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)

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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)

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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 …

HELLO FROM BALA (RIDE LEAD PROGRAM)

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I started riding when I was a kid and used my bike for commuting to school and then later to college. Lost touch with cycling for a few years in between and then started riding again about 5 years ago. I started riding longer distances with a bunch of friends. I got really into it, bought my road bike last …

COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHIMANO ROAD & MOUNTAIN GROUPSETS

Shaun George BOTS Guides

You’ve probably heard of Shimano at some point in your life. Originally established as “Shimano Iron Works“, Shozaburo Shimano began manufacturing bicycle freewheels – over the decades laid the foundation for a company now that is the largest bicycle component manufacturer in the world. Shimano is now known for its bicycle drivetrains and groupsets. A majority of the bicycles produced …

Essentials to Carry on every Bike Ride | BUMSONTHESADDLE Expert Advice

ESSENTIALS YOU NEED TO CARRY ON EVERY BIKE RIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Any ride can be challenging if you’re not well prepared. Most seasoned riders have a small list of essentials that routinely carry on every bike ride to ensure they rock each ride, are uber comfortable on the ride and have safety as their highest priority. Here’s our list of the top 10 essentials for every ride 1. Helmet is the …

HOW TO FIX A BICYCLE PUNCTURE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Knowing how to fix a puncture (also called a flat) is an essential skill. Especially important if you like riding longer distances. It’s all about being independent, self-sufficient and learning how to handle basic DIY maintenance on your bicycle. Being able to handle punctures is even more important on long rides and if you’re into the wonderful world of bicycle …