Cars nowadays come with TPMS sensors which basically let you know when you have a flat tire by monitoring your tire’s pressure. However the same cannot be said for bicycles, at least until now when a Kickstarter project has been launched called the BTPS – Bike Tire Pressure System, in which its creators are hoping to bring to bicycles what car drivers have been enjoying for the past few years. However since bicycles do not come with built-in dashboards or heads up displays, how the BTPS works is that it will relay the information to your smartphone via an app and will accurately read the pressure of your tires between 0 and 174psi. Granted it’s not as convenient as the car version, but for cyclists who cycle often we’re guessing that this is a bonus feature that many wouldn’t mind having, not to mention it helps to ensure that their bike’s tires are regularly inflated.
The BTPS itself weighs about 7 grams so it should add any unnecessary bulk or weight to your ride, and according to its Kickstarter page, the BTPS will be mounted on the rim tape when used with tubeless tires, or stuck directly onto the tube when used with tubed tires. A pledge of $140 will guarantee you the device upon successful funding, so if you’d like to learn more or pledge a donation, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.
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