Time Hopped Up on New Xpresso Road Pedals & Prototype Disc Brake Fluidity Road Bike, More
Time’s new Xpresso road pedal uses a wide platform with adjustable Q-factor to optimize your position. It also has a very low stack height on the clip in side to get your sole as close to the axle as possible. The key feature, the one that lends the model name, is an “automatic pre-opening of the engagement mechanism” to ease release.
It’ll come in five models ranging from 224g to 155g per pair for the top of the line “12″ Ti-Carbon model.
All but the lowest version use a carbon blade for the retention spring, the other uses a composite leaf spring. The bar that crosses the leaf spring has a triangular center section that’s a different height on each edge. Turn it using an allen wrench on the side and it’ll change the pedal’s retention force.
More pics of the pedals and cleats below, plus some great looking prototype bikes!
They have a 15° release angle and +/-5° of rotational float with 2.5mm lateral float.
Here’s the high end carbon ti version.
Time introduced their Fluidity endurance road bike last year, and now they’re considering a disc brake version.
The fork looks pretty good with internal cable/hose routing.
The rear brake mount looks a bit like it’s tacked on, but by keeping the brakes mounts off most of the seat- and chainstays, it lets them flex as intended to provide the comfortable ride. It’ll remain to be seen how it affects braking performance.
Time’s Di2/EPS battery mount hooks to the frame with just a single bolt, then holds the battery sideways.
They also had this flat bar track bike that’s likely much more prototype than possible production model. Gorgeous, though…check out the frame shaping around the head tube: