Learning bike fitting with Fit Kit Systems has been a launching pad for many of today’s most experienced bike fitters.
Our focus is on on teaching the foundational skills of bike fitting. We place an emphasis on direct measurement, observation and interaction with the cyclist through a process driven methodology. This is an intentionally low-tech approach so that students develop a strong understanding of bike-body relationships, before overlaying a fit session with digital tools. i.e learn to observe the cyclist directly before observing them on a video screen or 3D stick figure.
If you haven’t had any training in bike fitting, start here.
If you have only been trained in using a bike fitting technology (digital tools), learn how to be an “unplugged” fitter, which will enhance your ability to use your digital tool set.
Recommended for bike shop owners, sales staff, bike fitters, cycling coaches and sports therapists working with cyclists.
If you have 3 or more staff or colleagues we can present an in-house workshop just for your group. This option is becoming more common than public workshops as we come to you, reducing your time cost and travel and accommodation expenses. Content can be customized to best meet your needs. Contact to discuss.
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Below is a listing of standard workshops. Custom workshops can be designed and presented by request to meet specific needs.
Sizing to Sell
For: retail bike sales, service or rental staff who are involved in helping a customer purchase or rent a bike. This is a high recommend for new staff in a location that already uses the “Fit Kit” or want to learn to use it.
Pre Req: none, but solid personal experience cycling, selling bicycles or working with cyclists is recommended.
Duration: half day.
Content: introduction to using the Quick Fit tools and Fit Kit System, factors affecting bike size and geometry, sizing in the sales / rental process, initial seat height and cockpit adjustments.
Outcome: to be able to quickly and confidently measure a rider, assess other physical factors and recommend a selection of suitable bike models in a size that allows for a good initial fit and subsequent refined fit.
IBFI credits: 10
Fitting Fundamentals (Level 1)
For: entry level bike fitters with none or limited training and experience; physical therapists, clinicians or coaches wanting a primer in bike sizing and fitting.
Pre Req: none, but basic bike wrenching and bike familiarity recommended.
Duration: 2 days
Content: sizing vs fitting, fitting skills, the bike fitting process (including pre fit interviewing and off-bike physical assessment, on bike measuring and observing), how to establish an initial fit position (including cleat, saddle and handlebar positioning), preventing future fit issues, common fit related issues.
Outcome: to understand the purpose and limitations of bike fitting, learn and follow a defined fitting procedure; establish an initial fit position.
IBFI credits: 40
Fitting Diagnostics (Level 2)
For: bike fitters, coaches or clinicians wanting to build on basic experience and develop the skills to diagnose and resolve a cyclist’s comfort issues related to their bike fit.
Pre Req: Level 1 training from Fit Kit Systems or other bike fit education, or 10+ bike fits.
Duration: 1 day.
Content: identifying and resolving common cycling complaints; contact point management; intro to the use of video capture and analysis.
Outcome: to be able to diagnose and address a cyclist’s bike fit issues; make suitable equipment or out-referral recommendations; use additional fitting tools.
IBFI credits: 40