adjustments to worry about - just flip the cleat to adjust the release, twist the ankle either way to get out. They've held up to my abuse, getting banged off the rocks and still work the trick.
Upside: the float. Itï¿½s not quite like Speedplays but with the provided cleats itï¿½s either slightly more than Shimano SPD or way more than Shimano. I personally thought the 17 degrees was so much it hindered ability to unclip.
Cleats sit deeper into shoes than Shimano.
These in particular from Bikesdirect are the updated ones with the black spindle as shown. Many retailers online are still moving through old supply with the red spindle. Both are same models.
Downside: Biggest downside Iï¿½d say is the cleats donï¿½t allow you to move laterally inward or outward to accommodate q factor leg discrepancies and over lonnng gravel days this can add up to injury.
having to commit to Time style pedals on all mtb style pedal bikes. If starting out or only have one bike, not a big deal at all.
I ended up going back to Shimano style only because of the cleat positioning issue. I did still very much appreciate Time having the great float though.
Equal: weight (maybe negligibly lighter on these)
I bought these pedals for my gravel bike as I could no longer get cleats for Speedplay Frogs. The Time pedals are easy to clip in and out, and have worked fine in about 500 miles of riding. I wish they had more angular float and the lateral float they supposedly have I can't feel. That being said, no issues with my knees and I appreciate the mud shedding of the Times, much better than the Frogs.
Been running these pedals (more or less) for what seems like two decades. Bulletproof, fairly lightweight, shed mud, decent platform for when you can't clip in, no sharp edges to dig into you. The XC8s seemed like the perfect combination of price and performance.
Long time ATAC user whose pedals are installed on all my bikes: road, gravel & cx. 2500+ miles on the XC8s which are easy to clip into, clip out of and perform well in fast group road rides & gravel racing in dry and sloppy conditions. XC8's are light enough with durable steel axles in which you can pedal confidently.
Bought these about a year ago for CX racing. loved the float and ability to shed mud, much better than SPDs. But today on an ez spin the pedal body broke and the rear spring mechanism popped out. While I liked them, i've never had a mechanical problem with SPDs. going back to Shimano.
Sheds mud well, and clips in consistently. No reliablility issues after several rides. Older batches apparently did. I do like how easily they clip out. Would recommend for those who may have avoided clipless pedals due to fear of not being able to unclip easily.