Running vs Cycling

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Quite a few of our customers are runners who are looking to use the bicycle as a means to cross train. Cycling and running are complimentary with respect to the muscle groups they exercise. Came across this interesting article by Dave Moulton, an ex frame builder, who writes about Running vs Cycling: Burning Calories a very interesting read.

Saddle Bags

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Saddle Bags galore Saddle Bags are these really useful pouches that sit just below the saddle, used to carry paraphernalia you would need when you ride out – puncture kit, tools, money etc. Due to the lack of nice Saddle Bags available here, BumsOnTheSaddle decided to go ahead and make our own. My Saddle bag turned inside out (click for …

on CNN IBN and on NDTV

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Nikhil biking to work BumsOnTheSaddle were recently featured on CNN IBN – as Bangalore IT Professionals cycle towards a green future Unable to watch the video on the site though. Its basically Nikhil speaking about why we started BumsOnTheSaddle and why we believe biking in Bangalore will work. just a few days before this we were also featured on NDTV …

the new Trek 3700’s

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the new 3700 and the old 3700 The Trek 2008 models have started trickling through with some minor changes compared to the 2007 models. before and now The Bontrager seats are no longer embroidered. Hardly makes a difference to your butt whether the seat is embroidered or not, but looks like there is a conscious decision to cost the costs. …

new Trek 4300 shots

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Looks like the new Trek 4300s to roll into India are orange in color compared to the earlier Yellow. Same bike. Different color The Trek 4300 is the best bike to buy for folks just venturing out to pick up a good bike. Although pricer than the Trek 3700 the components and the frame on the 4300 make it a …

BumsOnTheSaddle on TOI

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Nikhil and I, with a few Trek bikes We were recently interviewed by The Times of India on the High End bicycle scene in India. You can read the article on Page 18 – New Business section, Times of India or read it on the TOI e-paper. My guess is that the biking scene here is gonna explode in a …

fuel Ex

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The all new Trek Fuel Ex is here (umm, not in BumsOnTheSaddle unfortunately). A good write up on the bikes is available on the Trek site along with a bunch of videos, and some really nice wallpapers. Dont miss the new Trek blog on mountain bikes – ‘King of the Mountain’. Its high time these bicycle manufacturers start talking about …

Saddle woes ?

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a beautiful leather saddle Bicycle seat a.k.a Saddle seemed to be quite an issue with folks at the BarCamp today. Sheldon Brown, who is quite an authority on bicycles, has something very interesting say – “A seat is something that you sit on, whereas a saddle is intended to carry some but not all of your weight”. Saddle setup is …

talking at BarCamp4

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the collective in action, discussing bikes BarCamp 4 is happening at IIMB this weekend. Attended the Bicycling In Bangalore collective. Was lotsa fun. It started raining while Nikhil and I were heading towards the venue. We just rode on and arrived all muddy and kinda drenched :) Sessions and proud owners Met lotsa bikers, friends and fellow riders :) Gyaan …