Kartik Author

Cyclop team member. Techie with a love for writing, novels, cycling and coffee.

ApparelReview

Cyclop Review: Apace Freewheel Women’s Jersey for Cycling

Dr. Pramita Mishra, based in Bengaluru, is a passionate cyclist, regularly does century rides, participates in brevets and has completed a 200 km brevet on a tandem cycle. I tested the Apace Freewheel women’s jersey for cycling on casual 50+ kms rides in the day time as well as in peak afternoons in Bangalore. Fabric […]

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BicycleReview

Cyclop Review: BMW Cycle – NBG IV BMW Cruise Bike

When BMW announces that it has a BMW cycle to offer, it immediately makes one curious! I had the chance to test the New Bike Generation 4 BMW cycle – The Cruise Bike, about 224km at the BMW Endurance Ride 2020, cycling from Mysore to Coimbatore. The terrain was rolling, including some downhill and village […]

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ApparelReview

Cyclop Review: Heini Cycling Jersey – The SS Venice BO

The SS Venice BO, Heini Cycling Jersey was tested by Sumit Patil, Cyclop Team. Sumit, based in Mumbai, is an ultra-cyclist, listed in the Limca Book of Records. He has represented India at the prestigious RAAM race. I tested the SS Venice BO, a Heini cycling jersey on 100 km+ rides in the daytime. One […]

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ApparelBuyers' Guide

Winter Cycling Essentials – What To Wear for Cycling in Indian Winters

1. Gloves Know that feeling where you change the gear but your fingers are so numb you know it happened only because of the gear “click”? Keep your fingers warm and toasty this winter with full-fingered cycling gloves. 2. Winter Cycling Jacket Get a winter jacket that is brushed with fleece, with a collar and […]

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ApparelReview

Cyclop Review: Endurance Be Visible Cycling Jersey

The Endurance Be Visible cycling jersey was tested by Sanjay Sharma, Cyclop Team. Sanjay has finished  Ironman 70.3 Goa, 3 Full Marathons, 9 Half Marathons, and a couple of Triathlons and Trail Runs. Thanks to Priti Zaveri for her inputs as well. Going out on early morning rides is always fun, but being visible to […]

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Review

Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Garmin Forerunner 235

Aashutosh Chaudhari, a sports entrepreneur, an ultra-marathon runner, and a triathlete from Bangalore, compares Garmin Forerunner 235 with Garmin Forerunner 245. Aashutosh considers running his meditation, runs 5km to 100km and more, and also trains people in achieving their running goals. Garmin Forerunner 235 (FR235) has been a go-to watch for most amateur runners world […]

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ApparelBuyers' Guide

Cycling Cap – Fashion or Function?

If you are wondering whether or not to wear a cycling cap it may be good to know that you’d be wearing an iconic item on your head with a bit of history attached to it! The cycling cap, known as ‘casquette’ in French, has been around for quite a while. It is simply part […]

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Cyclists

Valentine’s Day Special: Meet 7 Couples who Cycle Together!

We’ve heard of couples enjoying long drives, but what about long rides? This valentine’s day meet 7 couples from all over India who ride together, from high-level athletes to everyday couples. 1. The Tandem Couple: Sanat Rath and Pramita Mishra, Bangalore “Riding a tandem bike is like marriage, communication being the key to success.” Pramita […]

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RidesRides & Races

Cycling in Spiti Valley, India—Road or Not!

An account by Karan Vaid, photographer and Super Randonneur cyclist based in Delhi, @steelcyclist on Instagram. Total Days: 11 Total Distance Cycled: 300 km approx Highest altitude: At Kunzum La, 4590 m, pass connecting Spiti and Lahaul valleys In April of 2019, I was busy looking at the Indian Himalayas on Google Maps. I had […]

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Buyers' Guide

Top 10: Best Gifts for Cyclists This Valentine’s Day

“I have been biking for more than 10 years. If someone giving me gift related to my passion I would prefer over anything else as cycling is my first love.” wrote a cyclist. Yessir we agree. So here is a list of the best gifts for cyclists this Valentine’s Day! 1. Velolove Cycling Jersey These […]

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