Carbon reinforced composite body / 377g per pair / Mud-shedding design
For 2008 Time has revamped its mtb line of pedals and shoes and, for the most part, the products look better for it. The new Roc range of ATAC pedals takes the tried and tested design of previous ATACs — twin-sprung bars, mud-shedding design — and pairs it with a revamped design and slightly wider body.
We tested the top of the range carbon-reinforced (to the composite body) Roc ATACs, which are actually something of a bargain, coming in £37 cheaper than the equivalent standard ATAC, albeit at the expense of an extra 35g per pair. The wider body puts the Roc range on a par with the Crank Brothers’ Candy range — a lightweight XC pedal with a bit more support. In truth, we reckon the extra support is only really noticeable with old, flexy shoes — even in Shimano DX shoes we failed to notice the difference in platform size over the smaller ATAC. A return to round retention bars is a welcome move, which we reckon makes for easier entry, and allows for freer float once you’re clipped in.
Time pedals have always been good quality (we’ve still got a set of original Aliums going strong) and the initial abuse suffered by the Rocs suggests the new models should hold up just as well. To make sure, Andy will be running these on his long-termer, so keep an eye out for updates.
MBR RATING: 9/10