BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – CHAIN BUYING GUIDE

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The bicycle chain is probably one of the simplest yet most important components of your drivetrain. Your drivetrain consists of the cassette, chain, front chain wheel, rear derailleur, front derailleur, and shifter. The chain links the front of the drive train to the rear wheel to transmit power. It transmits the power created by you via your pedals to the …

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Bicycle maintenance is a topic of keen interest these days with more DIY videos coming out showing you how to tidy your ride. Maintaining your bike and keeping it feeling new is a considerable challenge and it’s a basic DIY skill every rider should hone. The basics include cleaning your drivetrain and keeping it lubricated. But there’s more to a …

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – CASSETTE BUYING GUIDE

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The cassette is an important part of the drivetrain that is responsible for rear-wheel drive. A cassette typically has multiple sprockets, each having teeth which mesh with the bicycle chain. Cassettes vary in size and the number of sprockets they have. Sprockets also have a varying number of teeth. Sprockets are also called gears/cogs and help with efficient pedaling on …

CARBON VS ALUMINUM BICYCLES (FRAMES)

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A bicycle’s heart and soul is its frame. It holds everything together and also defines a bike’s character and ride dynamics. To sum it all up, the frame is the most important thing to consider when buying a new bike with multiple options to choose from – designs, geometries, and frame materials. Most bikes are made of Steel, Aluminum, Carbon …

PRODUCT REVIEW – MUC OFF HIGH-PERFORMANCE WATERLESS WASH

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A long trail ride or rainy ride later, you’ll have yourself a properly dirty bike. It not only looks unappealing but probably won’t function to its optimal efficiency when ridden next. So what you’ll do next is rinse it down with a hose and mess up your clothes, the bike, and its surroundings. After that, you have to scrub the …

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PEDAL BUYING GUIDE

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Ever thought about how crucial bicycle pedals really are? They’re a critical part of a drivetrain that most people tend to overlook. Pedals are the platforms that screw onto your crank arms and help you put down power through the chain and to the rear wheel. Properly suited pedals will help you generate maximum power in the most efficient manner …

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BUMSONTHESADDLE BUYING GUIDES – DISC BRAKE PADS

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Are you looking to change your disc brake pads? Organic, Metallic, Semi-metallic – there are a whole bunch of pad-options to decide on. Which pads to use boils down to the kind of riding you do, the riding conditions and are also a personal preference. TYPES OF MOUNTAIN BIKE DISC BRAKE PADS There are two major types of Disc Brake …

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES - BUYERS GUIDE TO CYCLING SHOES

BUYERS GUIDE – HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SHOES

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Why should you get cycling shoes? Cycling in any kind of footwear is possible, but regular rides benefit from shoes designed specifically for cycling. Compared to normal running or jogging shoes, cycling shoes have stiffer soles that provide efficient energy transfer as you pedal. Besides, riding in flip flops or sandals can be risky as your shoes could slip from …

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HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE SADDLES

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If you’re going through this article you’ve probably encountered an issue with your saddle. It’s probably uncomfortable or perhaps you’re simply looking for an upgrade. Either way, a change in your saddle can bring about a big change in your riding comfort and endurance.  Buying a saddle may look like a daunting task with so many different choices available in …

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BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – ANTI-POLLUTION MASKS BUYING GUIDE FOR INDIAN CYCLISTS

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With pollution levels skyrocketing, cyclists and commuters are more than ever exposed to high levels of toxic pollutants in the air. Cycling is picking up in a big way, is a fun way to stay fit and also a fantastic tool to commute in busy Indian cities. However, pollution is a serious health hazard in most Indian cities these days …