A quick introduction to who I am and what I do.

RETÜL bike fittings. MTB SKILLS Instructor

I’m Gresh, a professional bike fitter and skills instructor.

I will give you the power to develop your skills, the confidence to push your boundaries and encouragement to enjoy the ride.

Established in 2015, I have been on a journey of discovery on two wheels.
Through national and international mountain bike instructing programmes, endless hours of research, chats at snack breaks, I have developed a skills progression programme to enable you to enjoy the ride just as much as I do. Professional, rider-focused and a heck of a lot of fun.

The importance of a proper bike fit cannot be overstated. Poor bike position can lead to discomfort, fatigue, loss of power, and injury, which, contrary to popular belief, is not normal when bike riding! This can be fixed with a proper bike fit.
Bike fit is for everyone.

If you have any questions on Bike Fit or MTB Skills, please check out the FAQ page. There is a ton of useful information here!

find the flow. build confidence.

Gresham (aka Gresh) has a passion for coaching and a love of cycling. His background and love of bikes grew from BMX racing at an early age.

For the better half of this last decade, he’s been a full-time mountain bike skills instructor, Retül Bike Fitter, local trail guide, cycling club administrator and mountain bike magazine contributor.

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Services

RETÜL BIKE FITS

Bike fit is everyone. Many people (and some bike shops) think bike fits only benefit XCO racers or triathletes. Most cyclists want to get outside to experience the benefits of cycling and enjoy themselves. Riding a bike is all about having fun, discomfort free and comfortable.

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SKILLS LESSONS

All skills classes are held at Holla Trails unless otherwise arranged.
Safe parking, bike wash, shower facilities and good coffee.
Early mornings are best but I work around your available time and schedule.

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CYCLING KIT DESIGN

Need some custom kit designed?
Navigating the custom cycling clothing can be confusing. I work with a local supplier that works with only the best imported materials. From design to delivery let me help you get your cycling kit.

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RETÜL BIKE FITS

Bike fit is everyone. Many people (and some bike shops) think bike fits only benefit XCO racers or triathletes. Most cyclists want to get outside to experience the benefits of cycling and enjoy themselves. Riding a bike is all about having fun, discomfort free and comfortable.

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SKILLS LESSONS

All skills classes are held at Holla Trails unless otherwise arranged.
Safe parking, bike wash, shower facilities and good coffee.
Early mornings are best but I work around your available time and schedule.

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CYCLING KIT DESIGN

Need some custom kit designed?
Navigating the custom cycling clothing can be confusing. I work with a local supplier that works with only the best imported materials. From design to delivery let me help you get your cycling kit.

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Bike Fit

What people say

Chris
Bike Fit
Chris Maitland
Bike Fit

Gresham taught me how to ride a mountain bike the way it should. We spent many hours out on the single track with me getting things wrong and Gresham patiently coaching/correcting me every step of the way. By laying down a solid foundation on the fundamental skills, I have gone on to enjoy many hours of riding.

Kev & Shelley
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Kev & Shelley
Bike Fit

I have been riding for three years, and Gresh has been my coach from the start.  If it weren’t for his expert advice and training, I would not be doing technical riding and highly recommend him for lessons.  He has the ability to get you over a bridge, ride down tricky rocky trails and even know when to say, “okay, we will try that next time”, depending on my mood!  I can confidently say that all the above I do with far less apprehension, and if it weren’t for Gresh, I would not do mountain biking, but in saying that, I really am enjoying my riding now, thanks to Gresh.

Sanchia & Paul
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Sanchia & Paul
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We met Gresh on a casual Cycle Lab ride that goes into EMBA on Saturdays. He was very knowledgeable and patient with us “beginner” riders. On one of the rides in 2019, he mentioned that he does skills coaching, and we reached out to him to arrange a few lessons. My partner- Paul Izzard, was familiar with riding his MTB, and I had just taken up riding. My legs were always full of bruises, and falling became part of almost every ride, that was until we started training with Gresh. He taught us the very basics of the sport and, more importantly, how to stay safe on the bike. His patience was impressive, and he made you feel comfortable in every lesson.

I would highly recommend his services to anyone who would like to get into the sport. Whether you are a beginner, weekend warrior or racing snake;- there is always something that Gresh can teach you. If it wasn’t for Gresh, I probably would have never taken this sport seriously or would have never dreamt of becoming an SA title holder for the 2021 XCO MTB Sub Vet division. Paul also made significant improvements and achieved 4th in his age group in the 2021 National XCO Championships. Thank you, Gresh, for all your commitment and hard work! It is appreciated beyond words.

Soné & Stephanie
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Soné & Stephanie
Bike Fit

Gresham is hands down the most amazing (and patient) MTB skills coach! He adjusted the training sessions according to our goals and skill level. And we worked on areas where we needed improving. We were taught three main fundamentals of mountain biking – Centre of gravity, momentum, and direction. Gresham was our momentum throughout our session, as he taught us where to slow down, where to peddle and where to stand on downhills. He gave us the direction to overcome our fears.

Our technical MTB skills improved drastically throughout our training, and we feel so much more confident on the trails- thanks to Gresham, we are ready for our first stage race!

Bike Fit
Bike Fit

Pictures from the trail

Bike Fit

the trails

All skills classes are held at Holla Trails unless otherwise arranged. Safe parking, bike wash, shower facilities and good coffee. Mornings are best.

Hours

MONDAY – FRIDAY
5:30 – 15:30
(Summer Times)

6:30 – 14:30
(Winter Times)

SATURDAY – SUNDAY
BY ARRANGEMENT

6:00 – 13:00

Bike Fit
The Retül Fit Studio is inside Concept Cyclery Balito.
Change rooms, and coffee available.

HOURS – by appointment only

MONDAY – THURSDAY
8:30 – 13:30
(13:30 is the latest)
SATURDAY
9:00

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