Author Archives: James Wilson

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 […]

Why the UCI Ban on Clipless for Kids is a Great Idea.

Last week the UCI voted to ban clipless pedals in BMX Racing for kids 12 years and under. While some people question the move, I feel that it is a great idea and something that should serve as a model for all cycling sports. Banning clipless pedals for kids has a lot of advantages, including […]

The Biggest Gimmick in Cycling? Clipless Pedals.

Warning: Do not listen to this podcast if your identity as a rider is tied up in your clipless pedals because you won’t like what you hear and I’d hate to ruin your day. In this podcast I dig into the claims used to sell clipless pedals and expose why they are nothing but gimmicks. […]

Why Being On The Ball Of The Foot Is Bad Your Knees.

One of the biggest myths in the cycling world is the need to be on the ball of the foot on your pedals. We’re told that this leads to better pedaling power and agility on the bike so it’s easy to see why so many riders buy into this idea. But what if I told […]

Why We Support Our Officers on Bikes

Once a relatively rare site, spotting an officer riding a bike through a crowded urban setting getting more and more common. And while you may not think about it, this is because they can be a very valuable asset to their department and the public they serve. One of the most obvious areas that they […]

Why You Need Heel Pressure From Your Pedals.

As a mountain bike coach I often wondered why there seemed to be a disconnect between foot position on the bike and foot position in the gym. For a sport where we “needed” to be on the balls of our feet, in 13+ years of training riders I never had someone lift that way in […]

5 Tools to Combat Foot Pain When Riding

Foot pain is something that almost every rider deals with at some point. And while the cycling industry has given us some solutions, the problems still don’t seem to get better on a permanent basis for a lot of riders. Sure, getting a bike fit or moving their cleats around can help the pain for […]

Why the BikeDads Love the Catalyst Pedals

One of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow here at Pedaling Innovations is The Bike Dads (@thebikedads). As a dad myself I love to see their posts showing kids and adults sharing a common love of riding bikes. A few months ago we sent them a pair of Catalyst Pedals to check out. As a […]

New Podcast: Flats vs. Clipless Pedals and The Truth About Foot Position

It’s been a crazy last few months with Pedaling Innovations. We were accepted into a business accelerator group earlier this year and the process of getting ready for it and getting started has taken a lot of my time. Which is why I wasn’t in touch sooner about being interviewed on the MTB Tribe podcast […]