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Time ATAC pedals for road biking?(11 posts)

Time ATAC pedals for road biking?mookeyman
Nov 6, 2001 7:29 PM
I am a mountain biker looking to purchase a road bike for a change of pace. The guy at one of the better shops in town said that there are actually quite a few people using Time ATAC pedals on their road bikes. Large platform, lots of float. Any negatives to using them on a road bike?

Nov 6, 2001 7:46 PM
why not that is! i use them on all 3 bikes, full suspension mtb, commuter and....
Looks like a Zefal HPX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Mel Erickson
Nov 7, 2001 6:14 AM
nope, Blackburn! (NM)IAmtnbikr
Nov 7, 2001 9:22 AM
Rats! nmMel Erickson
Nov 7, 2001 9:37 AM
re: Time ATAC pedals for road biking?Little Pooter
Nov 6, 2001 8:52 PM
I use them on my road bike and both MTBs. I love them and cant see why I would use a true road pedal. I like having tread on my shoe for walking around. I use a Sidi Dominator shoe which is relatively light and has minimal lugs. Go for it!
re: Time ATAC pedals for road biking?Allezowner
Nov 6, 2001 10:12 PM
I have them on all three of my road bikes. I don't plan on ever buying road shoes.
I use them for commuting and touringpmf1
Nov 7, 2001 4:39 AM
I like ATAC pedals. They are nicer than SPD. The cheap aluminium ones are just as good as the more expensive models.

I work in a building with long marble floor hallways. Wearing cleats is almost impossible, so I have ATACs on my commuting bike. If I go on a bike vacation, I use them also. Its nice to be able to get off the bike and walk around when you stop to see the sights. They are perfectly functional for road riding.

For general riding though, I prefer Time road pedals.
that's what I have on my bike. nmraboboy
Nov 7, 2001 6:15 AM
re: Time ATAC pedals for road biking?cyclaholic
Nov 7, 2001 2:07 PM
I have one of my road bikes equipped with the Time ATAC carbon pedals. Like the others here, I like them a great deal. They're double-sided, not too heavy, have a long-lasting cleat, and are easy to engage and disengage. Living in the middle of the city, I find it's handy to have at least one bike equipped with them. In heavy traffic, I don't have to worry about engagement which helps me to get a jump on the cars. Better yet, when I ride to the store or to the Post Office, I can actually walk like a human being.

However, I have experienced a couple of very bad cases of "hotfoot" on century rides. If you ride longer distances, you may run into the same problem.
re: Time ATAC pedals for road biking?Mapei Boy
Nov 7, 2001 5:34 PM
I tried my Time ATAC mountain pedals on my road bike for a couple of days. As much as I love them on my mountain bike, I hated them on the road bike. Compared to my road pedal set-up, it was hotspot city. It was weirdly tippy and insecure. My ankles started to hurt. My mountain shoes, by the way, are Sidi Chronos(sp) - good stiff racing style shoes. My road set-up consists of Look 256 pedals and a pair of Carnacs. Yeah, the idea of being able to actually walk somewhere while using your road bike is a juicy one. But in my case, it didn't work at all.