Time Z-Control pedals £55

Mud-shedding, big-platform clipless pedals

BikeRadar score 4/5

Typically for Time, Z-Controls are good in the mud, with plenty of space forward of the bars for clag to fall through. Probably one of the most solidly made pedals arounf too.

If you’re a mud-loving rider or have delicate knees, you’ll appreciate the self-clearing design and wire cleat retention jaws which have 1mm more lateral float.

The Z-Control has a large, double-sided alloy body in an H-shape that houses the traditional double wire bar cleat retainers. 

The body of the pedal is cast, then machined to give a distinctive look and add some sharp shoe-gripping working edges to the pedal body.

This one has been the favourite pedal for many downhill riders and general ‘off-piste’ enthusiasts, because, although the cleat bars always remain proud of the body, it’s a very stable place for you to put a clipped-out foot in an emergency.

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