Category Archives: Flat Pedals

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

Do the Catalyst Pedals Increase Foot and Pedal Strikes?

One of the strangest things that people notice with riding the Catalyst Pedals is how they usually have fewer pedal strikes on them. Most people assume that the larger size will automatically equal more pedal strikes but people who use them quickly find out that is not the case. Before I get into the specifics […]

Can the Catalyst Pedals Instantly Increase Your Power?

No matter what kind of riding you do the ability to produce power is important. Whether you need to sprint, climb, bunny hop or even just handle a stiff headwind on the commute to work, how well you can produce power plays a big role. This is why power training programs and tools are so […]

Why Police Officers on Bikes Benefit From Catalyst Pedals.

When I first came up with the idea for the Catalyst Pedal I never realized how many types of riders would benefit from them. But as we started to sell more Catalyst Pedals we started to hear from more types of riders who were finding the unique design and foot placement a huge benefit for […]

I get interviewed by the B1KER Bar…

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by B1KER Bar, where I had the chance to share some thoughts on the pedal stroke, flat pedals and mountain biking in general over a beer with the host Robert Schumacher. There were some power outages in his area during the interview but we […]

Squat vs. Vertical Jump – What They Tell Us About Foot Position on the Bike

As the creator of the Catalyst Pedals I get asked a lot about foot position. And this is to be expected – as the first and only pedal designed to optimize the mid-foot position it seems to defy a lot of the common logic used when discussing foot position on the bike. When talking about […]

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

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 […]

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 […]