Author Archives: James Wilson

Where’s your science Mr. Clipless?

One of the most annoying things about sharing the science about the pedal stroke with people is when they say that 1) this only applies to mountain biking and 2) I’m “cherry picking” the studies. Well, my answer to this is…Where’s your science Mr. Clipless? Until next time… Ride Strong, James Wilson

Why Catalyst Pedals Are The Best Fat Bike Pedals.

Fat Bike season is here! Find out why the Catalyst Pedal is the best pedal for your winter Fat Biking adventures. Until next time… Ride Strong, James Wilson

What A Wobble Board Can Teach You About Foot Position And Balance On Your Bike.

One thing that we take for granted is how much balance plays a role in our performance on the bike. You can be the fittest guy out there but if your balance sucks then you’ll struggle to apply it and not spend half your time picking yourself up off the ground after crashing. Like anywhere […]

Tips to Avoid Rock Strikes With Flat Pedals.

Riding your bike on rocky, technical trails is part of the fun of mountain biking. However, clipping a rock with your pedals is never fun and can quickly ruin your day. While some rock strikes are unavoidable – it is tough to control for everything in the chaos that is mountain biking – the truth […]

Calf Function On Your Bike…And It’s Not What You May Think.

One of the most common questions we get about the mid-foot position the Catalyst Pedal allows is “what about your calf muscles”? The reason is because there is this assumption that if you’re not on the ball of the foot then you can’t use the calf to push on the downstroke or absorb impacts. This […]

The Thought Process Behind the Design of The Catalyst Pedal

While we usually don’t think about it, everything we use has a thought process behind it. Someone sat down and thought about a problem in a certain way that let them solve the problem better than anyone else before them. At the heart of this thought process is how you are looking at the problem […]

Do Clipless Pedals Increase Risk of Hip Injuries When Crashing? The science is in…

One of the biggest lies told in the cycling industry is that clipless pedals are not more dangerous than flats and that they do not increase your risk of serious injuries. New riders are told that they are just “different” from flats and that neither is safer. The frustrating thing is that while most sane […]

How Your Small Pedals Are Ruining Your Cardio Workout.

One of the most popular cardio training methods in the CrossFit and Functional Training communities are the air bikes. The most popular examples of these are the Assault Airbike and the Schwinn Airdyne Bike but whichever model you climb on, going for a ride on of of these giant pedal powered fans challenges your cardio […]

How the Catalyst Pedal Can Help Low Back Pain From Cycling

Does riding your bike make your low back hurt during and/ or after a hard ride? Is it starting to affect how long and hard you can ride and how much fun your having? If so then maybe switching your pedals can help restore your love of pain-free riding. In this video I explain how […]

Catalyst Pedals Ready for EU Distribution with New UK Partners

PRESS RELEASE: 10-15-2018 Challenging the status quo is never easy but without it nothing can progress. With a unique design and recommended foot position, the Catalyst Pedal has accepted that challenge and is making a lot of people question what they can and should expect from a flat pedal. By creating a pedal that supports […]