Vehicles, especially cars that carry the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) sensors are not exactly a rare sight in this day and age, and are pretty handy in letting you know just what kind of pressure your tires have left within while you drive. Definitely an ideal method to know whether your ride’s about to experience a flat or not, that’s for sure. Since it is smart, and safe, how about transferring this particular idea over to the world of cyclists? Known as the BTPS sensor instead (for obvious reasons), it will connect to a compatible smartphone and lets you know of the exact pressure of your tires, with a reading range of between 0 and 174 psi. Of course, it goes without saying that this device would be a more useful tool as a convenient indicator of tire pressure; and your back will also thank you for it as there would be less need to bend down each time.
After all, since most road bikes require a regular air adjustment, a quick glance at this phone app would be much appreciated. The BTPS unit comprises of a pressure sensor, circuit board, and battery. When used in conjunction with tubeless tires, it will be mounted on the rim tape. Should tubes see action, it is stuck right onto the tube, similar in manner to that of a patch. The BTPS is currently a crowdsourcing idea, so it remains to be seen whether it will be realized or not.
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