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TIME ATAC on Road Bike?(10 posts)

TIME ATAC on Road Bike?NeophyteRoadie
Aug 26, 2003 4:10 PM
I am getting ready to purchase my first road bike (b/w '/04 Giant OCR 2 & '04 Trek 1200). I have been using Time ATAC pedals on my mtb for years and want to use the same pedal on my road bike. Does anyone see any problem with doing this? Also, I just purchased a pair of Northwave Centurion shoes from Nashbar at a really great price. I know that they come with an adaptor plate for Look cleats does anyone know if they shoe is drilled for SPD cleats or do you have to use an adapter plate for that also? Thanks for your help roadies!! Oh yeah, I am thinking of putting the ATAC Alium HP on my road bike. ROCK ON
re: TIME ATAC on Road Bike?orange_julius
Aug 26, 2003 4:13 PM
I don't have Northwave shoes but I did use my Time ATAC
pedals on my road bike. Heck, I still use them on my
commuter. That way I can use my casual MTB cleats
compatible pair of shoes. No problems at all, except
for a little additional weight.
sure, why not?Fez
Aug 26, 2003 4:52 PM
But are you using MTB shoes or road shoes? I assume you are NOT using road shoes.

If MTB shoes, then great. Plenty of folks use Eggbeaters or Shimano Mountain SPDs and use MTB shoes for convenience.

Time ATAC pedals will have a cleat and/or adapter that will go right onto just about every MTB shoe.
ATACs on my commuter too...No problem! NMbiknben
Aug 26, 2003 5:11 PM
I really like my ATAC's but.....GreenFan
Aug 26, 2003 6:35 PM
I can't use them on my road bike because if I use them on a ride that lasts more than two hours or so, I develop a "hot spot" in the balls of my feet. What I mean is, the small contact patch of the pedal puts alot of pressure on a small area of my feet that leads to tingling and numbness on longer rides. If it weren't for that reason, I would have them on all of my bikes.
re: TIME ATAC on Road Bike?NeophyteRoadie
Aug 26, 2003 7:25 PM
Thanks for all the help... I have heard a lot of great things about the new Ultegra pedal with the SPD-SL cleat.. I think I am going to go with that pedal..
re: TIME ATAC on Road Bike?Jay H
Aug 27, 2003 4:54 AM
Ohh, OK, I guess my response might be moot but I've been using my Time ATACs on my commuter road bike for years and also MTB shoes.

I have a pair of Eggbeaters on my road bike with Northwave shoes. The eggbeaters use SPD cleats and there is a 'Shimano' Adaptor for Northwave shoes, FYI. Excel sells them for free with NW shoes while Nashbar has them for like $22 (ouch!)

I'm guiltypmf1
Aug 27, 2003 4:59 AM
I have them on the Litespeed I use to commute to work on. Its mostly because they're easy to walk in. Frankly, I prefer road pedals (I use Time road pedals on my other bikes).

I've used both the more expensive models and the cheaper aliminium model. I prefer the aluminium ones. They don't start creaking after a year or two.

I have no idea what Northwave Centurion shoes are, but I've never seen a road shoe that doesn't have a 3-hole Look drilling. I'm curious as to why you're going to use these shoes. Why not save money and use the same shoes you use with the mtn bike? Mtn bike pedals work best with mtn bike shoes.
Aug 27, 2003 7:13 AM
I have the ATAC carbons on my mountain bike and road bike. I do it simply because I'm not weight conscious and I like a "walkable" cycling shoe. I'm also not into the clownwear scene. I commute every day and often stop at the bank, store, ect. and I want to walk normal and look (semi) normal. I'm a minimalist and I only want one pair of cycling shoes, helmet and soforth. Don't get caught up fretting over what the fashion police think. If you've been using Times, you already know how bulletproof they are. Bob's your uncle... Enjoy.
Aug 27, 2003 10:05 AM
I am so glad this board is so informative. I am going to return the Northwave shoes and use my MTB Specialized shoes and go with the Time ATAC Alium pedals. I am going to save some money and not have to relearn a new pedal system. I am pumped.. Once again, thanks for all your help everyone I am so glad I found this board to answer all the questions I think about once I leave the LBS.