Time xpresso pedals

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fdegrove
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by fdegrove

Hi,

My RXS's wore quite quickly but acceptably so.


Maybe people should ride more, walk less.... :mrgreen:

Seriously though, if there's any cleat out there that does NOT wear fast than it must these RXS ones.

Ciao, ;)
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by marcob

I've got mine 2 sets from probikeshop and reported them about the play in the bearings of the new pedals. They asked me to send them back. I can't miss them at them moment, but do you think there is chance that another new pair will come without play?

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by ElDuderino

"cleats suck"

This seals the deal for me. I'm back to RXS for about a year now (after using iclics for a year before that). The RXS cleats last TWO SEASONS. Bring back the brass cleat!!!

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by airwise

fdegrove wrote:Hi,

My RXS's wore quite quickly but acceptably so.


Maybe people should ride more, walk less.... :mrgreen:

Seriously though, if there's any cleat out there that does NOT wear fast than it must these RXS ones.

Ciao, ;)


I guess there will always be a different opinion - that's the internet for you.

All I can say is I've been on Times for many years and ride a lot more than the average person. Rides will inevitably involve water stops and food breaks when lasting eight to ten hours and I have not seen riding buddies on Looks or Shimano having to replace cleats as often. Having said that, I will always stick with Time because replacing the cleats is cheaper than replacing the knees. But I'm going back to RXS until they produce a more appropriate cleat.

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by fdegrove

Hi,

I'm back to RXS for about a year now (after using iclics for a year before that). The RXS cleats last TWO SEASONS. Bring back the brass cleat!!!


I may misread you but do not all RXS cleats come with brass retaining systems? My RXS cleats last for years but then I'm not a competition rider.
You mean you'd like to see the brass retainer on the newer I-Clicks and Expresso, correct?

@Airwise, your message is a contradiction as well:

But I'm going back to RXS until they produce a more appropriate cleat.


Ciao, ;)
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by digitalnorbs

just got a pair from competitive cyclist for 72.00 (sale) with free shipping, those are the 4s, im going to them from speedplays zeros, not that i dislike the zeros, but i dont love them.
wish me luck;)

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by Wingnut

Jeez anythings is better than Speedplay's...I'd consider going back to toe clips & straps rather than using them again... :wink:
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by airwise

fdegrove wrote:@Airwise, your message is a contradiction as well:

But I'm going back to RXS until they produce a more appropriate cleat.


Ciao, ;)


Not at all. I'm not sure I understand you.

My point is that given the choice of two not so great options of cleats I'll choose the RXS as I've found the Expresso ones to last a month at best in the mountains. I understand there are some on here who only ride a couple of hours at threshold then get home and spend an afternoon absorbing the data from their various devices.For them I'm sure there will be no issue - especially if their coffee shop of choice is carpeted on the odd occasion they stop on a recovery ride.

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by pje0713

I previously posted here about my Time Expresso 12 pedals. The summary: thought the pedals were great but the cleats sucked.

Then this happened today...

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As far as I can tell a little plastic axle that holds the back 1/4 of the pedal on the front snapped, which then had a cascade of effects: the metal plate on the bottom of the pedal broke loose, some other bits and pieces went flying, and I rode home ~15 miles on half a pedal. Fun times! A little disconcerting is all the plastic on these things. Turns out, not so good for durability!

The facts: I was unclipping at a light when it happened. I bought these in January and they have 1600 miles or so on them. I weigh 178 lbs, below the rec. rider max of 190 lbs.

I'm going back to Looks.

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Curious George
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by Curious George

Hi all,
After my earlier posting I thought I should post a follow up.
My pedals were replaced under warranty (thx Probikekit) and I have been using them for the last few months.
Checked them today as they had started to develop a creak and found that the carbon blade in the left pedal has a developed a longitudinal crack.
Will be contacting PBK today to see whether it's covered.
Not having much luck with these compared to the orginal iClic's.
One other small point which someone else raised and I find a bit frustrating is the way that they hang when unclipped....it's just not constant and can make clipping in difficult without looking as the position of the keeps pedal changing.

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by Clubagreenie

I went for LOOK BLADE Ti to the Time Xpresso 8 ....
busted two sets of the LOOK thru the carbon body and one blade snapped .... purchased the Time .. first box arrived with one pedal broken in the box , sent them back
2 days later a new set in the box ... knocked up 2900km on them so far faultless.
I had the I-Click prior however didn't warm to them. If the Time last me 2 years I will be happy everything these days is not built to last
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by rowdysluggins

everything these days is not built to last

I think DA will last longer than most, and I've had great luck with Speedplay as far as longevity goes, but everything is a tradeoff.
For DA it's weight, for Speedplay, it's platform size / stability. I am still enjoying my Xpresso 12s, but if they start falling apart, I will have to rethink things.

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by hypractv

I've been on the RXS Titans for almost 8 years now. My original set circa 2005 is being to be put out of service. After reviewing this thread along with some others I decided to give the Xpresso 8s a whirl. I ordered 3 sets today. Went with the Xpresso 8 based on cost vs. the 12.

Will report back after the first 500k.

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by mdeth1313

2.5 years (and over 15,000 mi ) on my exustar 200 ti pedals and not so much as a complaint. Took them apart and regreased w/ marine grade stuff and still going strong. I thought about the new time pedals, but I'm not sure it's worth the 20g savings.
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by Juanmoretime

FWIW I have over 5,000 miles on mine with no issues and no issues with the original cleats either.
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