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Road shows and Time ATAC mtb pedals?(5 posts)

Road shows and Time ATAC mtb pedals?SF Gator
Oct 14, 2001 7:11 PM
I posted an earlier question regarding what I would be giveing up by using Time ATAC pedals on my road bike, and most replies were either "little" or "sole stiffnes." Regarding the latter, is there any problem using road shoes with Time ATAC mountain bike pedals? Is there any problem with the cleat/shoe interaction on flat sole road shoes?
Seems to me....Curtis
Oct 15, 2001 4:54 AM
...that by doing so, you sacrifice the one good reason for using mtb pedals on a road bike, i.e. a better shoe for walking.

I see no real disadvantage to using mtb pedals and shoes on a road bike unless you REALLY care what other roadies think and say about you.
Right. And some pros reportedly train with mtb shoes . . .DCW
Oct 15, 2001 5:23 AM
and pedals for practical (walking) reasons. Andy Hampsten mentioned this in an interview. Even if pros didn't or don't, that doesn't mean it's a bad idea for a recreational cyclist. I have several friends who like the Time ATACs for both mtb and road use. It also saves them a bit of money and inconvenience.
re: Road shows and Time ATAC mtb pedals?MLG
Oct 15, 2001 12:02 PM
I used to use road shoes with my time ATACS but had to stop because of the excessive lateral float created by the smooth surface. ATACs are designed to work with lugged MTB soles to limit the amount of lateral float. I felt like I was riding bowlegged when using the road shows with ATACs.
this is exactly what I use........IAmtnbikr
Oct 15, 2001 5:16 PM
Time Alium's on my Giant XtC DS1 MTB, same on my Trek 720 commuter, and Time carbon ATAC's on the Raleigh R700. I use Nike MTB shoes and Shimano road shoes. I love the Times, they are easy to get in and out of, and hey, why not equip all 3 bikes with the same setup. They flat out work well!