BIKE CLEANING (EQUIPMENT GUIDE)

Shaun George Bike Skills, BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Tips & Tricks

Riding your bike whenever you get a chance is always an enjoyable experience. But you know what’s even better? Riding a nice, clean and shiny bike. Cleaning your bike on a regular basis will keep it performing well and is an effective way of ensuring it works safely and looks good. It’s a well known fact that clean components wear out less …

CASSETTE VS FREEWHEEL

Shaun George Bike Skills, BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

You’ve probably asked yourself. Does my bike have a cassette or a freewheel? It’s something our inner mechanic has always wanted to know. Both perform a very similar function, but there are a few fundamental changes to know about. Read on to geek out over the fundamental differences between cassettes and freewheels. The rear cogs on bicycles are attached to …

BICYCLE TRAINER VS ROLLER – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George Bike Skills, BOTS Guides, Racing

Even though we love our bikes, riding outdoors isn’t always possible – time constraints, weather conditions or simply the lack of motivation. The monsoons and winters are probably the worst times to be out riding. Instead of missing out on the joy of riding during these seasons, why not ride indoors. Indoor trainers & rollers are a great way to …

Servicing Fox Suspensions | BUMSONTHESADDLE

TECH TUESDAY – WORKING ON FOX SUSPENSIONS

Shaun George Bike Skills, Mechanics

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 …

Training plans for cyclings - road racing

VIDEO: CREATING A TRAINING PLAN FOR CYCLISTS

admin Bike Skills, Events

With the famed Nandi Epic road race & the Tour of Nilgiris around the corner, we decided to team up with Bikey Venky (BVCoaching) to help riders kick off a structured training program (for next year) on their bikes and also answer questions folks have on training and racing at the upcoming road events! The webinars were a phenomenal success …

BOTS RANDONNEURING GUIDE – HOW TO GEAR UP FOR A BREVET

Rohan Kini Bike Skills, BOTS Guides

Brevets (long-distance endurance cycling events of 200/300/400/600 kilometers that are supposed to be completed in a stipulated time) have caught the fancy of cyclists across India. With various randonneuring clubs in different parts of the country and with spirited participation from a handful of Indian cyclists in the recently concluded Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, there seems to be a spike in interest in …

Why good bike shops are so awesome

Rohan Kini Bike Skills

Black Peak Cycles Pro Build from Stash Media Worx on Vimeo. Some of the best things about running/working at a bike shop is that you work intelligently yet emotionally with your hands, interact with loads of good people (bikers are all good people right!) and work on some of the simplest, beautiful and yet most efficient machines on the planet! Can’t get …

Simple Mountain biking exercises

Rohan Kini Bike Skills

Our entire team at BumsOnTheSaddle does a daily stand up at 11am – a good time to share what we intend to do over the day, discuss road blocks and discuss how we will take over the world. We always kickoff the standup with some exercises. Sarvesh, who is currently interning at BumsOnTheSaddle, is in charge of interesting routines that …