History: Circa 2005 I bought my first pair of clip in pedals after getting my ass kicked DH racing at Southridge USA on flats. I was a late bloomer and might of even had toe clips on my hardtail XC bike at this time . So I went to the Bike co in Lake Forest and asked for "the best DH racing clipless pedals and shoes" I left with a pair of Addidas Hematoma shoes (best DH shoe ever) and a pair of TIME Z DH4 pedals. I went the next day early AM before work and tested them at Aliso woods, immediately loving the confidence down rock-it. 2 days later I was DH racing with clipless pedals with only about 2 hours of practice time going clipless. I did not die, and never looked back. Later I used Cranks brothers Candy and acids on my AM bike. But I still enjoyed the seriousness of the time z DH4 spring clip and sturdy platform. The float was good also, so I could point my toes and turn from my hips no problem. These were $99 and 532 grams/pair in 2005 and I bashed the absolute Sh!t out of them on rocks over and over and never broke or needed to service them. One pair I bashed enough to severely deform the platform, but the spindle stayed true and I hammerd the platform out and kept riding. Fast forward to mid 2016. I pop on the new model, time DH4, they are $99 and 238grams/pair After riding a few months I am 100% happy. Stable platform, float is good. The springs feel stronger than Crank Bros, but release is just as easy. I am heavy, and these hold up without and maintenance. They may not be as sexy as CB Mallets, but I like riding with them and the performance is unmatched. You can check out the lighter Versons from TIME also.