ABOVE: Close up of Time RXS carbon titanium pedals
I started racing in a few duathlons this year. At the present time, I can't afford to go out and purchase a time trial bike, so I'm always on the search for gear to upgrade my Trek Madone 6.5 road bike. I've been thinking about purchasing a new pair of lighter weight road bike pedals. I've been researching pedal brands and models and decided I wanted to get a pair of Time RXS carbon titanium pedals.
Manufacturer: Time Sport
Weight: 195 grams per pair
Features: composite carbon pedal, hollow titanium axel, adjustable +/- 5 degrees of float
If you aren't in a hurry to purchase these pedals, shop around. I've found them on sale at a couple of online stores. I purchased my Time RXS carbon titanium road bike pedals from Price Point for only $259.95. I've also seen them on sale at Bike Nashbar for $379.95.
Time pedals claim to be 100% compatible with all brands of cycling shoes. I had been using a pair of Shimano pedals with my Trek road bike. I had no problem adding the Time cleats to my Specialized road bike shoes. I bought a second pair of cleats, so I can also use my Lake triathlon shoes with the new pedals, when I race in duathlons and time trials.
Time also makes a set of Time RXS carbon road pedals, which weigh 260 grams per pair, and retail for $174.95. Although not as lightweight as the carbon titanium model, they offer a more affordable option for anyone thinking of upgrading their road bike pedals.
ABOVE: Close up of Time cleats
Bike Diva's Opinion
The Time RXS carbon ti pedals are crazy sick. They are extremely light weight. I recently had the bottom bracket and front shifter of my road bike repaired at Bike America. When I went to pick up my bike, I brought the new pedals with me so the mechanic could put them on my road bike. All the guys at the bike shop were oooh-ing and aaaah-ing over the pedals. It took me a few laps around my neighborhood to get comfortable with clipping in and and out of the new pedals. I've done two duathlons with the Time RXS carbon titanium road bike pedals and really like them.
Time RXS carbon titanium road bike pedals might be a bit pricey for the average bike rider. But since I started racing last year, I'm not too worried about it. I'm not into fancy clothes, expensive cars or pricey jewelry. Cycling and running are my main passions. I'm riding a $6,000 road bike, so a couple hundred dollars for a pair of pedals doesn't seem too extreme to me.
Bike Diva's Sponsors
I am looking for a few more sponsors to come on board for the 2010 race season. If anyone would like to sponsor me and my races, or send me a new triathlon bike, just give me a call, or contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides being represented at all the races I do throughout the year, you will also receive a one year ad on the Bike Diva and Run Diva blogs along with various blog postings about your companies products throughout the year.
View my Bike Diva's Sponsors page, to view a list of companies currently sponsoring me. You can view my current race schedule here: Bike Diva's Races. I am also actively involved with a number of charity organizations including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva