ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING AT BUMSONTHESADDLE

We kicked off our website sales/e-commerce operations in 2014 to serve riders across India vs just our bike shop in Bangalore. With increasing numbers of orders, packing was a bugaboo because of the amount of plastic that was required to ensure items arrive safely to the rider. A common concern in most e-commerce businesses. While […]

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE BOTTLES – BUYERS GUIDE

Hydration is essential when cycling – in fact not just for cycling, any sport requires sufficient levels of hydration before, during, and after the activity. Now when it comes to water bottles you can’t really go wrong with what you pick, they’re fairly simple products. WHAT BOTTLE DO I NEED Cycling water bottles aren’t too […]

HOW TO CHOOSE HYBRID BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

Hey there! If you’ve landed here then you’re probably looking at a new set of tires for your hybrid bike. Maybe they’ve worn out or maybe you simply want something with better life, comfort, puncture protection or performance. It could be any one of those reasons, or all of them. Either way, we’re here to […]

MOUNTAIN BIKES: HARDTAIL VS FULL SUSPENSION

If you’re in the market for a new Mountain bike, you probably have a bunch of questions about them and which one to go for. There’s a wide variety of bikes available, each catering to a different riding style and type of rider. One decision you’ll inevitably have to make is, whether to go for […]

IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A BIKE

So you’ve finally decided to buy a bike? That’s great! If you’ve already done some research, (you probably have) then you know that the current bicycle market is very diverse and has a lot to offer. Bicycles are great, they can be used for a multitude of different purposes. You can use them for commutes, […]

HOW TO CHOOSE MOUNTAIN BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

You’ve probably been riding for a while and have decided that it’s time to up your game. It could also be that you’ve just stumbled upon this post. Either way, if you have an MTB and you love riding, we’d recommend sticking on. When considering performance upgrades, a tire upgrade offers a lot of bang […]

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING SHORTS / BIB SHORTS – BUYERS GUIDE

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 […]

HOW TO CHOOSE CYCLING EYEWEAR – BUYERS GUIDE

If you’ve been cycling long enough you’re probably already wearing cycling eyewear when on the road. The rush of wind against your face would leave you in tears if you didn’t use them. Debris, rain, mud, and absent-minded insects can easily find their way into your eyeball, with the high-speeds of road and downhill trail riding giving […]

TOP 5 ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR BICYCLE TRAINER – BUYERS GUIDE

Indoor training can be just as fun as cycling outdoors. It can also get quite as physically challenging – during these times, it’s good to make your training cave a little more “comfortable”. Let’s take a look at the top 5 accessories that can help improve your workouts. 1. TRAINER MAT Out of all the […]

HOW TO CHOOSE ROAD BIKE TIRES – BUYERS GUIDE

Bicycle tires are often an underrated component. Not surprisingly so, but if you think about (especially with a road bike), there’s only about an inch or so of rubber that keeps you grounded. That inch of rubber is expected to give you grip, puncture protection, comfort – all this and more, at car-like speeds. That’s […]