ROAM

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To ROAM is to search for something new. On local trails in your home town or half way around the world to a place you have never been. On a Mountain bike you can cover a great distance in a short period of time. Or a short distance in a great period of time. They say that the journey can …

Technical training from Trek

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wrenching away We will be in New Delhi the next couple of days, getting trained by Trek technicians who are visiting India. Looking forward to this.

MTB Himachal 2007

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MTB Himachal We were unable to take part at MTB Himachal which concluded recently, but one of our friends, Roopak, did get back with a pretty neat report of the Event. Roopak writes – The trip was mindblowing. It was very very challenging but definitely fun. 43 cyclists – 23 of them from 6 different countries, some as old as …

PRESTA vs. SCHRADER BICYCLE TUBE VALVE

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Presta valves are usually seen on higher-end bikes with narrower rims. There is a common misconception that Presta valves are better for the higher pressures used in high-performance bicycle tires. What are Schrader Valves? Schrader valves end up on lower pressure tires, like mountain bikes. These are similar to the valves used in automotive tires and can be easily filled …

Fresh Saddle Bags

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piping hot A fresh lot of BOTS Saddle bags have made their way to the store. We are in the process of continuously tweaking the saddle bags as customers give feedback – hence this bunch have reflective tape in the front for additional safety. Just the Saddle Bag – Rs 300 Fully loaded – around Rs. 600

join the victory lap

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victory ! We will be joining Samim and Vibhor on their last leg back to Bangalore after their month long endurance event – running all the way from Bangalore to Mumbai (a distance of 1100 Km) and cycling back to voice their opinion against global warming and to encourage cycling in India. Lets leave it to Samim and Vibhor to …

Trek 3700 review – an update

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The Trek 3700 review has been updated with some technical information about the bike and the ride that the bike offers. Scroll towards the end to check it out. Feedback more than welcome as it would help make future bike reviews more useful.

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 …