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

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 Dan, beyond his bike fitting knowledge, he is also credited with designing the first triathlon specific bike – the Quintana Roo – and the first triathlon specific wetsuit! He is the owner and manager of www.slowtwitch.com (probably the most popular triathlon specific website in the world) and in 2004 he was inducted into the Triathlete Magazine Hall of Fame. All three of our bike fitting staff, that’s Helen, Brian and Bryn, were trained over in the US by Dan and we are the European Training and Service Centre for the GURU Dynamic Bike Fitting System too.  That’s why Dan has partnered with us to run his European training courses from Ten-Point. All places on the course this time around are fully booked, but if you are interested in bike fitting, let Brian know and he will keep you updated with what is going on in the future. Keep your eyes on the blog for pics and a write up next...
Storck Aernario Platinum picks up top award

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! Ten-Point, for those of you that didn’t know, are a Platinum Storck dealer. Because of this, we have a fully built Aernario Platinum, running a dream build of Shimano Dura Ace Di2 and a Rotor 3D+ crank with Q-rings, in the shop. Why don’t you come on in and take a look at this beauty? Be careful though, to see it is to want it! If you’re interested in the Aernario but maybe can’t quite stretch to the lofty heights of the Platinum, then the Aernario G1 is almost identical. It gives away 100g in weight to its more illustrious stablemate, but otherwise the differences are hard to spot. Equally, if the Dura Ace Di2 build is not to your liking, don’t forget that we can build your dream bike with whatever components you most...
Advent activity challenge

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 you, you might not feel quite so bad about the second helping of Turkey and roast potatoes! So what do you need to do? Simple really, either ride, run or swim a minimum of 30minutes each day from now until Christmas. Let us know each day what you’ve been up to on our community Facebook group Blackfish or join our Strava group and we’ll be able to keep track of what you’re up to. this way, we all get to keep each other motivated while the weather is poor and you don’t feel like going out...
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...