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Old 08-20-05, 09:26 AM   #1
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Time ATAC Pedal Differences: XE vs XS

Does anyone know what the differences between these two pedals are? They both have composite bodies and steel axles, but there is about a $40 retail price difference.
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The XS has an adjustment feature which gives you the ability to control the amount of resistance in the float region. The XE has a preset fixed resistance level. Note that Time's float resistance is not the same thing as Shimano's tension control. The difference is that Time decouples float resistance and release. Time pedals will release at angles set by position of the star on the cleats (13 deg or 17 deg depending on how they're oriented) and not based on the amount of reistance set in the float. Shimano pedals couple float, resistance and release thus by setting tension you set the threshold of release.
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Other than the float adjustment, there's no difference in the 2 pedals. They weigh the same.
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Thank you for clearing up the diff. between XE and XS. But I guess my question now is, what is float resistance?
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Thank you for clearing up the diff. between XE and XS. But I guess my question now is, what is float resistance?
I'm assuming you know what float is. Float resistance is some amount of resistance to movement within the region of float. The other options are no float which means you're in a fixed position and free float which feels like you're pedalling on blocks of ice. Think of float resistance as like twisting your foot while they're embedded in mud. The thicker the mud, the greater the resistance.
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muchas gracias!
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...Think of float resistance as like twisting your foot while they're embedded in mud. The thicker the mud, the greater the resistance.
...and as long as you don't try MTB'ing with your roadie shoes, you won't have that problem!
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