FOX IRD (Intelligent Ride Dynamics) - Smart Suspension Set up Pump Concept - Garmin and Ant+
FOX Racing Shox unveiled this concept pump and software that will ease bike suspension set up. Watch and learn about what could be coming to a shop near you.
Ryan Baretta is the FOX Engineer/Software designer who headed up this concept to make bike set up easier.
The magic pump.
Currently works with Android, iPhones (Smart Phones) and Garmin Edge 800
QR codes are scanned with your smart phone and broadcast to this TV for viewing ease.
This concept will allow shops /consumers the ability to set up their bikes accurately which leads to a better ride experience.
There is no ETA as this is currently in the concept stage only.Please visit FOX Racing Shox to learn about all their products.
What a load of nonsense
seems pretty painless, unless you cant read, see or hear... in which case what are you riding a bike for? or maybe its because you still own a nokia? is that the source of the frustration? lol idiots i swear, cant shoot em, but they can just get more ignorant.
and most people ride bikes to get away from their computers!
"Hey Boss, we were thinking of putting sag measurements on the sliders just like Rock Shox stuff, to make it easy for our consumers to set up their suspension?"
Boss: "No don't do that!, develope something really expensive that only works with my new iphone or Garmin"
For a product developed for Shops, I would imagine if your shop employee needs one of these to help you set up your bike, you might want to look for a new shop.
I'd like to have a Fox smartpump in my shop that I can plug into my HTC smartphone and use to aid customer's setups of Fox suspension, make a record and be able to access these records for making adjustments to customers bikes
hell, I'd like to use this tech. on my own bike's 36 Float RC2 and RP23 BV suspension
thanks to PB for bringing us news like this
Or maybe Fox could spend R&D time and budget making products that actually work properly first time to market, instead of using gullible consumers as beta testers for crap that is a fail (various 40's, Floats, that are shoddy etc).
I think the real issue is the lack of training with bike shop staff. Companies like Fox and Rock Shox need to do more PK sessions - I remember my first Rock Shox seminar. I think I learned more there than from setting up 100 bikes the wrong way in store. To get a good bike setup for a client, you need to take in to account a number of factors - not the least of which include local trail types, bike type, rider skill/experience/preference. Unfortunately, there isn't an app for that.
I'll place 5 grand on the contrary.
Once you have the fork set like they did, changing any air pressure in the shock would affect the sag on the fork meaning you would have to reset it again, ahahahahhahhahahhahha
Just use your intuitive instinct and a measuring tape if you want the exact sag requirements.
For compression and Rebound the simple rule is too fast is no good ( the suspension bounces back jolting the bike )
and too slow is no good ( you can see the shock or fork rebounding or it feels hard and sluggish while riding) .
Plus if this is for beginners who can afford it?
Although... I don't really see the point in this application, as rebound/compression settings surely comes down to individual rider preference on the specific trails they are riding on?
Like any good tech idea, it is was comes next that is an exciting concept.
I mean that the bike is a plain device provides you the opportunity to escape from daily routine, computer screens at work, professional phone calls to get outside the house, enjoy the nature or bike park & have pure fun.
Yes a modern mtb has suspensions & hydraulic brakes since it's moving on dusty gravel but application such as this is not 'think outside the box' it is more like 'think as a fashion victim' or simply as a 'geek'.
Someone commented: 'like f1 & motogp'. Yes maybe we are heading to that direction since there are so much carbon frames & components, but are you that fast or rich to need all these stuff?
So much digital help that within a few years we will getting an antivirus software for the 'programming' I mean setting of our bike.
That was the first thing I though too.
Once you change the air pressure in one end the computer reading would be falsified on the other.
For it to work succeed you must preset your suspension first hand getting is in your range and then go from there.
I think this technology would be better suited for the consumer if Fox used this data to give accurate air pressure settings to follow on each complete bike suited with a Fox front or rear acclimating the bikes geometry, riders weight and riding style.
everything else is great for shops that dont know what theyre doing
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