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September 15-19, 2019, Reno Tahoe

Fit Symposium

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The Crossroads of Fit Tech & Independent Bicycle Retailers in North America

medicine_of_cycling CroppedThe Interbike Fit Symposium, curated by Medicine of Cycling, is a must-attend event for retailers and fit specialists seeking to learn about the latest trends in fit tech. You will hear from some of the most well-respected leaders in bike fitting and meet the brands leading the category today. Whether you’re a seasoned technician or a retailer seeking to learn more about ways to generate incremental revenue through fit, the Interbike Fit symposium is for you. The event will cover numerous levels of topics within static and dynamic fit, including cleat/shoe/pedal interface, fitting on a budget and more – all designed to have you leave the event with takeaways that you can implement in your store when you get home.

 

Registration to the Fit Symposium is free for Interbike retailer attendees, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register here.

 

Welcome to IB fit symposium Day 1

Curtis Cramblett / Wade Hall, Medicine of Cycling

Wednesday, September 19 9:00am-9:15am Room A2

 

Fit Demo: The Metrics That Matter  

John Higgins, Co Owner, Fit Kit Systems

Wednesday, September 19 9:15am-10:15am Room A2

This practical demonstration will guide you through a process for performing a basic bike fit to set up a new bike for a customer.  You will learn how to quickly determine a solid starting point for the cleats; evaluate the suitability of the saddle and suggest and try alternatives if appropriate; determine the seat position; evaluate the handlebars and determine a handlebar position; and make minor but important changes to the bar rotation and lever reach. This fit demonstration is not intended to solve bike fit problems, but to prevent them from occurring.  This demonstration will use several basic bike fitting tools with an emphasis on method rather than technology to create a positive customer experience.

 

Saddle Solutions

Jonnie Diederich, Medicine of Cycling

Wednesday, September 19 10:15am-11:15am Room A2

 

The saddle is arguably the most important and complex contact point to fit correctly to ensure long term comfort and performance.  With so many options out there, how do you know what is the right one? This session will cover the details and demonstrate the process of saddle selection, the tools that help and how to use them, and the right mix of saddles to keep in stock.

 

Welcome to IB fit symposium Day 2

Curtis Cramblett / Wade Hall, Medicine of Cycling

Thursday, September 20 9:00am-9:15am Room A2

 

The Benefits Of Proper Shoe Fit and How To Find It

Pariac McGlynn, Founder and Chief Technologist, Cyclologic

Thursday, September 20 9:15am-10:15am Room A2

Cycling shoe fit is a critical first step in determining correct foot-pedal interface. It is important that fit specialists are well-versed in this subject in order to achieve the best possible results for their client.  In this session we will discuss:

  • What problems do the right shoes solve
  • What are the parameters of a shoe that tell you it matches the foot
  • Which shoes solve wide / narrow foot issues?

 

Fit Solutions to Accommodate Common Lower Extremity Injuries  

Kit Vogel, MS, DPT, BikeFit PT

Thursday, September 20 10:15am-11:15am Room A2

 

Lower extremity injuries are something that bicycle fitters encounter quite often, especially in some of our older clients.  This session is full of instruction and tips on common fit solutions to accommodate issues and injuries such as:  Total knee replacement, hip replacement and leg length discrepancies.

 

Fitting It All Together – Fit Panel Q&A

All Presenters

Thursday, September 20 11:15am-11:45am Room A2

 

Now that you’ve soaked up so much valuable information from all our presenters, you will be able to ask questions and have discussions with the experts that participated in the Fit Symposium.  You’ve invested in your trip to Interbike – this is one of those moments where you can ask the questions, in person, to the leaders in bicycle fit, with the goal of taking that information home, applying it and growing your business.