The Time XPro 10s are distinctive pedals that feature some interesting technology, including a carbon blade that offers the benefit of easy engagement, low weight and stack height. Durability is good, but the bearings can’t be easily replaced by the user.
The XPro 10 pedals are constructed with a carbon body and blade, a hollow steel axle, steel bearings and a smart carbon fairing over the bottom.
They boast a very large surface area for optimum power transfer and a low stack height of 13.5mm if you like to be close to the axle. Weight is good too at 228g for the pedals and 89g for the cleats.
Time’s neat trick is its iClic retention system that remains open, so when you press the cleat into the pedal the action required is much lighter than with most other pedals.
While other designs require you to push against the force of the retention spring, which results in a definite click, these have a quieter clip-in that is hard to distinguish. Clipping out involves a much more positive click, though.
It makes living with these pedals on a daily basis very easy and they will appeal to newbies or lighter riders because they’re such a cinch to use.
One complaint is that the pedals aren’t consistently angled for quick engagement, which means you often need to flip them over before you can press your cleat into the pedal body.
The 15-degree release angle with +/-5 degrees angular float and 2.5mm lateral float (movement of cleat when engaged in the pedal) feels very natural as there’s a smart self-centring design that’s intended to work with the natural movement of ankle, knee and hip joints.
This involves the retention spring constantly working to keep your foot in position, but it’s not intrusive. If you have bad knees, you’ll get on with these pedals.
With just three levels of release tension, they lack the same range of fine-tuning adjustment of some pedals, but you can switch the 3-bolt cleats around for more or less pedal stance to suit your preferences.
These are distinctive, unique pedals but they’re expensive and lack a range of adjustment.
How we tested
You know you’re a serious cyclist when you buy your first set of clipless pedals, right? But with so many to choose from, it can be hard to know which brand is right for you and what you need to look out for.
So we picked ten of the best out there to help narrow down your search and you’ll find plenty more in our buyer’s guide to the best road bike pedals.
- ETC Keo Style pedals
- HT Components Carbon PK01 pedals
- Look Keo Classic 3 Plus pedals
- Look Keo 2 Max Carbon pedals
- Shimano 105 R7000 pedals
- Shimano Tiagra R550 pedals
- Shimano Ultegra R8000 pedals
- Speedplay Zero Chromoly pedals
- Time Xpresso 2