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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:17 pm 
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After playing with Look Keo blade ti and Time Iclic2's for about a year now, I am back to DA carbon. They are just so solid and never have problems. Although I was tempted with the Xpresso 12's, I have just had too many problems with french pedals. LBS let me swap the Time's for DA9000.


Nearly the same story for me. I went from Time RXS to Look Keo Ti's to Ultegra Carbon pedals and have never been happier with a pedal. I would LOVE to shed weight from the pedals and these are tempting, but it's like dating an ex-girfriend again. You always forget why you left her in the first place. I don't need to go down that road with pedals again.

So tempted though....

152 grams would be awesome....

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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Hi,

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Had some iclic2 carbon ti's since January and the metal plates just broke off on one of the pedals.


These are replaceable and as such repairable.
Take French engineering to Germany.... It may take a European to understand this kind of cynicism.

Still, so far, the new Expresso deal seems to be holding up just fine.

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pritchet74 wrote:
I went from Time RXS to Look Keo Ti's to Ultegra Carbon pedals and have never been happier with a pedal. ... but it's like dating an ex-girfriend again. You always forget why you left her in the first place. I don't need to go down that road with pedals again.
But in this case, it would be more like dating her daughter ... or granddaughter.


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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:11 am 
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I have the xpresso 12s. I have ridden them about 200 miles or so thus far. I am completely enamored with them. Clipping system works perfectly; much better than look carbon blades. They return to a better, more consistent position when I'm clipped out than my look carbon blades too. Nice long platform. Incredibly light. Look good. Incredibly light. Again, really really light.

I really hope they hold up!

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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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Feeling exactly like @pritchet74. I think I'm going to wait another six months of other people usage before I jump back to Time. The RXS were great, but had iClic for a month before the pedals and cleats fell apart.


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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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FWIW Over 500 miles on my Xpresso 12's to date. I really like these better than my RXS's. The float is there but it the engagement is so solid it feels like there is no float.

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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:57 pm 
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For those that have gone from the RSX to Expresso 12, is there a height difference with the pedal/cleat between the two?

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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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Hi,

Xpresso have a stack height of 13.5mm. RXS are 12.5mm IIRC.

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I just crashed on my Xpresso 12's, the pedal and leg bore the brunt of the impact, pedal is fine except for scrapes, the edge of aluminium platform plate had to be bent back down into place, other than that pedal is fine still


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I've also been on the Xpresso 12s for a while now. A lot easier engagement than iclic 2, lighter and better looks. No durability issues whatsoever. A must have.


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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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100 miles on a set of Xpresso12s.. my left knee is a bit creative in its tracking, causing a creaking/rubbing noise and wearing down the alu plate under load (long climbs at high effort.)

Anyone else had this? I'm concerned I'm going to burn right through the pedal or cleat. Never noticed it on the RXS, but maybe the material is just harder. It's already rubbed through much of the graphics on that corner.


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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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So much hype, doubt, and conjecture at the start of this thread. Someone cross threaded a pedal and blames the pedal for not having wrench flats? others just say they're fragile 'cuz they look "plastic" (although "fragility" is the real concern)....Wow

So far the scariest thing about these pedals (the 12's) was waiting for them to show up from PBK, I have under 1000mi. on 'em and love the pedal.

Easiest click in of any pedal, it's open waiting for your cleat to snap shut. Much Kudos to Time for changing the "click-in" paradigm, from now on all pedals should "close" on your cleat with a spring action like these Expresso's, thanks Time.

No wrench flats is an obvious improvement to me, maybe 'cuz I can use an Allen wrench safely? but really, I like the abscence of flats, most pedals have had an Allen "option" but still include flats, thanks for losing the flats.

Float! thanks again Time, actually it's my knees giving that thanks.

Weight! are you kidding!?!?

Now.......I have seen one break in a crash (much like the broken one earlier in this thread) where the back end broke off from an impact (I was right behind him and it wasn't that big of an impact) So...I can honestly say I'm a little worried about the "fragility" but after 2 crashes for me and no problems I can see the one valid issue/problem is/will be strength over time.


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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Hi,

Aero frames bordering on the ridiculous, pedals still using bushing type bearings, wheels using ceramic hybrids bearings where free hubs are left in paleolitic state.....

No comment, :)

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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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@fdegrove: Dude. Adhere to your last line and don't comment when it adds nothing to the discourse. :)

I've ridden a few WW pedals (Aerolights, Sampson Stratics, Time and Speedplay).
I settled on Speedplay X1s and have ridden them for many years on all of my bikes.

I bought the Xpresso 12s as an experiment to replace old X1s, and I've only done 2 rides on them so far.
One was about 60 miles just testing them out, but today I gave them (and me) the torture test with a 131 mile ride with 10,500 feet of climbing.
I think this ride would have exposed any problems with ergonomics going from X1's to Xpresso 12s, and I had none.

Here are a few of my observations.
Pros:
weight: the weight is no more than the X1s, and the cleats are significantly lighter.
ease of entry: the click in is easy and immediate. At least as good as X1s (unless the pedal is not right side up - see cons).
float: even though the float is not as great as the X1s, it seems to be adequate for my riding needs (so far).
cost: wow! pbk makes it easy to own these when you have a coupon code.
cleats: Low cost, light weight, less slippery than X1s, and pontoons for protection of important parts.

Cons:
Due to the light weight, they don't always hang toe up, ready to clip in.
Potential durability issues (based on previous posts) ???

So far I'm very happy with these pedals (happy enough to have order a second pair).


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 Post subject: Re: Time xpresso pedals
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rowdysluggins wrote:
Cons:
Due to the light weight, they don't always hang toe up, ready to clip in.


This issue will probably get better as the bearings wear in a bit.


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