Category Archives: Flat Pedals

This is the blog category dedicated to flat pedals. Someone should edit this description.

Why we don’t pay pros to ride our pedals.

One of the most common questions I get from people who are skeptical about the Catalyst Pedals is “why don’t any pro riders or teams use them?” They figure that if they were as good as we claim then the pros would use them. And at first this makes sense – the pros have a […]

Can the Catalyst Pedals keep your feet from bouncing off the pedals?

For a flat pedal rider there is nothing worse than having your feet get blown off the of the pedals when you don’t expect it. It usually happens when you try to ride through some rough stuff at speed on the trail and especially when you stand up and try to pedal through rough, choppy […]

Check out our review on Pinkbike!

The Catalyst Pedal has been getting in more and more rider’s hands and I’ve been hearing a lot of great feedback on it. And yesterday I had a review of it run on the world’s largest mountain biking website,! Here was Pinkbike’s take: “The Catalyst changed my view on flat pedals by making it […]

Christmas Trees, Handsaws and News on the Catalyst Pedal’s Arrival

 Yesterday I learned a valuable lesson about having the right tool for the job while putting up my Christmas tree. After picking out our tree and bringing it home, I realized something…my ceilings were not as tall as I thought they were. Our tree was standing in the corner bent over at the top and needed […]

The Flat Pedal Revolution Manifesto

Manifesto (noun): a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer. The Flat Pedal Revolution Manifesto is the result of a long and unintended journey. As a strength coach with a passion for mountain biking I never wanted to become a leader of the Flat Pedal Revolution, much less put together […]

More Catalyst Pedal News and Why Flats Are Better for Off Season Training

I wanted to give you a quick update on the Catalyst Pedals and share a new article I wrote about the importance of using flat pedals to train with during the off season. The pedals are due to leave the factory the first week of Decemeber so things are looking good for having the ready […]

Catalyst Pedal Introduction Webinar

In this webinar I introduce the Catalyst Pedal and explain the science and logic behind it’s design. Even though I had some technical difficulties – the slides didn’t progress during the presentation – I was able to lay out the evidence I have to support this new design. I also answered a lot of ferquently asked […]

Does this video really prove that flats are more efficient than clipless pedals?

In case you missed it last week, a video showing a rider pedaling more efficiently on flat pedals than on clipless hit the internet. It obviously sparked a lot of debate and, I think, a lot of riders missed the point of the video in their rush to praise flats or defend clipless. But, before […]

In his own words – One rider’s experience with trying flat pedals.

Sometimes the best person to tell you the story about how flats can change your perspective and improve your mountain biking isn’t me. I realize that I’ve become a bit of a controversial figure in this debate and some people think I have an agenda against clipless pedals and so nothing I say can really […]

Why you don’t want to push through the ball of your foot when you pedal.

Your feet are an important contact point with the bike. Without your feet being in the right place you will pedal with less power, be less stable through technical trail sections and set yourself up for an overuse injury. How we answered the engineering based vs. movement based question led us to a very different […]