TEN OF OUR BEST DEALS FROM THE JUNE WAREHOUSE SALE

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We’ve rounded up the the best deals we have going at our June Warehouse Sale. Remember, its free shipping across India till the end of this month.   1. LIGHTS http://bit.ly/junesale-lights Lights are an important purchase for any cyclist – recreational, endurance or the city commuter. You get the basic safety lights that enable others to see you or the …

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JUNE CYCLING EVENTS IN BANGALORE

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Sign up for rides on our website or Facebook June is awesome – fantastic weather for riding! And we have an event packed month to help you enjoy it to the fullest. Head over to our events page (website / Facebook) and sign up for events to stay current on what’s happening. We’re nurturing our events page (bumsonthesaddle.com/events) to track …

CYCLING TO WORK: COMMUTER PROFILE – GANAPATHY SUBRAMANIAN

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We love bicycles, and at BUMSONTHESADDLE we aim to share this passion with as many people as possible. Biking to Work can be one of the simplest things most Bangaloreans can do to kick off a fantastic day. The BOTS “Wheels of Change” project aims to get more people biking to work via corporate workshops, partnerships, events and simply sharing the joy …

INDTRODUCING: BUMSONTHESADDLE PERFORMANCE ROAD COACHING PROGRAM

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If you have been riding your bicycle for over a year, we are sure your thought will be at getting into training or coaching to improve your cadence / average speed / climb timings on our pilgrimage Nandi hills or the deadly kalhatti climb / ability to sprint faster — If have you not been thinking so, probably it is time to …

TOP BICYCLE MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR A BETTER RIDE ON RACE / EVENT DAY

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With over a year of experience in providing Start Line Support at races & brevets, we at BOTS Tech have complied a list of top bicycle maintenance tips to ready your bicycle for the day of the event. Below are our recommendations in the order of M-check: Quick release & hubs: Make sure your hub has bearing that are in …

BOTS RANDONNEURING GUIDE – HOW TO GEAR UP FOR A BREVET

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Brevets (long distance endurance cycling events of 200/300/400/600 kilometres that are supposed to be completed in a stipulated time) have caught the fancy of cyclists across India. With various randonneuring clubs in different parts of the country and with a spirited participation from a handful of Indian cyclists in the recently concluded Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, there seems to be a spike in …

THE BOTS BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CYCLING TO WORK

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Cycling to Work is one of the most practical and fastest modes of commute in our over-populated cities. Not only does it help you get to and from work faster, but it also gives you your daily dose of exercise without having to take out time for it separately! The first question that comes to the mind of someone looking …

How to choose the right handlebar

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The main function of a handlebar is to provide support to the rider and to enable the rider to maneuver the bike. Handlebars also serve the additional functionality of supporting your cyclocomputers,  brake-callipers, lights etc. There are several types of handlebars available. Some of the main types are  drop bars, flat bars, bull horns, and pista bars. Each bar serves …

BIKE REVIEW – MR. KANTH GONE BIKING WITH THE BERGAMONT HELIX 4.0 2015

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“With the growing popularity of two-wheeled commuting and increasing enthusiasm for hitting the trails on the weekend, Bergamont’s Helix 4.0 is a great bike for both that and beyond” My name is Kanth, Prem Kanth! I’ve been commuting by bicycle for the most part of my life. Commuters go through lots of obstacles on their bike with different seasons, detours …

#BOTSWOMEN‬ – THE KICKOFF RIDE TO GET MORE WOMEN CYCLING

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#BOTSWOMEN With the number of women working at BUMSONTHESADDLE, we have always been toying with the idea of women focussed initiatives to encourage more women to ride across the country. We rode 14.7 kms this morning and finished off the ride with some ultra thin idli’s! We will be riding alternate Saturday’s. Stay tuned to the BUMSONTHESADDLE page for details. …