TOP 5 ESSENTIAL CYCLING ACCESSORIES FOR A NEW CYCLIST

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides

Riding a bicycle without accessories is like using a smartphone without apps, you can use it, but it isn’t nearly as functional. Accessories enhance a rider’s experience by offering tools that the bike alone cannot provide. There are a wide array of accessories available on the market comprising of almost everything you can think of, and to be honest, it …

TOP 5 COST-EFFECTIVE UPGRADES TO MAKE YOUR OLD BIKE FEEL NEW

Ayush Kundu D.I.Y, Tips & Tricks

As time passes, our bicycles inevitably become slower and less reliable than they used to be when we first bought them. Either the bike’s components have started to become unreliable, or you as a rider have simple grown bored of the same type of ride day in and day out. Sometimes just a spot of TLC can change a ride! …

Kona Dew 2020 - BUMSONTHESADDLE BIKE REVIEW

BIKE REVIEW – KONA DEW 2021

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Commute, Product Launch, Reviews

Kona Bikes is synonymous with good quality bikes across the world. An originally Canadian bicycle brand, currently based out of Washington, Kona produces a complete range of road, commuter, cyclocross, and mountain bikes. The Kona Dew 2021 is the latest iteration of the company’s classic all-around commuter bike, aimed at providing a comfortable fun riding experience at an affordable price …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE LIGHTS FOR RANDONNEURING/BREVET EVENTS

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Randonneuring

Randonneuring/Brevet Riding (long-distance endurance cycling events ranging from 200 to 600 kilometers that are to be completed in a stipulated time frame) has taken India by storm. This form of riding stretches the rider to his/her limits with some rides lasting multiple days across all types of terrains, sometimes going well into the night. That is why having a set …

Choosing Bicycle Lights for Daily Commute

CHOOSING BICYCLE LIGHTS FOR A DAILY COMMUTE

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Commute

Commuting on a bike is perfect for beating rush-hour traffic and reducing your carbon footprint, while also staying fit and healthy. And enjoying your daily commute. In crowded Indian cities, we’ve often seen bike commutes being a lot faster than driving to work. What a great way to save time, save money, have a fantastic commute, squeeze in some fitness …

THE 2020 CASTELLI BIB SHORTS & CYCLING SHORTS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

When it comes to performance cycling, whether it’s long weekend rides, road races, granfondos, or gravel, bib shorts are where it’s at for outright comfort. The perfect bib shorts will provide just the right balance of comfort and support for your legs when you’re pounding out those miles. Castelli, an Italian company, is world-renowned for its incredible performance-oriented cycling apparel …

Blackburn

Shaun George Uncategorized

The cycling accessories market wasn’t all that hip 75 years ago… That is, until Blackburn was born! The Blackburn brand name was brought into existence by, Jim Blackburn. Blackburn brought industrial design to cycling & set a new standard for the industry which meant designing from the user’s perspective and showing respect for materials and their functionality whilst also bringing …

BIKE REVIEW – MERIDA BIG SEVEN

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Merida is a brand name you’ve probably heard of before. They’re a Taiwanese brand that manufactures and markets bicycles globally – their R&D takes place primarily in Germany. Merida has gained a strong foothold in India over the past 5 years, especially in the road and mountain biking segment. Well priced, feature-packed bikes are some of the USPs of Merida …

TOP MERIDA MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2020

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Merida is a name you’ve probably heard of in relation to bicycles. Merida is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that has built a reputation of making some of the best bicycles in the world. They are especially well known amongst commuters/fitness cyclists and road cyclists. Merida is now the second-largest bike manufacturer in Taiwan. They began the distribution of bicycles in …

CYCLING VS SWIMMING – WHICH IS BETTER?

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Both cycling and swimming are some of the most effective ways to keep healthy and fit. Which is why it has most of us asking, which one is better? Both are low-impact forms of cardio exercise that burn a lot of calories. But if you needed to choose between swimming and cycling, is it better to pedal or paddle your way into …