Pro triathlete Josh Amberger is detailed oriented with his training and gear. So, we jumped at the chance to switch him over to TIME XPRO pedals. If you’re a stickler for the details of pedal and bike setup, you’ll appreciate Josh’s insight into pedal setup. Our conversation with the Australian is below:
What model TIME pedal are you riding? What were your first impressions of riding?
I ride the TIME XPRO 10 pedals both on the road and TT bike, and I’ve been on them for almost 12 months now. My first impressions were very positive; the pedals were easy to set up, the entry/exit simple and intuitive, with the ride quality being superior to anything I’d used before.
How did you set up your pedals? What tension adjustment? Fixed or free cleats? Q factor?
I’m used fixed cleats with the lightest tension adjustment. I’ve got a special pair of pedals in that I’m using the exact spec of pedal that TIME made for (Lidl-Trek star) Mads Pederson. It has two carbon blades for extreme retention, and it’s made in 51mm Q-factor. With anatomically narrow hips, I’ve always required a pedal with smaller than a typical stock length, and I fit into these like a glove. I generally prefer the feel of the fixed cleats as well. It takes me a little bit longer to set them up into perfect position, but once I’m there I’m a happy camper.