Bicycle Focus Izalco Race 9.7 105 R7000 2019
Izalco Race is always in the mix when it really matters. Their extreme rigidity ensures that no power is lost – the power from your calves is converted directly into propulsion.
Helmet Giro Syntax Mips
The Syntax™ MIPS combines a touch of European flair with slightly deeper coverage and high-performance features - all tucked into a very slim design.
Escape Velocity Book
A handbook for the basic questions one might have about cycling and is divided into three sections: "Before Buying Your Bike", "Before Your First Ride", and "Becoming A Seasoned Rider". Authors Gokul Krishna (The Bike Affair Coach), Raman Garimella
Hydration Fast&Up Reload+Caffeine - Tube of 20 Cola
Fast&Up Reload supplement with Caffeine Boost is designed to provide instant and effective hydration along with physical and mental boost to ace performance.
Every rider is unique. Their fitness, flexibility, style of riding and purpose are different. And that's why the same fit for two different riders may never work. This is true even if they are the same age, height and riding similar bikes. That's where we come in. We are not here to do a run of the mill fit but to provide solutions to your problems.
A well maintained bike can significantly improve your ride experience. We have passionate technicians who will fix your bike using the right tools, processes and our vast experience.
There are many reasons to ride a bike. If it is to become fitter and faster our professionally tailored plans will get you there. The plans are custom designed as per your cycling goals and are backed by personal sessions. Gokul also falls back on his 'love for running' to add variety to the plans.
Saturday Long Ride - Kanakamamidi 70
This Saturday, we will take on the country roads and do a quickfire 70 km ride. The route is scenic and runs through beautiful farm lands, particularly after we take the left for Kanakamamidi.
ICRISAT campus is beautiful and takes us away from the urban jungle right at the outskirts. We are organising a ride inside the campus around the periphery on the dirt roads. Distance is 36km, suitable for hybrids, MTBS or adventure road bikes.
Escape to BHEL
Escape is a movement for cyclists to help others experience the freedom of cycling. Get a friend / relative / colleague / classmate / neighbour to join for this short ride. It is short enough for any reasonably able person irrespective of the number of years since they last rode, but long enough to remind them of the good times on a bicycle. Motivate them further by presenting the book "Escape Velocity" to ensure they continue to ride.
Bike Tour : Discovering Northern Thailand
You love to ride through the mist covered mountains , but thats not going to stop you from an impromptu tea tasting session in the town market . You love to explore the narrow winding village road that follows the river, but wont mind stopping by at an orange orchard enroute. You are not a tourist, you are an explorer. The culture, the heritage, the people, the food - they are as important to you as riding your bike.
Merida Mission CX 300 SE Review
Merida is one of the top brands to get their 2020 model bikes to India first. We got to take a squick spin around the block of the bike and here is a short review.
Back in 2010 , Rapha launched one of their landmark challenges. They invited riders to log in a minimum of 500 km between Christmas and New Year and called it The Festive 500. The idea caught on and Festive 500 became an annual event. Last year, 82,376 riders signed up. So what is it about? Rapha says “It is not a mile-chasing thing but rather a journey. It’s about getting out there, enjoying being on your bike and riding with or visiting other people.”
The Beauty in our Backyard - A Ride Report of the Tour of Eastern Ghats
Any place looks more beautiful when you are closer to it on a bicycle. I felt the same emotions in the Tour of Eastern Ghats. I never realized the limitless beauty right in my backyard in Andhra Pradesh. For a tour to be enjoyable a few C's are important - Company, Curry, Climbs and of course the humble Cycle.
Astr Sidewinder - Ride Experience by Satish Chandra Annamaneni
Yesterday evening after coming out from office, I felt the chill in air. Winter is here in Hyderabad! I was commuting on my Astr Sidewinder in single-speed mode.
Saddle Sores - Bike Fit
One thing that can ruin the fun of the ride is saddle sores, a nightmare for a long distance rider. Knowing what causes saddle sores can definitely help you get things under control, and that is the purpose of this blog.
Do you suffer from Hot Foot?
In recent times, during the multiple bike fit sessions at The Bike Affair, cases of foot discomfort has been pretty common. The complaints could sometimes be numbness under the toes or ball of the feet. At other times it can be sensation of pain on forefoot. Although there are a few different reasons like cleat positioning and bike fit, the most common reason has been wrong shoe size.
An Autopsy of the Indian PBP attempt
PBP is the holy grail and the grandest brevet available. The 2019 PBP saw the highest number of Indians participating till date. The prerequisites to ride PBP ensure that only physically and mentally strong riders with good endurance get entry. But the successful on time completion record was around 10% for Indians and took many of us by surprise. What went wrong?
Should I train heavy?
What is train heavy? It is a practice where you use heavier equipment during training and switch over to lighter and more efficient equipment closer to important events. Like several other things, this is an approach that is easy to preach and tough to practise.
What Our Customers Say
If you are new to cycling and looking for bikes, suggestions, gear, community and planned rides The Bike Affair (TBA) is the place to go in Hyderabad. TBA's efforts over the years for the growth of cycling in Hyderabad are appreciable and unmatched. Lakshmi Karthik Kudaravalli
The Bike Affair is so much more than a store. It is a community and its striking feature is its idealism and genuine passion for the sport of cycling. Team TBA kick-strated a virtuous cycle that could one day mean big things for Indian cycling, but they are also a positive influence on our daily lives through cycling. Everything I know about cycling whether it is commuting, brevets, racing came through this community. Sree Harsha
Over the years, 'The Bike Affair' has become more as a friends' joint and more of my buddy group than a local bike store. Cycling has been my only passion which can get me out of my bed at 4 am, and as long as I cycle, my affair with 'The Bike Affair' will continue. Dr. Pavan
TBA not only believes in business ethics and values but also contributes in building the cycling community, I believe TBA is an asset to the cycling community. The kind of warmth and family-kind-of-feeling you experience will draw you back again and again. Maxwell Trevor
This is definetly the go-to place, if u are a cyclist, or intend to get into cycling. The proprietors, Gokul and Krish, along with the staff are very passionate about what they do. This store is very different from the many other cycling stores that I have visited. They are very open to discussions and will only recommend a cycle, once they have accessed your needs. Their invaluable advice goes a long way in helping you enjoying the ride. Arjun K Singh