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ShredMate is the first cycle computer for mountain bikes that measures jumps, g-forces and detects rough trails automatically.
ShredMate is the first cycle computer for mountain bikes that measures jumps, g-forces and detects rough trails automatically.
ShredMate is the first cycle computer for mountain bikes that measures jumps, g-forces and detects rough trails automatically.
203 backers pledged £11,972 to help bring this project to life.

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ShredMate is the first bike computer speed sensor developed purely for mountain biking.  

The ShredMate sensor connects directly to your smartphone via Bluetooth and tracks your ride. By adding a motion sensor coupled with our algorithms, ShredMate gives you exciting new information about your riding:      

 

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 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 see detailed telemetry for the sections of your ride that matter the most.

  

EASILY SEE HOW FAST YOU RIDE – JUST LOOK AT THE MAP 

ShredMate shows your route as a trace that changes colour depending on how fast you go. Red for Fast, Green for Slow.


EARN BADGES

ShredMate tracks your progress over time. Earn badges as you improve.

OVER 6 MONTHS BATTERY LIFE 

Through careful optimisation of our electronics and software, ShredMate runs off of a coin cell for over 6 months. When the battery runs out, simply unscrew the battery compartment and pop in a new battery at home.

Simply cable tie the sensor to your forks and attach the wheel magnet – we supply everything you need. The ShredMate app is a free download and compatible with Android and iPhone. After installing the app on your phone and a simple setup, you are good to ride.

What's in the box

  • ShredMate sensor  
  • Rubber mount  
  • Wheel magnet  
  • Cable ties
  • Instruction manual

Dimensions -  42mm x 38mm x 11mm

Weight - 25g (This is the entire set up - ShredMate sensor, cable tie, rubber mount and wheel magnet)

ShredMate comes with a full 12 month warranty and our excellent customer support.

Here's a complete walk through of how to use ShredMate on the trail...

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3D Accelerometer - ShredMate samples data from an accelerometer (the motion sensor) 50 times a second. Our algorithms developed over the past year measure your jumps, g-forces and detects rough trails. 

Magnetic sensor - By detecting when the wheel magnet passes the sensor, ShredMate accurately calculates your speed and distance.

Bluetooth Low Energy - ShredMate uses Bluetooth Low Energy to connect direct to your smartphone. As the name suggests, Bluetooth Low Energy consumes very little power, as does our ultra-low power accelerometer – this means ShredMate has a long battery life of over 6 months, despite being powered from a small coin cell.

Mapping - ShredMate uses the GPS built into your smartphone. ShredMate maps your rides, marks every jump (including measuring your air time and landing G-Force), your peak g-forces and rough trails. Other bike computers don't have the capability to track this data, ShredMate does. 

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 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 see detailed telemetry for the sections of your ride that matter the most.

EASILY SEE HOW FAST YOU RIDE – JUST LOOK AT THE MAP ShredMate shows your route as a trace that changes colour depending on how fast you go. Red for Fast, Green for Slow.

 

  

 

  

ShredMate is a family run company located near London, UK. My parents, Jim and Lisa, are the founders of Swimovate and have designed, built and manufactured the PoolMate lap-counting swimming watches for the last 9 years. They have proven experience in all aspects of bringing a product to market. 

Jim has years of experience designing mass market consumer electronics. He is a whiz at electronics design, software, compliance testing and developing the manufacturing process.  

  • Jim has raced ultra marathons, and several Ironman events.

Lisa handles the production scheduling and planning, sales and distribution, marketing, accounts and customer support. She's super organised and makes sure things run smoothly.  

  • Lisa survived the Norseman Extreme triathlon and loves powering up mountains.

Chris, that's me, a Design Engineer with experience designing parts for consumer products sold in their millions and have experience developing embedded software and mobile applications. 

  • I've raced Enduro and can be found shredding the trails in the Welsh hills when not working on ShredMate.

Between us we have the experience required to overcome any problems we encounter in manufacturing ShredMate.

We're here on Kickstarter asking for your help to raise the funds so that we can take ShredMate into full scale production. Your pledge will help support: 

  • Funding the minimum order quantity with our factory
  • Funding Bluetooth certification.

Every pound we raise will make a difference. If you like ShredMate, please help us by sharing this page with your friends and family!

  

  

 

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Risks and challenges

We are incredibly passionate about ShredMate and won't rest until it has been delivered to each and every backer. We are excited to involve you on our journey to production, with regular updates on our progress.

The ShredMate Sensor has been in development for 1 year now, and is ready to be manufactured - there is no further work needed on our algorithms.

We have chosen manufacturers who are expert in their fields - a Bluetooth module manufacturer for the electronics and a bicycle computer manufacturer for the final assembly. We are using an existing and proven bicycle speed sensor case which our manufacturer is familiar with to ensure the product is high quality, robust and waterproof.

The Android app is, pending extensive testing and bug fixing, finished. The biggest challenge that we face in the next few months is to develop our iPhone app, however as the iPhone app will largely be a copy of the Android app we expect this to be a straightforward process.

Thank you for your support,
Chris, Lisa and Jim.

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