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TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA

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A triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous sequential races. The event is mostly of the endurance kind with long distances that allows athletes to push their ability to the max. There are various variations of the sport but the most common form includes swimming, cycling, and running (in that order) over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall …

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BUYING GUIDE – HOW TO CHOOSE A BICYCLE HELMET

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Whether you’re headed on a long road ride or commuting in your city – bicycle helmets are an essential accessory while you’re out on your bike. This is especially important for kids. Although a common excuse is that we’re riding too slow for anything to happen, it’s extremely important to understand that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of …

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SUNGLASSES

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SUNGLASSES

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It’s amazing that most cyclists don’t imagine a pair of cycling sunglasses to be a part of their “kit” until a fly hits them on a fast ride down a curvy decent, in Indian traffic! The point being, cycling glasses are not just an accessory to make you look cool on your bike (although they definitely do!). They are an …

ESSENTIAL STRAVA GUIDE: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS

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Most of you would love to track your riding activities and measure your progress, but not able to do that because tracking gadgets cost a bomb. Worry not! Here is an app which allows you to record, share and upload your activities free of cost. Strava is a “Social Networking” app for cyclists and runners which allows the user to …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE MULTITOOL

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A multipurpose tool is a survival tool for any cyclist. It is compact and comes handy during emergency situations; it provides all the important tools necessary to carry out roadside maintenance. The mechanical breakdown may occur to well-maintained bike as well, so it is worth carrying a multi-tool on every outing with the bike. It will ensure that the rider …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE TIRE

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  You could be a daily commuter, a Dirt addict who enjoys the trails or occasional rider who just rides for fun!  Depending on the riding style you prefer, you will have to choose the right bicycle tire by taking the rim size and the bike type into consideration. This blog will help you understand the cycling tire’s better so …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE LOCKS-BUYERS GUIDE

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Bicycle safety is one of the biggest concern that haunts the riders. The common practice that the riders follow is to lock up their bike when not around. But one has to understand the locks in general to make the best choice. This guide will help you in understanding different types of locks and the features that you need to …

HOW TO CHOOSE RIGHT CYCLING GLOVES

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Choosing the correct pair of gloves is critical to enjoying a comfortable ride. They help in absorbing sweat and in eliminating road vibration. When chosen right they will fit you right, provide great comfort and look aesthetically appealing. Read through to understand the parameters we consider while choosing the right pair of gloves. DESIGN Gloves are generally categorized into two types …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE LIGHTS

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We have all been in situations where poor visibility has led to bad ride days or even worse. These situations can be better handled with appropriate lighting solutions. However, there are a few parameters to consider before you shop around for lights. Read on to understand how we at BOTS choose lights. TYPES OF CYCLING LIGHTS A well-lit bike is …