With the Cyclo, Time Combines The Best Of Its Road And MTB Tech For Gravel

Time Cyclo gravel clipless pedals

Time created its first clipless pedal in 1986 and has brought us quite a few memorable models over the years: The Equipe Titan Mag, DH, Impact, RXS, iClic, ATAC, etc.

Time Cyclo gravel clipless pedals

I spent most of my time riding Time ATACs on dirt. I still have the original pair that my local shop mechanic, Tyson, recommended back in 1997/8. The bearing’s a bit rough now, but it’s still one of my go-to bikes even though I have a pair of XC6. They perform just as well on mountain as on gravel.

Time Cyclo 10 gravel clipless pedals
The carbon-bodied Cyclo 10

2019 marks the french firm’s entry into gravel-specific pedals and I am pretty stoked. It is as if Time decided to fuse together the best of their road tech with their mountain bike to create the Cyclo.

Time Cyclo 6 gravel clipless pedals
Bottom view of the mid-tier Cyclo 6

What you’ll get is a single-sided ATAC clamping mechanism (and together, the proven two-bolt ATAC cleat) with a refined IClic retention system that pre-opens the clamps whenever the user unclips for easier entry. For all you number nerds, the Cyclo comes with a 1090 mm² of contact area, +/- 5° angular freedom, +/-2.5 mm lateral freedom, 19mm stack height, plus a 53mm Q-factor.

Time Cyclo 2 gravel clipless pedals
The entry-level Cyclo 2

Three models will be offered starting late November: A $130, carbon-bodied Cyclo 10 with a claimed 128 grams per pedal; a $110 composite-bodied Cyclo 6 at 129 grams per side; and lastly $70 for the 145 gram Cyclo 2. All three models roll on steel bearings with hollow steel axles. The 10 and the 6 come with micro adjustable tension systems while the 2 will be preset at the factory.

Time Speciale 8: A Lighter And More Affordable Enduro Pedal

Time Speciale 8 Enduro clipless platform pedal ATAC orange

Time released their first enduro-oriented Speciale 12 clipless pedal last year and the French firm is now following up with the launch of what Time calls the Speciale 12’s little sister, the Speciale 8.

Compared to the 12, the Speciale 8 has a smaller aluminum platform with two adjustable traction spikes on each side of the pedal surrounding the same proven self-cleaning ATAC (Auto Tension Adjustment Concept) clipless system rolling on a hollow steel axle with steel bearings.

Time Speciale 8 Enduro clipless platform pedal ATAC orange

It also features a choice of 13 or 17 degrees of float and micrometrical adjustments to further fine tune its spring tension. Each of them is also proudly assembled at Time’s factory in Nevers, France.

Time Speciale 8 Enduro clipless platform pedal ATAC black

The smaller footprint also makes the Speciale 8 a tad lighter at a claimed 196 grams per pedal. And perhaps the best news of all, the Speciale 8 is more affordable at $125 per set. 

Time Speciale 8 Enduro clipless platform pedal ATAC