Pedaling Innovations Catalyst Pedals Review | James Wilson


Pedaling Innovations Catalyst Pedals Review. Check out why I like these pedals so much and why they might be right for you!

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  1. Just heard you for the first time. I don't listen to MBR as often as I'd like to, but I had a chance to do it today ~ and I'm glad that I did. I listened to your interview with Ben, and I immediately identified with what you're all about. I checked out your website, and when I saw that you had spoken with James Wilson and that you reviewed his catalyst pedals, I felt like I found a new friend.

    I've been a fan of James for 5 or 6 years now, and I have even purchased a few of his strength training programs. But even though I like and trust him, I've been on the fence with the catalyst pedals. The reason why is because I'm a small guy, and I have small feet ~ size 8 1/2. Would someone my size see any benefits from a larger pedal?

    I could ask James this question, but I'd like to know what a regular guy thinks.

  2. First I want to thank you for checking out the RGMTB site and for the kind words! I was wondering if this "Regular Guy" approach was going to work and I think it has! I'm so excited that I'm able to help folks just like me and it's got me stoked to get behind the mic and start recording more. Thank you!

    As for your question, I have a size 9 – 10 shoe size (really depends on the shoe for some reason). I bring this up because my foot is not large at all and we are pretty close in size. You do have a very valid point that with a smaller foot the traditional pedals might just be fine. Are you on the fence, maybe, but it's very hard for me to say because I don't have the same size foot 🙂 All I can offer you is this, I have totally noticed more support while riding and more stability from these pedals. No BS, they are helping. That being said, remember when you got a new pair of sneakers when you were a kid and all of a sudden you thought you could run faster? Did you really run faster? Nope 🙁 These pedals will offer you more support with helps in all aspects of your pedal stroke. They will not all of a sudden make you super fast or make a painful hill you hate to climb seem easy. I don't want you to get the wrong idea and think that these are the answer to all things mountain bike. They are the answer to what I think is the flat pedal mountain biker. So if you want to ride with flats, then I'm going to always push these pedals because I believe in them. I even contacted James to see if I could put together a RGMTB version of these but the cost is just to much for a run 🙁

    I hope this was helpful and you can tell that I'm really trying to offer you the best advice as I can. Remember that James has a great money back guarantee if you don't like them.

  3. Thanks for your reply Gene, it was helpful. I think I'll put the catalyst pedals on my wishlist. As for your "regular guy" approach, it totally works ~ at least as far as I'm concerned.

    The internet is filled with videos of guys doing amazing things on their bikes, and it makes a huge impression. It also redefines the sport. If you can't do circus tricks on your bike, then you're not really mountain biking. So where does that leave us regular guys? I don't rip or shred, I don't do tail whips, and I wouldn't know which bike is "flickable" to save my life. For me, mountain biking is all about getting off the beaten path, and seeing where a bike can take me.

    As far as riding goes, it seems my path has been similar to yours. I rode with clipless pedals for 20 years before I switched to flats. I was also a big fan of Crankbrothers. Not only are you aware of, you also interviewed another one my heroes ~ Ryan Leech. Yeah… I think I'll be spending some time here. It feels strangely familiar.

    I love mountain biking, but I'm also super interested in bikepacking, as well as all the bikes and gear designed for that. There are some ultra-endurance events that I like to follow, such as The Tour Divide, The Arizona Trail Race, and The Colorado Trail Race, to name a few.

    Do you ever plan to cover the people and products associated with these disciplines?

  4. Seems like we do have quite a bit in common. I'm glad the Regular Guy approach is working. Mainly because I can't do any of those things you listed as well and it's all I've got HAHAHAHA!

    You bring up a good idea with the other activity disciplines and that might be something I'll have to cover on MBR soon. Thanks for the great idea!

    I truly thank you for the support and wish you the best! Keep the party on the pedals my friend!

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