The ATAC XC 8 is the pedal preferred by competitive cyclocross, mountain bike riders and gravel road riders.
It features the lightness of a carbon body and the durability of a chromed, hollow oversized steel axle. The exclusive ATAC system (TIME patent) offers very easy engagement and its open design automatically clears debris each time you step in.
The ATAC XC 8 is also a great choice for trail riding or bike touring.
Simple and speedy step-in due to a vital step-in angle
ATAC technology was developed by our engineers to make the step-in and step-out easier in our mtb pedals range: enduro, cyclocross and cross-country. The step-in is made by 2 movements: one to the bottom of the pedal, and the second downward. Touring/casual cyclists will be familiar with the automatic pedals and racers looking for performance will be out in front when it comes to step-in.
Each time you step into the TIME ATAC the lever clears out any debris (mud, sand, etc...).
Self-cleaning is characterized by an instantaneous cleaning at step-in. This technology is applied to our whole mtb range: enduro, cyclocross and cross-country. All the top competitors like Wout Van Aert, Victor Koretzky and Jordan Sarrou are using TIME pedals with this technology.
Choice of the release angle
For TIME, performance and biomechanics are one and the same. Only by respecting the natural movements of your legs and joints, can you decrease the risk of joint trauma and optimize performance in the following 3 points: security, ergonomics and performance. For this purpose we developed two types of cleats: The Easy Cleat features a step-out angle of 10º, made for touring cyclists and for riders who require an easier release angle. The standard reversible cleat allows you to swap the cleats to achieve a release angle of 13º for an easy step-out or 17º for a wider angle of release or step-out.
To make performance and biomechanics one and the same, we developed a system on our mtb pedals to adjust the spring tension. A touring cyclist looking for an easy step-out could choose the low tension position whereas a racer would opt for the high tension to have more security in extreme conditions.