BYB Telemetry is the world's first professional universal telemetry kit for mountain bikes. It detects the motion of the suspension and other dynamic parameters of the MTB while riding. It allows visualizing the movement of the suspension, in order to base the setting on quantitative information instead of feelings.
BYB Telemetry connects wirelessly to an app or an advanced visualization software. It tells you how to turn the knobs of your suspension to provide you with the perfect suspension set-up, according to your needs and the track characteristic.
BYB Telemetry is developed in the racing environment and it's similar to the technology used in the downhill UCI World Cup from the factory teams. Nevertheless, it has a user-friendly and straightforward interface, aiming to make the best personalized suspension set-up accessible to everyone!
Suspension technology has drastically evolved in the last years, reaching an incredibly high standard of quality and performance, but also complication level. We all spent hours and hours chasing the optimal tuning. With more tuning parameter available on every suspension system, finding a proper suspension set-up is not a straightforward operation.
Every rider would like to have a perfectly balanced and smooth bike on a rough or technical section. In fact, an optimal set-up can make the difference concerning chronometric feedback and fatigue. This is true for the professional but also for the amateurs riders.
With BYB Telemetry we want to deliver you the best possible setting of your suspension, accordingly to your needs and the features of the track.
These are the benefits that you will get when you use data instead of feelings:
An optimal suspension set-up will drastically change the way you ride your bike and the approach to different tracks. With BYB Telemetry every rider will be able to get the best out of his/her bike!
BYB Telemetry is composed by a set of professional motorsport sensors, a data acquisition unit and a set of universal fixing mounts.
The electronic acquisition unit is the heart of the system. It's entirely made in Italy. It can be mounted on every handlebar, with diameter of 35 or 31.8mm, thanks to the specifically designed clamps included in the kit.
Its main features are:
The top level motorsport sensors are the same sensors that are used in the UCI World Cup from the factory teams [link]. They directly measure the travel of fork and shock absorber with high accuracy.
The mountings elements for the sensor are 3D printed. A flexible material and different fixing layouts are provided in order to guarantee the compatibility with your suspension fork and shock.
Thanks to a set of universal supports, BYB Telemetry can be easily installed on every bike: downhill, enduro, cross country and e-bike.
You can use BYB Telemetry at a downhill race on the weekend and then install it in five minutes on your e-bike for a lunch ride with your riding mates.
The sensors can be installed in two different configurations, using the same supports. BYB Telemetry can be mounted on any fork with maximum travel of 203 mm (8").
The rear sensor can be installed on every type of shock absorber, both air and spring based. Thanks to our universal support it can fit in the 99% of the frames. If it doesn't, we will design a pair of ad-hoc supports for your bike. The standard sensor has a maximum travel range of 76mm (3"). On request, we can provide a longer sensor for travel ranges up to 102mm (4").
The weight of the system, below 500 g (1.1 lbs), and its dimensions allow you to keep the freedom to move on your bicycle unaltered. The sensor does not interfere with the motion of the suspension, neither with the rider movement.
BYB Telemetry communicates via Wi-Fi with your PC and smartphone.
An advanced visualization software for PC is provided for a precise and detailed analysis. It is thought mostly for professional, experienced riders and suspensionists.
Also, an Android/iOS app for the automated setting of the suspension is provided. It analyzes your ride and it tells you how to tune the adjustments to find the best set-up.
If you don't want to bring your smartphone on the trails, no worries. BYB Telemetry has an internal storage and you can analyze the runs anytime you want from your PC or smartphone.
BYB Telemetry provides two differents mode of use, in order to satisfy every rider needs:
1) Basic setting. It allows you to reach a basic and flexible configuration adaptable to the personal characteristics of the rider and most common trails.
2) Track specific setting. It allows you to specifically tune the suspension in order to obtain the best performance on a specific track.
Both the basic and track specific setting allow you to select the proper riding-style. It can be aggressive, comfort or basic.
BYB Telemetry has been designed to be fast to install and easy-to-use. Here are the steps to use BYB Telemetry:
1. Install the universal support on your fork and shock.
2. Install both sensors on the respective mountings. Make sure to have enough travel of the sensors, to be the same (or higher) of the one of your suspension.
3. Install the acquisition box on the handlebar and connect the cables coming from the sensors.
4. No calibration is needed. Everything is ready. Press the button and...
6. Check the data on your laptop or smartphone and apply the adjustments to your suspension.
7. Reiterate the steps from 4. and enjoy your perfectly balanced bike.
Automated suspension setting:
The automated suspension setting app allows you to find the best suspension set-up for you and your bike. Connect to your BYB Telemetry kit through our application, select the type of bike you are using and the setting mode (basic or track specific).
By selecting basic setting, BYB Telemetry will analyze all the rides and will tell you the adjustment that needs to be made in order to tune the suspension. You can decide if your riding style is comfort, balanced or aggressive.
By selecting track specific setting, BYB Telemetry will analyze the rides on a particular track, telling you the adjustments needed for reaching the best performance on that single track.
The advanced analysis software allows you to visualize all the data acquired by BYB Telemetry, such as front and rear travel, GPS position, speed and the shocks at the handlebar.
By connecting your laptop via Wi-Fi with BYB Telemetry, you will automatically have access to all the saved runs. For example, you can visualize the percentage of travel that you used inside a particular section of the track, compare different runs by superimposing them and analyze how much the bike is "nervous" by looking at the shocks at the handlebar. The access to all these data will allow you to investigate how the bike responds, how stable it is and find a compromise between different set-up. All this will make you able to increase your overall performances.
BYB Telemetry analyses the data regarding the motion of the suspension. It detects the critical behaviour related to an incorrect suspension setting, such as:
- Bouncing suspension (not enough damping)
- Packing down (rebound too slow)
- Bottoming out
- Incorrect SAG (static and dynamic)
- Not using the whole travel of the suspension
- Wrong balance between front and rear suspension
- Critical peaks of acceleration at the handlebar
All these events are highlighted on the PC software, and the user can investigate them. You will be able to see when the bike bottoms out after that particular jump or when the fork is packing down in the braking-bumps before a corner. You will know precisely where and when it happens. You can decide to use the adjustment proposed from the software or decide to tune your suspension according to your expertise.
Furthermore, BYB Telemetry provides you with a report of useful statistical information about the ride, such as:
- Average use of suspension(%)
- Compression peaks (over 90 %)
- Dynamic sag
- Static sag
- Number of jumps
- Balance between fork and shock
- Number of acceleration peaks
- Max and average compression/rebound speed
In the track specific mode, BYB Telemetry performs the same analysis of the basic settings, but it doesn't analyze only the single event but every cycle of compression and extension of your suspension. BYB Telemetry algorithm calculates which adjustment must be made to get the maximum performance on a specific track.
This is just the starting point. We will need your feedback for futures improvements and to add other metrics to our software.
If we reach the 35.000 € target we will include the video analysis in our software. With the video analysis you will be able to synchronize the video from your action cam to the data of BYB Telemetry. Such a feature is fundamental when the GPS signal is low and allows the undoubted identification of the obstacles on the track.
You can see in the video a render of how it will look like. It is a preliminary version that will be improved in terms of graphics when we will include this feature in the software.
We will release a new version of the software after completing all the deliveries of BYB Telemetry to our backers.
The video analysis will be available in June/ July 2019.
We have always wanted to solve one of the biggest problems of the mountain bikers: how to find the best suspension set-up.
From the beginning, the clear idea was to create a premium product, entirely made in Italy, with CNC milled components, top-level motorsport sensor and professional visualization software.
We started collaborating with companies and universities. The first prototype was a proof of principle. From the second one, we reached almost the actual configuration. With the pre-series model, we optimized the layout and tested the final design. During the development process, we were able to reduce the size of the acquisition unit by the half from the initial one.
Designing the mounting brackets for the sensors required different version and prototypes. We tested out different layouts and materials to guarantee the possibility of mounting BYB Telemetry on every MTB.
The algorithms for the automated suspension set-up have been extensively developed and also tested on different bikes, tracks and riders.
BYB Telemetry has been tested down the legendary track "Black Snake" in Val di Sole during the UCI downhill World Cup, where Enrico was a trailblazer.
We had the best return of our efforts when Enrico used the BYB Telemetry pre-series model in the race that proclaimed him national DH champion (overall amateur).
We are first friends than co-founders, and we share the same passions. We know each other from more than ten years, and we shared riding days not only on MTB but also with motorcycle and surf.
The realization of BYB Telemetry is not only the result of our work. We built a network of extremely expert professionals, and incredibly helpful people, from companies which are leaders in their sectors. Without them, the realization of BYB Telemetry would not have been possible.
That's how we want to bring BYB Telemetry to you. In case of a successful campaign, we will deliver you BYB telemetry for the beginning of the next riding season.
Risks and challenges
We have been working on BYB Telemetry for more than two years. We have understood the technical, practical and financial challenges. We performed numerous testings in this time frame, and we overcome all the significant technical problems.
We have established relationships with local manufacturers and supplier and the final product will be assembled in-house, thereby eliminating the problems that are common with delocalized production. We don’t only have a business-oriented relationship with our suppliers, but also a personal one.
We need to ultimate the final version of the software and developing the app for which we already have contacts and everything just need to be confirmed,in case of succesfull campaign. The algorithms for the automated suspension setting are ready, exaustively tested.
Dealing and collaborating with companies which are the leader in their fields has given us much depth of knowledge in the development, production and financial aspects of this campaign. Considering all of these aspects, we believe then that we can produce the required quantity in accordance with our timeline.
To ensure the delivery of a premium product, we keep a maximum volume of available kits in our Kickstarter campaign. By doing this, we want to have also a close relationship with our backers, providing a one-to-one support in the early stages of use of BYB Telemetry.
Keeping this small amount also guarantees a more straightforward logistic. We will be able to deal with the expeditions individually for every backer.
This journey to create something exceptional wouldn’t be possible without all the technical expertise that has been given to us from our collaborators and suppliers. We believe that we can guarantee you a straightforward delivery of a premium product.
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