ORTLIEB BIKE BAGS & PANNIERS – BUYING GUIDE

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Bike bags are small bags that latch onto your bike’s frame and are invaluable for carrying gear on bike rides, be it a day trip out of your crowded cities or an across-the-world bike adventure. Although these are indispensable for long rides, these can become absolutely essential for your every ride bike commute or while you’re out shopping. DO I …

CHOOSING A CUSTOM HAND BUILT WHEEL FOR YOUR BIKE

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As riders, we’re always on the lookout to ride faster and reach our destination faster – the destination could be a daily commute from work back home in the evening or the finish line of a hard bicycle race. A wheel upgrade is one of the simplest and most value-for-money upgrades you can make in this department. The good news …

BEST DIRECT DRIVE TRAINERS FOR INDOOR CYCLING 2020 – BUYERS GUIDE

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While riding outdoors is fantastic, training indoors on an indoor turbo trainer has its own advantages and is a great way to stay fit, improve your riding, and also open up new dimensions to your cycling lifestyle. An indoor trainer is essentially a piece of equipment that makes it possible for you to ride your bicycle indoors while it remains stationary. They are …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE BOTTLES – BUYERS GUIDE

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

Hydration is essential when cycling – in fact not just for cycling, any sport requires sufficient levels of hydration before, during, and after the activity. Now when it comes to water bottles you can’t really go wrong with what you pick, they’re fairly simple products. WHAT BOTTLE DO I NEED Cycling water bottles aren’t too sport-specific. All sports water bottles …

HOW TO CHOOSE WOMEN’S BIKES – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Women

If you’re looking to relive your childhood joys of cycling by getting back on a bike, you’re at the right place! Even if you’re looking at upgrading your bicycle this is a good foundation course to know what to look out for with your next bike. It’s likely that you have been riding a unisex bicycle before – for the …

TOP TIPS FOR BUYING A SECOND-HAND BICYCLE

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Looking to get onto a bicycle? That’s awesome! Cycles are only getting more technologically advanced, and as a result, prices are going sky high. Buying a second-hand bike is a fantastic way to save a good amount of money. There are, however, some risks involved with the purchase of a second-hand bicycle. WHY USED? There’s nothing wrong with going for …

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES –ABC QUICK CHECK

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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 …