Touted as “the fastest pedal ever invented”, the latest evolution of Time’s pedal line has arrived at RoadCyclingUK for review.
The new pedal, made in France, retains many of the features of the existing iClic² platform, most notably the innovative retention mechanism, which holds the rear gate partially open after release for easier re-entry. The cleat is also the same design as the iClic² range.
The key change, however, is the oversized pedal platform, which has grown from 445mm² to 700 mm². That should make for better power transfer and improved comfort, while there’s also an interchangeable stainless steel wear plate.
Claimed weight is impressive, with the Xpresso 8 Carbon pedals, which have a hollow steel axle and carbon body, weighing in at 195g a pair. Only the top-of-the-range Xpresso 12 Titan Carbon pedals, which have a titanium axle, are lighter at a claimed 155g. Time say the use of a carbon flexion blade instead of the traditional metal spring allows for the pedals to be so light.
All that’s left to mention is the pedal offers +/-5° of angular float and 2.5mm of lateral float, with the release angle set at 15°. And the price? £124.99. Full review to follow.