ShredMate Rates Your Ride: Speed, Intensity - and Air Time

Sep 1, 2017
by Richard Cunningham  
ShredMate Rates Your Ride


ShredMate is a small computer that, when mounted to the lowers of your fork, registers speed and G-force. Using ShredMate's free, downloadable software, the sender pairs with your smart phone to provide a color display of the trail, with red, yellow and green segments indicating your speeds, while flags along the course indicate jumps and report time in the air. G-forces are also recorded along the route to show where you "dead sailored" and which corners you hit hardest. ShreadMate can even discern how rough or technical the trails are. Armed with Shred Mate, every ride can be a "Speed and Style" competition.

ShredMate was designed by Chris Irlam in the UK, who wanted a cycling computer that addressed the needs and riding styles of mountain bike riders, instead of the made-for-roadie-boy items that proliferate the market today. Compared with Strava, which can only tell you who won and how fast you went, ShredMate shows where you made up or lost time and, more importantly, it records exactly how brilliant you were on course, Presently, Iriam is launching ShredMate on Kick Starter at a discounted rate of £60

Mo ShredMate


What ShredMate Says About ShredMate

Tracks and measures your jumps: ShredMate locates, tracks and measures your jump air time – and landing g force. By training to reduce your landing g force, ShredMate bike computer makes you a smoother rider.

Tracks G-Force: ShredMate detects peak g forces – tight corners, g-outs (and even the odd crash!). ShredMate displays these g-forces on the map.

Detects Rough Trails: ShredMate automatically detects when you’re riding a rough trail. ShredMate lets you view each trail separately so that you can easily view detailed telemetry for the sections of your ride that matters the most.

Easily see how fast you ride – Just look at the map: ShredMate shows your route as a trace that changes color depending on how fast you go. Red for Fast, Green for Slow.

Easy to Use: Simply cable-tie the sensor to your forks and attach the wheel magnet – we supply everything you need for your new bike computer. The ShredMate app is a free download and compatible with Android and iOS. After installing the app on your phone and a simple setup, you are good to ride.

Over six months battery life: Through careful optimisation of our electronics and software, ShredMate runs off of a coin cell for over six months. When the battery runs out, simply pop in a new battery at home.


ShredMate Rates Your Ride

ShredMate Rates Your Ride





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48 Comments

  • + 47
 Ignorance is bliss. Im not sure I would want an app to quantity how little air time I actually acheived. I feel this would be similar to watching videos of myself riding...in my mind I was shredding...but the video or pictures dont do it justice. How I percieved the ride and reality are two different things.
  • + 6
 Yeah but then again the same goes for strava, doesn't it? You may feel you were going fast but then the stopwatch tells you you'd better get big wheels and carbon to maybe make you feel slow but actually be faster. Never knew why this was a priority for anyone except for those who make a living racing. So this seems at least like a more sensible goal to have. I don't really care for fast times but I do care for style. This is as much as a device can help you there. Even though I rarely video my rides, I do find it very informational. Confronting of course but at least you learn what to work on. Posture, where you're braking etc. Once you get past the shame there is a huge lot you can learn from it (or at least can get professional guidance on). More than a strava or shredmate recording can get you, probably.
  • + 2
 The answer is always "for days"
  • + 1
 @vinay: Valid points. I was simply making light of my limited ability to air it out. I'm sure there are riders who would benefit from and enjoy an app like this. I am on Strava but I'm less focused on KOM's and primarily use it for recording rides...distance...elevation gain...etc.
  • + 3
 What would be really cool about this would be the ability to see where you stack up against other riders... just to see where you fall within the range of complete utter noob to the worlds best. Would be fun to see at least...
  • + 6
 It possibly measures wheelie and manual time too... I fkng want that... how much rear wheel time I get on the way to/from work.
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: does it give you a score for doing awesome skids too? And bonus points if it detects a hot girl/guy noticing you do those awesom skids?
  • + 1
 @NickBit: Probably. This is advanced technology mind you. It not only measures your airtime, it also sees how much you're going sideways, no hander etc. Trackstands even. That said, Strava might also be able to record your trackstands (or picknick).
  • + 21
 Remember how much more content we all were with our riding before social media went and screwed it all up?
  • + 6
 The good old days
  • + 13
 you had me until kickstarter.
  • - 2
 Lol .....buy now get in 2018 !
  • + 7
 @Matt115lamb: that's if it even ships, and doesn't go through the dozens of delays, and manufacturing issues.
  • + 5
 @colourclashing: at least it'll be tracked Smile
  • + 4
 But but... What about all of the well known bike brands that came from kickstarter... ...oh wait there isn't any.
  • + 1
 yeah, probably fake. neat idea though
  • + 2
 I can vouch that nothing about Shredmate is fake. I attended university with Chris and was fortunate enough to test the system whilst riding with him a few weeks before the Kickstarter launch - it is all fully functioning and optimised for manufacture.
  • + 0
 @c2crider: it's always a gamble to post on here , either be raved about or shredded!
  • + 2
 @Matt115lamb: agreed - and that's how it should be I think - I just wanted to help dispel any fears about the integrity of the product Big Grin
  • + 1
 @c2crider: just because it's a working prototype, or works well for small batches doesn't mean it'll translate well for mass production, but i'm not saying it's fake, i'm just highly skeptical of kickstarter projects, like if this gets funded and makes it to market i might buy one.
  • + 2
 @colourclashing: I hear you - a fair bit of my work is design for manufacture and what you're saying is spot on, a lot of prototypes simple aren't developed/ high fidelity enough to suit manufacture. Chris has spent several years in the same line of work for a very well known consumer goods manufacturer so I've no doubt he's got his manufacturing process well planned. The fake part wasn't aimed at you - I was referring to ehvan's comment.

Kickstarter definitely has its pros and cons... fingers crossed for the success of this project though, I can see it being a right laugh between mates/ increasing trips to A&E haha
  • + 3
 @Thema: ShockWiz.
  • + 1
 @Thema: Quark Shockwiz was a kickstarter project that ended up being bought by sram, so theres one.
  • + 1
 @doe222: so then maybe sram will just buy this thing out too
  • + 9
 My style is casual with rowdy airs so the higher g the landing the better. At least that's what I'll tell myself when this thing says I'm slow and case everything.
  • + 7
 Cool idea for data nerds, I would be curious about the accuracy though. It compares itself to strava which isn't very accurate to being with.
  • + 1
 I guess the GPS will be as accurate as your phone is as this is where that comes from. The g force stuff should be much more accurate as that comes directly from the sensors on your fork. GPS is usually accurate to within a couple of meters so it should be fine I think.
  • + 7
 When I shred with my mates our ride is quantified by smiles and high fives. When I'm alone it's quantified by my stoke and satisfaction. I'll pass.
  • + 8
 Roof hucks are gonna return!
  • + 7
 The future is nothing like I expected.
  • + 3
 I see a poential community use of the data collected for trail grading. I often explore strava, and look at the gradients, distances and times to help decipher the nature of a trail. So, stava already categorises road climbs of significance but this is of no interest to me.

Collecting data on jumps, berms, drops, how rough the track is, combined with gradients and length would give a perfect way to compare trails and grade them accordingly, on an international scale. Averaging, range checking etc the data collected to allow for variables obv, the more data the more accurate the results, the more accuarate the grading. It would also be useful for grading off road climbs- as there is absolutly no way of comparing one against another.

Give these things out for free, collect the data, grade the trails, free/paid app/web for personal users, sell data results to service providers for marketing purposes....and so on.
  • + 2
 Stravanerd here, the following statement from the article is false:

"Compared with Strava, which can only tell you who won and how fast you went, ShredMate shows where you made up or lost time."

Strava can show you where you made up or lost time and compare those splits against others, even with the free version.
  • + 5
 I don't need no computational device to tell me how much I fuggin rip!
  • + 1
 Yeah! And I don't need one to tell me how slow I ummmm. God dammit.
  • + 1
 So apparantely they decided that mtbers dont get enough snake oil and made a kickstarter aiming to change that. Think about it critically there are already enough tools to know how fast you are. If you dont own them a stop watch is a good starting point. And is airtime an actual measurement that we need? You know when you are a pussy and dont send that drop/jump/etc the only way to get more airtime is getting over fear and sending it and no app can change that fact. Same goes for being faster stop being a pussy and let go of that brake you dont need an app telling you to.
  • + 2
 Taken for what it is.... a MTB specific cyclocomputer, the asking price seems reasonable. Do you have to ride with your cell phone on to record the data though?
  • + 1
 You used to call me on my cell phone...
  • + 1
 I lurk threads but really? This is where we are going with our sport? I miss the days when cycling wasnt about numbers and stats like ball sports, thats what I was drawn to in the first place.
  • + 4
 It's very easy to protest--don't buy it. Everyone else can do what they want.
  • + 1
 RC does this have an electronic gyroscope and an acellerometer built in to it?
If it does this would be an exellent tool for measuring the forces put on a bike that IMO can not be replicated with torture testing in labs.
  • + 2
 it would be cool if it had a feature to compare your speed to others on a specific trail
  • + 3
 What a useless gadget. I totally want it.
  • + 1
 for someone who crashes a lot.......not keen on the idea of riding on a DH trail with my phone in pocket.
  • + 1
 Does it tell you how many beers you drank the night before or how many times you beat off last week?
  • + 4
 Strap it to your wrist and it will tell you....!
  • + 1
 "Hey Siri, did I have fun today?"
  • + 1
 compare the data with your gopro footage , I see definite possibilities ,
  • + 1
 Shouldn't it show green for fast, and red for slow?

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