BUYING GUIDES: ROAD BIKES

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Road bikes are designed to be ridden on good unbroken surfaces. Good tarmac is fantastic as it allows you to ride the bike fast and long, but these bikes can definitely roll over fire roads or broken tarmac patches. Road bikes do not come with suspensions and riding them over broken patches can seem quite jarring. Typically road bikes are …

BUYING GUIDES: MOUNTAIN BIKES

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Mountain Bikes are bikes that are designed to be ridden off-road on trails, mud tracks, rocky/sandy sections and generally areas which are not smooth. Generally, mountain bikes are identified by knobby tires, flat handlebars, and suspensions which provide a smooth and stable ride even on highly irregular or broken terrain. Mountain bikes are broadly classified into two categories 1) HARDTAIL …

ESSENTIAL STRAVA GUIDE: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS

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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

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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 …

VIDEO: TRAINING, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION BASICS FOR CYCLISTS

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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

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  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

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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

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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 …