Kona Dew 2020 - BUMSONTHESADDLE BIKE REVIEW

BIKE REVIEW – KONA DEW 2021

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Commute, Product Launch, Reviews

Kona Bikes is synonymous with good quality bikes across the world. An originally Canadian bicycle brand, currently based out of Washington, Kona produces a complete range of road, commuter, cyclocross, and mountain bikes. The Kona Dew 2021 is the latest iteration of the company’s classic all-around commuter bike, aimed at providing a comfortable fun riding experience at an affordable price …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE LIGHTS FOR RANDONNEURING/BREVET EVENTS

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Randonneuring

Randonneuring/Brevet Riding (long-distance endurance cycling events ranging from 200 to 600 kilometers that are to be completed in a stipulated time frame) has taken India by storm. This form of riding stretches the rider to his/her limits with some rides lasting multiple days across all types of terrains, sometimes going well into the night. That is why having a set …

Choosing Bicycle Lights for Daily Commute

CHOOSING BICYCLE LIGHTS FOR A DAILY COMMUTE

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Commute

Commuting on a bike is perfect for beating rush-hour traffic and reducing your carbon footprint, while also staying fit and healthy. And enjoying your daily commute. In crowded Indian cities, we’ve often seen bike commutes being a lot faster than driving to work. What a great way to save time, save money, have a fantastic commute, squeeze in some fitness …

THE 2020 CASTELLI BIB SHORTS & CYCLING SHORTS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

When it comes to performance cycling, whether it’s long weekend rides, road races, granfondos, or gravel, bib shorts are where it’s at for outright comfort. The perfect bib shorts will provide just the right balance of comfort and support for your legs when you’re pounding out those miles. Castelli, an Italian company, is world-renowned for its incredible performance-oriented cycling apparel …

BIKE REVIEW – MERIDA BIG SEVEN

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Merida is a brand name you’ve probably heard of before. They’re a Taiwanese brand that manufactures and markets bicycles globally – their R&D takes place primarily in Germany. Merida has gained a strong foothold in India over the past 5 years, especially in the road and mountain biking segment. Well priced, feature-packed bikes are some of the USPs of Merida …

TOP MERIDA MOUNTAIN BIKES IN 2020

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Merida is a name you’ve probably heard of in relation to bicycles. Merida is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that has built a reputation of making some of the best bicycles in the world. They are especially well known amongst commuters/fitness cyclists and road cyclists. Merida is now the second-largest bike manufacturer in Taiwan. They began the distribution of bicycles in …

CYCLING VS SWIMMING – WHICH IS BETTER?

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Both cycling and swimming are some of the most effective ways to keep healthy and fit. Which is why it has most of us asking, which one is better? Both are low-impact forms of cardio exercise that burn a lot of calories. But if you needed to choose between swimming and cycling, is it better to pedal or paddle your way into …

CYCLING VS THE GYM – WHICH IS BETTER?

Shaun George BOTS Guides

We’re all working towards that new year’s resolution of ours – which is usually to see a fitter and healthier version of ourselves. Maybe you want to lose a few kilos, or maybe you simply want to remain fit. Either way, both cycling and hitting the gym are great ways to reach that goal. Essentially, you need to indulge yourself …

BICYCLE CRANKSET – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics

Looking at a crankset upgrade? Maybe your chainrings have worn out. Whatever it may be, we’ve got you covered. Cranksets are often thought of as overly complicated components that are of various types, which further adds to the complication. Things can seem complicated at first which is why we’re here to simplify things. WHAT IS A CRANKSET? A crankset often …

MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUPSETS – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

What are today’s mountain bikes without their groupsets? Frankly, not much. Mountain bike groupsets have seen a lot of updation and innovation in the past few years. Nowadays we hear things such as 500% gear range and four-piston hydraulic brakes – we’ve clearly come very far. So much so, that understanding mountain bike groupsets these days can be a little …