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Reviews Time Xen E

Time Xen E

Very affordably priced compared to many pedals on the market, Time’s Xen E is a decent performer… despite initial impressions.

The basic design and cleat are exactly the same as the company’s RXS series, but with a white plastic resin body that reduces manufacturing costs. This feels and looks decidedly plasticky – especially after a few dirty rides or mauling with greasy paws – but it actually supports the three-bolt cleat securely and stably.

There’s a slightly softer (more Look-like) feel than the RXS Carbon, but engagement and release of the metal-on-metal engagement system are still sharp and positive. There’s plenty of nose rotation to keep your knees sweet, too, as well as adjustable release tension.

The cleats themselves mix a broad, plastic three-point support for surefooted walking, with a metal engagement block for excellent longevity. At 388g it’s pretty heavy, but you’d expect that for the price.

Contact : Chicken Cycles 01582 872202 www.chickencycles.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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