Time ATAC MX 2 Pedals - First Impressions

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:10:40 -0300

My knee seems to have recovered to the point where I can try cycling
again.  I've been using the bike, with flat pedals, only to get to the
gym and back.  So yesterday I re-installed the SPDs and went for a
longer ride.

It seemed elatively OK, but I am worried that my left foot is being
held at a the wrong angle (my left knee is unhappy).  So I looked
around for a pedal with more float and found the MX2 for sale locally.

All I've done so far, after installing them, is practice unclipping
and then cycle up and down the road a few times.

My impressions are:

* They look and feel pretty cheap.  Compared to my SPDs this is not
quality engineering - just a couple of springs.

* They do feel to have more float.

* Clipping in and out is definitely different.  I don't think I can
make a call about whether it's better or worse until I have more
experience, but I feel that it's more contrained.  I am used to
SPDs with the M(ulti) cleats, and when I rode on them yesterday,
for the first time in months, and came to a sudden stop at lights,
I managed to unclip in a panic just by rolling my foot - that is
not possible with the ATACs.  The only eay to unclip is my pushing
the heel out.

Anyway, I'll go on a bit more of a ride tomorrow hopefully.

Andrew

For Sale

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:45:06 -0300

I couldn't reliably unclip my feet.  Back to SPDs with the cleat
twisted as much as possible in the hope that's sufficient.

Andrew