HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE BOTTLES – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, E-commerce, Tips & Tricks, Triathlon

Hydration is essential when cycling – in fact not just for cycling, any sport requires sufficient levels of hydration before, during, and after the activity. Now when it comes to water bottles you can’t really go wrong with what you pick, they’re fairly simple products. WHAT BOTTLE DO I NEED Cycling water bottles aren’t too sport-specific. All sports water bottles …

HOW TO CHOOSE WOMEN’S BIKES – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Women

If you’re looking to relive your childhood joys of cycling by getting back on a bike, you’re at the right place! Even if you’re looking at upgrading your bicycle this is a good foundation course to know what to look out for with your next bike. It’s likely that you have been riding a unisex bicycle before – for the …

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES –ABC QUICK CHECK

Shaun George BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

It’s important to keep your bike in tip-top working order, not only from a mechanical standpoint but also from a safety standpoint. Before each ride, make sure you conduct a quick series of checks to ensure your bike is ready and safe to ride. Use the “ABC Quick Check” to remind yourself of this inspection every time. If you feel …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – “TK FALLS” | INTERMEDIATE

Balakrishna Bhat Bike Routes, BOTS Guides, BOTS News, Events, Ride Leadership Program

Elevation Gain: 616m Distance: 51.41km Ride time: 3 hours Route profile: Primarily descents Road quality: Smooth tarmac; 1.2 kms of rough patch Traffic Level: Low Strava Route – TK Falls TK falls or Thottikallu falls are on the same route as Muninagara dam for the most part. The only difference is that you need to turn right just before Thattaguppe …

HOW TO CHOOSE HANDLEBAR TAPE – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

Comfort is key, and as cyclists, we know that all too well. On your bike, you have three primary touchpoints, the saddle, handlebar, and the pedals. Handlebar tape serves as the interface for a critical contact point on the bike, yet it is often overlooked. Too often riders can be seen with dirty, half-torn, improperly taped bartape on their bikes. …

HOW TO FIX PUNCTURES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

One of the many skills you develop as a cyclist is the ability to fix punctures. Ask any experienced cyclist and they’ll tell you that punctures are only a minor inconvenience faced by riders. Punctures are inevitable, and are bound to take place at some point in time. Puncture fixing as a skill seems intimidating but is actually very easy …

TOP 5 REASONS TO WEAR CYCLING GLOVES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

By now you’ve probably seen a lot of cyclists with jazzy, colorful gloves. What’s with that? Obviously, comfort right? There’s more to it than just comfort. Bike gloves provide a lot more to the rider than what’s visible. Apart from looking cool, bike gloves also serve multiple functions. We’re going to tell you the top five reasons as to why …