HOW TO FIX A BICYCLE PUNCTURE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Knowing how to fix a puncture (also called a flat) is an essential skill. Especially important if you like riding longer distances. It’s all about being independent, self-sufficient and learning how to handle basic DIY maintenance on your bicycle. Being able to handle punctures is even more important on long rides and if you’re into the wonderful world of bicycle …

Hydration Nutrition tips for 100k ride

HYDRATION AND NUTRITION TIPS FOR RIDING YOUR FIRST CENTURY RIDE

Ahish SM BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

The most debatable, controversial and misunderstood aspect of cycling is hydration and nutrition. Keeping your fluid levels topped up on the bike is important – around 60 percent of your body is composed of water – dehydration and a lack of nutrients can lead to mental as well as physical fatigue. It’s important to look at hydration and nutrition as …

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A 100K BIKE RIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Thinking about attempting your first 100k (plug in any number that looks daunting to you) is probably an exciting but scary thought. The first ride is always challenging but becomes not that big of a deal a few rides later once you’ve learned the art of riding longer distances. To help you accelerate this journey, here are a few things …

BIKE TO WORK – HOW TO KICKSTART CYCLING TO WORK

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Commute, Tips & Tricks

The number of cars and motorbikes on the road are on the rise. Cities are getting incredibly congested with high rise buildings and vehicles. On your drive to work, you’ve probably seen a bunch of office goers on bicycles zipping past you, while you’re stuck in traffic. Seeing this it has also probably crossed your mind that you too could …

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR TIRES FROM PUNCTURES

Vallabh Pradeep Tips & Tricks

Punctures are like a shadow, it cannot be avoided! But having said that, the risk of having a flat can definitely be minimized. Here are few tips 1.  PUMP UP YOUR TIRES TO OPTIMAL PRESSURE Incorrect tire pressures are a major reason for punctures. Make it a habit to regularly check your tire pressure before heading out for a ride, especially long …

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 …

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 …