START LINE SUPPORT IN 2019

Rohan Kini Events, Mechanics, Racing, Startline Support

Not being able to ride or race at an event because of mechanical issues is always disappointing. We decided to solve this problem. Creating more riding opportunities has always been one of our pillars at BUMSONTHESADDLE and providing neutral support at events was right up the alley! BUMSONTHESADDLE Start Line Support is an initiative to provide kick-ass technical support to …

MERIDA SCULTURA 200 (2019)

Shaun George Reviews

Merida is a Taiwanese brand that manufactures and markets bicycles globally – their R&D takes place primarily in Germany. Merida has gained a strong foothold in India over the past 5 years, especially in the road biking segment. Well priced, feature-packed bikes are some of the USPs of Merida bikes. We’ve ridden the “Ride” road bike series from Merida before …

BUYING GUIDE – CYCLING JERSEY

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Correct apparel is an important investment for any sport – cycling included. A good cycling jersey is designed to feel comfortable, be easy to move in and be breathable- wicking fabrics will help keep you dry even when you’re going all out. It also keeps you safe by ensuring the fabric protects you from UV radiation (cyclists spent a LOT …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – THE PEARL VALLEY

Ahish SM Bike Routes

Distance: 61KmElevation Gain: 492mEstimated Time To Complete: 3 – 4 hoursRoute Profile: RollingRoad Quality: Smooth tarmacTraffic Level: Moderate Strava Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/23402419Route Start Point: Meenakshi Mall, Bannerghatta Road Difficulty Level: Intermediate A route with dense greenery in South Bangalore- Muthyala Maduvu a.k.a Pearl Valley is located around 30km from Meenakshi mall. The route is quite scenic and far away from …

SPECIALIZED ALLEZ SPRINT COMP ROAD BIKE REVIEW

Shaun George Reviews

From a range that consists primarily of entry-level and intermediate road the bikes, Specialized has the Allez Sprint Comp to offer. Unlike the other Allez models in the range, the Sprint Comp is the top-of-the-line race machine. Climbs, corners, flat-out sprints—the Allez Sprint Comp does it all. Being the most advanced alloy road bike ever made by Specialized, the Sprint …

SPECIALIZED ALLEZ E5 SPORT ROAD BIKE REVIEW

Shaun George Reviews

We Indians are inherently afraid of buying road bikes because of the “ideal” road conditions we have here. The common misconception people have about road bikes is that they cannot handle our roads. This is true… to a certain extent. It all comes down to the heart of the bike – the frame. Specialized is amongst the elite few bicycle …

SPECIALIZED ALLEZ E5 ROAD BIKE REVIEW

Shaun George Reviews

The Road biking scene has exploded in India over the last couple of years with Randonneuring clubs (Audax India Randonneurs) popping up across the country, and the road racing scene picking up in our metros. Being a non-impact sport, cycling is also a great way to burn those calories and stay fit without hurting your body. If you’re looking to …

HELLO FROM ABHIRAM B (RIDE LEAD PROGRAM)

Shaun George Uncategorized

The BUMSONTHESADDLE ride lead role was a great experience. It helped me grow my personality, interpersonal communication skills, and management skills, all while doing something I love – riding my bicycle. I met plenty of new riders, got to hear some amazing stories and picked up new riding techniques. The memories made, will stay with me for a lifetime. One …

HELLO FROM SARANG (RIDE LEAD PROGRAM)

Shaun George BOTS News, Featured Rider

The Ride Lead role is more than just riding a bike. It has been over a year since I started leading rides and it’s been a great experience on multiple fronts. The BUMSONTHESADDLE Ride Program has put my planning and organizing skills to test. I have had the freedom to plan events and even help in organizing; an opportunity which …

HELLO FROM CHINTHAN (RIDE LEAD PROGRAM)

Shaun George Uncategorized

I first stumbled across BOTS when I first brought my road bike in need of a service. Back then they used to do the Sunday 50k rides and they were usually around South Bangalore. DJ and Abhiram were the only two ride leads back then. About 2 years back was the first ride I did with BOTS, until this point …