Existing Pain Points:
- Bicyclists with hydraulic brakes commonly have little knowledge of brake pad life or quality/condition of critical hydraulic fluid
- Inexperienced mechanics commonly have little knowledge of quality of their installation or maintenance feedback—relying frequently on guess-work
- Lack of brake usage from ride data can be an unknown variable in an athlete’s training regimen
Current Market Options:
There exists no digital sensor solution in the current hydraulic brake bicycle market that provides data on performance metrics, maintenance status, and pad and fluid wear-life.
There are many manufacturers of these components, but none of them [to-date] offer a data driven solution such as this.
Proposed Solution: Develop a small lightweight in-line brake fluid sensor that measures temperature, pressure, density, and viscosity which will provide data through key algorithms to a mobile Bluetooth user-interface device for real-time ride data, real-time maintenance data (i.e. pressure levels achieved during bleed, volume, etc).