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Old 10-25-04, 05:16 PM
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Anyone commute with TIME ATAC pedals?

Pros/cons vs. SPD's?
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Old 10-25-04, 05:20 PM
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Yeah I use a set of TIME Control Z's -better feeling, better in /out, no tension adjustments, better foul weather clip in / out. Wouldn't trade them for anything.
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I commute with a pair of Time ATAC Aliums. I love them, I have the old style cleats that are easier to get out of which are great. They are also easy to bike in without cleats, like regular sneakers if you have to in emergencies. Not as good as the newer ones with the small platform but I have only had to do that very occasionally.

They are a great pedal and almost maintenance-free. (I'll lube the needle bearings every now and then).

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I've been using the atac carbons from about three years ago and absolutely love them - never lubed them and have never had a problem with them.
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Old 10-28-04, 06:24 AM
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Used them for the last three years on a Bad Boy and a fixie. They're very good: easy to walk in, easy to clip into, easy to clip out of, almost impossible to clog with mud and snow, stoopid reliable. My oldest set have 12,000 miles on them and are still going strong. The only maintenance I do is a squirt of WD-40 on the springs once a month or so to keep the action non-squeaky.
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I have 'em on three out of four bikes (platforms on the Raligh Sprite 27) and like them. I've only ridden on SPD's once (borrowed a bike and shoes) and I promptly pulled a foot straight up off the pedal once I went off road which was a bit creepy. I guess you can adjust the tension on the SPDs, but it was enough to turn me off. I guess the primary negatives of the ATACs are the price and the non-repairable nature of them. I have managed to break one of the metal bars on one of the pedals (after 7000 miles or so) making it essentially a one-sided pedal, which kinda sucks. Otherwise mechanically they've been pretty solid. In the nasty winter weather they've been flawless.
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Old 10-28-04, 09:33 AM
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You managed to break one? Well done, have a pint on me!
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Originally Posted by slvoid
Pros/cons vs. SPD's?
I had the original ATAC when they first came out and just got a set on a bike I got on eBay. The new version is a little nicer and the lock in is very secure and easy. I have SPDs on my Roadie and cliping in is harder and less secure IMO. I am looking to replace the SPDs this winter. The ATAC cleat also seems more low profile so they scrap floors less when walking.
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You managed to break one? Well done, have a pint on me!
That's what I'm saying.
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You managed to break one? Well done, have a pint on me!
Yeah, the guys at the LBS looked at it, looked at me, and shook their heads in near disbelief.
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"Pros/cons vs. SPD's?"

Between the Shimano M959 and Time ATAC Carbon (not the XS version) I like the Shimano a little better, I find it easier to clip-in. The Time sometimes slips, not so with the Shimano. Clipping our is about the same. Both are o.k.
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I moved across to ATACs about five years ago; better (i.e. more degrees and more fluid) float, easier to clip in and out, maintenance free pedals. Never regretted giving up my SPuDs or road Looks.

Apart from enjoying the ride more, the only thing that foxed me for a while was with SPuDs or Looks you nclick in by pushing your heel down but for ATAC you push your toes forward.

Three bikes, three sets of ATACs
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Old 10-28-04, 03:37 PM
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I don't know about yer ATAC or SPD's, but I was just raving about my Crank Bro's Eggbeaters on the preceeding thread. They have A LOT of float, but that's music to my knees and you get used to it quickly. And besides, it's turning out that Crank Bro's have EXCELLENT customer service.

The drive side spindle on a pair of eggbeaters I've been riding for over two years just bent and cracked the other day. It was litterally one of those 'I was just riding along when...' senarios. Well, Crank Bro's had been totally cool about sending me 4 end caps (when I lost 1) for absolutely nothing a few months back, so I gave them a call. Ten minutes and 25 bucks later they were sending me a brand new set of their updated eggbeaters in exchange for the broken set! The man on the phone didn't even give me a chance to launch into my 'hey, I'm not even a down-hiller/free-syler maniac... just a commuter' speech. As a matter of fact, they didn't even want to see the broken pedal first. Just send them back to us in the packaging the new ones arrive in... no hassle over original date of sale or reciept... nothing. Frickin' excellent. Saved me a hundred bucks I don't have right now. If it hadn't been for such great customer service I would have been trolliing every super-blow-out sale in .com land looking for a cheap replacement. Instead I have the same great pedals on the way. The eggbeaters cost me a bit more initially, but I'm sure glad I bought them now. At least try them out. They have a lot of float, but I like that. DanO
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Old 10-28-04, 03:59 PM
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I commute, ride road, and mountain bike with ATAC's. They work great and take hella abuse.
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Old 10-29-04, 05:49 AM
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For me it was a toss-up between ATACs and eggbeaters. ATACs won on price and reputed toughness: I've heard "I broke my 'beater" stories but never "I broke my Times". Still no complaints. 'beaters are sexier to look at, maybe, but I don't look at the underside of my feet!
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I went with SPD years ago and they were ok. Now I've gone with Time ATB Pedal (cheap-o) for commuting and have not looked back. They're great! It's like everyone has said... easy in/out. I ride with Shimano sandals and could not be happier. In fact, I miss clipping in with my Shimano R600 Ultegra pedals way more.
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