HOW TO PREPARE FOR A 100K BIKE RIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Thinking about attempting your first 100k (plug in any number that looks daunting to you) is probably an exciting but scary thought. The first ride is always challenging but becomes not that big of a deal a few rides later once you’ve learned the art of riding longer distances. To help you accelerate this journey, here are a few things …

Top 5 Hydration Nutrition tips for Beginner Cyclists

TOP 5 NUTRITION AND HYDRATION TIPS FOR BEGINNER CYCLISTS

Rohan Kini BOTS Guides

We all love to ride our bikes right! If a 5km ride was so much much, a 50km ride must be ten times as much fun – that’s only if we get our fueling right. Hydration and Nutrition are two important things that we need to take care of to ensure we enjoy our riding. Here are 5 of our …

BUYERS GUIDE – HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE PANNIERS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Commute

Why do cyclists prefer pannier bags when they can carry a backpack to lug things around? We asked a few riders who regularly commute to work on their bicycles and they gave us a few reasons why they prefer pannier bags vs a backpack Comfort was the most important. Everyone hates a sweaty back because of a heavy backpack on …

ABOUT SUSPENSION LOCKOUTS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics

Suspension systems on bicycles have become highly advanced in recent times with suspensions getting smarter with every passing day. However, most of these highly evolved technologies seem to be available only on premium bikes. Bummer! Luckily, Compression Lockouts feature on most forks, entry-level ones too. It’s identified by a blue dial located on top of the suspension fork. Usually on …

ASS SAVERS – CLEVER MINIMALISTIC BICYCLE MUDGUARDS

Shaun George BOTS Guides

While cycling in rain can be great fun, it’s not unless you’re prepared. However, that’s not usually the case. If you’ve ever cycled in the rain without a mudguard, you know what we’re talking about. The rear wheel kicks up muck from wet roads and can dirty your entire attire and magically reach your head too. One common solution is …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – CONVOLUTION BIKES

Shaun George BOTS News, Product Launch

A bicycle is no longer “just a bicycle” with cyclists buying into emotion and having a unique bond with their machines – a machine that can instill an unimaginable amount of joy. For many riders, the day they buy a bicycle is one of the biggest and most significant days of their lives. That’s how much rider and bike chemistry …

SPECIALIZED AUDAX ROAD SHOE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Attention all brevet and touring riders, Specialized might just have the perfect shoe for you. The Specialized Audax shoes are inspired by the sport of randonneuring, more popularly known as Audax / Brevets / BRMs here in India. As a sport that involves riding uber long distances, unsupported through designated checkpoints, comfort is a key requirement and performance is a close …

HOW TO MEASURE SIT BONE WIDTH WHILE BUYING A NEW SADDLE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

The saddle is one of the most underestimated components on a bicycle and potentially one of the simplest upgrades to improve your overall ride quality. A good bike saddle fits like a pair of good shoes – comfortable, supportive and you actually look forward to wearing them. If hopping onto your bike does not feel like that – a new …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “THE PAINFULLY BLISSFUL BANNERGHATTA” | ADVANCED

Shaun George Bike Routes, Events

Elevation Gain: 885m Distance: 102.80km Ride time: 4-5 hours Route profile: Rolling Road quality: Smooth tarmac with the occasional broken patches Traffic Level: Moderate. Traffic levels increase in Bangalore on the way back. Est. Moving Time 4:15:22 A calm and scenic ride through the countryside – once you get out of the city limits; freshly laid tarmac and gradual curves, good …

D.I.Y BASIC BICYCLE SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics

A lot of bicycles have suspensions to ensure your ride is safe and comfortable. If you ride a mountain bike or a hybrid bike it’s almost certain that you have a suspension. With all the work they do, basic care of this important component goes a long way in reducing wear and tear and also making sure the suspension works …