CYCLING EYEWEAR – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, E-commerce, Racing

If you’ve been cycling long enough you’re probably already wearing cycling eyewear when on the road. The rush of wind against your face would leave you in tears if you didn’t use them. Debris, rain, mud, and absent-minded insects can easily find their way into your eyeball, with the high-speeds of road and downhill trail riding giving you little to no time …

HOW TO CHOOSE ROAD BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

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

Bicycle tires are often an underrated component. Not surprisingly so, but if you think about (especially with a road bike), there’s only about an inch or so of rubber that keeps you grounded. That inch of rubber is expected to give you grip, puncture protection, comfort – all this and more, at car-like speeds. That’s why it’s important to have …

BICYCLE TRAINER VS ROLLER – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George Bike Skills, BOTS Guides, Racing

Even though we love our bikes, riding outdoors isn’t always possible – time constraints, weather conditions or simply the lack of motivation. The monsoons and winters are probably the worst times to be out riding. Instead of missing out on the joy of riding during these seasons, why not ride indoors. Indoor trainers & rollers are a great way to …

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ZWIFT

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Racing

A bicycle trainer is a piece of equipment that makes it possible to ride a bicycle while it remains stationary. A popular choice among cyclists these are commonly used to warm up before races, or when riding conditions outside are not favorable. Almost all bicycles can easily be used by with most trainers. Quite a few virtual training programs have …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – CEP COMPRESSION

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Racing, Triathlon

If you have taken part in bike races, triathlons or have attended one of these events, you’ve probably come across that one guy with tights on. Probably seen him wearing it in the parking lot, before and after the race. Now that is what you call compression wear. For years now, doctors have relied on compression socks and stocking to …

FUNDAMENTALS OF TRIATHLON BIKE FIT – HOW TO GET THE PERFECT BIKE POSITION

Shaun George Bike Fit, BOTS Guides, Racing, Tips & Tricks, Triathlon

If you open any triathlon magazine, you’ll see pages of ads for aero gear promising dramatic speed gains on race day: bike frames, forks, race wheels, bottles, holders for said bottles, and much, much more. However, the most important component of aerodynamics isn’t the bike and all the stuff you hang on it—it’s you. Triathlons are all about speed, endurance, …

TUBULAR TIRES – FUNDAMENTALS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Racing

One of the biggest considerations for performance cyclists is weight. Everyone knows that the lighter you are, the faster and more efficient you are. Bicycle manufacturers have come up with incredibly light frames and have used all kinds of materials to make a bicycle as light as possible. There’s one way to make things a bit lighter. A tubular tire …

START LINE SUPPORT IN 2019

Rohan Kini Events, Mechanics, Racing, Startline Support

Not being able to ride or race at an event because of mechanical issues is always disappointing. We decided to solve this problem. Creating more riding opportunities has always been one of our pillars at BUMSONTHESADDLE and providing neutral support at events was right up the alley! BUMSONTHESADDLE Start Line Support is an initiative to provide kick-ass technical support to …