Road & MTB Pedals technologies
We develop TIME pedals in Voreppe, France - near Grenoble - before manufacturing those in our Nevers factories. For 30 years, we have been developing our products by following a simple statement: finding the perfect balance between performance and comfort. Check out how we create those pedals!
ATAC technology was developed by our engineers to make the step-in and step-out easier in our mtb pedals range: enduro, cyclocross and cross-country. The step-in is made by 2 movements: one to the bottom of the pedal, and the second downward. Touring/casual cyclists will be familiar with the automatic pedals and racers looking for performance will be out in front when it comes to step-in.
Self-cleaning is characterized by an instantaneous cleaning at step-in. This technology is applied to our whole mtb range: enduro, cyclocross and cross-country. All the top competitors like Julien Absalon, Rémy Métailler are using TIME pedals with this technology.
Choice of the release angle
For TIME, performance and biomechanics are one and the same. Only by respecting the natural movements of your legs and joints, can you decrease the risk of joint trauma and optimize performance in the following 3 points: security, ergonomics and performance. For this purpose we developed two types of cleats: The Easy Cleat features a step-out angle of 10º, made for touring cyclists and for riders who require an easier release angle. The standard reversible cleat allows you to swap the cleats to achieve a release angle of 13º for an easy step-out or 17º for a wider angle of release or step-out.
To make performance and biomechanics one and the same, we developed a system on our mtb pedals to adjust the spring tension. A touring cyclist looking for an easy step-out could choose the low tension position whereas a racer would opt for the high tension to have more security in extreme conditions.
IClic s a pre-opened pedal engagement system (TIME patent). This technology was developed by our engineers to make step-in and step-out quick and easy. IClic technology is featured throughout the entire road pedal range.
One of the features of our road pedals is the large platform area, improving power transfer, stability and comfort.
In our constant quest to combine comfort and performance, TIME strived to obtain the minimal stack height – the distance between the shoe and the pedal center. Reducing stack height increases pedal efficiency making your pedal stroke more fluid and more comfortable.
We offer cyclist two types of cleats. Our standard cleats feature lateral and angular float which respects the natural motion of the legs decreasing the risk of joint trauma and improving comfort. The fixed cleats have zero float for riders who have their position dialed-in and feature a quicker step-out.
Q-Factor - mobile foots' cleats
Q-Factor is the lateral distance from one pedal to the other. Depending on your morphology, the Xpresso cleats can be swapped to increase or decrease Q-Factor, improving stability and comfort.
To make performance and biomechanics one and the same, we developed a system on our road pedals to adjust the cleat tension. A touring cyclist looking for an easy step-out could choose the low tension position whereas a competitive cyclist would opt for the high tension to have more security during fast, out of the saddle efforts.