The TIME Xpro 10 Cycling Pedal Review
Initial Thoughts On The Time XPRO 10 Road Bike Pedals
The Time XPRO 10 is being marketed as a pedal that resonates with race road cyclists as well as the weekend warrior biking enthusiast. I suppose I fall somewhere in between. I certainly ride a ton more than most of the casual cyclists I know. That said, I am not a pure hardcore Cat 1 or 2 racer either. That said, pedals are a big enough investment that I usually do a fair amount of research on the style, design, brand, weight, and price. If I weren’t testing these, the Time Xpro 10’s would very likely be high on my list of suitable pedals for my bike. Let’s take them for a spin.
- Axle component: Hollow steel axle
- Bearings: Steel bearings
- Body component: Carbon-filled
- Cleats: ATAC Cleats
- Contact surface area: 725 mm2
- Materials: Carbon body
- Pedal stack height: 13.5 mm
- Release angle: 2.5 mm with the movable wedges. 0 mm in the fixed position
- Tension: 3 different settings of carbon blade
- Weight: 226 grams (pair)
Features Of The TIME XPRO 10
- ICLIC makes for an quick and easy step-in process. Positive engagement and comfort were a big focus when they redesigned this.
- The pedals provide for a 1.25 mm float to provide a bit of freedom. In turn, this provides angular and lateral float which decreases the chance of joint and ligament trauma.
- 3 levels of tension adjustment
- 2 Stainless steel support plate
The contact surface of 725 mm and bioposition is designed to provide stability and comfort all the while finding that sweet spot to maximal efficiency. At first, it seemed a bit larger or maybe thicker than some other pedals, but in doing so, the stability and power transfer is increased.
The body of the Time Xpro 10 has been reinforced due to its design and carbon body. Consequently, these weigh next to nothing. At 113 grams, the Time Xpro 10 pedals will be a joy for the cyclist who obsesses over every piece of equipment and total bike weight. You know who you are, and that’s perfectly fine. They really do have a delicate feather weight quality to them. These are some of the lightest pedals I’ve tested, and I’m impressed with how solid and strong they feel despite the low weight.
One year extended warranty for online registration is a nice added touch.
The Look Of The TIME XPRO 10 Road Pedals
Pedals come in all shapes and sizes. In the bicycle pedal realm there are options galore; from flat pedals, round discs, egg beaters, to very flat aero dynamic weight saving systems. The look of the TIME pedals are a bit more unique in that it mimics the shoe/foot. The toe is where the clip in happens. It then widens to a flatter middle part to support the bulk of the foot. The back part is where the release mechanism comes into play, and has some tail fin-like qualities to it.
Putting On Some Miles
The adjustable carbon blade has 3 positions of clip-in tension. I mostly kept mine with the maximum float to allow my bio-mechanics some wiggle room. Like the Xpresso, the stack height is low, keeping the cyclist’s sole as close to the center of the pedal axle as possible. This, along with the large pedal surface area results in incomparable pedaling efficiency and comfort.
I have hundreds of miles on these Time Xpro 10 pedals. Most of those were of the high intensity variety where I bust a lung and my legs where churning a heavy gear to hang on. The power transfer feels solid. On one circuit we encountered a pretty punchy climb, and I was able to dance on the pedals while keeping a strong cadence.
Furthermore, one of my rides has a decent warm up through the city where we encounter a handful of stoplights. This is a good chance to test the ease of entry which I like to call it the Clip-ability factor. Here is where I did have the occasional struggles. As a result, I will rate this test factor a 7.5 out of 10. It’s not really that bad, but I did have to get used to lining up the shoe to the cleat. At times, this required me taking a quick peak down to make sure I got in correctly. I’m sure with time, it will become second nature. Consequently, I’m not too concerned, but I did want to point it out.
Let’s Call It a Wrap On These Time Xpro 10
TIME has an entry level line called the Expresso which can be had for under $100. I have not had the pleasure of riding with those, but I definitely see the value in stepping it up to the Xpro series.
There are three XPRO models: the 10, 12, and 15. The 10 is the entry level model which comes in around $150. The 12 is in the mid $200, and the 15 is a $300 cleat. If money were no issue, I’d certainly go for the most advanced system I could. That said, this is an effective pedal with many of the qualities of its more expensive sibling. I will be curious to see what kind of life span these guys have. That is obviously a big deciding factor for me when purchasing cycling components. TIME will tell!
The suggested MSRP for the TIME Xpro is $150.00, for more details and specifications, visit time-sport.com