The new XS uses the proven dual-arch retention system that guarantees easy in & out in all conditions. Lateral float has been almost eliminated, meaning your feet don't slide to the outside of the pedal anymore. It features: Composite body, steel axle and
Submitted by smokey422 - 7/2/2009 3:54:35 AM
Lighter weight than original ATAC design, positive click when engaged, does not release accidentally. Great mud and sand pedal.
Can sometimes be hard to unclip from, but I think as the cleats wear in this will improve. If not, I will shave them as I did my original ATAC cleats.
First of all, I have the XE version, which I don''t think is made anymore. It lacked the tension adjustment of the more expensive models. I''m not sure I would recommend these as a first time clipless pedal, the SPD design would probably be better for newer riders. From what I hear, the new Shimano pedals shed mud better than the old ones. The only problem with them is that the XTR version is crazy expensive.
Yes I would recommend it to a friend
Submitted by Daniel Wade - 11/7/2004 10:29:57 AM
Great mud-shedding ability, no spring tension adjustment required, adjustable release angle from 13 to 17 degrees, swift engagement and disengagement.
None to my knowledge.
After becoming frustrated with my SPD's constantly becoming clogged with mud, I switched to the ATAC XS system and have since been rewarded with the smoothest pedal operation I have seen yet. While many who favor the basic parallel bar locking system have opted for the similarly designed Egg Beater pedals, they do not give you the generous platform feel of the ATAC XS's, or as swift an engagement. The ATAC XS is a near perfect clipless pedal.