We have smartphones that connect with watches, lights operated by apps… and related expertise in bikes might aid you customise your experience in actual time
Related expertise is one thing most individuals are accustomed to of their day-to-day lives; our watches monitor our sleep, we will activate our central heating utilizing an app, and a lot extra. It’s the identical with bikes, with growing quantities of tech obtainable with the aim of constructing it less complicated, extra intuitive, extra accessible and extra enjoyable to get out and experience. SRAM explores what this implies for riders, and what the long run might maintain.
This expertise isn’t new, and we’re not unfamiliar with it as riders. Use a pc and mapping app like Strava? Monitor your heartrate or energy output over a experience? You’re already there.
And wi-fi connectivity is already in our bikes. Wi-fi shifting utilizing AXS, for instance, or how about units like TyreWiz and ShockWiz which give real-time information on stress and efficiency over terrain. These aid you customise your bike set-up to fit your particular person using preferences.
The following step is real-time responsiveness. Suspension that takes information like stress and terrain and efficiency and adapts robotically to offer the perfect efficiency – like RockShox Flight Attendant.
However as the varied voices within the video above would say, we’ve barely scratched the floor of what’s potential. Wi-fi tech and programmable button/lever operated controls could make using extra accessible… or can simply be used to open your storage door robotically if you get again from a experience.
SRAM discusses this and extra in ‘Driving into the Digital Age’, the third video in its Open Workings sequence. If you wish to make amends for the others, then try ‘The Science of Stopping‘ and ‘Brake tuning and arrange‘, each of that are all about mountain bike disc brakes – helpful!