Want to deep dive into what your existing bike is made of, how it works, how it’s built and how it should be maintained? Conducting a VitessX Build&Learn session will give you a new perspective on all things mechanical (and maybe even electrical if you use those derailleurs) and it will empower you to (re)discover your bike and leverage your new knowledge to become a better rider. It includes a 2.5-hr 1-on-1 engagement with one of our product experts.
A week prior to your session, you will drop off your existing bike at our Club House Toronto. Between drop-off and the actual session, your bike will get completely dismantled, every components taken off the frame, cleaned, degreased and re-lubed as appropriate. Your frame will be cleaned and waxed.
During the 1-on-1 session that follows, you will partake in the rebuilding of your bike with one of our product experts. This session is part educational, part experiential and part functional.
Educational: We will review the engineering behind your frame, why it looks the way it does, why it is made with certain materials and what the differences are between carbon fibre, aluminum, titanium or steel; how the power-train components are designed and why, how they come together and operate. One by one, we will review each mechanical module (ground interface, rider interface, power-train, frame-set, etc) to get a clear understanding of the technical background and why engineering decisions were made. There’ll be plenty of how-to tips – both on and off the saddle, that will become cornerstones of your ride experience. Take-home collateral pieces will become your new companion.
Experiential: expect to partake and get full exposure. Once the introductory technical and engineering review is done, we will rebuild your bike from scratch, together. You will be encouraged to “get your hands dirty” – learning by doing is central to this knowledge-transfer session.
Functional: well… once this exercise in complete, you’ll be a new rider, equipped with new knowledge. But your bike will also be a “new bike”, completely overhauled and ready for the adventures to come.
New shifting/brake cables and housings, and new bar tape are included. Any other components that might need to be changed are extra (incl. but not limited to chain, brake pads, cassette, tires, tubes, etc). No time will be spent on fit-related matters and whether your bike is dimensionally proper for you. Budget 2.5 hrs for the one-on-one session.
There is no pre-requisite mechanical knowledge. Conversely, remember that there’s always something new to learn. Our approach is engineering-rooted, leveraging the propriety knowledge base of Vitess. Based on your knowledge level, we will adapt the experiential learning.
Gift certificates are available.