by Jeff Lockwood
March 2, 2014
The modern mountain bike is full of features that require quite a high level of fine-tuning. Things like suspension sag, low-speed compression, rebound, travel, tire pressure, trail conditions, and much more all combine to offer a truly ‘dialed-in’ ride experience. That is, once you get all the options properly dialed in.
All those settings can be confusing and possibly lost in the mix. Sure, part of the fun is riding enough to figure out proper settings, but some people might need a little assistance, and prefer to log those details for future reference and consistent ride experience. Many of those people are also closely attached to their smartphones.
For such people, the minds at app-uncture have developed Bike Setup, an iOS app built for mountain bikers, by mountain bikers.
According to the Bike Setup web page, the app can record the following information:
- Multiple bike models
- Multiple setups for each bike including front suspension, rear suspension and tire performance
- Trail information and lap time for each setup (via your choice of lap time measuring app or device)
- Weather and trail conditions during testing
What’s also interesting is that 5% of all profits from the app will be donated to the North Shore Mountain Bike Association to help build new trails and maintain existing ones.
Bike Setup is currently only an iOS app, but the developers are considering a future Android version.
Sound interesting? Check out this demo video for Bike Setup.