THE IMPORTANCE OF REST AND RECOVERY

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Tips & Tricks

People understand the importance of regular exercise & structured training to get the best performance possible. However, not many pay attention to Rest and Recovery, which is as important as a structured activity for your overall exercise program. Rest and Recovery allow for the body to repair and strengthen itself between workouts, as well as giving the athlete time to …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – ROLL RECOVERY

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Product Launch

Rollers have been an integral tool for rest & recovery for athletes across sports and activities. Professionals and amateurs alike have depended on traditional foam and hard rollers to stretch their muscles post-workout. While basic rollers (pipes, bamboo bits, etc) do the job, rolling on the floor is not always the easiest thing to do, and the pain associated with …

TACX FLUX 2 – Product Review

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch

We were quite excited to have our hands on the latest all-new Tacx Flux 2 Indoor Trainer for a few days to formulate our opinion on this direct drive trainer and how it holds up against other direct drive trainers in the market. The original Flux series was launched way back in 2016 as a “mid-range” direct drive trainer for the masses. The …

Bicycle Mayor Program | India

THE BICYCLE MAYOR PROGRAM | INDIA

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Ride Leadership Program

The Bicycle Mayor Program is not a government-sanctioned position in the local government as one might think. Rather, it is an honourary four-year position that is part of a global program envisioned by Amsterdam-based NGO BYCS, with the aim of accelerating the progress of cycling in cities and ensuring at least 50% of transport in cities using cycles by 2030. …

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL CYCLING ACCESSORIES FOR A NEW CYCLIST

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Riding a bicycle without accessories is like using a smartphone without apps, you can use it, but it isn’t nearly as functional. Accessories enhance a rider’s experience by offering tools that the bike alone cannot provide. There are a wide array of accessories available on the market comprising of almost everything you can think of, and to be honest, it …

Kona Dew 2020 - BUMSONTHESADDLE BIKE REVIEW

BIKE REVIEW – KONA DEW 2021

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Commute, Product Launch, Reviews

Kona Bikes is synonymous with good quality bikes across the world. An originally Canadian bicycle brand, currently based out of Washington, Kona produces a complete range of road, commuter, cyclocross, and mountain bikes. The Kona Dew 2021 is the latest iteration of the company’s classic all-around commuter bike, aimed at providing a comfortable fun riding experience at an affordable price …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE LIGHTS FOR RANDONNEURING/BREVET EVENTS

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Randonneuring

Randonneuring/Brevet Riding (long-distance endurance cycling events ranging from 200 to 600 kilometers that are to be completed in a stipulated time frame) has taken India by storm. This form of riding stretches the rider to his/her limits with some rides lasting multiple days across all types of terrains, sometimes going well into the night. That is why having a set …

Choosing Bicycle Lights for Daily Commute

CHOOSING BICYCLE LIGHTS FOR A DAILY COMMUTE

Ayush Kundu BOTS Guides, Commute

Commuting on a bike is perfect for beating rush-hour traffic and reducing your carbon footprint, while also staying fit and healthy. And enjoying your daily commute. In crowded Indian cities, we’ve often seen bike commutes being a lot faster than driving to work. What a great way to save time, save money, have a fantastic commute, squeeze in some fitness …

THE 2020 CASTELLI BIB SHORTS & CYCLING SHORTS GUIDE

Shaun George BOTS Guides

When it comes to performance cycling, whether it’s long weekend rides, road races, granfondos, or gravel, bib shorts are where it’s at for outright comfort. The perfect bib shorts will provide just the right balance of comfort and support for your legs when you’re pounding out those miles. Castelli, an Italian company, is world-renowned for its incredible performance-oriented cycling apparel …

BIKE REVIEW – MERIDA BIG SEVEN

Shaun George BOTS Guides

Merida is a brand name you’ve probably heard of before. They’re a Taiwanese brand that manufactures and markets bicycles globally – their R&D takes place primarily in Germany. Merida has gained a strong foothold in India over the past 5 years, especially in the road and mountain biking segment. Well priced, feature-packed bikes are some of the USPs of Merida …