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Under Test: Catalyst Platform Pedals

Is bigger better when it comes to your bike’s pedals? According to Colorado’s Pedaling Innovations, the answer is a resounding yes. Measuring 143 mm x 95 mm, the Catalyst pedals dwarf the competition’s platforms. Why so big? More support, and according to company founder James Wilson, the longer platforms enable a more centered foot position.

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Under Test: Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Tour Rack

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Attaching a rack to a bike that lacks the necessary fittings often requires a bit of creativity or jury-rigging. For some setups, no amount of p-clamps, zip-ties, or duct tape can compensate for a rack-hostile design. Thule’s Pack ‘n Pedal Tour rack eschews conventional rack fittings for ratcheting straps that work with virtually any bicycle from full suspension mountain bikes to commuters and everything in between.

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Under Test: Arkel Seatpacker Bags

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Bikepacking-style seat bags are great for carrying bulky items, but many bags are prone to sagging and swaying. Arkel’s Seatpacker bags feature integrated racks that provide additional support and stability, but can be quickly removed by flipping the rack’s quick-release lever. The Canadian company offers 9L and 15L versions, which retail for $199.95 and $219.95, respectively.

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