Mark Newton

Founder and Director of Jet Cycles and Human Endurance

Mark Newton is a Sport Scientist, graduating from the University of Sydney in 1998, with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of exercise physiology and biomechanics. Mark has successfully worked with Olympians, World Champions and National Champions and consulted with corporations on health and performance. He beleives in ensuring the performance environment, decisions and technology should be delivered in house using World Class evidence based metrics, protcols and research methods making the the most relevant to the goal.

Australian Firsts in Bike fitting

2003 - Dartfish motion capture used to evaluate and research the changes in posture and technique of a rider.

2012 - Gebiomized pressure mapping used to to quantify and research the rider connection with their equipment.

2013 - Footbalance custom insoles incorporated into the bike fit process that is completed and ready during the fit

 


Career Highlights

Mark began his career coaching in triathlon and in 2000 Mark coached Peter Robertson, the first male triathlete selected for the Australian Olympic team after a convincing win in the Sydney ITU World Cup. Mark worked with Triathlon Australia, AIS and NSWIS as an indpendant High Performance Coach between 2000-2003 coaching athletes to a total of 5 world championship medals during that period.

In 2001, Mark became the yougest person to coach a Triathlon World Champion at the age of 28 when Peter Robertson won the first of his three ITU World Championships in Edmonton, Canada. The following year, Mark was part of the Triathlon Australia Coaching program at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and in the same year at the Triathlon World Championships where Peter Robertson finished with a Silver medal. In 2003, Mark was named the Australian National Coach of the U23 Triathlon team for the Triathlon World Championships in Queenstown, New Zealand where athletes won Gold and Silver in the women's event and Silver in the Men's. Peter Robertson claimed his second World Championship title winning the mens event.

Results and passion for development saw Mark partner with PowerBar to establish a development team in Australia which won numerous Half Ironman events and led to a working relationship with Normann Stadler who part of the PowerBar international program. Normann went on to win the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in Kona that year.

In 2005 Mark scaled back from coaching professional athletes full tim and established Human Endurance, offering sports coaching and biomechanics to all levels of athlete with a focus on coaching service, physiological testing and bike fitting. 

 

In 2010 Mark founded Jet Cycles

As the cycling industry continues to improve products that support and improve a riders biomechanics, Mark saw the need to have a fully intergrated solution in bike fit and a better alignment with the industry as he realised much of the limitations in bike fit arise from not having access to a wide range of supporting products that meet a riders needs. Rather than being independant and working around the edges of the industry, Mark establish established Jet Cycles as small boutique retail store on the ground floor of where Human Endurance was operating to eliminate the limitations and offer a more seamless solution where education, experience and products were all part of a single service.

With an alignment in fitting philosophy and service, Jet Cycles parntered with Specialized in 2011, completing the Body Geometry Fit program to incorporate the Body Geometry range of Shoes, saddles and gloves into bike fitting.

Jet Cycles a Specialized Concept Store

The success and alignment of our fitting and service philosophy and retail approach saw Jet Cycles quickly establish itself as the premier desitination for riders in the Sydney and in 2012 we relocated and reopened as a Specialized Concept Store. The strength of our partnerships with world leading brands and development of our fitting continues to this day as we build a world class team of cycling and multisport people offering the most advanaced and integrated approaches.