Billy Bilsland Cycles - Bike Fitting

Here at the shop we are passionate about cycling and making it fun for everyone, we believe that Bike Fit is a massive part of that. Our fitting service aims to help everyone from complete beginners to seasoned racers and everyone in between.

Our Bike Fit process is not restricted to a set number of steps and parameters like many other fits out there, such as the Retul System, because the last time we checked every rider is different meaning that every fit must be different. This is why we tend to stay away from standardised body angle ranges and recommended cleat positions as we like to take time with each individual customer and find out what their own personal needs are on the bike and not just what the computer screen says. So whether you are looking to squeeze out those extra watts for your next big event, looking to get rid of those aches and pains or a bit of both we are here to offer a service tailored to exactly what you need.

Our two professional Bike Fitters Ellie and Barry are both highly qualified in many techniques that are certified by the International Bike Fitting Institute, which allows us to offer a wide range of professional services. Also, we are proud to say that we are the only Bike Fit studio in Scotland that offers a Female Bike Fit Professional!

Saddle Fit £55

The most common issue in saddle fitting is more often how the saddle is set up rather than the saddle itself. Therefore, we do most of this process in our studio in store to allow our customers to try a range of saddles whilst ensuring they are all set up correctly for your body shape and bike position. You could have the best fitting saddle in the world but if it is not positioned properly then it will never feel right. After you have picked a favourite or two, we then allow our customers to hire out a demo model for two weeks so you can be certain you have made the right purchase. If you then buy a saddle from us, then the cost of the hire will be refunded to you on collection of your new saddle.

We range saddles from PRO, ISM, Fizik and Selle Italia.

Cleat Fit - £60

Cleat position is vital. It is the first point of contact to the pedals which means they are paramount in getting the power through the pedals, so why guess at setting them up? The most common misconception in Cleat Fitting is that the left and right shoe should be set up the same. Although this is in 99% of cases untrue. As you probably already know most human bodies are asymmetrical so why force both legs into the same position? In this service we will cover; Fore, Aft,Medial, Lateral and rotation adjustment as well as using a range of Varus Tilt Forefoot and Heel wedges along with Leg Length shims if needed. This fit will usually take around 1 hour to complete.

Advanced Body Positioning - £100

In order to get the perfect position on a bicycle you must get three elements correct. Extension, Flexion and Balance. If even one of these elements is out, then the relationship between rider and bicycle will be severely suboptimal. These three elements, if set up correctly, allow the body’s posterior chain to be supportedwhich eliminates unnecessary stress on the body that causes premature muscle fatigue. In order to determinethe optimum mix of these three elements we used comparative onbike testing in our studio as the concoction is unique for each rider. This is because the elements are affected by flexibility, riding style and each individuals’ physiological limits which could be affected by injuries or pre-existing medical conditions. This service includes a saddle fitting and adjusts the rest of your bike e.g. saddle height, setback, handlebar width etc. This servicedoes not include cleat fitting and will usually take around 2 hours to complete.

Full Professional Bike Fit £150/Full Professional Time Trail Bike Fit £180

This is the full works in terms of Bike Fit. In these services we will cover everything that we offer which is saddle fitting, advanced body positioning and cleat fitting. A full fit will usually take between 2.5 to 3.5 hours to complete depending on how complex your fit is.

Fit Measurements Transfer - £35

Got more than one bike? No problem, if you have already had a bike fit or are simply happy with your current position and want to replicate it on another bike, we’ve got you covered.

Detailed Fit Report

This is included in all the services that we offer. The reporthighlights changes made in the fit studioas well as full list of results along with your original bike measurements so thatyou can easily compare.

**Please be aware that costs above are not inclusive of required components e.g. Stems, Handlebars, Saddles, Cleat Wedges etc.**

If you are interested in finding out more about our bike fit services or booking in for a fit, don't hesitate to get in touch.