BREVET FUNDAMENTALS – A GUIDE TO RANDONNEURING IN INDIA

Chintan Dhandha BOTS Guides, Events, Meta, Tips & Tricks, Women

You’ve probably come across the terms “Brevet” and “Randonneuring” through your friends. Passionate endurance cyclists will know these terms for sure. The constant need to push limits and break boundaries has lead to the birth and popularity of the endurance sport of Randonneuring. WHAT IS RANDONNEURING? Randonneuring is a long-distance (greater than 200km) cycling event where riders aim to complete …

WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT? – FRAME vs COMPONENTS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

The all famous, frame vs components debate has been going on amongst cyclists for quite some time. It’s something that riders still discuss to this very date. It often divides opinion but there’s a better understanding of it now. With a wide variety of bikes in the market, there’s always the question of “which one is better?” You may find …

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SHORTS / BIB SHORTS – BUYERS GUIDE

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

Hi there! If you’re reading this article you’re probably new to cycling or are considering buying a pair of cycling shorts/bib shorts. You’ve probably seen cyclists fully clad in spandex zipping past you in the city – wondering why they wear these silly outfits. While cycling in your jeans or cargos is “okay”, the longer rides will have your bottom …

TOP FIVE THINGS TO CARRY WHILE ROAD BIKING

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Whenever you’re out on a ride you never know what you’re going to encounter. You can run into a series of issues. Regardless of issues, its a good idea to carry a few things that can be considered “essentials”. Here’s a list of 5 things that we think you should always carry with you no matter how long or short …

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES – DRIVETRAIN MAINTENANCE

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

Your bike’s drivetrain is made of a bunch of moving parts all working in harmony to provide you with smooth gear shifts and reliable performance. All these drivetrain components, especially the chain, are made to super-high tolerances – any changes in these tolerances can cause shifting issues. Having a clean drivetrain keeps your bike in good working order. A poorly maintained drivetrain …

BIKE CLEANING (EQUIPMENT GUIDE)

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

Riding your bike whenever you get a chance is always an enjoyable experience. But you know what’s even better? Riding a nice, clean and shiny bike. Cleaning your bike on a regular basis will keep it performing well and is an effective way of ensuring it works safely and looks good. It’s a well known fact that clean components wear out less …