SHIMANO VS SRAM

Shaun George BOTS Guides

The fight to dominate the cycling component industry has had stiff competition from, primarily SRAM and SHIMANO over the years. Campagnolo – the latest entrant to the bicycle componentry industry has proved itself but has not hit the kind of popularity levels that SRAM and Shimano have. Representing the Japanese is Shimano – representing the Americans is SRAM. Shimano is …

BIKE REVIEW – CONVOLUTION ASPERA ROAD BIKE

Shaun George Reviews

What is the definition of a good bike? Before even looking at specs and groupsets, we turn to foreign bike manufacturers for options. This is primarily due to the misconception that Made in India bikes aren’t up to international standards. This is fast changing with a lot of positive changes that have taken place in the Indian cycling industry. Convolution …

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 …

BIKE REVIEW – MERIDA SCULTURA 200 (2019) ROAD BIKE

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 …

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING JERSEYS – BUYERS GUIDE

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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 …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED ALLEZ SPRINT COMP ROAD BIKE

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 …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED ALLEZ E5 SPORT ROAD BIKE

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 …