International Cyclefit Symposium 2013
The 2013 edition of this unique event was no less breathtaking, ground-breaking or educative than last year's. Over 3 days in January the very finest minds in modern bike fitting academia, product design and medicine met to discuss, share, argue and contribute to the developing art of bike fitting.
Plans are already underway for the 2014 edition.
Cyclefit's guiding principle over the last ten years has been that bike fitting is by its nature collaborative and broad-skilled. It requires the skilled technician to have a good background understanding of not only bicycles and performance cycling, but also biomechanics, anatomy, aerodynamics and sometimes even psychology.
It has become very clear that it is much more effective and enjoyable to learn thoroughly an emerging subject by continually sharing knowledge.
The 2013 ICS saw such multidisciplinary collaboration, and featured:
Ben Serotta, Founder of Serotta and Godfather of Custom
Dr Thomas Korff, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Brunel University
Conducting Scientific Experiments: Finding The Balance Between Scientific Scrutiny And Meaningful Application
Jon Iriberri, CEO of custom4.us and adviser to Movistar Pro Cycling Team
An In-Depth Saddle Analysis; Separating Fact From Myth & Folklore
Todd Carver, One of the Founders of Retul
The Sustainable Time-Trial Fit
Paul Barratt, English Institute of Sport Biomechanicist and adviser to British Cycling
Biomechanics at British Cycling: Applying Scientific Principles To The World of Elite Sport
Paul Swift, Founder of Bikefit.Com and inventor of numerous cycling and fitness industry tools
Working Up The Chain: From Foot/Pedal to Pelvis
Phil Burt, Lead Physiotherapist at British Cycling and Consultant Physiotherapist at Sky Pro Cycling Team
Micro-Adjusters vs Macro-Absorbers and a Potential Dynamic Systems Analysis Application
Oliver Elsenbach, Developer of Solestar Insoles
Individually-Fitted Carbon Cycling Insoles: Background, Function and Benefits
Curtis Cramblett, Founder of Revolutions in Fitness and adviser to the Garmin-Cervelo Professional Cycling Team
The Dynamic Fitting Process: Thinking Beyond A Basic Neutral Fit
Dr Mark Timmerman, Medical Adviser to Trek Bicycle Corporation and the RadioShack Leopard Trek Professional Cycling Team
Building Trust and Strengthening Relationships With Clients Through the Interview and Exam Process
Sean Madsen, Director of the Specialized BodyGeometry Fit Method
BodyGeometry Fit and the Elite Athlete
Kyle Russ, Biomechanical Engineer at Trek Bicycle Corporation
The Use of Pressure-Mapping and High-Speed Video Analysis to Influence Saddle Choice
Paraic McGlynn, Founder of Cyclologic
Real World Kinematics, Biometrics and Biomechanics
A selection of the presentations can be viewed on Our Dartfish Channel
Short interviews with a number of speakers, exhibitors and attendees are also available on our YouTube Channel