Dan Empfield talks bike fitting training

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 some wonderful stories from his years in the bike industry. Here is a short introductory video we produced with Dan while he was over explaining why he has partnered with us as his European training centre. Whether you are a dealer who is interested in bike fitting, or simply a cyclist interested in learning more about bike fitting, coming on one of these courses here, at Ten-Point in Buckinghamshire, is well worth it. If you’re interested, drop into the shop, call up or send us an email and Brian will get in touch. Over the coming weeks there will be more video clips from Dan’s visit, where we got chance to sit him down and ask him some questions, so stay tuned for...
BikeBiz announces new European partnership between Ten-Point and GURU Bike Fitting System

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 and our background in biomechanics caught the eye of the Guru team in America who invited us to become their business partners in becoming their European Training and Service Centre of Excellence. Not only are we the only Advanced F.I.S.T. bike fitters in Europe we will also be training other UK and European dealers  in how to conduct bike fits using the Guru Bike Fitting System. To find out more, have a look at the press release over on BikeBiz from the link below… BikeBiz Press Release...
What Winnie-the-Pooh knew about Cyclists

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 confident & competent ☺) ✔  30 minutes into next turbo session feel beginnings of pain in medial right knee ✘ Called to check if possible cause: altered Q factor? ✔ new cleat position? ✔ change in effective saddle height ?✔ some/all the above combined to modify ‘power to the pedal’ position AWAY from the optimum previously chosen ✔ Could this be you? No problem! We’ll set the fitting bike up at your previous chosen set-up and with your sparkly new pedals, we can check your position and your pedal action, making any appropriate adjustments on the fly.  Quick, easy and more productive than having multiple DIY guesses. Winnie-the-Pooh also said: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about...