Category Archives: Flat Pedals

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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Foot Position Hurting You?

Something I get asked a lot when it comes to foot position and pedal stroke is why do I care so much? I mean, am I just some ego maniac that needs the world to see everything like I do? Well, while that may be the case with some things, it isn’t what drives my […]