THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START CYCLING

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Everyone who is into cycling has started somewhere. Most of us learned how to ride a bike when we were young, and probably found an interest to ride later on in life, which is when we got more interested in hard-core cycling, doing longer distances and riding faster. These are a few pointers for riders with big ambitions just (re)starting …

Bicycle Buyers Guide - bumsonthesaddle

ROAD VS MOUNTAIN VS HYBRID BICYCLE – BUYERS GUIDE

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A lot of us looking at getting a bicycle for ourselves are left confused with the myriad options available nowadays. Those simple machines that we rode in our childhood have not gone untouched with the technological advancements made by mankind over the past few decades. Not only has this exposed us to more quality options to choose from, but can …

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HOW TO CHOOSE A BICYCLE PUMP – BUYERS GUIDE

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A good bicycle pump is on our list of Top Essentials for a Cyclist. Bicycle pumps do a simple but important job of ensuring tires are inflated to specification. This ensures your ride is comfortable, safe and that tires last. As with all essentials, having a good pump will definitely ensure you ride even more! This guide should give you …

THE SPECIALIZED ALIBI – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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The Specialized Alibi on Indian roads! BASICS HOW CAN A TYRE BE AIR LESS? Most bicycles come installed with pneumatic tires – a rubber tire casing with a bicycle tube inside which needs to be pumped up regularly. This design has multiple benefits offering a comfortable ride, light weight and good traction and have been the preferred choice on bikes …

INDTRODUCING: BUMSONTHESADDLE PERFORMANCE ROAD COACHING PROGRAM

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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

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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 …