September 25, 2016 by Rohan Kini

People are important to us at BOTS. We aim to have a fantastic, motivated team capable of delivering a phenomenal experience for cyclists across the country.

We’re super excited to introduce a new member on our team – Nitin Areekal.

Nitin will be playing a Sales Representative role in our distribution business. He will be responsible for ensuring global cycling brands we represent (Specialized, Pure Cycles, Pedro’s, Ass Savers, etc) are available and fanatically supported across the best bike shops in the the country for your riding pleasure!

Welcome aboard Nitin.

nitin-areekal sales representative at BUMSONTHESADDLE

More about Nitin from the man himself

I love cycling !

I re-started cycling 4 years back have not been able to get off the bike once I got back on. As an integral part of the Calicut Pedalers Club, I’ve organised races, brevets and other cycling events. I was also a managing partner of a bike shop in Calicut, Kerala, and have quite a bit of retail management and sales experience.

Before cycling, I worked at Cadila Pharmaceuticals As a sales officer and have over 4 years of sales and distribution experience.

As a simple lovable person I like long rides, traveling and most importantly I love to eat! Football, swimming, music & running are my other passions.

nitin-areekal sales representative at BUMSONTHESADDLE

Nitin on a recent bike ride in Leh




August 14, 2016 by admin

Specialized Allez Sprint X1 | Bangalore, buy online

The Allez Sprint Comp X1
Buy Link:

A proper race machine, the Allez Sprint X1 Comp is more than ready for the demands of crit racing and heavy training. It’s constructed from E5 Premium aluminum with D’Aluisio Smartweld technology for an ultra-stiff platform, plus an S-Works carbon fork and a no-nonsense Rival 1 groupset.

Shot at the recent Criterium race at the Bangalore Bicycle Championships.

Both Frames and Full builds are available to be enjoyed across India –



August 14, 2016 by Rohan Kini

BOTS Specialized Sale - 15-21 August. 40% off on bikes & accessories

A Full Week to Save on a Ride!

Shop at our annual Independence Sale to get some kick ass deals on the best bikes and accessories in the world. Bikes, lights, apparel, helmets, shoes, everything. All running with kick-ass pricing!

Please remember, offers run thru this week and inventory is limited.

ps: Sale pricing will be enabled on 15th morning.

BOTS Specialized Sale - 15-21 August. 40% off on bikes & accessories


  • Dates: 15-21 August
  • Sale running at BOTS bike shops in Bangalore & Pune and other Specialized retailers across India.
  • EMI and Test Rides available on select models
  • Cash on Delivery and door step delivery across India if you shop online.

Need help figuring if we have a great deal for you? Our Bike Specialists would be happy to help!

Bangalore: (080) 4114-3064 / 4150-5583
Pune: (020) 4120-1049
We operate 10-7PM everyday.

Enjoy the ride.



June 9, 2016 by admin

BOTS Monsoon offer - well maintained bikes during the monsoons

It’s the Monsoons and riding in rain is a fun of its own kind. Despite water clogged roads & heavy downpour, commuters still prefer biking to work and us performance riders hate to stop riding because of damp weather! While we need that extra gear like a rain jacket our bikes needs some extra care and attention too.

Bikes ride best when bearings roll smooth and the bike is clean and well lubricated – all tough asks during the Monsoons! To keep it rolling smooth and to avoid grinding, major bearings need to be well packed with fresh high quality grease. If you’ve been riding regularly in the rain or if your bike has not seen a detailed quality service (check out the Technical Service section at BUMSONTHESADDLE) in a long time, the grease around the bearings is most likely non-existent or would have lost viscosity. Rain water with all the muck on the bike and on Indian roads will add up to a fine grinding paste all set to wear down your beautiful bike.

So how do you ensure your bike is Monsoon ready?

  1. The bearings in the hubs should be packed with new grease, the bearings and axle can be replaced if worn out
  2. The bearings in the headset should be well packed with grease
  3. The bottom bracket shell should be cleaned and re-greased
  4. The derailleur and brake cables should be lubricated for frictionless shifts and braking. And to also keep water out
  5. Grime need to be cleaned off the drivetrain and the chain well lubricated

You’ve got less to worry about if you’re bike’s running on sealed bearings. Once you have done the complete bearing service on your bike, you’re all set to ride your bike worry free through the monsoon season.

BOTS Monsoon offer - well maintained bikes during the monsoons

To make it easy, BOTS Tech has a special service offering for our monsoon riders. The monsoon service package comprising of

  • Drive train tune up
  • Brake set up
  • Cable housing service
  • Bottom Bracket service
  • Headset service
  • Hub repack

All at Rs. 1100 only

BOTS Monsoon offer - well maintained bikes during the monsoons

We are also hesitatingly introducing an ‘unlimited’ Monsoon wash package with unlimited bike washes for a duration of 3 months at Rs. 2500. Definitely a good deal to ensure your bike has all the attention it deserves.

ps: All the beautiful artwork executed by our awesome and talented bike mechanics. Yup, attention to detail!



June 6, 2016 by Rohan Kini

OffRoadAnarchy - Mountain biking in BangaloreThe BOTS Start Line Team

We offered Start Line Support at the Off-Road Anarchy: Mountain Biking Madness event today. Our ace mechanics ensured riders raced safe and our bike specialists were there to educate when required. Constantly improving on our Start Line Support offering to ensure events are better supported.

We also rolled out a few Specialized Bicycles and flags to ensure folks had an opportunity to ride the best!

OffRoadAnarchy - 22 copyStart Line – All set to kick it off!

While there’s always room for improvement, this was a well organized mountain biking event – great vibe, known faces, fantastic facilities and a good race route. Good elements to seed the mountain biking culture in our cities. DJ’s are not essential before a race, but they are!!

OffRoadAnarchy - Mountain biking bangaloreThe Podium – Shashankh CK (Team BangaloreMountainBiking 3rd place), Naveen Raj (Team Wheelsports, 1st place) & Muralidhar (Team BOTS, 2nd place)


Looking forward to working with the Off-Road Anarchy team to roll out more mountain biking races in Bangalore and up-ing the game a bit next time around.

#MountainBiking #Race #SpecializedIndia #OffRoadAnarchy

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