BRAND INTRODUCTION – CEP COMPRESSION

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Racing, Triathlon

If you have taken part in bike races, triathlons or have attended one of these events, you’ve probably come across that one guy with tights on. Probably seen him wearing it in the parking lot, before and after the race. Now that is what you call compression wear. For years now, doctors have relied on compression socks and stocking to …

BUYING GUIDE – LOOK PEDALS

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Look is a French manufacturer of high-end bicycle frames, equipment, and apparel – established in Nevers, France in 1951, Look was originally a ski equipment manufacturer. It wasn’t until the 1980s that Look really had their big break when they introduced a clipless pedal for cycling based on equipment for ski bindings. A spring-loaded latch on the top of the pedal held a cleat that was bolted to the sole of a …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – WTB TIRES

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Fueled by the need to create durable and reliable mountain-bike specific equipment, Wilderness Trail Bikes was born. Wilderness Trail Bikes better known as WTB is a privately owned company based in Marin County, California, USA and was founded in 1982. Even today WTB sources and sells its product worldwide supplying bike manufacturers and bike shops with components including tires, saddles, rims, and grips. Whether referring to bike …

FUNDAMENTALS OF TRIATHLON BIKE FIT – HOW TO GET THE PERFECT BIKE POSITION

Shaun George Bike Fit, BOTS Guides, Racing, Tips & Tricks, Triathlon

If you open any triathlon magazine, you’ll see pages of ads for aero gear promising dramatic speed gains on race day: bike frames, forks, race wheels, bottles, holders for said bottles, and much, much more. However, the most important component of aerodynamics isn’t the bike and all the stuff you hang on it—it’s you. Triathlons are all about speed, endurance, …

COVID-19 PANDEMIC BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE

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Last Updated – 25 March 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we’re taking simple measures to protect our employees, our vendors, and all our customers. The health and safety of our community of riders is our top priority. We will be doing a few things to reduce the impact of the virus and yet, continue supporting riders across India. E-Commerce …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – CHALLENGE TIRES

Shaun George BOTS Guides

The only point of contact that your bike has with the ground is its tires. Tires not only keep your bike grounded but also provide you with traction, comfort, and speed. Tires are a super important aspect of any bike, which is why it’s important to ensure that your bicycle tires are of the best possible quality. There are a …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – HJC

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch

Hong Jin Crown (HJC) – Probably one of the most well-known motorcycle helmet manufacturers in the world – HJC has been making helmets since 1971. Highly praised in the field of motorcycle helmets, HJC is recognized for its long history of helmet production involving advanced material construction, strength, and lightweight performance. HJC is heavily involved in MotoGP racing as the …

TRIATHLON BIKE BUYING GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Triathlon

Arguably one of the most fun stages in a triathlon is the biking stage, at least we think so. The objective during this stage is to finish the biking leg as fast as possible – in order to do this, you need to be as efficient as possible. Immense core strength and overall stamina are required to complete this leg …

ACING YOUR TRIATHLON ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks, Triathlon

Triathlons are fun and can get quite addictive over a period of time. Triathlons require you to perfect your skills in 3 different disciplines – most people are good at one particular sport, not so much at the other two. Training along with the right kind of equipment can help you improve in all 3 disciplines. Getting into triathlons can …

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CYCLING SHOES FOR SPINNING

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You probably know someone or have heard of “spinning classes” from someone. Maybe, you’re already a part of a spinning class. Spinning also referred to as “indoor cycling” is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity, and recovery. It involves using a special stationary bicycle with a weighted flywheel. The flywheel along with other mechanical components …