Monday, February 5, 2018

Introducing BioMatch Bike Fit System 3-day Course

Good day to all!

The focus of this course is to equip students with fundamental knowledge and skill-set to conduct bike fits by truly understanding both “form” and “function” fit methods. Form-based fitting being the most common bike fitting method, they provide fitters with a set of statistical range to setup body posture, some of them are as follows: • Bodily measurements are keyed into formulas to estimate fit dimensions (stem length, saddle height, etc). A famous example is Lemond’s method of: inseam length x 0.883 = saddle height from bottom bracket. • Angle-based fitting with static measurement using goniometer, or dynamic measurements with computer assistance (i.e. Retul, etc). Function-based fitting focuses more on providing personalized fit to customers, and not forcing them to adhere to a form of posture governed by statistical measurements. This method requires students to: • Truly understand that a cyclist’s posture is influenced by connection between gravity, cyclist’s physical capability and body weight distribution across the bicycle. • Identify unnecessary muscle strain on upper body (i.e. core or abs) that do not contribute to pedaling efforts, and introduce Posture Reset as correction steps. Posture Reset is a systematic guide to recondition muscle memory and redistribute body weight across the body more effectively when cycling. • Analyze possible causes of discomfort from customer’s feedback, and to differentiate whether the cause is from fit settings or from pedaling habits. Course Outline Day-1: • Form-based fitting theory and practical. • Foot-to-pedal interface (cleat positioning, discomfort remedy, etc). • Every students conduct a fit on fellow student with form-based methods. Day-2: • Function-based fitting and Posture Reset theory and practical. • Every student continues their fit on fellow student using newly learned methods. • Course trainer fine-tunes fits conducted earlier, allowing students to experience a personalized fit and able to distinguish the feel of a good fit from a bad one. Day-3: • Discussion on possible issues encountered as a practicing fitter. Topics include customer’s expectations, less-common physical condition, odd-ball cases, etc. • Establish an easy reference guide based on outcome from previous day’s fits. • Measure & record fitment in universal format that fitters and mechanics understand. • Frame size recommendation and fitment transfer onto different frames by manipulating Stack, Reach, Saddle Clamp Setback and Seat-tube Angle.

The price for the course is RM3800 (Malaysian currency) and held in my Little Rock BikeFit Studio location in KL. Arrangements can be made to hold courses in bike shops, sport centers or even lecture halls.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in this course:

Chuah +6012-232-4868 

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