Offering Retül in Your Business
Retül selects new business accounts through an application process. The application process is a key step toward building partnerships with businesses and fitters who want to align with the Retül brand, are committed to offering outstanding fit service, and want to utilize technology to complement fit skills learned through training and experience.
Applications are evaluated based on:
Business model and current fit service offering (for established businesses)
Prior fit experience and business experience (for new businesses)
- Location of business (new businesses should have a physical business address before submitting an application)
If you determine an investment in Retül could be right for your business, we will provide you with an application. If your application to offer Retül fit services is approved, the next step is to become a Certified Retül Fitter by attending Retül Certification.
Retül Certification is required for all new placements of Retül technology. In order to attend Retül Certification, your application must be approved. This is not an entry-level fit course and students should have some prior knowledge and/or experience with bike fitting. Students should also be familiar with adjusting the contact points on a bike.
The certification course must be completed within a six-week window of Retül implementation (taking possession of the system).
Dynamic fitting is the most realistic
Using motion capture technology, Retül records a rider's position while he or she is in motion to create the most realistic picture of the rider's actual pedal strokes and body positions when out on the road and trails. Riding a bike is different than sitting on a bike, and capturing data dynamically presents a clearer and more accurate picture of a rider's movements.
Biomechanics are best assessed in 3D space
Fit data collected in a traditional two-dimensional plane (such as video) is fairly limited because the fitter has to isolate a single view at a time. In order to see how all of the applicable movements of the body are working together, the frontal and sagittal planes of a rider should be viewed as interdependent reference points. Retül's motion sensors simultaneously gather data on multiple angles of the rider in three dimensions so a fitter can not only see measurements such as knee and hip angles, but also lateral knee tracking and hip lateral travel.
Measurement accuracy is vital
Slight inaccuracies (the difference of millimeters) can drastically change a rider's feel after a ride. The Retül system is accurate to within less than a millimeter, creating true objective data which can be utilized by the fitter for the perfect biomechanical fit. Small adjustments can make a big difference in alleviating back, knee or neck pain, and those adjustments will improve a rider's performance.
Efficiency is best for the fitter and the rider
As a fitter gains more experience with the Retül system, he or she will have greater efficiency and time savings compared with other methods of fitting. This allows the fitter to focus on his or her client and make the proper recommendations for each individual and personalized situation. The Retül system is designed to provide great utility to the fitter by providing comprehensive and accurate data. This creates an interactive experience for the rider in which data and fit changes can be discussed openly during the fit.