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 …

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TOP FIVE REASONS TO WEAR CYCLING GLOVES – BEGINNERS GUIDE

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With most sport, being well attired for the sport is a great way to start. Looking the part not only enhances safety, comfort and the overall experience but also makes you immediately look professional, lending you a great psychological win! From experience, we’ve noticed that culturally, most Indian’s prefer to see some commitment to the activity, wait to get relatively …

HOW TO CHOOSE A HELMET

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choosing a right helmet is very essential for cyclist’s safety. Be it an occasional rider or a rider at performance level. A good helmet must provide a balance between fit, comfort, and ventilation. Here are few things to look for before choosing the helmet. KNOW WHICH TYPE SUITS YOU Bicycle helmets come in different types like leisure ride helmet, road …

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR TIRES FROM PUNCTURES

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Punctures are like a shadow, it cannot be avoided! But having said that, the risk of having a flat can definitely be minimized. Here are few tips 1.  PUMP UP YOUR TIRES TO OPTIMAL PRESSURE Incorrect tire pressures are a major reason for punctures. Make it a habit to regularly check your tire pressure before heading out for a ride, especially long …

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START CYCLING

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Everyone who is into cycling has started somewhere. Most of us learned how to ride a bike when we were young, and probably found an interest to ride later on in life, which is when we got more interested in hard-core cycling, doing longer distances and riding faster. These are a few pointers for riders with big ambitions just (re)starting …