Way, way, way, waaaaaay back in February, Mavic and Time announced they’d be collaborating on pedals, and now they’re seeing some final testing with sales reps.
We spotted these trailside with word that Mavic was hoping for an early August launch, but it might be a bit later than that. We’ll update as we get more info, but there’s plenty to tell from the pics. While Time’s logo isn’t present, the ATAC moniker is, along with Mavic’s Crossmax SL branding and SSC logo. The latter stands for Special Service Course and refers to their top level parts and design philosophy, so we’re likely looking at the premium pedal offering here. The body is a composite, and looks virtually identical to the current Time ATAC pedal save for minor cosmetic changes to the indents on the surface. That could mean it’s carbon and uses their titanium spindle.
The tension adjustments are on the sides, one for each spring.
For Mavic, bringing out a pedal in this manner helps them get back in the game quickly. It’ll be interesting to see what differences, if any, there are when final specs are announced. And even more interesting to see where it all leads in the future.
Also saw this as yet unseen hydration pack sporting around. There were some nice, roomy looking side zip pockets on the waist belt, and looks like perhaps a rain cover zipper on the bottom.