I am a fan of Time ATAC pedals. So much so, that I refuse to use anything else on my MTB and Gravel bikes.
However, I’ve come to really appreciate the (possibly subjective) benefits of a powermeter on my road bike and would like to have that on my MTB and Gravel bikes.
I am not looking for a crankarm-based solution - I am aware that those exist but I intend to keep my Hope cranks (no powermeter solution availabe) and would like to get a pedal-based solution.
So, I guess it boils down to two questions in this case:
Is there an aftermarket solution for Time ATAC pedals available? (such as the Assioma spindles for example)
Question 2 - who knows. Nothing has been announced. It would seem the logical eventuality, but as Wahoo discovered with Speedplay, my guess is SRAM / Quarq is discovering that putting out a reliable, accurate power meter pedal is quite challenging.
Not in the near future… figure once you start hearing whispers that it exists in development, it’ll be a year before you start hearing about prototypes under sponsored riders and half again as long before a consumer product would realistically be available. At this point, there aren’t even whispers it’s in the works so, best guess would be you’re looking at late 2023 as the soonest there may hypothetically be one.
Out of curiosity, what experience do you have with other pedal systems and what about Time vs those pedal makes you dead set against switching?
I’m not sure if Assioma has changed their spindle length at all but I tried the Xpedo-ioma hack about a year or so ago and there was no way I could have made it work with my preferred shoes (Lake MX241 Endurance) without cutting up the rubber on the soles to accommodate the pods. Saw a video, may have been GPLlama, and he had similar issues. I bought some cheap shoes to play with it for a bit and they worked decently well but unless you’re willing to do a bit of hacking, it won’t work for everybody.
Following this thread for any future updates in this.
Also a Time ATAC user and also been keeping an eye out for a pedal based PM for use on MTB’s (without abandoning the well developed eco system of Time Atac setups I have in more than one bike - that suit my clip/unclip ability (or lack of) very well