BUYING GUIDE – WAHOO ELEMNT

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The Wahoo Elemnt series of sensor-based bike computers aim to make your rides more enjoyable by providing you interesting ride statistics along with navigation along the way. Wahoo has a broad range of cycling computers in the elemnt series ranging from their entry-level Elemnt MINI to their range-topping Elemnt Roam. Why do I need a cycling computer? A cycling computer …

HELLO FROM SOUMYA CHATTERJEE a.k.a HILL STORM

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I am from a town on the outskirts of Kolkata City. Mechanical Engineering is what I pursued after schooling and then transitioned into working as a production engineer in the Metal and Manufacturing Industries. later on I switched to design in the same industry. After quitting my job as an engineer, I began to focus on my passion for riding …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “MUNINAGARA DAM” | INTERMEDIATE

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Elevation Gain: 635m Distance: 62.3kms Ride time: 4-5 hours Route profile: Rolling Road quality: Smooth tarmac Traffic Level: Moderate. Traffic levels increase in Bangalore on the way back. Strava Route – https://www.strava.com/routes/21793334 A calm and serene route once you get off the bustling Bannerghatta road with newly laid tarmac and gradual curves, good descent, minimal traffic and greenery on either …

REAR SHOCK-EYELET BUSHINGS

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The rear shocks on an MTB are one of the most abused and under-pressure components on the frame. The shock is always under pressure and constant loads from all directions act on it. This means that the shock needs to be structurally very strong and must resist torsional flex. The tiny bushing that is often an overlooked component is what …

ISM PERFORMANCE SADDLES

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We’ve just got our hands on the latest and greatest ISM Performance Saddles. ISM happens to be the current market leader in saddle innovation and technology – they’re also now available at bumsonthesaddle.com. THE ISM STORY ISM (INNOVATIVE SADDLEMAKER) is the brainchild of Steve Toll, an avid cyclist and swimmer living in Tampa, Florida. Following yet another painful bike ride …

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TECH TUESDAY – WORKING ON FOX SUSPENSIONS

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Your bike’s suspension basically isolates you from the terrain under your bike’s wheels. To do this two basic components are hard at work, namely, the spring and the damper. If suspensions were simply fitted with springs, your suspension would simply bounce around for a while after a bump. Suspensions need a way to channel all the sprung up energy in …

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – CHAIN BUYING GUIDE

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The bicycle chain is probably one of the simplest yet most important components of your drivetrain. Your drivetrain consists of the cassette, chain, front chain wheel, rear derailleur, front derailleur, and shifter. The chain links the front of the drive train to the rear wheel to transmit power. It transmits the power created by you via your pedals to the …

PRODUCT REVIEW – FINISH LINE STANCHION FLUORO OIL

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Bicycle maintenance is a topic of keen interest these days with more DIY videos coming out showing you how to tidy your ride. Maintaining your bike and keeping it feeling new is a considerable challenge and it’s a basic DIY skill every rider should hone. The basics include cleaning your drivetrain and keeping it lubricated. But there’s more to a …

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – CASSETTE BUYING GUIDE

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The cassette is an important part of the drivetrain that is responsible for rear-wheel drive. A cassette typically has multiple sprockets, each having teeth which mesh with the bicycle chain. Cassettes vary in size and the number of sprockets they have. Sprockets also have a varying number of teeth. Sprockets are also called gears/cogs and help with efficient pedaling on …

CARBON VS ALUMINUM BICYCLES (FRAMES)

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A bicycle’s heart and soul is its frame. It holds everything together and also defines a bike’s character and ride dynamics. To sum it all up, the frame is the most important thing to consider when buying a new bike with multiple options to choose from – designs, geometries, and frame materials. Most bikes are made of Steel, Aluminum, Carbon …