FUNDAMENTALS OF TRIATHLON BIKE FIT – HOW TO GET THE PERFECT BIKE POSITION

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If you open any triathlon magazine, you’ll see pages of ads for aero gear promising dramatic speed gains on race day: bike frames, forks, race wheels, bottles, holders for said bottles, and much, much more. However, the most important component of aerodynamics isn’t the bike and all the stuff you hang on it—it’s you. Triathlons are all about speed, endurance, …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – CHALLENGE TIRES

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The only point of contact that your bike has with the ground is its tires. Tires not only keep your bike grounded but also provide you with traction, comfort, and speed. Tires are a super important aspect of any bike, which is why it’s important to ensure that your bicycle tires are of the best possible quality. There are a …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – HJC

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Hong Jin Crown (HJC) – Probably one of the most well-known motorcycle helmet manufacturers in the world – HJC has been making helmets since 1971. Highly praised in the field of motorcycle helmets, HJC is recognized for its long history of helmet production involving advanced material construction, strength, and lightweight performance. HJC is heavily involved in MotoGP racing as the …

HOW TO CHOOSE A TRIATHLON BIKE – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Triathlon

Arguably one of the most fun stages in a triathlon is the biking stage, at least we think so. The objective during this stage is to finish the biking leg as fast as possible – in order to do this, you need to be as efficient as possible. Immense core strength and overall stamina are required to complete this leg …

ACING YOUR TRIATHLON ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks, Triathlon

Triathlons are fun and can get quite addictive over a period of time. Triathlons require you to perfect your skills in 3 different disciplines – most people are good at one particular sport, not so much at the other two. Training along with the right kind of equipment can help you improve in all 3 disciplines. Getting into triathlons can …

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SHOES FOR INDOOR SPINNING – BUYERS GUIDE

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You probably know someone or have heard of “spinning classes” from someone. Maybe, you’re already a part of a spinning class. Spinning also referred to as “indoor cycling” is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity, and recovery. It involves using a special stationary bicycle with a weighted flywheel. The flywheel along with other mechanical components …

A race ready bicycle

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While you are training hard to get respectable timings, its a good idea to ensure your bicycle is race-ready too. With over a year of experience in providing Start Line Support at races & brevets, we at BOTS Tech have compiled a list of top bicycle maintenance tips to ready your bicycle for the day of the event. Below are …

TUBULAR TIRES – FUNDAMENTALS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Racing

One of the biggest considerations for performance cyclists is weight. Everyone knows that the lighter you are, the faster and more efficient you are. Bicycle manufacturers have come up with incredibly light frames and have used all kinds of materials to make a bicycle as light as possible. There’s one way to make things a bit lighter. A tubular tire …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – CAMPAGNOLO

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Founded way back in 1933 in Vicenza, Campagnolo is one of the most prestigious and most well-known road bike groupset and bike component manufacturers. Campagnolo is the world’s oldest manufacturer of bicycle groupsets and they are the company that actually invented the rear derailleur! They produce professional-level components for some of the world’s top cycling teams but they also make stuff …

PRODUCT LINEUP – XLAB

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Triathlon

Everyone knows that hydration while out on a ride is super important – however, it is one of the most underestimated aspects of endurance riding. Specifically, triathlons. Triathletes need to constantly keep replenishing themselves over the course of all three stages of the triathlon. Hydration has always been a problem on bicycles – while athletes spend huge amounts of money …