Time Pedals Win it Wednesday


Win It Wednesday presented by TIME

PRIZE: TIME Speciale 12 Pedals (MSRP $290 USD)

DETAILS: The SPECIALE 12 is the ultimate balance between aesthetics and performance. Developed by Time's engineering team for the demands of professional enduro racing.


Time Pedals Win it Wednesday


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**November 16, 2022 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST ”) to November 29 at 11:59 AM PST (the “Contest Period”)


82 Comments

  • 62 4
 Still no autoENTER contest function to go with video autoPLAY. Who uses anything but Shimano pedals....I have a pair that .. .never mind .. Clicks ENTER.
  • 26 2
 I could replace shimano pedals with time without thinking twice about it.
  • 21 0
 I've used nothing but Time pedals for 23 years or so. My 12s are beat to hell, but still work fine.
  • 2 0
 Preferred ATAC (mine were Mavic) on my XC bike. But the pedals were stolen with the bike and the used bike I bought as a replacement came with XTR, so I am on Shimano.
  • 5 0
 @faul: riding both, very different animals. When on Times totally missing that solid Shimano engagement.
When on Shimanos missing comfort of Times.
Both great to me for different reasons and both extremely durable.
  • 2 0
 @faul: You'll never go back.
  • 2 0
 @kanasasa: I like riding shimanos on smaller bikes and time on more gravity bikes.
  • 1 0
 @faul: yup, that sounds about right. Preferring Shimanos on HT so far but I see how more freedom might work better on bigger bike with more air time involved. Got flats there atm
  • 1 0
 My very beat up Nukeproof pedals fail at giving me a reason to match the unblemished looks of my every other more recent component.
  • 8 0
 I bent the clipless 'bar' on my Special8's last year with a rock-strike. They dont do the bar as an individual spare.... So they warrantied my ENTIRE scuffed up pedals, for free. Didn't even bat an eyelid. Rode ATACs back in the day and came back to clipless in Lockdown. Il never use another brand. Lovely feel, quality product, and although I didn't expect it, great after service too!!
  • 2 0
 @steviestokes: You can just bend it back with some pliers...been there. I had the same on my 12s before SRAM bought them and they sent me out some replacement bars, but I've yet to get around to putting them on a couple of years later. You used to be able to buy those parts as well, but I don't see them now. Maybe SRAM isn't into doing replacement parts right now due to the switchover.
  • 1 0
 @steviestokes: similar experience. Only needed a left pedal and they sent me a brand new pair
  • 1 0
 Ugh. Can't stand Shimano SPDs. Much prefer Time ATACs or Crank Bros.
  • 1 0
 @steviestokes: It'll be interesting to see if that continues with SRAM at the reigns.
  • 1 0
 How do you even know if you won or who won
  • 3 0
 @BigEasy08: Yes
  • 47 2
 Runs flat pedals...clicks enter
  • 2 0
 I have a pair of shoes and pedals I COULD put on. But, it has been a couple years. Maybe this will be the year.
  • 21 2
 I think I'll win this "Time"
  • 11 1
 Well, I got no chance of losing this time

*Garcia guitar riff*
  • 6 0
 I've ran Time pedals since '95. Their consistency is unbeatable and yes I've tried Shimano and Crank Bros. I found that the simplest and least expensive versions of the ATAC pedals both perform better and are more durable than the costlier versions. The Z-Controls and the Aliums were the most bulletproof pedals they've ever offered. I hope that they will do a non adjustable version of the Speciales or an updated Z model in the future. A nylon version of the Z body with removable pins would be killer. That said, Time pedals are the bastion of old guys, Francophiles and CX racers or some combo thereof.
  • 1 0
 i feel the same and I already run the Special12 with nothing but love for them
  • 9 0
 Perfect, They will replace my broken pair. Time has not been on my side..
  • 12 2
 The pun is good but I'm surprised to hear it. I've had good luck with my Times.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: I've just dug out my 14 year old atac freerider to put on a gravel bike, smooth as silk
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: the old ones last forever and you could get spare parts when they did finally break. The new ones break in less than a year and there are no spare parts available from sramtime.
  • 1 0
 @laksboy: try the warranty dept. I emailed them on behalf of my shop saying that the rest of the pedal was fine, just wanted a new clip-'bar' I bent in a rock-strike.. they took a look for me and sent me a brand new pair of Speciale 8's
  • 1 0
 @laksboy: They are no longer made in France last Time i Look
  • 1 0
 @steviestokes: interesting, Ill give it a shot, had two pair that lasted for 15,000 mikes or so, then once they went to the rectangular bar they break. I hate a one sided pedal. But Ill try.
  • 2 0
 @steviestokes: what's the contact, was this Time directly? My shop asked SRAM canada about my Speciale 12 which were under a year old and had a bent clip bar from a rock strike (same as you). They said it can't be replaced, it's not a warranty item and offered a crash replacement cost that was more than I paid for the pedals originally.
  • 5 0
 25+ years on SPD's, recently made the switch to Time and have been very impressed.
  • 3 0
 Same here. 10 years on SPD and made the switch on all 4 of my bikes.
  • 5 0
 Don’t actually need these because my 20 year old ATAC’s still work fine.
  • 3 0
 I love the mechanical bits of the time pedals (functionally they are the best I have used), I just wish they would make them a bit thinner.
  • 3 0
 Definitely on the thicker side but it's hard to tell when you are clipped into them
  • 3 0
 I've been entering all of these PB giveaways for years and have yet to win anything. Pretty sure this one will also be a waste of Time as well! Smile
  • 3 0
 of all the giveaways, i really would like to win this one. my speciale 8s have been awesome.
  • 1 0
 I have 8s on one bike and 12s on another. They're both beat up, but I've broken the outer platform on the 12s on all 4 leading corners.
  • 1 0
 @Explodo: Do you feel much difference in the platform between 8 and 12 (other than pedal strikes)? I'm owning the 8s, but anticipating the win today...
  • 3 0
 @xsixx: I don't notice that much, but I wear stiff shoes. For me, the extra size of the 12s is just-in-case-oh-shit factor. The 12s only extend 1/4 inch farther from the axle than the 8s, and the main difference appears to be the extra material out at the extremes since they're the same width at the axle. It is in that extra material that I have broken all 4 corners of the 12s. I think that if you're going to get a strike on a 12, there's a very high chance you'd get a strike on the 8 as well.
  • 2 0
 @xsixx: If you like more platform, the ATAC DH pedals are huge compared to the speciale 8s. You dont get the adjustable tension however, but they have a substantial platform.
  • 1 0
 @newbermuda:

www.pinkbike.com/photo/23753360

The link has a pic of an orange 8, blue 12, and reference ATAC Z from my sidewalk bike. I was also wrong when I said the 8 and 12 are the same width. They're not. The 12 is less than 1/8" wider than the 8.

It looks like the ATAC Z is bigger than the current DH since the DH looks to be the same size as my Carbon 8s(not pictured). I could be wrong.
  • 1 0
 @Explodo: nice to have real world honesty on that. I was gonna upgrade the 8 when they finally die (though based on their performance so far, I might be dead by then) for that extra scuff-off ability. Interesting that you say it's possibly negligible.
  • 1 0
 @Explodo: the Z might be bigger platform-wise but the DH are super robust. Way thicker body, youd really have to smash them to do any damage. I also find them a bit harder to unclip from than the 8s, the platform seems to make more contact with my sole.

Id like to try some CB mallets as people seem to love them and they have some similarities to Times.
  • 3 0
 Will only run Times. Like having the freedom of flats (float) with the benefits for being clipped in.
  • 2 1
 Wait? No complaints about never winning?
Shoot.
Was I late to comment party?
  • 1 0
 No, only too early!
  • 2 0
 that's how Time works.
  • 3 1
 If you win this Time, does that prevent you from winning another time?
  • 3 4
 The MOST overpriced clipless MTB pedal model in the entire industry, but the only real alternative to Mallets for feel/platform. I haven't been convinced to switch yet from Mallets - gimme a free pair.
  • 1 0
 The added adjustment beats the mallets IMO. Crankbrotgers just re-hashed the 'bar' design. I used to go through a pair of Egg Beaters every season racing XC. They were light, don't get me wrong. But they didn't last.
  • 1 0
 @steviestokes: you're comparing apples-to-oranges. The modern DH and E- Mallets can take a beating - I run the Mallet-E when I clip in. Just change the bearings 1x season, cleats when worn - no issues.

I have quite a bit of experience running Times from my X/C days, but when their premier enduro pedal costs DOUBLE the price of the CB market leading pedal, forget it. I hope SRAM ownership can inject some life and sane pricing into the Time brand. Agreed they have the actual best clipless design. It's a shame they can't market it effectively and have outdated prices + designs.
  • 2 0
 @excel: The black version of the Time’s are reasonably prices, it’s only if you want the bright colors that are priced nearly double. This is dumb IMO, I’d be willing to pay a bit more for colors, but not double. Just get the black ones for $125.
  • 2 0
 These will go great on my turbo trainer bike
  • 1 0
 Time is running out for my Speciale 8's, it would be an early Christmas for me to win this time!!

Too much?!
  • 1 0
 love my espciale 8s but good but good luck figuring out how to get service parts/warranty.
  • 2 2
 Ain't nobody got Time for that. This is the first one I will not be entering.
  • 2 0
 After a decade on CB I have bought a Time clipless (plastic) pedals and was blown away how good they felt. They are maybe even better than CB.

I did go back to CB but only because my bike got stolen so I needed a new pair and Time cleats were impossible to find in LBSs (they don't last long like the CB ones).
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: Interesting note about the cleats. I don't live in rocky terrain, so I've found the cleats to last a long time (I'm assuming Swiss trails are rocky)
  • 1 0
 @pmhobson: I don't really walk much in my riding shoes but I always needed a new pair of cleats every season (Time and CB) and now I don't even ride that much. I mean, when I change them they still holds well, but the float becomes a bit excessive.

Shimano cleats can last forever.
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: Ahhh yes. Gotcha. Shimano cleats do last (nearly) forever. I was comparing Time to CB cleats, where, in my outdated experience with CB (ca 200Cool , Time cleats last at least as long as CB cleats.
  • 2 1
 Only Time will tell if I've won.
  • 2 0
 TIK TOCK
  • 1 0
 huge fan of time pedals, I haven't tried these though.
  • 1 0
 It's Time I won something...
  • 1 0
 Time to replace my Time ATAC timeless Time pedals
  • 1 0
 There's always time for a funny pun
  • 1 0
 Time!Time!Time!Time!Time!
  • 1 0
 I don't got time for that!
  • 1 0
 Time to buy all new cleats!
  • 2 0
 Only ride flats.
  • 1 0
 Still haven't announced a winner from the September 7th giveaway..
  • 1 0
 How do you even know if you win
  • 1 0
 I'm riding flat pedals.. *clicks enter*
  • 1 0
 Since I never win anything, I think of this contest as TIMELESS.
  • 1 0
 I'll win these because I already have a pair and they last forever
  • 1 0
 TIK TALK?
  • 1 0
 Look at the tiiiiiiiime!
  • 1 0
 Great pedals
  • 1 2
 honestly i don't even want to win this time
  • 1 1
 I hope I win this TIME





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