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TIME Z Clipless Pedal (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
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The classic Time clipless large platform

The Good:

Durable, no maintenance needed from me

The Bad:

Very heavy but it's a metal pedal, so....

Overall Review:

These are the first pedals I bought from Time. I've ridden Shimano, Wellgo, Crank Brothers Candy, and various options from Time. That includes the Z, MX6, XRoc, and Speciale 8. They have the classic Time feel and you know exactly what you're getting. The float is good, engagement is great, easy to get out when needed, etc. There's a reason that Time pedals have such good reviews.

The Zs are heavy. The grip when unclipped is not as good as the MX6 and Roc pedals because you're basically standing on slick metal. Now that I have some other Time pedals, I use these for my Santa Cruz Chameleon around town or when traveling to ride on rental bikes.

I ride w/ Giro Terraduros and the cleats all the way to the back. Make sure your cleats are not too beat up. That's the only time I have issues w/ Time pedals. The material is somewhat soft and after a season of riding they need to be replaced. Cheap fix.

Time Z Pedal is Pretty Good

The Good:

1. Nice stable platform to work with when you're not clipped in. 2. Effective rotational allowance reduces strain on the knee. 3. For the couple of weeks they were on the bike they seemed strong! 4. They look awesome and feel good underfoot.

The Bad:

1. YOU CAN NOT ADJUST THE RELEASE SPRING! 2. Multi-directional release. It's important to me anyway. 3. Weight, but probably not as you're looking at a platform.

Overall Review:

I imagined the Time Z to be the be-all-end-all pedal, but they unfortunately ended up in my stash and are nearly new still. I was really looking forward to the nice platform and extra support but the retention system just didn't cut it. I've had many SPD pedals, and had always heard that these were a great pedal and yes they are good. The pedal itself is strong, entry easy, and release is very similar to Shimano with the single release cleat.  So if you're coming from a Shimano pedal to try them and you've been running a single release cleat, you will be happy with these.  If that were the background then they are a 5 star pedal.

I, however, prefer adjustable tension which Time does not offer.  Since the pedal tension can't be adjusted and because of the multi-directional release I'm giving them 4 stars.  The rest of the pedal is really nice and built to take a pounding.

This review is based on my experience with it. Your experience may be different.  Good pedal.


The Good:

Strong, reliable, easy to clip in & unclip, don't unexpectedly unclip, shed mud well, cheaper than crank brother crap.

The Bad:

Maybe a bit heavy

Overall Review:

After having owned crank brother pedals in the past 3 years, these were head and shoulders above those in terms of reliability and durability. Very similar clip feel to CB.


Product TIME Z Clipless Pedal
Riding Type Trail, Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill, Other
Pedal Platform Size Large Platform
Pedal Platform Details
Body Material Aluminum
Bearing Type Sealed cartridge
Spindle Spec Chromoly steel
Cleat Type Time ATAC
Float lateral float: 6mm; angular float: +/-5 degrees
Colors Black
Weight 1 lb 2.7 oz (530 g)
Price $99.95
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