Technical three

Cytech technical three is designed for advanced cycle mechanics with strong technical knowledge and experience working on high-end bicycles and equipment. Cytech technical three is the highest attainable qualification in professional cycle maintenance in the UK.  

Course structure and delivery 

The Cytech technical three qualification is delivered in a modular format to allow businesses and candidates the option to choose specific training relevant to the products they are working on.

Technical three consists of five modules split into three core and two additional modules.

To obtain a full Cytech technical three qualification you need to complete all of the core modules plus one of the additional modules, however individual modules can be taken separately if required.

The modules are as follows:

Core modules:

Additional modules:

More information about what the modules cover can be found in the dropdown sections below.

Who is Technical three for?

All the Technical three modules are designed for experienced cycle mechanics with a strong working knowledge of the cycle industry. Candidates should be qualified to at least Cytech technical two.

It is reasonably expected that candidates gain future experience after and on top of these modules (gained in the workplace and from manufacturer training courses), due to the vast nature of brand specific products and the continuous changes and developments that are being made within the industry.

How much does this course cost?

The Cytech technical three training and assessment course and its individual modules are available to both cycle shop employees and members of the public.

You can see all Cytech courses and prices in the Cytech price list section.

Government funding may be available for candidates who meet funding criteria. Speak to your chosen training provider for details.


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Cytech technical three - hydraulics

Cytech technical three - suspension

Cytech technical three - suspension is one of the core modules of the full Technical three course.

This module is aimed at individuals with a knowledge of mountain bikes, but who are new to suspension servicing and want a deeper understanding of forks, rear shocks and hydraulic dropper posts.

What does this module include?

This module lasts 2 days and covers the following:

Day one (suspension forks)

  • Terminology, common problems and fault finding
  • Lower leg removal and oil change
  • The different types of coil and air spring systems commonly used in suspension forks, service procedures, adjustment and set-up
  • The different types of dampers commonly used in suspension forks, service procedures and set-up

Full service completed on a front fork

Day two (rear shocks and seatposts)

  • Air can servicing, oil change and hardware replacement
  • Brand specific damper oil change procedures
  • Full service completed on a brand specific rear shock
  • Full strip down and rebuild of a brand specific hydraulic dropper post, including hydraulic remote lever bleed

How much does this module cost?

Cytech technical three - suspension training and assessment is available through all of the approved Cytech training providers.

You can see all Cytech courses and prices in the Cytech price list section.


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