Time Xpresso 12 Titan Carbon Pedals
When it comes to the Time Xpresso pedal line-up, the Titan Carbon is the most popular with serious enthusiasts and racing cyclists who can't justify the ceramic bearings of the Xpresso 15 model. These pedals allow you to take advantage of Time's bio-mechanical design in a durable package that weighs an amazing 160 grams per pair. The light weight is achieved by using a full carbon body with a hollow titanium axle and titanium hardware.
Cyclists generally purchase Time pedals for three reasons. They offer the ultimate in bio-mechanical positioning, are essentially the easiest pedals to clip into and of course the light weight factors in. The focus on bio-mechanics have provided the rider with excellent engagement and retention while allowing the cleat/.shoe to move laterally and pivot freely to reduce stress on the knee and ankle. Many riders have found that they cannot use any other system without having knee or joint issues. What makes the Time system unique is lateral float. While almost all pedal systems have angular rotation built into the cleat, Time offers both angular float and lateral float working in tandem, built into the pedal. In short, this means the shoe/foot is permitted to rotate/pivot and move side to side (laterally) to naturally adjust during the pedal stroke.
The fact that both of these mechanisms are built into the pedal greatly reduces any friction- you aren't creating movement elsewhere, using extra pedal washers, etc. It is so smooth the rider is generally unaware that it is occurring unless they switch back and forth with another road pedal system. When clipped in, you will also notice the generous amount of material used to create a long and super wide platform. So much so, when you up on the pedal, it feels like you are standing on the floor. The Xpresso I-Clic cleat system also offers three Q-factor driven mounting points to best suit your individual needs. This system doesn't effect the bio-mechanic float freedom.
The Xpresso's entry and retention design is much akin to a ski binding and makes entry into the pedal an incredible simple task. When you exit the pedal the carbon fiber blade holds the cage open and then closes when you re-enter the pedal. The use of a carbon fiber blade instead of a traditional spring to make the clip-in action easier, faster and virtually friction-free. There is simply no pedal that is easier to clip into, yet has incredible retention and power transfer. Any other questions why the Xpresso 12 is the racer's favorite?
- Lightweight road pedal system with bio-mechanic freedom, ideal design
- Full carbon body is molded and sculpted for strength, power transfer
- Hollow titanium axle with stainless steel bearings
- Active bio-dynamic angular and lateral float while pedaling
- Massive 700 square mm surface area
- 3-levels of carbon blade tension adjustment
- Pedal/Cleat stack height to shoe: 13.5mm
- Adjustable Q-Factor (with cleat set-up)
- Includes Xpresso I-Clic float cleats and mounting hardware
- Color: Black/Red
- Weight: 160 grams/pair
- Made in France