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 …

How to choose the right handlebar

admin Bike Fit, BOTS Guides, E-commerce, Tips & Tricks

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 …

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, …