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BUMSONTHESADDLE BUYING GUIDES – DISC BRAKE PADS

Soumya Chatterjee BOTS Guides, Mechanics

Are you looking to change your disc brake pads? Organic, Metallic, Semi-metallic – there are a whole bunch of pad-options to decide on. Which pads to use boils down to the kind of riding you do, the riding conditions and are also a personal preference. TYPES OF MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKE PADS There are two major types of Disc Brake …

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TIME TRIAL, PERFORMANCE & AERO ROAD BIKE SERVICE

Soumya Chatterjee Mechanics

Road bikes are relatively simple machines and most cyclists aim to keep their bikes clean and drive train well-lubricated when it comes to regular maintenance. Well shifting gears, snappy brakes, and a clean bike often give a false sense of well being and we see bikes rolling into our service centers only when there is a break-down or component failure. …

This #techtuesday @storm_to_glory__s.c will be sharing his thoughts on pedals inspired by his work a really nice pair recently - the Crankbrothers Stamp 11. The CB Stamp11 are forged 6061-T6 aluminum pedals with a titanium spindle for further weight reduction. They have a concave platform for a secure foothold, 10 adjustable pins per side for a shin-biting grip and premium bushing and seal system to keep the dirt out and the buttery smoothness in. Every heard anyone go gaga over pedals? Most of us buy a bike and want to ride it as soon as possible. Even if it means riding a high-end full-suspension downhill monster thru city traffic! This is why most bicycling companies give a free set of pedals with every bike. But remember, these could be pedals that require to be replaced with something sturdier and safer if you intend to ride a bit. Pedals are the first set of bearings where the rider applies power which translates into the bike moving forward. A lot of riders also end up putting a lot of weight on the pedal - performing tricks/jumps on mountain bikes, accelerating on city roads or sprinting on a climb on a road bike. The pedal is also a very important contact & grip point (the other two contact points being your hands/handlebar and your bum/saddle). A good set of pedals can actually transform your ride by squeezing more juice from your legs and making the ride safer by ensuring your foot does not slip.

TECH TUESDAY | PLATFORM PEDALS AND PEDAL SERVICE

Soumya Chatterjee Mechanics

This #techtuesday Soumya Chatterjee, our Bike Mechanic, will be sharing his thoughts on pedals inspired by his work a really nice pair recently – the Crankbrothers Stamp 11. The CB Stamp11 are forged 6061-T6 aluminum pedals with a titanium spindle for further weight reduction. They have a concave platform for a secure foothold, 10 adjustable pins per side for a …

KONA MAHUNA 29" FIRST IMPRESSION

KONA MAHUNA 29″ FIRST IMPRESSION

Soumya Chatterjee Reviews

Model: Mahuna 29″The Mahuna comes from Kona Bicycles, based out Vancouver Canada, known for their amazing Mountain Bikes and Touring Bikes. I had an opportunity to test ride one recently after unboxing it. Since this was a brand new piece it was not possible to take it out on trails but even a quick post-setup test ride in the parking …

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30 POINT BICYCLE SERVICE CHECK-IN PROCESS AT BUMSONTHESADDLE

Soumya Chatterjee Mechanics

Like at your doctors, the initial check-in procedure is one of the most important aspects of service. It’s critical that mechanics can have a clear service and usage history of your bicycle, clearly document all issues you’re currently facing and also accurately access your bike so that they can give you a high-quality service recommendation. Here’s a high level 30 …