Course Description

Owner, Fitter, Educator.

John Higgins

Like you, I really enjoy bicycling, and more so when I see other people enjoying bicycling. Nothing detracts from cycling enjoyment faster than attempting to ride a bike the wrong size, or having a bike poorly set up for the rider. I've been riding since my parents gave me a bike for my 6th birthday, but it wasn't until nearly 40 years later while working in bicycle retail that I really understood the importance of bike sizing and bike fitting. Yes they are different things. I've now ridden bikes (many types), sold bikes, sized up riders' for bikes, established a bike fitting studio, fitted bikes, and now am an owner of Fit Kit Systems, which was the first business to bring science and education to bike fitting in the USA, starting back in the early 1980's. I enjoy keeping abreast of developments in bike fitting through attending conferences and talking to other fitters, but my greater satisfaction comes from teaching fitting to others and sharing my insights and experience. If you can't make it to a face to face, hands-on workshop, an online course is a good place to start. Enjoy your ride, and help others enjoy theirs! John is a Level 3 member of the International Bike Fitting Institute, and a member of the IBFI Education Committee. He has taken multiple bike fit courses and studied under a wide range of other notable bike fitters, and runs a full time bike fitting studio, called BikeFitr. To see what his clients have to say, check out the Google Reviews for BikeFitr, or visit

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to this course on how to use the "Fit Kit"

    • Hello from your presenter

    • How to navigate through the course

    • A few questions to start with...

  • 2

    Chapter #1 - Introduction

    • The WHAT

    • Overview

    • The "Fit Kit" Tools

    • Quick Quiz

  • 3

    Chapter #2 - Body Measurements

    • The Hard Point Measurements

    • Demonstation using the Fit Kit

    • Fit Kit Measurement Details

    • Recording the Numbers

    • Hard Point Measurement Revision

    • Taking_Body_Measurement_Instructions

    • Practice!

    • Practical Exercise: Body Measurements

    • Comparative Measures

    • Retul Anthropometric Report_White Paper

    • Quick Quiz

  • 4

    Chapter #3 - Soft Measurements

    • The Soft Score

    • Quick Quiz

  • 5

    Chapter #4 - Calculating Outputs

    • Calculating the Outputs

    • The Fit Kit System Outputs

    • Quick Quiz

  • 6

    Chapter #5 - Bike Measurements

    • Bike Measurements

    • Practical Exercise: Geometry Charts

    • Sample Road Bike Geometry Charts

    • Quick Quiz

  • 7

    Chapter #6 - Application for Sizing


    • Quick Quiz

  • 8

    Chapter 7 - Application for Fitting

    • APPLICATION for Fitting

  • 9

    Chapter 8 - To Finish Up

    • The Home Stretch

    • More Resources

    • Final Quiz

    • A message from your presenter

This course is highly recommended before taking the course on how to use the Fit Kit

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