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Pedal question...Time ATACs...(13 posts)

Pedal question...Time ATACs...menachite
Aug 28, 2002 12:13 PM
Anyone out there use Time ATACs?

Got 'em on my MTB and I'm too cheap to get road shoes...even working at a shop with the discount....I gotta think and be frugal. I figure if I just drop some ATACs on the new Lemond I only have to pay for one pair of shoes when they wear out.


- menachite
re: Pedal question...Time ATACs...tamjam
Aug 28, 2002 12:21 PM
I use Eggbeaters on both my MTB and my road bike. They work great on the trail and seem to work fine on the road too.
Just got the carbon ATACs for $80 for use on my new ...jose_Tex_mex
Aug 28, 2002 12:32 PM
..mtb bike - GT Zaskar, SID SL, XT Disc. Yummy! Just cannot wait to ride!
My other mtb has the Alium. I love them both for off road. However, the roadie in my demands Speedplays on the road bikes.
I have seen them on quite a few cyclo cross bikes.
I guess it's whatever floats your boat.
re: Pedal question...Time ATACs...desert-rider
Aug 28, 2002 12:53 PM
I've had ATACs for a few years on my mnt bike, and think they're great pedals, and should work OK for a road bike. For the first few years of road biking, I did the same thing you're going to do....same pair of SPD shoes for both bikes. The only problem I had was when I started doign longer, harder milage on the road bike. The smaller cleat & more flexible shoe would give me 'hot spots' on the bottom of my feet. Finally got bad enough I got a cheap pair of road shoes & Speedplays.

But no reason not to try (I got the new shoes & pedals when I was doing hard 80-100 mile rides every week...)

I've put about 2,000 miles on minecarnageasada
Aug 28, 2002 12:54 PM
I'm in the same boat. Can't afford new shoes or new pedals. I race and ride centuries in them and they work fine. The worst thing about the pedals, inmho, they are not cool. But then cool people don't care.
One quick note, the other day my front wheel popped off and I dug my forks into the ground. I actually got one foot out of the pedal, stepped over the handlebar and unclicked the other one while the bike was behind me. Ran about five feet before bike tagged me in the back and took me out. Some rash and a tweaked wrist visited me but riding partners watching were surprised I hadn't gone down with the bike. While I assured them it was my stellar athletic prowess that saved me they remained skeptical and claimed it was the ATB pedals.
I love the step over the bars routine...menachite
Aug 28, 2002 12:57 PM
I've only done it like 25 times...

The ATACs have been the ones that have made those exits easier.

- menachite
re: Pedal question...Time ATACs...mapei boy
Aug 28, 2002 1:43 PM
I've had Time ATACs on my mountain bike and I loved 'em. A good set of road pedals and shoes, however, are a whole new, better world of comfort and efficiency. When your bank account can handle it, buy some road shoes and pedals for your road bike. You'll be glad you did.
re: Pedal question...Time ATACs...MelMo
Aug 28, 2002 3:29 PM
I have ATACs on my road bike, and I think they're fine. I've done some long rides on them, and since the pedal platform is fairly large, I don't have a lot of problem with foot pain (I did with Frogs). The float is just enough, and I don't have any problems clipping in or out.

Btw, ATACs are pretty cheap from sdeals (

I'm a big fan of the ATACs...Uncle Tim
Aug 28, 2002 7:18 PM
I have them on two of my road bikes and I find them great for many reasons, especially urban riding. They are super easy to get in and out of, they have plenty of float, they are very secure, and they are very durable. I think I have at least 5,000 miles on one set of time ATACS and they are still going strong.

But I do not use them for long rides of, say, anything more than sixty miles. The issue that I have had, on century rides, is a most uncomfortable"hotfoot".

I certainly wouldn't see any shame in putting these on a road bike. You could race in them and do quite well.
i use themctisevn
Aug 28, 2002 8:03 PM
Ive got them on my steamroller. theyre perfect for a fixie, lots of float. no reason not to use them on any bike. best pedals made.
time cyclosscruffyduncan
Aug 29, 2002 1:55 AM
ATAC pedals, but single sided and a bit more aero and just look like road pedals, that's what I use. I've done 150 miles on them, done a mountain stage of the T de F on them. Still, haven't used anything else so maybe I'm missing out?.
re: Pedal question...Time ATACs...pmf1
Aug 29, 2002 5:02 AM
I use them on one of my bikes. I commute and ride it on the weekends. Doesn't look as cool as real road pedals, but works OK. I prefer real road pedal for longer rides.

It is definitely a way to save money on shoes (although road shoes last forever).
If it works for youMel Erickson
Aug 29, 2002 7:03 AM
it works for me! I ride ATACs on my MTB, Keywins on my road bike and SPDs on the tandem. I've got four pair of shoes (should have posted on the earlier shoe thread) but only really use three. I previously rode SPDs on all my bikes. I switched to Keywins on the road bike because I was getting foot pain and wanted a wider platform, thus a new pair of Vittorias for the road (didn't fix the problem). Got a new MTB with ATACs, thus a new pair of Specialized Comps for off road (and because my Nike Pedalis (sp?) had a tear and I WANTED new shoes). Now the Pedalis with SPDs are only used on the tandem. Out of all of the pedals I really like the Keywins the best and out of all of the shoes the Vittorias are my favorite.