The Crossride SL really did everything to a superb standard, it’s also lightweight and great value
Mavic has recently entered the pedal market, and rather than introducing a brand new system, it has chosen to get into bed with an existing manufacturer. The Crossride SL is basically a rebadged Time ATAC pedal.
As with Time pedals, the engagement and release is more of a bassy thunk than a sharp snap, but it was still perfectly positive and very consistent, regardless of conditions.
Try as we might, we couldn’t ruffle the Crossride SL’s feathers — ploughing through thick mud, and even icy snow, only a brief stamp was needed to clear the pedal mechanism.
The long twin bars allowed plenty of lateral and angular float, too, meaning we really felt we had room to move around on the pedal once clipped in.
Depending on which shoe you bolt the asymmetric cleats to, you get either 13° or 17° of float, and like most twin-bar designs, there is no tension adjustment, but we feel the release pressure is just right anyway.
The plastic body gives a modicum of support; for more foot stability you could always opt for the caged Crossride XL model, which is — weirdly — £6 cheaper.
The Crossride SL really did everything to a superb standard, it’s also lightweight and great value at £65.