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Don't Buy your new Pedal yet..Its about TIME..impact!(13 posts)

Don't Buy your new Pedal yet..Its about TIME..impact!Pet
Mar 6, 2002 3:54 PM
Take a look at the NEW 2002 Time IMPACT Pedal..it ranges from 260 grm to 340 grm per pair and offers the biggest foot to pedal contact with NO MORE walking discomfort from the older version of TIME Equip Pro. It's concept is very similar to speedplays'....they are in trouble!!! Price is set fro 3 types, Ti, Pro Mag, Steel, from $260 ~ $ 120
re: Don't Buy your new Pedal yet..Its about TIME..impact!Pet
Mar 6, 2002 3:56 PM
THIS THE PICTURE!
thanks for posting--have any more info?gtx
Mar 6, 2002 6:26 PM
where did you see this? And how is it similar to Speedplay--is it more of a free float (like Speedplay), or is it still the more spring-loaded float (common to Time pedals)? Thanks.
re: Don't Buy your new Pedal yet..Its about TIME..impact!wsexson
Mar 6, 2002 4:07 PM
So where can I get a pair of these?
...and the advantages would be?grzy
Mar 6, 2002 5:15 PM
Looks like a rehash of a well used concept, but then we're talking Time where original ideas are few and far between. So where's the beef? What does this system offer over others. In other words why would I dump my Campy/Speedplay/Shimano/Look system in favor of Time?

Yep, walking discomfort, that tops most people's list in the roadie world. I really hate it when I'm on my second 5K and the cleats just make walking so difficult.....

I had heard that the Speedplay guys are running for the hills, looking for a rock to hide under. Now I know why.

Sounds like marketing pap to me.
...and the advantages would be?Kent Mercker
Mar 6, 2002 9:50 PM
LOL, exactly grzy I was thinking the exact same thing. I guess I had better run out and sell my speedplays quickly? NOT! My #1 concern with my pedals has always been how I walk in them , not how they ride? Go figure.
ummm - I care about walkabilitysodade
Mar 7, 2002 4:17 AM
I like my X3s a lot, but the walkability problem has forced me to buy Mtn shoes and Time ATACs for times when I need walkability. When I go on long rides, I leave the X3s at home. A couple of months ago, I went on a ride and both of my tires (axial pro lights - yuck!) split their sidewalls. I had to walk only a mile or so, but my calves hurt for two weeks after. Lucky I had "cafe" covers for the cleats.
I think that Speedplays are half brilliant. The pedal design is beautiful engineering. The cleat sucks butt - and what is with the whimpy metal that they use on the bottom?
try Frogsgtx
Mar 7, 2002 6:21 AM
I like them better than the Speedplay road pedals--simpler design. However, I think Time makes the best road racing pedal out there. And they were the first to introduce the concept of float.
Huhgrzy
Mar 7, 2002 10:06 AM
So is walkability a big consideration for road racing? ;-)

Everyone has float these days (and have had it for years), but that's no reason to worship Time.

Ever try the Campy Pro-fit system?
Huhbobobo
Mar 7, 2002 1:35 PM
You can buy cleat covers for Speedplays for $10 which allow you to walk just fine in them. I want a cleat that performs first on the bike. Walking nicely is a far smaller priority. If you know you'll be walking why are you not carrying a pair of sandles in your backpack?

I just don't see walking as being a big selling point for a road pedal. Racers could care less about it and recreational riders who don't carry sandles when they know they'll be walking at some destination are simply ill prepared IMO.
Not everybody has Time float..TJeanloz
Mar 7, 2002 2:53 PM
The Time pedal system has a little float in the verticle plane, so you can rock your foot a degree or two. I believe this feature to be one of the reasons that Time pedals just seem more powerful (for lack of a better word) than other pedals.
yupgtx
Mar 7, 2002 3:08 PM
I've owned and have a significant number of miles on Look (both Look and Shimano Look), Time road and Speedplay pedals (both road and mtb). Time road pedals felt the most solid to me by far. I currently use Frogs because I no longer race (cept mtb) and my knees (k)need that totally free float that Speedplay provides. The Frogs feel just as solid as the Speedplay road version to me (if not more so). Actually, I never really liked the Speedplay road pedals all that much (probably cause I was coming from the Times). Frogs are great and being able to walk is just a nice bonus. I don't think Campy Pro-fit has enough float for me.
Huhbobobo
Mar 7, 2002 3:51 PM
You can buy cleat covers for Speedplays for $10 which allow you to walk just fine in them. I want a cleat that performs first on the bike. Walking nicely is a far smaller priority. If you know you'll be walking why are you not carrying a pair of sandles in your backpack?

I just don't see walking as being a big selling point for a road pedal. Racers could care less about it and recreational riders who don't carry sandles when they know they'll be walking at some destination are simply ill prepared IMO.