BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED SIRRUS HYBRID BIKE

REAL FIT. REAL FAST – You’re going to be ready for anything your ride throws at you, rain or shine Discipline: RoadUsage: Hybrid bike for everyday use The Specialized Sirrus is a versatile hybrid sports bicycle delivering the perfect combination of speed and comfort. Perfect for that fast fitness ride, a comfortable work commute, and […]

PRODUCT REVIEW – SQUIRT BICYCLE CHAIN LUBRICANT

Squirt bicycle chain Lube | Bangalore online purchase

Squirt is a long-lasting wax-based ‘dry’ chain lubricant for cycling. Squirt was developed to lubricate over longer distances than conventional oil-based lubes as well as to keep the chain clean. It can be used for both off-road and on-road cycling. Squirt’s superiority compared to other wax lubes comes from its use of a water-based formulation […]

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED CROSSTRAIL HYBRID BIKE

The Specialized Crosstrail range combines rapid road speed with off-road riding ability. The Crosstrail is a versatile hybrid bike that is designed to offer a comfortable, efficient ride on every surface from smooth tarmac roads to rough gravel tracks. Fast-rolling 28inch (700C) wheels are fitted with wider tires for greater comfort, giving greater control when […]

VIDEO: TRAINING, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION BASICS FOR CYCLISTS

We hosted a Facebook Live Webinar on Training & Nutrition, hosted by Lokesh Jain from Talk About Cycling & Keertana Ramu from Fast & Up India. With all the cycling events that we’re running including the monthly 100km rides, we find Nutrition, Hydration and basics of Training extremely important and helpful for beginner and intermediate […]

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED DIVERGE A1 GRAVEL BIKE

Specialized has always designed fantastic bikes for rough-er roads — perfect for the tarmac that most of us ride on a daily basis. It has designed and build several incarnations of the Roubaix, built to take on the teeth-rattling cobbles of Northern France at the Paris-Roubaix race. It also offers a great choice of performance […]

INDTRODUCING: BUMSONTHESADDLE PERFORMANCE ROAD COACHING PROGRAM

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, […]

BOTS TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 5 – Seattle, USA to Hesaraghatta

Wondering how we rode all the way from Seattle to Hesaraghatta? — We didn’t, but Justin did. Read on to know the journey. We met Justin Koh, a long distance cyclist & Amazonian, about a week back and invited him to ride with us on the 5th Episode of the Tarmac Chronicles. We set off […]

TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 3: THE NEVER-EVER-AGAIN RIDE

Wondering why Episode 3 took 45hrs to appear on our blog? Read on to know why! The 5:45AM Saturday morning – pleasant weather, no traffic – seemed to promise a great ride chronicle! The chroniclers rocked up at the Specialized Concept Store on time to kick-off the awesome ride. Wait a minute! Someone just broke […]

TARMAC CHRONICLES EPISODE 2: NANDI, THE BACK ROUTE!

“Dude! What a route man. How did you find this? I have ridden to Nandi a zillion times and never knew this road existed. You just took riding to Nandi to the next level”  — A rider after reaching Nandi base The usual road to Nandi base is cluttered with smoke emitting vehicles (hate them!) […]