Time Sport International (or TIME) is a French bicycle component manufacturer most famous for producing clipless pedals. They started making clipless pedals for road bikes in 1987 and were the first company to challenge the dominance of original clipless pedal manufacturer Look. TIME introduced the ATAC off road clipless pedal system in the 1990’s and this has been popular with both mountain bikers and leisure cyclists because of the wider pedal platform and ease of entry and exit.
TIME pedals are unique in that they allow two different degrees of movement, known as float, between pedal and shoe. Side by side (lateral) as well as rotational (angular) float allows the foot to move slightly whilst still engaged in the pedal which reduces the stress placed on the knee from being clipped into the pedal. This is much better for your knees and very popular with riders who may have experienced pain when using other clipless pedal systems which only offer rotational float.