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    Any one using the new Time ATAC XC pedals

    I'm a long time user of the older ATAC XS pedals.
    How are the new pedals working and holding up?

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    I put 1000 miles on mine last year, Racing/riding/training, I haven't had a problem or even adjusted them.


    Never mind, I have the XS.

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    I have yet to see the 2013 in person, but it looks like there is now a single spring per side versus dual on the older models. I just bought a pair of the old model since the clearance prices on Jenson were so good. I am curious like the OP as to how the 2013 perform and hold up..

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    I have two pairs of the new Time XC 12 pedals.

    Last year I had two sets of XS Titaniums, both of them suffering bearing play after about 800 -900 miles each (both sets left pedal, coincidence I guess), and one set having one of the axles that holds the springs in place always coming out. Time replaced both sets for free, so customer service is excellent.

    The new XC 12 really is a nice pedal, feeling when clicking in /out seems to be a little firmer (spring setting is 2, like on my previous XS sets), but the overal feeling when riding is the same. Can't tell the difference blind folded between XC or XS pedals.

    The XC 8 carbon seems to be the best bang for the buck.

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    Bump!

    I've been using ATAC XS for years, and may need a new pair of Times soon. The Time website only shows XC, so this must be the new thing.

    I'd be happy for the XC 4, which is around $110-115. Grendalfly mentions a single spring. Is this the case? Are there any other noticeable differences between XS and the new XC?

    Let's hear about it!

    Thanks in advance.

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    After breaking 3 sets of Eggbeaters, I chose between XTR/XT and TIME. Broke My 4 month old TIME ATAC CARBON last tue. Pedal slid to end of spindle 10 minutes into 1.5 hr loop. Sucked. Today My other set (15 rides old) started to squeak on left pedal. I really am at a loss of what to do, what to buy. Price Point sent free Warranty set and they arrived today, but I am thinking of sending back both pairs (one still unopened, one squeaker) and buying XTR? Ritchey? Really makes me want to sell $5000 bike and buy a skateboard (j/k). I cannnot recommend TIME, other than good 24 month warranty.

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    Give the new Look S-Track race pedals a try.

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    Hoolie,

    The XTR's are having problems also. I am on my second set of spindles and after about 100 miles I already have pedal play on the right. Have to adjust the bearings again.

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    My new XC carbon 8's came in this week. The directions say that they are preset in position #1 (least tension) but that's tough to confirm since the the adjustment screw isn't indexed with a number??? Annoying, but i gave them a 24 mile try. My shoe came unclipped during a technical climb! I stopped and turned the adjustment screws to one position higher in tension. Again, my left foot came out toward the end of the trail. Once I got home I notice that the tension screw seemed to have backed off to a lesser setting. I tried to adjust the tension to the highest tension setting. Nope, the screw broke and now I can't adjust it at all. I used a perfect fitting small "Snap-on" screw driver to make the adjustment and the cheap screw head just broke off. Even if it hadn't broke I'm not convinced the tension would have held anyway. I requested a refund.

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    I spent over 200 dollars on my attac pedals.in a few months the pin that holds spring in pedal slid out and I lost the spring.The bike shop sent pedals back to France,after at least a couple of months i got a shipment back from them.1 new pedal and 1 of the used pedals,WTF.I will be emailing them thats insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogspen View Post
    I spent over 200 dollars on my attac pedals.in a few months the pin that holds spring in pedal slid out and I lost the spring.The bike shop sent pedals back to France,after at least a couple of months i got a shipment back from them.1 new pedal and 1 of the used pedals,WTF.I will be emailing them thats insane.
    Short story: same here
    Long story: I've been using ATACS for over 10 years. My pins inevitably came out, but only after months of use. A dab of JB Weld took care of the problem.

    I bought new ATACs this summer. Pins started backing out after several rides. Like I said, it's nothing I haven't seen, but the fact that it happened so quickly surprised me. Shop replaced them with a new set. Same problem with set#2. I then backed out the pins with a punch & hammer, applied JB Weld to the contact surfaces and punched the pins back into place. Now that's starting to fail.

    It appears Time took an already flawed design and made it worse. Perhaps they could have used a retaining pin or a threaded pin. My dealer said they've had multiple complaints with the new design. I don't want to switch platforms as I have multiple sets of Time pedals on bikes and shoes, but the new design isn't cutting it.
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    Any more long term durability reports for Tme ATAC carbon xc8 and xc12s? I need some new pedals for a winter build and have narrowed it down to these two. Hoping people are having better luck with the most recent versions...

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    Picked up a new set of Time XC8 Carbon pedals in July 2013. Recently I noticed the pin that holds the spring in had worked its way out. I used a vice to center the pin back to the hole and pushed it back in. Now after one ride the pin is out again. Not happy at all.

    Going to contact Time and see what they say.

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    Send them back to Time they will repair them. This is problem with their design, they repaired mine and have been fine ever since.

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    Got an RMA # via email after sending them a picture of the pedals and the receipt. They were shipped back to Time USA yesterday. Will report the results. Glad I have a backup set.

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    Time pretty promptly send a new set of XC8 pedals back to me. Less than two weeks turnaround time. Been travelling so only 2 rides in. Will need to watch those pins....

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    My pin slowly worked out on my ride foot only. And only when they are on my mountain bike.

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    Same pin problem here... I'm going to contact Time. I have the XC8s.

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    Question for those who are having pins work loose on their pedals: Where did you guys buy your Time pedals from?

    I'm curious to see if it's a bad batch or if Time has botched the build & design on their new pedals.
    I'm also looking to replace my 15 year old ATAC Carbons at some point and would rather not run into any issues.

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    I've used only TIME ATACs for 15 years. I bought these XC8s from probikekit.com

    They only have 200 or so miles on them before they started failing.

    Any one using the new Time ATAC XC pedals-image.jpg

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    I used red LockTite on my pins, put some on the spline before I pressed it back in, and some covering the end, and they seem to be holding now after multiple rides.

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    It is a design flaw, this has now happened to different sets of Atac pedals for me. One set I sent back they repaired the one pedal that had the pin popping out, the other they did not touch. The other set I just put strong red lock tight on splines and tapped back in. It has fixed the problem.

    You would think that all they need to do is make pins slightly longer and than put circlip at the end, problem solved!!

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    Loctite has worked great so far.

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    ditto

    Same problem w my ATAC X9s. The pin worked it's way out after about 10 mtn rides w/o me noticing, and I lost both the pin and the spring. I gave it to my LBS, who contacted Time and replaced the one pedal.

    10 rides later, and I had a similar problem with pin and spring dangling on. Looking closer, ALL FOUR pins (from both pedals) were halfway out. Luckily, I didn't lose any parts.

    I'll crazy glue them in tonight.

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    I'm on my 3rd set since last fall. The dealer keeps replacing them on warranty - no hassle.

    I had a pin start to loosen after one ride on the pair installed last week, so the problem persists. JB Weld held for awhile on my last pair but eventually failed.
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    Red loctite has worked really well so far. No movement what so ever.

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    This isn't making me feel good about the newer design! I've been using the XS carbon's for years & they have been great, was curious to try the xc 8's but not so sure now.

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    I would not buy these pedals. I've used the TIME ATAC pedals for over 15 years and this latest model is very problematic. I've now officially switched over to SPDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonka214 View Post
    Red loctite has worked really well so far. No movement what so ever.
    So does a dab of Gorilla Glue.

    But I wish the problem would go away.

    Can anyone verify if the newest models still do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    So does a dab of Gorilla Glue.

    But I wish the problem would go away.

    Can anyone verify if the newest models still do this?
    One pin started to back out following two rides on a set I got last week
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    Any one using the new Time ATAC XC pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by tonka214 View Post
    I would not buy these pedals. I've used the TIME ATAC pedals for over 15 years and this latest model is very problematic. I've now officially switched over to SPDs.
    This. Still the most reliable and best performing. I'm leery though about the new multi release cleats.
    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

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    I guess I will stick with my 10 year old Time Alum pedals. I have several sets of SPD pedals but they don't work for me in muddy conditions.

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    I'm the original poster.
    I got 2 pairs of XC8s shortly after posting last year.
    Between the 2 sets....I did 2500 miles of rocky mtb, close to 1000 miles of dirt roads,16 cross races and training and over 1000 miles on my fatbike.
    Both sets are fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    I guess I will stick with my 10 year old Time Alum pedals. I have several sets of SPD pedals but they don't work for me in muddy conditions.
    I've had the same pair aliums for about 10 years too. Ridden them on my road, touring and MTB.
    can't go wrong.

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    Unfortunate but true that the XC8 is not well designed. One tension bar on both of pedals have bent on day 4 of riding. I've been a time guy for 14 years, but this pedal is crap and Time has to know it.

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    Any one using the new Time ATAC XC pedals

    Have been riding time pedals for 15 yrs. still have a 10-yr old pair going strong. Got a pair of XS 3 yrs or so ago and just recently lost an end cap on a ride. Now that I've removed them to get a replacement part, I realized both have quite a bit or bearing play. Going to have the LBS check em out, but seems like they aren't quite as bombproof as they used to be...

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    I just returned my 4th set of xc8 to my shop due to defect.

    I picked up a set of XTR - first time I'll be without time pedals since 2000. The new xc8 is junk.
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    Let us know how to like the XTR compared to the Time!! Thinking about switching over also.

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    I gave up on the new Times for all the reasons set forth above, and went SPD. My admittedly fragile knees could not tolerate the "stickiness" of their float. Otherwise, great pedals.

    I have to admit I never even tried the new Times, but as my old ones wore out, two friends and long-time Time (see what I did there?) lovers had thrown the towel on the new versions, so I figured why bother.

    I then switched to Eggbeaters, which have issues of their own, especially if you are big, fairly powerful, and stand more than occasionally. For instance, I undercut the front of a CB cleat in less than 20 hours, to the point that it works like crap, moves around noticeably, and makes noise.

    For road riding, you couldn't get me off my old Speedplays, so yesterday, I ordered a new pair of their mtb Frogs. These also seem to have their own set of issues, but I guess I'll find out, and report back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Let us know how to like the XTR compared to the Time!! Thinking about switching over also.
    Two rides thus far and I'm very happy.
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    I have 2 sets of the "old" Atac Carbons and the pin came out on 1 pedal on each set, I put a drip of superglue on the splines and tapped them back in, that was well over 2 years ago.

    The new XC8 that replaced the Atac Carbons, I have 2 sets of them also now, obviously not as old as the others but in over a year I have had no issues.

    Wouldn't change back to SPD or Eggs for anything... love the TIME float, solid engagement and quick pop out when the shizz goes down.

    All pedals have their downsides.
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    Are there any other updates on the new Time Atac XC pedals? I am thinking of getting a pair of the XC6 pedals. I want more float than my Shimano XT pedals can provide. I am hoping Time fixed any issues they may have been having.

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    Just get them, they are way better than any other offerings IMO.
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    My concern with getting them is all the reports of failure with the pin that holds the spring in place backing out. Did Time fix this issues?

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    The issue with pins still exist, I just new pair of XC8 carbon and so far I love them. I put a dab of crazy glue on the ends of pins and let sit overnight than I installed them. 3 weeks now on my Pivot Mach 429 and I love them. About a 100 grams lighter then Shimano xtr pedals with better float. You can get them for about 140.00.

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    I have 3 set of the "old" ones and 1 set of the new XC8, i dabbed super glue on retaining pins on 2 of the old sets, have not touched the new ones yet.

    Worth it for the best pedals around...
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    I have an older set of the Atac carbons 1997. Did the same pin fix as Ozzy mentioned and there still going strong. I have one set of the newer XC8 carbons and have not had any issues with them.
    The weight difference to XTR's is not that much. My XTR 980 = 304 grams. XC8 carbon = 288 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    My concern with getting them is all the reports of failure with the pin that holds the spring in place backing out. Did Time fix this issues?
    I emailed them a couple of months ago. Their reply was that, yes, they did resolve this issue over six months ago.

    I will still stick with them in the future. When my Gorilla-glued pedals break down, I'll get another pair and hope they are right.

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    I still plan to pick up a set of the xc8.
    Just make sure to buy them from a good shop, not eBay, so if there is a warranty issue it can be taken care of.
    I have two backup sets of xs carbon.

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    I look up Shimano XTR-PD-M985 Trail pedals at 398 grams they were the pedals I was going to get!!

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