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FOBO BIKE 2 - Indiegogo Campaign

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kwthom, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    From what I can tell, the original FOBO system was also a startup thru Indiegogo - this is a new version, and the sensors appear to be a bit smaller than the prior versions.

    https://igg.me/at/FOBOBIKE2/emal/19642923

    For those that have been considering TPMS, this might be the poor man's way of getting in on this.

    Yep, just put my name on this earlier - and they have another few weeks to go.

    I'm considering it a holiday gift...delivery in December.
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  2. Chaostrophy

    Chaostrophy Been here awhile

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    As someone who is looking at having two sets of rims, this might be very nice. What ever is on the bike is what is displayed, with no errors for the rims back at home. I think.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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  3. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    Update...the initial funding goal has been made.

    Looks like you can still get in on the deal... still three weeks to go.
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  4. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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    Does yours give the pressure readings before the bike begins moving? I've been shopping around recently for a good TPMS, and FOBO is at the top of my list because of that feature.
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  5. HarveyM

    HarveyM Been here awhile

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    I bought Fobo's original version this past summer. One nice feature is it greys the last reading if it's not current. Once it updates the new reading is normal. That depends on establising the bluetooth connection, not on the bike's motion.
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  6. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Looks like 22 spots left at the $69 price.

    JR356
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  7. fritzthecat

    fritzthecat Been here awhile

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    I have the FOBO Bike 1 since the last campaign. The #1 uses 2032 batteries, the new one 1632 so it is smaller.
    Worked 100% so far. Love that I can stand at my apt window and check the tire pressures.
    I tried the chinese ones with the separate display but those sensors either don't hold up to bikes or the tire sealant eats them up.
    The bad is the constant connection eats batteries (9 months) and the Bluetooth V4 or better requirement. Some old phones still use BT2.

    Fritz
    Waiting on my "Early Bird" special.
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  8. Rcrx21

    Rcrx21 06 KTM 950SM, 04 WR250F

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    I decided to get in as i was looking at this earlier in the year. Only 5 spots left.
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  9. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    their latest update says they will be running this campaign another 19 days. You still have time to get in if you desire.

    https://igg.me/at/FOBOBIKE2/emal/19642923

    So, around Dec 20th - click the link above to be certain.
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  10. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    Update - Mine arrived today!

    Setup in about ten minutes - valve stems included!

    The only thing I've not done yet is compare my tire gauge with the sensors, just for educational purposes...

    Then, it might be time for a short ride.

    EDIT: About one psi difference between the sensors and my digital tire gauge.
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  11. Rcrx21

    Rcrx21 06 KTM 950SM, 04 WR250F

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    Mine arrived today also. Single digits outside today so I will wait till it warms up a little before install
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  12. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    After a tire swap, the sensors are on the bike. I found *both* of my digital tire gauges; problem is, they only read down to 0.5 lb increments.

    The Fobo 2 sensors are still reading roughly 1 PSI low (compared to those two digital tire gauges which agree with each other).

    I don't see where my digital tire gauges switch to either bar or kpa (e.g. metric) measurements.
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