DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES –ABC QUICK CHECK

Shaun George BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

It’s important to keep your bike in tip-top working order, not only from a mechanical standpoint but also from a safety standpoint. Before each ride, make sure you conduct a quick series of checks to ensure your bike is ready and safe to ride. Use the “ABC Quick Check” to remind yourself of this inspection every time. If you feel …

SOUTH BANGALORE RIDE ROUTE – THE BORDER – 100 MILER

Balakrishna Bhat Bike Routes, BOTS News, Reviews, Ride Leadership Program, Tips & Tricks

Elevation Gain: 1,558m Distance: 166.81km Ride time: 5-6 hours Route profile: Rolling Road quality: Smooth tarmac; ocassional bad patches Traffic Level: Low Strava Route – 100 miler Our very first 100 miler had to be exciting, challenging and scenic at the same time to encourage people to get into brevets. Thally lake on the other side of the state border …

HOW TO CHOOSE HANDLEBAR TAPE – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

Comfort is key, and as cyclists, we know that all too well. On your bike, you have three primary touchpoints, the saddle, handlebar, and the pedals. Handlebar tape serves as the interface for a critical contact point on the bike, yet it is often overlooked. Too often riders can be seen with dirty, half-torn, improperly taped bartape on their bikes. …

HOW TO FIX PUNCTURES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

One of the many skills you develop as a cyclist is the ability to fix punctures. Ask any experienced cyclist and they’ll tell you that punctures are only a minor inconvenience faced by riders. Punctures are inevitable, and are bound to take place at some point in time. Puncture fixing as a skill seems intimidating but is actually very easy …

TOP 5 REASONS TO WEAR CYCLING GLOVES

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

By now you’ve probably seen a lot of cyclists with jazzy, colorful gloves. What’s with that? Obviously, comfort right? There’s more to it than just comfort. Bike gloves provide a lot more to the rider than what’s visible. Apart from looking cool, bike gloves also serve multiple functions. We’re going to tell you the top five reasons as to why …