Cytech technical three course is for all true professional cycle technicians. This six day course is designed for experienced cycle mechanics with a strong working knowledge of the cycle market and qualified to Cytech technical two or with the equivalent experience. You’ll learn the secrets of the professionals who service and maintain high-end cycle components and machines. The Cytech technical three course takes place at ATG Training’s world-class workshops in Oxford and Stafford.
The course is 6 days in length with three ‘core modules' and a choice of one other to make up the full Cytech technical three qualification.
The Cytech technical three hydraulics is a two day module which covers service work that could reasonably be expected to be performed in a well-equipped cycle workshop and is meant so that on completion of the module you will Understand how a hydraulic brake works and be able to translate this knowledge to different brands / models of Road and Mountain bike systems. You will also be familiar with the terminology, tools, lubricants and components used when servicing hydraulic brakes, know how to find the correct service instructions and be able to complete a variety of bleed processes. In addition you will learn how to shorten a hydraulic hose and install olives / compression fittings, remove and replace calliper pistons and seals, remove and replace lever seals and hardware and set up a Road and Mountain bike brake to rider preference.
The Cytech technical three suspension module lasts two days and covers service work that could reasonably be expected to be performed in a well-equipped cycle workshop. Following this training you will understand how suspension works and be able to translate this knowledge to different brands / models of suspension. You will become familiar with the terminology, tools and oils and components used when servicing suspension. You will know how to find the correct service instructions and be able to complete a basic lower leg service (fork) and basic air can service (rear shock), change the fitting hardware on a rear shock and demonstrate a full fork, rear shock and seat post service.
This one day module covers the building, truing and tensioning of more complex, higher end road and mountain bike wheels. On completion you will understand how manufacturers design advanced wheels along with the tensions required and be able to translate this knowledge to different brands / models of advanced wheel. You will learn how to calculate spokes when working with off-set rims and frames and know how to build lace and maintain an advanced wheel (road or mountain bike).
This one day module covers an explanation of the construction and different types of tubular tyres, the different methods of adhesion for different riding disciplines (Road / CX / MTB). You will learn how to mount a tubular tyre correctly and be familiar with the process for doing so consistently. You will become familiar with the time it takes, the adhesive types, construction and adhesion process applicable to tubular tyres as well as become familiar with the benefits of tubular tyres. You will discover the differences between Open Tubular and Tubular tyres.
In addition, you will learn about tubeless systems, the different types, standards and compatibility of tyre and rims. You will also learn the correct installation procedures for sealant, tyres and tubes and be able to advise customers as to which system is correct for their needs.
This one day module has been designed as an overview of how electronic gear systems work and to get the most from this course it is recommended that those attending apply this knowledge to the different brands of electronic gear systems currently available when they return to their own workshops. Following this module you will understand how Electronic gear systems works and be able to translate this knowledge to different brands / models of electronic gear systems. You will know the specific installation procedure to be followed when working with electronic gear systems. Shimano’s Di2 electrical groupset will be used to learn how to set up an electronic gear system with the on-bike junction box and how to set up and fault diagnoses using the PC interface system. You will also be able to set up an electronic gear system to specific rider preferences, store and apply data files to multiple bikes and apply firmware updates to each system.
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