PRODUCT REVIEW: SPECIALIZED SIRRUS

Suraj LN Swamy Reviews

REAL FIT. REAL FAST – You’re going to be ready for anything your ride throws at you, rain or shine Price Range: INR 38,500 – 45,500 Discipline: Road Usage: Hybrid bike for everyday use PROS Lightweight, high-quality frame that is easily upgradeable Fast rolling, puncture resistant tires Great handling for city riding as well as long distance rides Comfortable Specialized …

Squirt bicycle chain Lube | Bangalore online purchase

PRODUCT REVIEW: SQUIRT BICYCLE CHAIN LUBRICANT

Suraj LN Swamy Reviews

  Pros Keeps the chain clean Quite as it does not attract dirt Can resist mild wet conditions Biodegradable Cons Shorter application interval OVERVIEW Squirt is a long-lasting wax-based ‘dry’ chain lubricant for cycling. Squirt was developed to lubricate over longer distances than conventional oil-based lubes as well as to keep the chain clean. It can be used for both …

PRODUCT REVIEW: SPECIALIZED CROSSTRAIL

Suraj LN Swamy Reviews

Price Range: INR 39,500 – INR 56,000 Usage: Versatile hybrid bike capable of smooth roads and basic trails Pros Lightweight alloy frame Suspension fork with advanced damping functions at this price point Comfortable & Ergonomic touch points Robust tires to handle all riding conditions Cons Base model not equipped with disc brakes OVERVIEW The Specialized Crosstrail range combines rapid road …

Training plans for cyclings - road racing

VIDEO: CREATING A TRAINING PLAN FOR CYCLISTS

admin Bike Skills, Events

With the famed Nandi Epic road race & the Tour of Nilgiris around the corner, we decided to team up with Bikey Venky (BVCoaching) to help riders kick off a structured training program (for next year) on their bikes and also answer questions folks have on training and racing at the upcoming road events! The webinars were a phenomenal success …

201711 - November Events header

NOVEMBER CYCLING EVENTS IN BANGALORE

Rohan Kini Events

We’re nurturing our events page (bumsonthesaddle.com/events) to track and share all cycling events in Bangalore to ensure cyclists can easily find a ride of their choice. Keen to have an event listed and shared with the Bangalore Cycling community? Let us know! BOTS CENTURY CHALLENGE A 100KM ride is always an exciting achievement – a massive leap for a first …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE MULTITOOL

Vallabh Pradeep BOTS Guides

A multipurpose tool is a survival tool for any cyclist. It is compact and comes handy during emergency situations; it provides all the important tools necessary to carry out roadside maintenance. The mechanical breakdown may occur to well-maintained bike as well, so it is worth carrying a multi-tool on every outing with the bike. It will ensure that the rider …

VIDEO: TRAINING, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION BASICS FOR CYCLISTS

Suraj LN Swamy BOTS Guides

We hosted a Facebook Live Webinar on Training & Nutrition, hosted by Lokesh Jain from Talk About Cycling & Keertana Ramu from Fast & Up India. With all the cycling events that we’re running including the monthly 100km rides, we find Nutrition, Hydration and basics of Training extremely important and helpful for beginner and intermediate cyclists to ride stronger and …

HOW TO CHOOSE WATER BOTTLE CAGE

Rupert Fernandes BOTS Guides

  Sweat and thirst are unavoidable part of cycling. For sweat, we can wear a sweatband and to quench the thirst we need a bottle of water. But wait, where would you store them while riding? You would need a bottle cage to do that. Bottle cage usually fits above the down tube of the bike, but sometimes it finds …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE SHOES

Rupert Fernandes BOTS Guides

A bike can be ridden with any shoe but one who rides regularly is benefitted by shoes designed for cycling. Cycling shoes are designed to be light, with a stiff sole to generate more power in each pedal stroke.  This results in high efficiency and speed, Cycling shoes use Clip-less technology, where a small metal or plastic is attached to …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE TIRE

Vallabh Pradeep BOTS Guides

  You could be a daily commuter, a Dirt addict who enjoys the trails or occasional rider who just rides for fun!  Depending on the riding style you prefer, you will have to choose the right bicycle tire by taking the rim size and the bike type into consideration. This blog will help you understand the cycling tire’s better so …