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 …

WHY RIDE A PURE FIX? INTRODUCTION TO FIXED GEAR & SINGLE SPEED CYCLING

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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 the right handlebar

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The main function of a handlebar is to provide support to the rider and to enable the rider to maneuver the bike. Handlebars also serve the additional functionality of supporting your cyclocomputers,  brake-callipers, lights etc. There are several types of handlebars available. Some of the main types are  drop bars, flat bars, bull horns, and pista bars. Each bar serves …

How to choose an Indoor Bike Trainer

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Types Of Indoor Bike Trainers : Wind – In this type, the rider powers a fan that provides resistance (cheapest but noisiest) Magnetic – In which a fixed resistance is offered by a magnetic fly wheel (quiet, but the fixed resistance is not ideal for many cyclists) Fluid – In which Silicon within the unit offers resistance (quiet and offer …

BUYING GUIDES: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BICYCLE CHAIN LUBRICANT?

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Overview All moving mechanical components of your bike require timely maintenance and care. The same applies for the drivetrain components. Maintaining your chain well will not only give you a smooth riding experience, but also enhance the longevity of your drivetrain components and save you quite a bit of money. For someone who has just picked up their first bike, …

BUYING GUIDES: HOW TO CONVERT NORMAL RIMS TO TUBELESS

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Don’t fancy spending a lot of money on tubeless rims? Well, here is a cost-effective and getto way of going tubeless! Equipment required – 1) Velotape tubeless conversion kit 2) Stan’s no-tubes Tire Sealant or 1) Orange Seal MTB Tubeless kit (24 mm) Instructional Video – So next time when you hit the trails, do so with a lot more …

WINTER CYCLING: TURN ON THE HEAT

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It’s 6:00 am on a chilly Saturday and you are woken up by that dreaded sound that you just do not want to hear – the alarm clock. Eyes half shut, your hands begin to reach out to the snooze button while your inner voice starts giving you a million reasons to go ahead with that decision. ‘Just 5 more …