A device that mounts in the BB shell with wireless charging would be pretty slick.It does not make sense for the expense of the item if this thing can e identified and removed so easily.
They need to produce seat post versions and other items that are integrated into the bike that are not so easily noticed.
You have some statistics for this? Google "High end bike theft" It's big business.Most bike thieves are idiots and would not even know what to look for!
I'm not doing your research for you. As I previously said... Google "High end bike theft" It's big business.No stats just my opinion. And that is that most people that steal bikes don't even know what they are stealing. Yes there are some that know but most don't. And by the way your example of ONE is really strong.
Good concept. But unless they're going to make it a hidden device it's pretty useless as a "lojack". It mounts to the water bottle cage. So once thiefs know what to look for, all they need is a screwdriver to remove it.
Sure looks like a "tamper proof torx" to me. Hardley propriatory. They can be bought anywhere. tamper proof torx - Yahoo! Image Search ResultsWe totally get the concern and we've got hardware and technology to help. First, the screws that come in the box have been made custom for BikeSpike users so any old screw driver will not work at all.
So you're depending on big burly bike owners to beat up bike thiefs?Plus, when the BikeSpike is marked "armed" by the owner, any unauthorized movement or tampering is sent directly to the user. Any attempt to remove the BikeSpike will alert the owner and owners come in all shapes and sizes....:thumbsup:
Sure looks like a "tamper proof torx" to me. Hardley propriatory. They can be bought anywhere. tamper proof torx - Yahoo! Image Search Results
As I said previously "once thiefs know what to look for, all they need is a screwdriver to remove it"
If you have a "special" screwdriver, all they have to do is buy one from you, and carry it in their pocket.
And... if they don't have a screwdriver, a drill and EZ OUT makes it a 2min job.
So you're depending on big burly bike owners to beat up bike thiefs?
And if the owner isn't nearby, it doesn't matter his shape or size.
FYI, bike thiefs are brazen and don't care who's nearby.
Ok, you can keep the 2 minutes, I wasn't using them anyway. But your video comes off beyond tongue in cheek, it's hard to tell if you are trying to be serious about this.Nope. Sorry. Those two minutes are for us to keep. That's the risk you run when you enjoy unprotected internet. Perhaps you'd like to help us Kickstart our next video so we can afford James Earl Jones? :thumbsup:
Please explain this randomized distribution. Does this mean only certain people get a tool? There are different tools? If it's difficult for thiefs to get the tool, then it'd be difficult for consumers as well.The torx screw shown in the picture are not what ships with the product. Those are place holders. We're working with a company that makes custom fasteners from scratch for us. Plus, we are planning on randomizing the distribution of the tools needed to secure the device so that these would be thieves would be our customers several times over.
So you're idea is to market your device only to low crime areas? Well if crime is low, one wouldn't need your device.If you lock your bike in an area that is so high risk that a bike thief can casually walk up to your bike, angle grind your lock off without anyone stopping them or caring, then drill out each set of screws without anyone caring, not to mention receiving alert to your phone the moment this begins.....is this the best place to leave your bike?
As I, and others, have mentioned, make your device hidden and you'd have my attention.All your comments have merit and I hope we've answered them, even if we haven't won you as a customer yet.