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 …

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 …

HOW TO CHOOSE MOUNTAIN BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, BOTS News, E-commerce

You’ve probably been riding for a while and have decided that it’s time to up your game. It could also be that you’ve just stumbled upon this post. Either way, if you have an MTB and you love riding, we’d recommend sticking on. When considering performance upgrades, a tire upgrade offers a lot of bang for the buck and is …