TIME XPRO 10
The XPro is an evolution of the Xpresso pedal, with similar looks, a hollow steel axle and a slimmer carbon body that smooths the Xpresso’s fairly sharp outer edge. A threeposition, screwdriver-turned cam adjusts the flexible carbon blade spring’s release tension. Our pair weighed 223g, plus 91g for cleats and fixings.
The updated XPro cleats remain 90mm long, their leading edge has doubled from 12.5mm to 25mm wide, with a shallowpointed rather than flat nose. They’re thicker, and a couple of millimetres wider at 67mm, with enlarged, taller walking pontoons, increasing weight by 3g each.
Possibly due to new seals, the XPros hang correctly around 90 per cent of the time, and although the pedal’s front is no wider, the cleat’s broader nose locates faster than previous models, and with more certainty. Time’s always-open carbon spring design means it snaps shut once the cleat is engaged, but still allows quick 15-degree release.
The XPro’s enclosed base and 725mm pedalling platform with stainless steel plates offers some aero and protection benefits, plus excellent power transfer and security when under maximum load. Time’s 1.25mm lateral and 5 degrees of angular float is smoother and more constant than the competition, without being intrusive, and when walking the cleats are much less prone to slipping.