BIKE REVIEW – CONVOLUTION ASPERA ROAD BIKE

Shaun George Reviews

What is the definition of a good bike? Before even looking at specs and groupsets, we turn to foreign bike manufacturers for options. This is primarily due to the misconception that Made in India bikes aren’t up to international standards. This is fast changing with a lot of positive changes that have taken place in the Indian cycling industry. Convolution …

BIKE REVIEW – MERIDA SCULTURA 200 (2019) ROAD BIKE

Shaun George Reviews

Merida is 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 biking segment. Well priced, feature-packed bikes are some of the USPs of Merida bikes. We’ve ridden the “Ride” road bike series from Merida before …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED ALLEZ SPRINT COMP ROAD BIKE

Shaun George Reviews

From a range that consists primarily of entry-level and intermediate road the bikes, Specialized has the Allez Sprint Comp to offer. Unlike the other Allez models in the range, the Sprint Comp is the top-of-the-line race machine. Climbs, corners, flat-out sprints—the Allez Sprint Comp does it all. Being the most advanced alloy road bike ever made by Specialized, the Sprint …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED ALLEZ E5 SPORT ROAD BIKE

Shaun George Reviews

We Indians are inherently afraid of buying road bikes because of the “ideal” road conditions we have here. The common misconception people have about road bikes is that they cannot handle our roads. This is true… to a certain extent. It all comes down to the heart of the bike – the frame. Specialized is amongst the elite few bicycle …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED ALLEZ E5 ROAD BIKE

Shaun George Reviews

The Road biking scene has exploded in India over the last couple of years with Randonneuring clubs (Audax India Randonneurs) popping up across the country, and the road racing scene picking up in our metros. Being a non-impact sport, cycling is also a great way to burn those calories and stay fit without hurting your body. If you’re looking to …

PRODUCT REVIEW – FINISH LINE STANCHION FLUORO OIL

Shaun George Mechanics, Reviews

Bicycle maintenance is a topic of keen interest these days with more DIY videos coming out showing you how to tidy your ride. Maintaining your bike and keeping it feeling new is a considerable challenge and it’s a basic DIY skill every rider should hone. The basics include cleaning your drivetrain and keeping it lubricated. But there’s more to a …

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BIKE REVIEW – KONA MAHUNA MOUNTAIN BIKE

Soumya Chatterjee Reviews

Model: Mahuna 29″The Mahuna comes from Kona Bicycles, based out Vancouver Canada, known for their amazing Mountain Bikes and Touring Bikes. I had an opportunity to test ride one recently after unboxing it. Since this was a brand new piece it was not possible to take it out on trails but even a quick post-setup test ride in the parking …

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PRODUCT REVIEW – CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX 5000 ROAD BIKE TIRE

Rohan Kini BOTS News, Product Launch, Reviews

The Continental Grand Prix 4000 was a favorite among cyclists and the GP5000 that just launched is something we’re super excited about. To improve on something that many feel is near perfect is a tough ask, yet Continental seem to have done this with the GP5000. A huge improvement over its older tire the Continental Grand Prix 4000S II. Quick …

ESSENTIAL STRAVA GUIDE: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS

Vallabh Pradeep BOTS Guides, Reviews

Most of you would love to track your riding activities and measure your progress, but not able to do that because tracking gadgets cost a bomb. Worry not! WHAT IS STRAVA? Here is an app that allows you to record, share, and upload your activities free of cost. It is a “Social Networking” app for cyclists and runners which allows …

BIKE REVIEW – SPECIALIZED SIRRUS HYBRID BIKE

Suraj LN Swamy Reviews

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 also the long weekend road …