Time RXS pedal - design flaw?

Steve_T Posts: 29
edited May 2011 in Workshop
I have just had a set of Time RXS pedals fail. The failure occurred due to the plastic pedal body unscrewing from the axle while I was pedaling.

The pedal failed suddenly and without warning during use. Luckily it happen at low speed while I was sitting on the saddle. There is obviously potential for a serious accident if the pedal fails at higher speed or for example in traffic.

I was wary of the apparently flimsy nature of the RXS pedals when I bought them 2 years ago. There was a world of difference between them and the old Time Equipes they were replacing. I am now seriously considering going away from Time after 20 years as I don´t trust the integrity of the RXS pedals.

Thought that I would just share this in case somebody has any comments/help.


  • kettrinboy
    kettrinboy Posts: 613
    Actually this was the subject of a recall a couple of years ago now i think, ive got two sets of RXS pedals, the older set 4 yrs old now was subject to the recall but i fixed them myself by unscrewing them and putting threadlock on the bearing retainer and they have been fine since, my newer Carbon/Ti set 2 yrs old had a blob of gold paint under the bearing retainer which means they had been modified during manufacture, also no problems so far.
  • Mike67
    Mike67 Posts: 585
    I think this is the recall letter:

    So it appears to be older models.

    I've had a pair for a couple of years with no problems and have just bought another set off E-Bay. They are date marked Nov 2008 and have the gold dot.

    If you bought yours 2 years ago as new, might be worth checking the date mark (just in front of the metal clip) and/or gold dot to see if they were already old/unmodified stock.
    Mike B

    Cannondale CAAD9
    Kinesis Pro 5 cross bike
    Lots of bits
  • SpiCan
    SpiCan Posts: 31
    I have a pair of the carbon ones and a pair of the the plastic.
    Both have the gold dot and both have worked perfectly for 7000 kilometers app. each.
    Sounds like yours missed the recall.

    Time VXS, Spi Roubaix Elite, Cannondale Caffeine F2,
    S Works Stumpjumper fsr, Dahon folding.