News

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

Check it out!

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 😉  

24
Mar

Slowtwitch Goggle Tour

… without the Goggles! Slowtwitch Goggle Tour … here at Ten-Point until April … minus the Goggles, but proudly supporting Pool-Mate … and all our customers! Bonkers?  Here’s the story … Slowtwitch.com is the most widely read magazine worldwide by those who do triathlons.  Dan Empfield is its publisher.  In his words: We are atypical in our competitive set because we not

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21
Mar

My Guts are Made of the Universe

3 minutes.  That’s all it takes to be inspired.  Actually, he had me after a few seconds, once I discovered that my atoms come from the same stuff as stars, and the universe is in me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D05ej8u-gU So moan, groan, let it all out … then remember your guts are made of sterner stuff than you think … connect, be relevant

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28
Feb

Simply Inspirational

It’s Friday, so if it’s not funny, then it has to be seriously inspirational. This was tweeted last Tuesday by @AhoySavaloy as a motivational reminder provided by @NorthoverDaniel Date of Photo: 12/10/13 Location: Kailua, Kona We just hope the effect was as positive at Kona as it was when we spotted it … totally inspired 🙂

27
Feb

The Triumph of Teamwork

You don’t have to be in the TdF to feel part of something special.  And you can take a ‘win’ from many angles – be it a never-before-completed-distance or a PB at a previous distance.  No matter what it is, and whether you compete as part of a team, or race solo but with your team emblazoned on your kit,

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26
Feb

Only Another Runner Would Understand

… this joy! Today we share a post from Trail Running Magazine UK: https://www.facebook.com/TrailRunningMag/posts/10152219072193788 Because sometimes a picture paints a thousand words … and gets us out there again 🙂    

25
Feb

Ssshhhh … it’s triathlon!

Rewind to 2012 and our first F.I.S.T. bike fitting course.  Dan Empfield, the Slowman of Slowtwitch, launched the discussion with the concept that in triathlon, specifically the bike section, the more successful athletes were essentially the ones who could whisper the loudest And whilst seasoned endurance athletes may well have embraced that idea, there are probably many swimmers, cyclists, runners,

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21
Feb

Fame & Stick-Men Autobiographies

Check Ten-Point out … our first appearance in Tri247! http://www.tri247.com/article_12536_Win+a+F.I.S.T.+bike+fitting+with+Ten-Point.html?region_id=&category= And because it’s Friday – and it has to be relevant – and tickle our fancy – we couldn’t help but share this stick-man cartoon, which turns out to be scarily, accurately autobiographical. And we PAY to do this?! 🙂  

19
Feb

Cyclists’ Problems: Pinched Perineums

Final (quick) thoughts on saddles … sore (often VERY SORE … or worse, numb) perineums … If you suffer, you’ll be reading.  If you don’t suffer and never have suffered, you’ll never understand.  Bit like a man trying to find an analogy to childbirth.  Simply not possible 😉 Solutions run along the lines of: Get a bike fit to find a

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