SRAM ROAD & MOUNTAIN GROUPSET HIERARCHY

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SRAM is a premium bicycle component manufacturer based in the US. They’re is the brainchild behind the introduction of the Grip Shift/Twist shift gear-change method and technology to the road bike market. SRAM is an acronym comprising the names of its founders, Scott, Ray, and Sam. WHAT IS A GROUPSET? A groupset is essentially all the parts of a bicycle that make up its …

ESSENTIAL TRIATHLON GEAR AND CLOTHING GUIDE

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Congratulations. If you’re reading this, you must have signed up for one of the biggest adventures of your life – racing a Triathlon. Or looking at attempting one. Or just inspired by a friend or colleague and have embarked on the journey to understand more about this endurance sport. Check out our post – Introduction to the Sport of Triathlon – to …

APPAREL BUYING GUIDE – SPECIALIZED

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The sort of clothing you wear while cycling greatly impacts how your ride feels. Cycling-specific clothing helps keep you more comfortable on longer rides than compared to conventional sports clothing. You would have seen the professionals sporting skin-hugging jerseys and shorts. This kind of clothing enables them to stay cool, comfortable and makes them marginally faster. Cycling jerseys, shorts, and …

HELLO FROM PAWAN DUBEY

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Hey guys, my name is Pawan and I got into cycling with a simple gift to myself in November 2016 – a bicycle! I learned how to ride the bike with the help of a few friends and started with just riding in and around the locality – short distances, typically to the shopping complex or to my dance classes. …

SPECIALIZED HELMETS – LINEUP

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No one likes falling off their bikes, but if it does happen, you’d like to have the best form of protection, especially for your head. Choosing the right kind of helmet for yourself is just as important as choosing the right bike. Specialized has been in the cycling helmet industry for almost as long as they have been making bikes. …

BUYING GUIDE – APACE CYCLING APPAREL

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Founded back in 2012, Apace is one of the fastest-growing sports apparel brands in India. They specialize in performance apparel for Running, Cycling and Triathlon. Apace has an in-house design team, purpose-made fabrics, customized color palette, and a wide range of products. They target all kinds of athletes, ranging from beginners all the way to professional triathletes. Apace has been …

INDOOR TRAINER BUYING GUIDE

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Your love for cycling shouldn’t be dampened by poor weather conditions or a lack of time. Wouldn’t it be great if you could train, warm-up or even compete with fellow cyclists around the world from the comfort of your house? Well, it’s possible with an indoor cycling trainer. You can keep cycling for hundreds of kilometers, even if it’s raining …

TOP INDIAN TRIATHLON EVENTS IN 2020

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The Triathlon fever has rapidly spread amongst Indian athletes and it’s great to see our riders enthusiastically taking their training to the next level to participate in local and international events. Triathlon events are gaining popularity in India with good levels of participation and we’re stoked to see over 15 tri events on the 2020 calendar as of now. We …

5 THINGS TO CHECK BEFORE EVERY RIDE

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If you’re riding every day then your bicycle is probably undergoing a lot of wear and tear on each ride. like all other machines, maintenance is mandatory for the efficient and smooth functioning of the machine’s internals. Apart from standard maintenance, bicycles need the occasional check-ups to ensure everything is in order. It’s unrealistic to think that you can check …

SPECIALIZED TORCH 3.0 – ROAD CYCLING SHOE

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When it comes to taking your riding experience to the next level, there’s nothing like investing in a good pair of cycling shoes that will make a world of a difference out on the road. One of the greatest challenges with designing a cycling shoe is the fine balance between comfort and performance. If a cycling shoe is really performance-oriented …