D.I.Y BASIC BICYCLE SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE

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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 …

BIKE TO WORK – HOW TO KICKSTART CYCLING TO WORK

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The number of cars and motorbikes on the road are on the rise. Cities are getting incredibly congested with high rise buildings and vehicles. On your drive to work, you’ve probably seen a bunch of office goers on bicycles zipping past you, while you’re stuck in traffic. Seeing this it has also probably crossed your mind that you too could …

BIKE TO WORK COMMUTER PROFILE – MAYUR BATHIJA

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As kids, almost all of us have had this euphoric moment where we felt intense happiness in doing something for which we have been preparing a long time. One of these moments for me was learning to pedal a cycle and the sheer joy of being able to cycle without the support of those extra wheels that helped me balance …

TECH TUESDAY – SUSPENSION PRELOAD

Shaun George Mechanics

The fun part of the sport of Mountain biking involves riding over rough and uneven terrains – often at a fun, fast pace! Hence a vast majority of mountain bikes come with suspension forks. Many of these also have some basic adjustability to improve the suspension effort. Coil forks are the most common these days and available on entry-level bicycles …

MERIDA BIKES – 2020 LINEUP INTRODUCTION

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Merida is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that was founded in 1972. Its main purpose was to prove that Taiwanese-built bikes were of better quality than their reputation had previously implied. This is exactly what Merida achieved, starting out by manufacturing bikes for other brands until it was time to launch bikes of its own under the Merida brand name. Merida …

Apace Triathlon Apparel Blog | BUMSONTHESADDLE

BUYING GUIDE – APACE TRIATHLON APPAREL

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Apace is a fast-growing sports apparel brands specializing in functional activewear for Running, Cycling and Triathlon. As a brand there is good emphasis on product quality and functionality as they understand that a well designed product is of utmost importance to their customer. Their Triathlon lineup is a new offering keeping in mind the increased level of interest in this …

VINTAGE TECH – SCOTT EQUALIZER SHOCK

Shaun George Mechanics

The Equalizer shock by Scott was one of the greatest shocks of its time. It’s been around for more than a decade now and you’ll still find a couple of riders equipped with the Equalizer on their bikes. Our very own Mech here rides a 2009 Scott 30 Ransom with the first DT Swiss-made Equalizer shock. It performs brilliantly on …

BUMSONTHESADDLE MARKETPLACE – CLASSIFIEDS FOR YOUR CYCLING GEAR

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The initial version of the BUMSONTHESADDLE Cycling marketplace was launched in 2012. It was a fun 2-hour project that enabled cyclists across India to sell their old cycling gear to cyclists who were more than excited about squeezing more miles from it. Over 1200 bikes and truckloads of cycling accessories and spares found happy new riders and hundreds of cyclists …

BUYING GUIDE – WAHOO ELEMNT

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The Wahoo Elemnt series of sensor-based bike computers aim to make your rides more enjoyable by providing you interesting ride statistics along with navigation along the way. Wahoo has a broad range of cycling computers in the elemnt series ranging from their entry-level Elemnt MINI to their range-topping Elemnt Roam. Why do I need a cycling computer? A cycling computer …

HELLO FROM SOUMYA CHATTERJEE a.k.a HILL STORM

Shaun George BOTS News, Featured Rider, Mechanics

I am from a town on the outskirts of Kolkata City. Mechanical Engineering is what I pursued after schooling and then transitioned into working as a production engineer in the Metal and Manufacturing Industries. later on I switched to design in the same industry. After quitting my job as an engineer, I began to focus on my passion for riding …