PRODUCT LINEUP – XLAB

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Triathlon

Everyone knows that hydration while out on a ride is super important – however, it is one of the most underestimated aspects of endurance riding. Specifically, triathlons. Triathletes need to constantly keep replenishing themselves over the course of all three stages of the triathlon. Hydration has always been a problem on bicycles – while athletes spend huge amounts of money …

BRAND INTRODUCTION & LINEUP – HUUB

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Triathlon

It’s triathlon season and it’s great to see triathlon involvement in the country. The sport of Triathlon is now more popular than ever – more competitive than ever too. This competitiveness has led to the development of better quality and higher performance tri-gear. Triathlon gear is super important during the event as it saves you a bunch of time and …

TOP 5 TRIATHLON EVENTS IN INDIA IN 2020

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Events, Triathlon

Triathlon events are aplenty in India this year – great for anyone looking to start off their Triathlon journey in 2020. So those of you clueless about triathlons, a triathlon is a multisport race with three continuous sequential races. These races are of the endurance type – pushing athletes far beyond their comfort zones. Triathlons include Swimming, Cycling, and Running …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – FULCRUM

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Uncategorized

From the makers of some of the best groupsets and bike components in the world – Campagnolo; comes a company by the name of Fulcrum. Fulcrum is fairly new in the market, the company was founded in July 2004 and is based in Arcugnano, Italy. Campagnolo themselves have been making wheels for quite some time and it is the same …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – PIRELLI

Shaun George BOTS Guides, BOTS News

The Italian giant – Pirelli is one of the most well-known tire manufacturers in the market and also the 5th largest tire manufacturer in the world. While they focus primarily on tires for cars and bikes they have recently brought over that experience in making world-class bicycle tires by introducing its Velo product range. PIRELLI TECHNOLOGY Pirelli has a racing …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – ARGON 18

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch

If you’ve been into cycling for a while, you’ve probably heard of Argon 18. Founded back in 1989, Argon 18 is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer founded by retired cyclist Gervais Rioux. The name of the brand is derived from the Element Argon which is number 18 on the periodic table of elements. The brand has sponsorships with multiple professional cycling …

TOP 10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME TRIATHLETES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Triathlon

Congratulations on plunging into your first Triathlon! Triathlons are a great platform to test your physical and mental strength, to diversify your fitness routine or to simply challenge your self in new ways. Triathlons have gained a lot of popularity over the years with multiple good Triathlon events across India. Indian triathletes have managed to make a mark not only …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – XLab

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch, Triathlon

Good hydration is critical for long endurance events, especially cycling as improper hydration can impact energy levels and can cause muscle spasms or cramps. Not much had changed with bottles and bottle cages in the cycling industry until XLab entered the game and drove some innovation. A love for Triathlons and a passion for speed lead to the birth of …

WHAT IS A TRIATHLON?

Rohan Kini BOTS Guides, Triathlon

Triathlons are exciting multi-sport endurance events with three continuous sequential endurance races. The word is of Greek origin – three + competition. While variations of the sports exist the most common format requires you to clock a swim, a bike ride and a run across various distances in a continuous sequence. This multisport evolved in the 1970s and was introduced …

SRAM ROAD & MOUNTAIN GROUPSET HIERARCHY

Shaun George BOTS Guides

SRAM is a premium bicycle component manufacturer based in the US. They’re is the brainchild behind the introduction of the Grip Shift/Twist shift gear-change method and technology to the road bike market. SRAM is an acronym comprising the names of its founders, Scott, Ray, and Sam. WHAT IS A GROUPSET? A groupset is essentially all the parts of a bicycle that make up its …