Blog

21
Mar

What is GURU bike fitting and what does it involve?

Bike fit is an incredibly important aspect of cycling. A poorly adjusted bike can lead to injuries and inefficiency, so having your bike set up for you is paramount. In recent years cycling has become increasingly popular, and you can now see cyclists, either in groups or on their own taking over British roads – you’ll no doubt be riding

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17
Aug

The bucking bronco achieves fame

Still not sure what that bucking bronco in the shop is actually for? Well, while we’re not ones to blow our own

9
Jun

Weight, it’s a heavy issue – Part 2

In Part 1 we talked about the weight of bikes and the potential weaknesses that may exist in super-light carbon fibre race

2
Jun

Weight, it’s a heavy issue – Part 1

Bikes these days are getting lighter. The UCI limit for a ‘race’ bike may still be 6.8kg but it’s not difficult to build a bike

28
Jan

What makes a great bike fitter? With Dan Empfield

Here’s the first in a series of short videos we shot with Dan Empfield while he was over at Ten-Point teaching the first of many F.I.S.T. bike fitting workshops. In this video, we ask Dan, “What makes a great bike fitter?” As ever with Dan, his answer my surprise you… Question time with the bike fitting Guru – Dan Empfield at

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20
Jan

The confusing world of bike sizing

When you go to buy a bike, you could be forgiven for thinking that bike manufacturers all size their bikes in a similar way and that as the size goes up, so the bike gets larger. Sadly, this couldn’t be further from the truth for many manufacturers. Historically, bikes were sized a bit like clothing – Small, Medium, Large and

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16
Jan

Dan Empfield talks bike fitting training

Regular followers of the blog will know that Dan Empfield was at Ten-Point this week. On Monday and Tuesday he delivered his F.I.S.T. bike fitting course for the first time outside of the US. With 8 students on the course, we had a fantastic two days learning from the master. Dan was full of amazingly interesting insights, in-depth learning and

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9
Jan

F.I.S.T. dealer fitting course with Dan Empfield at Ten-Point

We’re getting excited here at Ten-Point. Tomorrow Dan Empfield, the father of the F.I.S.T. protocol of bike fitting, arrives! He’s over for a few days to run a two-day course on F.I.S.T. bike fitting for some UK bike dealers who want to up skill their staff in the best bike fitting methods around. For those that have never heard of

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6
Jan

Storck Aernario Platinum picks up top award

Another week goes by and the Storck Aernario Platinum picks up another award. Not content with being Tour Magazine’s ‘best bike ever’, it has just walked off with the top spot in the Road.cc Superbike shootout 2014-2015. They said it was “light, stiff and comfortable” and it “sparkled on the climbs, flattering your abilities with a wind-behind-you feel”. High praise indeed!

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2
Dec

Advent activity challenge

After the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to properly get into the advent season….by doing more exercise! That’s right, with the excesses of Christmas just around the corner, the advent challenge will give you a reason to get out and do some exercise everyday and who knows by the time the Chriistmas feast is laid before

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10
Sep

Abbotts Ann Cycles in Hampshire becomes a Guru Bike Fitting Dealer

Ten-Point, GURUs European Training and Service Centre of Excellence has recently trained all the staff of Abbots Ann Cycles, located in Hampshire, in the use of the Guru  Bike Fitting System and the Slowtwitch F.I.S.T Bike Fitting Protocol.

29
Aug

BikeBiz announces new European partnership between Ten-Point and GURU Bike Fitting System

If you’ve been into the shop recently you’ll have seen our new, awesome, incredible bike fitting machine – The Guru. It is taking pride of place in the shop because it is the future of bike fitting and we believe everyone should have the GURU Bike Fitting Experience. Our knowledge and experience of the F.I.S.T. fitting protocol developed by Dan Empfield

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15
Aug

Ten-Point to become the First Storck Bicycle Studio

Ten-Point is to become the first Storck Bicycles  Studio. Customers will be able to view the complete road range of bicycles including the new road disc  bikes. Ten-Point is also the GURU European Training and Service Centre so it will be able to create any Storck Bicycle model and size in the GURUs virtual warehouse bike finder module. The official

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6
Jun

Guru Bike Fit System now used by Cannondale Pro cycling Team

Ten-Point,  GURU Bike Fit System’s European Training and Service Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce that Guru is now working with the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team as an official performance partner – providing each rider with the ultimate fit system and industry-leading fit science to drive results in competition. See the video and listen to some of the riders

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30
May

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Bike Fitting Par Excellence

27
May

How to Find The Best Vibram Fivefingers For You

1. Put HP6 6BP in your satnav. 2. Find a convenient 1/2 hour that sits in our ‘drop-in’ times, Wed-Fri 10am-2pm and Sat 10am-5pm. 3. Pop over and put your feet into as many Vibram Fivefingers as you want. 4. Pick the brains of those who’ve transitioned into them and been wearing them, running in them, competing in them, living

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26
May

Triathlon – at 86, it’s clearly never too late

The GURU/Ten-Point Studio Tour Without any prompting, Lincoln hopped aboard the GURU Fitting Unit (GFU) and started pedalling.  Grabbing the moment, I pressed a few buttons and the GFU smoothly glided – saddle up and back, front end in and up. “Ah, that’s better” Gobsmacked, we took a picture …  Adopting the aero position, he continued “Is it like this?”

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28
Apr

The Storck Has Landed

Voted best bike in the world by Tour Magazine, Feb 2013. Peer reviewed and placed at the top of their wish list March 2014. And it’s now here at Ten-Point waiting to be built, April 2014. Had to be done 😉  

26
Mar

What Winnie-the-Pooh knew about Cyclists

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh  Case Study 1 Comfortable 3000km riding time post- F.I.S.T. road bike fit ✔  New pedals researched, bought, attached to bike, cleats attached to shoes (all DIY because cyclist is

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25
Mar

Your Saddle’s (way) Too Low!

Some road cyclists ‘get it’; some need some persuading before they ‘get it’; once they’ve ‘got it’ they pedal better and more easily and never go back … their initial problem being … ‘I want/need to be able to touch the ground without getting off my saddle’ The first time I heard this, I was somewhat taken aback.  The 2nd

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