10. December 2012 16:12
February 16-17, 2013 - BikeFit Pro Level 1
March 2-3, 2013 - CLINICAL BikeFit Pro Level 1
More info can be found HERE
Wondering what we'll be doing in January?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register for a course or if you have question about our training.
20. October 2012 16:09
In case you didn’t notice we have a new Facebook page.
We also have a YouTube page.
Here is our Twitter page.
You are already here at the blog so thanks for reading.
10. October 2012 18:24
Just the other day I was in a local shop and the bike fitter asked me why BikeFit’s leg length shims (LLS’s) are longer than others and stick out in front of the cleat.
I am still surprised to hear this question. On the other hand, it shows we still have a very important job to do. In short the answer is this- if you do not extend the LLS out in front of the cleat you will eventually experience issues trying to clip into your pedal. It is not a matter of WILL it happen, but rather, WHEN it will happen.
The fitter looked at me in amazement and told me that 3 times during his morning ride he had engagement issues with the foot that had only a 3mm LLS.
Generally this does not happen with one or two millimeters of LLS. It starts to occur more often around 3mm. Once you increase the lift/shim height beyond 3mm this issue will occur more frequently. For some that may think this does not occur I send caution to you. I have been using a LLS on one of my cleats since 1982. Even with toe clips and straps, we needed to extend the shim in front of the cleat. Some of my earlier versions of LLS’s worked well and others did not. It was over several years of trial and error that it became apparent the front of the LLS must to be sticking out in front of the cleat.
Some of you may have noticed a few more companies are offering Leg Length Shims. We have been doing this a long time. We would like to help you avoid issues that WILL happen if you are not careful.
SPECIAL!!! All bike fitters that place a single order for $100 or more between now and November 1st use this coupon code for ONE FREE LEG LENGTH SHIM. Remember you must place the desired type of single shim in your basket and then apply this code: extendthefront
BikeFit Pros: please e-mail for your 5 pack LL shim special with an order over $100.
12. September 2012 14:22
Dave Howells, BikeFit Pro Instructor, in front of his booth at the VeloSpoke Bike Expo for Granfondo Whistler in BC this past weekend.
Here is a photo just before the convention opened. Notice the SwitchIt mounted on a stationary bike and the new patented handlebar clamp with a set of road bars attached. Dave is also showing Superfeet which we are now distributing domestically (see us next week at Interbike Booth #3092 for more Superfeet info and specials).
Dave owns BC Bikefit in North Vancouver BC – Canada. BC Bikefit’s distribution company Big Country Trading also just became our new distributor for Canada. So for all of our friends north of the border this is your new contact for BikeFit Pro Education and product ordering. Some of you may have already noticed orders that have been shipping from his facility. Soon you will order direct from Big Country. We will be providing more details soon or come see Dave at Interbike in the BikeFit booth #3092 next week in Vegas.
11. September 2012 23:07
It has been a tough year and so far only one company has earned the prestigious award for 2012. Available in the market this new product (actually old be revived and improved) which all bike fitters can purchase and use in their efforts to provide exceptional service will be displayed at Interbike. If you can find the poster in their booth before we announce the recipient we will give you a free pair of BikeFit socks. Socks available to the first 10 attendees that tell where they saw that poster. Our booth number is 3092
Here is a sneak peak of the poster
We are going to start 2013 early in hopes to find more worthy recipients. This will be an effort to help push the industry so we are putting together a panel which will review products all year to see which ones will be granted this award in 2013. If you think you are panel worthy drop us a note. The panel will be limited to 3 professional bike fitters in 2013.