INDTRODUCING: BUMSONTHESADDLE PERFORMANCE ROAD COACHING PROGRAM

Suraj LN Swamy BOTS Guides, BOTS News, Racing, Tips & Tricks

If you have been riding your bicycle for over a year, we are sure your thought will be at getting into training or coaching to improve your cadence / average speed / climb timings on our pilgrimage Nandi hills or the deadly kalhatti climb / ability to sprint faster — If have you not been thinking so, probably it is time to …

TOP BICYCLE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR A BETTER RIDE ON RACE / EVENT DAY

Suraj LN Swamy BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Racing, Tips & Tricks

With over a year of experience in providing Start Line Support at races & brevets, we at BOTS Tech have complied a list of top bicycle maintenance tips to ready your bicycle for the day of the event. Below are our recommendations in the order of M-check: Quick release & hubs: Make sure your hub has bearing that are in …

BOTS RANDONNEURING GUIDE – HOW TO GEAR UP FOR A BREVET

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Brevets (long distance endurance cycling events of 200/300/400/600 kilometres 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 a spirited participation from a handful of Indian cyclists in the recently concluded Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, there seems to be a spike in …

THE BOTS BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CYCLING TO WORK

Rohan Kini BOTS Guides, Commute

Cycling to Work is one of the most practical and fastest modes of commute in our over-populated cities. Not only does it help you get to and from work faster, but it also gives you your daily dose of exercise without having to take out time for it separately! The first question that comes to the mind of someone looking …

WHY RIDE A PURE FIX? INTRODUCTION TO FIXED GEAR & SINGLE SPEED CYCLING

Rohan Kini BOTS Guides, Commute, E-commerce, Tips & Tricks

All across India there is a sudden spike in interest in cycling as a fitness and leisure activity. Be it the social aspect of riding in a group, commuting within the city to avoid the ever-so-problematic traffic, or just pushing yourself to your limits to get fitter and faster, the possibilities seem endless. As someone who is looking at taking …

How to Choose Mountain Bike Wheels?

Rohan Kini BOTS Guides, E-commerce, Tips & Tricks

Wheels are among the most confusing components you can buy for your mountain bike; there’s a seemingly endless array of choices, all with their own set of claimed benefits.   Factors to consider – 1) Size 2) Tubeless or not? 3) Rim Width 4) Weight Size When it comes to mountain bikes, one can choose from 26 inch, 29 inch …

PRODUCT REVIEW: PURE FIX FIXED GEAR/SINGLE SPEED BIKES, IF IT AIN’T FIXED, ITS BROKEN

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I remember the first time I saw the movie Premium Rush, I was left completely fascinated by the idea of riding a fixed gear bike. I mean, riding without brakes, not being able to coast, weaving through peak hour traffic, sounds like something that someone with a death wish would do. But then, what bigger adrenaline rush can you get …

How to choose the right handlebar

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The main function of a handlebar is to provide support to the rider and to enable the rider to maneuver the bike. Handlebars also serve the additional functionality of supporting your cyclocomputers,  brake-callipers, lights etc. There are several types of handlebars available. Some of the main types are  drop bars, flat bars, bull horns, and pista bars. Each bar serves …