Time began using its twin-bar clipless designin the mid-’90s, and the latest is the state-of-the-art ATAC Carbon Ti model – which is race- winningly light and also bank account-cripplingly expensive, too.
The end result has the light weight of an Eggbeater with greater bearing life but only 70 percent of the mud-clearing ability.
The old steel wire retention bars have been replaced with cast items, and the pedals offer ﬁve degrees of ﬂoat, 5mm of lateral movement and a spring tension adjuster.
The entry and release click remains positive and sure, thanks to the ATAC’s open design, even when there’s the best part of a muddy ﬁeld jammed there.
Time worked to improve its bearing seals, and the latest has a rubber collar that’s so tight that it can squeak if it dries out (a drop of light lube sorts it).