After using the excellent Time ATAC pedals for the last three years it was great to try out the new and burlier looking version, the ROC ATAC S.
Time pedals are renowned for easy engagement and bundles of float. The ATAC dual-arch retention system (where foot retention is independent of spring tension) offers five degrees of angular float and 6mm of lateral float, ensuring smooth engagement and release.
The low spring tension and new round retention bars take much less effort to engage and release which makes them a hit for riders with problem knees.
The composite body profile is oversized and offers a wide, stable pedalling platform with no pressure points under foot. With the wide angle of cleat engagement and the large open arch mechanism, these pedals are pretty much self-cleaning.
They look pretty industrial, but we like that, and although the platform is slightly wider there’s no unnecessary material. They’re very tough, with chrome steel axles that are well sealed against the elements, and they’ve seen us through some brutal rides.
They weigh in at a very reasonable 384g and at just a smidgeon over £60, they’re a bargain.