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 …

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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 …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – HJC

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch

Hong Jin Crown (HJC) – Probably one of the most well-known motorcycle helmet manufacturers in the world – HJC has been making helmets since 1971. Highly praised in the field of motorcycle helmets, HJC is recognized for its long history of helmet production involving advanced material construction, strength, and lightweight performance. HJC is heavily involved in MotoGP racing as the …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – ARGON 18

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch

If you’ve been into cycling for a while, you’ve probably heard of Argon 18. Founded back in 1989, Argon 18 is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer founded by retired cyclist Gervais Rioux. The name of the brand is derived from the Element Argon which is number 18 on the periodic table of elements. The brand has sponsorships with multiple professional cycling …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – XLab

Shaun George BOTS Guides, Product Launch, Triathlon

Good hydration is critical for long endurance events, especially cycling as improper hydration can impact energy levels and can cause muscle spasms or cramps. Not much had changed with bottles and bottle cages in the cycling industry until XLab entered the game and drove some innovation. A love for Triathlons and a passion for speed lead to the birth of …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – CONVOLUTION BIKES

Shaun George BOTS News, Product Launch

A bicycle is no longer “just a bicycle” with cyclists buying into emotion and having a unique bond with their machines – a machine that can instill an unimaginable amount of joy. For many riders, the day they buy a bicycle is one of the biggest and most significant days of their lives. That’s how much rider and bike chemistry …

BUMSONTHESADDLE MARKETPLACE – CLASSIFIEDS FOR YOUR CYCLING GEAR

Rohan Kini BOTS News, Product Launch

The initial version of the BUMSONTHESADDLE Cycling marketplace was launched in 2012. It was a fun 2-hour project that enabled cyclists across India to sell their old cycling gear to cyclists who were more than excited about squeezing more miles from it. Over 1200 bikes and truckloads of cycling accessories and spares found happy new riders and hundreds of cyclists …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED DIVERGE A1 GRAVEL BIKE

Suraj LN Swamy BOTS News, Product Launch, Reviews

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 cyclo-cross bikes in the Crux …