TIME Debuts New Gravel Pedals – by Guitar Ted
Recently our own Grannygear professed his long term love of TIME X-PRO pedals in our inaugural “Keepers” post, seen here. Somewhat ironically, TIME inroduces a new gravel/adventure cycling specific pedal today.
Cyclo Pedals: TIME saw a need for not just gravel/adventure riders here, but for cyclo-tourists as well. Citing the typical need of these riders to use MTB shoes and pedals which are not as efficient on roads, the engineers at TIME decided that there are enough folks riding gravel, adventuring, and cyclo-touring now that a dedicated pedal for these disciplines is now a reality.
The range is made up of three models: The Cyclo 10 is at the top with a carbon filled body, a lightened steel axle, a metal insert at the point of high wear with the cleat, and a micro-tension system. This pedal is a claimed 128 grams for the pair. The next step down is the Cyclo 6 which retains the features of the Cyclo 10 but has a glass filled resin body in place of carbon. It has a claimed weight of 129 grams. The next step takes you to the Cyclo 2, which has a glass filled resin body, a steel axle, and none of the other’s features. All have the Iclic step in retention system.
Previously Iclic was only available with a road shoe/cleat system from TIME. However; they have now developed the first two bolt cleat, MTB type Iclic system for these new Ciclo pedals. TIME even took out a new patent on this design.
TIME also touts this as the first carbon pedal of its kind. The weights are impressive and the wider platform should appeal to those who are coming off road bikes and miss the wider platform of road pedals and shoes but want the convenience of walkable footwear for adventure riding and gravel travel.
The Microtension adjustment, found on the Cyclo 10 and Cyclo 6, is a tensioning adjustment for cleat retention which allows for casual riders to employ an easier ingress/egress with the pedals but also allows for a racer to have a very secure retention level for higher performance needs.
Retail pricing is as follows: Pricing in $USD Cyclo 10 $130- Cyclo 6 $110- Cyclo 2 $75. These pedals will be available November 25th, 2019.
NOTE: The images and information given in this post was provided by TIME.