BUYERS GUIDE: BASICS OF BIKE SIZING AND BIKE FIT

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Planning to buy a bike? Well, the right sized bike is THE most important thing to maximize your performance, enjoyment, and to also ensure you stay injury free. This bike sizing guide should help you zero in on the right sized bike to enjoy the amazing benefits of Cycling. The correct bike size bikes depends on a few things Your …

BUYING GUIDE: HYBRID BIKES

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Hybrid bikes have the combined advantages of both road bikes and mountain bikes. They also go by other names – fitness bikes, city bikes, urban bikes and many many more. Hybrid bikes use bigger wheels and slimmer tires to be faster on road. Some models come with slick tires and a rigid fork and are used predominantly on city roads, …

BUYING GUIDES: ROAD BIKES

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Road bikes are designed to be ridden on good unbroken surfaces. Good tarmac is fantastic as it allows you to ride the bike fast and long, but these bikes can definitely roll over fire roads or broken tarmac patches. Road bikes do not come with suspensions and riding them over broken patches can seem quite jarring. Typically road bikes are …

BUYING GUIDES: MOUNTAIN BIKES

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Mountain Bikes are bikes that are designed to be ridden off-road on trails, mud tracks, rocky/sandy sections and generally areas which are not smooth. Generally, mountain bikes are identified by knobby tires, flat handlebars, and suspensions which provide a smooth and stable ride even on highly irregular or broken terrain. Mountain bikes are broadly classified into two categories 1) HARDTAIL …

NORTH BANGALORE ROAD RIDES – ACHIEVE A NANDI

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Distance: 120km Elevation Gain: 1000+ m Estimated Time To Complete: 5h 30m Route Profile: Hilly Road Quality: Good roads Difficulty Level: Advanced Traffic Levels: Airport/Highway route – High on the airport highway. Okay after the turn off towards Nandi. Stone Hill/non-highway route – Very low. Watch out for vehicles coming in the opposite direction Airport/Highway route Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/14580184 Stone …

WEST BANGALORE ROAD RIDES – MANCHANABELE DAM RIDE

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Distance: 76.4km Elevation Gain: 975m Estimated Time To Complete: 3h 15m of riding Route Profile: Rolling Road Quality: Very good roads Traffic Level: Okay. Watch out for lorries even on the inside roads. Avoid the Mysore road at all costs. Strava Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/14558930 Route Start Point: BUMSONTHESADDLE Jayanagar Difficulty Level: Intermediate Built across the Arkavathi River, the Manchanabele Dam …

WEST BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – SHADY BIG BANYAN TREE RIDE

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Distance: 67Km Elevation Gain: 899m Estimated Time To Complete: 3 – 4 hours Route Profile: Rolling Road Quality: Smooth tarmac Traffic Level: Moderate Strava Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/14542166 Route Start Point: BUMSONTHESADDLE, Jayanagar Difficulty Level: Intermediate Looking to visit some popular destinations around Bangalore on your bike? TheDoddaAalada Mara (Big Banyan Tree), as we call it in Kannada, is one such …

WEST BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “NELAMANGALA 100” | INTERMEDIATE

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Elevation Gain: 1266m Ride Time: 4-6 hours Route Profile: Rolling Road Quality: Smooth Tarmac Traffic Level: Moderate. Traffic levels increase in Bangalore on the way back. Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/14287585 A scenic route with good roads and minimal traffic makes this route one of my favorites. With an elevation gain of 1266m, this route is great to ride against the clock. Start …

CENTRAL BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “LUNGS OF THE CITY” CUBBON PARK

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Distance: 15KM Estimated Time To Complete: 1 hour Route Profile: Flat Road Quality: Good Roads Traffic Level: High traffic on main roads. No automobile traffic inside Cubbon Park (Mon-Sat/5-8AM, Sun/Full Day) Strava Route Link: www.strava.com/routes/14228331 The route provided start from Jayanagar. But, since Cubbon park is right at the center of the city, it is pretty close to almost all …