ESSENTIAL STRAVA GUIDE: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS

Vallabh Pradeep

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

Vallabh Pradeep

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 …

VIDEO: TRAINING, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION BASICS FOR CYCLISTS

Suraj LN Swamy

We hosted a Facebook Live Webinar on Training & Nutrition, hosted by Lokesh Jain from Talk About Cycling & Keertana Ramu from Fast & Up India. With all the cycling events that we’re running including the monthly 100km rides, we find Nutrition, Hydration and basics of Training extremely important and helpful for beginner and intermediate cyclists to ride stronger and …

HOW TO CHOOSE WATER BOTTLE CAGE

Rupert Fernandes

  Sweat and thirst are unavoidable part of cycling. For sweat, we can wear a sweatband and to quench the thirst we need a bottle of water. But wait, where would you store them while riding? You would need a bottle cage to do that. Bottle cage usually fits above the down tube of the bike, but sometimes it finds …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE SHOES

Rupert Fernandes

A bike can be ridden with any shoe but one who rides regularly is benefitted by shoes designed for cycling. Cycling shoes are designed to be light, with a stiff sole to generate more power in each pedal stroke.  This results in high efficiency and speed, Cycling shoes use Clip-less technology, where a small metal or plastic is attached to …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE TIRE

Vallabh Pradeep

  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

Vallabh Pradeep

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

Vallabh Pradeep

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

Vallabh Pradeep

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 …

GROUP RIDE ETIQUETTE FOR BEGINNER CYCLISTS

Abhiram

Just brought home a new bike and looking to deep dive into the wonderful world of cycling? For starters, take your bike outside a few times and enjoy riding around the neighbourhood. Get to know your bike better and also get comfortable with braking and using gears. Next, google/discover and sign up with bike clubs, communities or bike shops in …