Felt Bicycles has partnered with RetÃƒÂ¼l, a state-of-the-art motion capture system that offers bike retailers and fit specialists the ultimate tool for a precision fit. Recognizing that proper fit is essential to attaining the best possible cycling experience for all cyclists, from competitive to recreational, Felt has chosen RetÃƒÂ¼l to help accomplish its goal of offering every Felt customer a better fitting bike.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“There are a lot of choices in fit systems and philosophies, but we feel RetÃƒÂ¼lÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s system is best suited to meet our objectives,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Felt National Sales Manager John Georger. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our goal with this partnership is to give retailers another tool to enhance the riding experience for every Felt customer.Ã¢â‚¬Â
RetÃƒÂ¼l allows bike fit experts to capture 100 percent objective data in a dynamic state and evaluate multiple 3-D viewpoints while the rider is pedaling. By gathering data from eight key anatomical points in the cyclistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s riding position, RetÃƒÂ¼l allows fitters to capture accurate dynamic data on every moving part of the body simultaneously in real-time.
Rather than choosing any one specific fit philosophy, RetÃƒÂ¼l focuses on the process of gathering and analyzing the data. The depth of information makes it easier than ever for a fit professional to quantify every adjustment. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also convenient, requiring only a PC and 80 square feet of space for line of sight requirements. It can be easily be packed away for conserving space or taken on the road for mobile fitting.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We feel that knowledge is power,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cliff Simms, Founder of RetÃƒÂ¼l. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And RetÃƒÂ¼l empowers bike fitters with the most robust cycling-gait specific data file available. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re thrilled to align ourselves with a forward-thinking bike manufacturer like Felt, which we believe can benefit greatly from the RetÃƒÂ¼lÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s services.Ã¢â‚¬Â
As a supplier to top athletes including multiple Olympic gold medalists and the world-class road racers of the Garmin-Slipstream squad, Felt has a proven track record of providing cyclists with a competitive edge. Felt engineers are constantly developing new ways to make the most of any athleteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s potential, and optimizing synergy between body and bike is an important factor. From elite pros to casual riders, the goal is the same: improved comfort, better performance and a more enjoyable ride.
As part of this agreement, Felt retailers receive a discount and preferred access to RetÃƒÂ¼l University, a program that educates professional fitters about RetÃƒÂ¼l technology. The University combines online education with hands-on studio time so that every RetÃƒÂ¼l University certificate-holder has all the right tools to provide the best fit possible.