I have had an opportunity to use these Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals on trails as well as playing around with general mountain bike skills. I can positively say these pedals made a difference in how I ride.
I can’t be sure it will make a difference to all riders, but as someone with larger feet pedals have always felt small, even the largest flat pedals.… Read the rest
Flat pedals, cage pedals, clipless pedals have always been a pain in the… feet. Seriously it is one of my biggest sore spots in mountain biking. In an effort to avoid further puns I will get to the point. With size 15 feet the average pedal is tiny to small. I have always struggled with foot pain, with foot position. Traditionally people, or even myself, would blame my ability to position my feet. Instead of what could be the real culprit, the pedal.… Read the rest
On my old 26er mountain bikes, I rode Maxxis exclusively, therefore I wasn’t surprised to see Maxxis as a popular choice in mountain biking still. This Bontrager SE4 review definitely tells a story of being a good tire in specific terrain, with some noticeable drawbacks.
Having recently started cycling again, I purchased a stock bike with Bontrager XR 3 tires, as a result of poor performance I switched them out after a single ride. … Read the rest
To find protective pads for my shins that wouldn’t impact pedaling but still offer the protection I wanted for my shins.
Padding is pretty important when riding in technical terrain. BC offers some of the most stunning and technically difficult trails. One of my biggest personal struggles is with pedal slippage due to large feet and minimum contact point. Pedals tend to be on the small size when your foot size in 15us.… Read the rest
I may elaborate further on too tools I use to keep track of my cycling life. But as it stands, I use two. I prefer Mapmyride for the mid ride stats, not to mention just general usability. Plus, it worked with my hr monitor. Strava did not. However Strava fills the stats geek in me with joy. Breaking down the rides in more logical segments and in general just being stronger for analysis.… Read the rest