Time’s Link is an urban or commuter pedal, which features one flat side and one clipless side.
It has a steel axle, steel bearings and an oversized composite body that houses Time’s ATAC (Auto Tension Adjustment Concept) clipless system, and recessed reflectors front and rear.
The body is 95mm long and 70mm at its widest, narrowing to 60mm. My pair weighed in at 343g.
The flat platform surface has a raised file tread texture and curves up by 2.5mm at each end, which improves grip for flat-soled shoes and equally curves away from the ATAC cleat on the clipped side for easier attachment.
The release angle of the supplied ATAC Easy cleats is just 10 degrees, or 13/17 degrees with standard ATAC cleats.
The Link’s curved surface helped my size 45 (EU) trainers to stay in position on the pedals, and their texture is grippy enough, but with only 88mm width, the outside of the foot is less supported.
There’s no pattern to how the pedals hang but they’re easy to flick over. The clipless cleats engage easily with a confident, dull click, permit 6mm of lateral float and +/- 5 degrees of angular float for connected pedalling freedom.
With no manual tension adjustment they take a more definite foot twist to release, but they do so reliably.
Their neat design and versatility make them worth considering if you’re looking for a pedal for your commuter or urban bike.