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Whistler Adventure School becomes the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has announced that Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a private career training institution in Whistler, British Columbia, has become the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three.

Bike mechanicThe course is being offered by WAS as an elective element of its Mountain Sport Technician Diploma Program. Designed to cater to the growing demand for skilled technicians in the ever-evolving world of cycling technology, this advanced-level program equips participants with a comprehensive knowledge of and hands-on experience in maintaining and repairing cutting-edge cycling equipment.

Shelley Quinn, General Manager at Whistler Adventure School, says:

We believe in empowering individuals to pursue their passions while providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen fields. Whether they are an outdoor enthusiast, a tech-savvy individual, or someone seeking a unique educational experience, we have something extraordinary to offer. The fact that we are now the only location in Canada offering Technical one, two and three from Cytech training will add enormously to the service we can provide our students.

Cytech technical three is designed for advanced cycle mechanics with strong technical knowledge and experience working on high-end bicycles and equipment. Having already been delivering the suspension module from the syllabus, successful students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to understand how suspension works and be able to translate this knowledge to different brands/models of suspension systems.

With the full course students will now additionally be able to explain how manufacturers design advanced wheels, build and lace an advanced wheel (road or mountain bike), understand how hydraulic brakes work and translate this knowledge to different brands/models of road and mountain bike systems, perform a variety of bleed processes, install calliper pistons and seals, understand how electronic gear systems work, diagnose Shimano Di2 and SRAM AXS systems, and set up an electronic gear system to specific rider preferences.

These advanced skills are designed to enhance their expertise as a cycle mechanic, allowing them to confidently handle high-end bicycles and provide top-notch service to discerning riders.

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