201904 - TOP 5 triathlon events in India | BUMSONTHESADDLE

TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA

Vallabh Pradeep Events, Racing, Triathlon

A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous sequential races. The event is mostly of the endurance kind with long distances that allows athletes to push their ability to the max. There are various variations of the sport but the most common form includes swimming, cycling, and running (in that order) over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall …

This #techtuesday @storm_to_glory__s.c will be sharing his thoughts on pedals inspired by his work a really nice pair recently - the Crankbrothers Stamp 11. The CB Stamp11 are forged 6061-T6 aluminum pedals with a titanium spindle for further weight reduction. They have a concave platform for a secure foothold, 10 adjustable pins per side for a shin-biting grip and premium bushing and seal system to keep the dirt out and the buttery smoothness in. Every heard anyone go gaga over pedals? Most of us buy a bike and want to ride it as soon as possible. Even if it means riding a high-end full-suspension downhill monster thru city traffic! This is why most bicycling companies give a free set of pedals with every bike. But remember, these could be pedals that require to be replaced with something sturdier and safer if you intend to ride a bit. Pedals are the first set of bearings where the rider applies power which translates into the bike moving forward. A lot of riders also end up putting a lot of weight on the pedal - performing tricks/jumps on mountain bikes, accelerating on city roads or sprinting on a climb on a road bike. The pedal is also a very important contact & grip point (the other two contact points being your hands/handlebar and your bum/saddle). A good set of pedals can actually transform your ride by squeezing more juice from your legs and making the ride safer by ensuring your foot does not slip.

TECH TUESDAY | PLATFORM PEDALS AND PEDAL SERVICE

Soumya Chatterjee Mechanics

This #techtuesday Soumya Chatterjee, our Bike Mechanic, will be sharing his thoughts on pedals inspired by his work a really nice pair recently – the Crankbrothers Stamp 11. The CB Stamp11 are forged 6061-T6 aluminum pedals with a titanium spindle for further weight reduction. They have a concave platform for a secure foothold, 10 adjustable pins per side for a …

2019 Latest From Specialized Bicycles India | BUMSONTHESADDLE

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE LATEST SPECIALIZED BICYCLES IN INDIA IN 2019

admin BOTS Guides

Specialized Bicycle Components (a.k.a Specialized) is one of the largest and most popular bicycle brands in the world. Founded in 1974 with the founder, Mike Sinyard, making a pair of highly durable tires so that he could stop punctures spoiling his ride, Specialized now produces a mind boggling vast range of bicycle, apparel and cycling spares and accessorie covering the …

how to choose a bicycle helmet | BUMSONTHESADDLE

BUYING GUIDE – HOW TO CHOOSE A BICYCLE HELMET

Vallabh Pradeep BOTS Guides

Whether you’re headed on a long road ride or commuting in your city – bicycle helmets are an essential accessory while you’re out on your bike. This is especially important for kids. Although a common excuse is that we’re riding too slow for anything to happen, it’s extremely important to understand that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of …

KONA MAHUNA 29" FIRST IMPRESSION

KONA MAHUNA 29″ FIRST IMPRESSION

Soumya Chatterjee Reviews

Model: Mahuna 29″The Mahuna comes from Kona Bicycles, based out Vancouver Canada, known for their amazing Mountain Bikes and Touring Bikes. I had an opportunity to test ride one recently after unboxing it. Since this was a brand new piece it was not possible to take it out on trails but even a quick post-setup test ride in the parking …

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SUNGLASSES

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SUNGLASSES

Vallabh Pradeep BOTS Guides

It’s amazing that most cyclists don’t imagine a pair of cycling sunglasses to be a part of their “kit” until a fly hits them on a fast ride down a curvy decent, in Indian traffic! The point being, cycling glasses are not just an accessory to make you look cool on your bike (although they definitely do!). They are an …

20190118 - BOTS EXPERT SERIES | PARIS-BREST-PARIS WITH ANCIEN ASHOK THIRUVENGADAM

BOTS EXPERT SERIES | PARIS-BREST-PARIS WITH ANCIEN ASHOK THIRUVENGADAM

Rupert Fernandes Events

We have Ashok Thiruvengadam gracing the BOTS Expert Series at the bike shop this Sunday to share his journey of picking up a bike from us almost a decade back to how he rode one of the most celebrated long distance rides on the planet – The Paris-Brest-Paris. The BOTS Expert Series are sessions aimed to bring cyclists and experts …

201812 - bicycle service check up procedure | BUMSONTHESADDLE

30 POINT BICYCLE SERVICE CHECK-IN PROCESS AT BUMSONTHESADDLE

Soumya Chatterjee Mechanics

Like at your doctors, the initial check-in procedure is one of the most important aspects of service. It’s critical that mechanics can have a clear service and usage history of your bicycle, clearly document all issues you’re currently facing and also accurately access your bike so that they can give you a high-quality service recommendation. Here’s a high level 30 …

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDE - Bicycle Trainers

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – BICYCLE TRAINERS

Rupert Fernandes BOTS Guides

There are days where you just don’t feel like taking your bike out for a ride, or it’s super chilly or snowing/raining outside, or you’re strapped for time and you really need a quick perkup from a ride, or an injury is bothering you, or you’re simply bored of riding all by yourself. Well, we have some good news – …