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ESSENTIALS YOU NEED TO CARRY ON EVERY BIKE RIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Any ride can be challenging if you’re not well prepared. Most seasoned riders have a small list of essentials that routinely carry on every bike ride to ensure they rock each ride, are uber comfortable on the ride and have safety as their highest priority. Here’s our list of the top 10 essentials for every ride 1. Helmet is the …

HOW TO FIX A BICYCLE PUNCTURE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Knowing how to fix a puncture (also called a flat) is an essential skill. Especially important if you like riding longer distances. It’s all about being independent, self-sufficient and learning how to handle basic DIY maintenance on your bicycle. Being able to handle punctures is even more important on long rides and if you’re into the wonderful world of bicycle …

Hydration Nutrition tips for 100k ride

HYDRATION AND NUTRITION TIPS FOR RIDING YOUR FIRST CENTURY RIDE

Ahish SM BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

The most debatable, controversial and misunderstood aspect of cycling is hydration and nutrition. Keeping your fluid levels topped up on the bike is important – around 60 percent of your body is composed of water – dehydration and a lack of nutrients can lead to mental as well as physical fatigue. It’s important to look at hydration and nutrition as …

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A 100K BIKE RIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Thinking about attempting your first 100k (plug in any number that looks daunting to you) is probably an exciting but scary thought. The first ride is always challenging but becomes not that big of a deal a few rides later once you’ve learned the art of riding longer distances. To help you accelerate this journey, here are a few things …

Top 5 Hydration Nutrition tips for Beginner Cyclists

TOP 5 NUTRITION AND HYDRATION TIPS FOR BEGINNER CYCLISTS

Rohan Kini BOTS Guides

We all love to ride our bikes right! If a 5km ride was so much much, a 50km ride must be ten times as much fun – that’s only if we get our fueling right. Hydration and Nutrition are two important things that we need to take care of to ensure we enjoy our riding. Here are 5 of our …

BUYERS GUIDE – HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE PANNIERS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Commute

Why do cyclists prefer pannier bags when they can carry a backpack to lug things around? We asked a few riders who regularly commute to work on their bicycles and they gave us a few reasons why they prefer pannier bags vs a backpack Comfort was the most important. Everyone hates a sweaty back because of a heavy backpack on …

ABOUT SUSPENSION LOCKOUTS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics

Suspension systems on bicycles have become highly advanced in recent times with suspensions getting smarter with every passing day. However, most of these highly evolved technologies seem to be available only on premium bikes. Bummer! Luckily, Compression Lockouts feature on most forks, entry-level ones too. It’s identified by a blue dial located on top of the suspension fork. Usually on …

ASS SAVERS – CLEVER MINIMALISTIC BICYCLE MUDGUARDS

Shaun George BOTS Guides

While cycling in rain can be great fun, it’s not unless you’re prepared. However, that’s not usually the case. If you’ve ever cycled in the rain without a mudguard, you know what we’re talking about. The rear wheel kicks up muck from wet roads and can dirty your entire attire and magically reach your head too. One common solution is …

SPECIALIZED AUDAX ROAD SHOE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Attention all brevet and touring riders, Specialized might just have the perfect shoe for you. The Specialized Audax shoes are inspired by the sport of randonneuring, more popularly known as Audax / Brevets / BRMs here in India. As a sport that involves riding uber long distances, unsupported through designated checkpoints, comfort is a key requirement and performance is a close …

HOW TO MEASURE SIT BONE WIDTH WHILE BUYING A NEW SADDLE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

The saddle is one of the most underestimated components on a bicycle and potentially one of the simplest upgrades to improve your overall ride quality. A good bike saddle fits like a pair of good shoes – comfortable, supportive and you actually look forward to wearing them. If hopping onto your bike does not feel like that – a new …