WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT? – FRAME vs COMPONENTS

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

The all famous, frame vs components debate has been going on amongst cyclists for quite some time. It’s something that riders still discuss to this very date. It often divides opinion but there’s a better understanding of it now. With a wide variety of bikes in the market, there’s always the question of “which one is better?” You may find …

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SHORTS / BIB SHORTS – BUYERS GUIDE

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

Hi there! If you’re reading this article you’re probably new to cycling or are considering buying a pair of cycling shorts/bib shorts. You’ve probably seen cyclists fully clad in spandex zipping past you in the city – wondering why they wear these silly outfits. While cycling in your jeans or cargos is “okay”, the longer rides will have your bottom …

TOP FIVE THINGS TO CARRY WHILE ROAD BIKING

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

Whenever you’re out on a ride you never know what you’re going to encounter. You can run into a series of issues. Regardless of issues, its a good idea to carry a few things that can be considered “essentials”. Here’s a list of 5 things that we think you should always carry with you no matter how long or short …

DIY HOME MECHANIC SERIES – DRIVETRAIN MAINTENANCE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

Your bike’s drivetrain is made of a bunch of moving parts all working in harmony to provide you with smooth gear shifts and reliable performance. All these drivetrain components, especially the chain, are made to super-high tolerances – any changes in these tolerances can cause shifting issues. Having a clean drivetrain keeps your bike in good working order. A poorly maintained drivetrain …