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.  

Please be aware that Cytech technical three is being restructured to accommodate technological advancements. During this transition there is a possibility that course delivery and availability will vary slightly between training providers. Contact your nearest training provider for more information.

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 ideally 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.

Assessment only is also available, contact your nearest Cytech training provider for more details.

Government funding may be available for candidates who meet funding criteria. Speak to ATG Training for details.


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Cytech technical three - hydraulics

Cytech technical three - suspension

Cytech technical three - advanced wheel building

Cytech technical three - electronic gear systems

Cytech technical three - tubular and tubeless tyre installation

Cytech technical three - tubular and tubeless tyre installation is one of the additional modules of the full Technical three course.

This module is aimed at individuals who have little or no experience with mounting tubular and tubeless systems and would like to know the correct procedure for doing so, along with being able to identify suitable glue and sealant types. It is also useful for those who have historically found it difficult to mount these systems in a way that offers optimal performance and those who would like to repair punctures in tubular tyres.

What does this module include?

This module lasts 1 day and covers the following:

  • Background and explanation of tubular tyres including their benefits
  • Preparing a new and used tubular rim prior to tyre installation
  • Preparing a new and used tubular tyre prior to installation
  • Adhering a new tubular tyre
  • Adhering a pre-glued tubular tyre
  • Final steps before riding and how to modify the adhesion processes for different riding types (i.e. road/CX/MTB), including tips on puncture prevention
  • Repairing a punctured tubular
  • Installing an open tubular tyre
  • Background and explanation of tubeless systems including differences between the different standards and compatibilities, as well as their benefits
  • Preparing a new and used tubeless rim prior to tyre installation
  • Preparing a new and used tubeless tyre prior to installation
  • Differences between mountain and road tubeless systems
  • Fitting techniques for mounting and seating tubeless systems
  • Mounting and seating a rim strip based system
  • Adding and topping up sealant
  • Final steps before riding and recommended tyre pressures

How much does this module cost?

Cytech technical three - electronic gear systems 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.