Mountain biking

Battling the elements on a bike, sometimes at great heights and often at great speeds, is a great way to get in shape and enjoy the outdoors. In mountain biking there are many different disciplines that all require a different timing approach. For every condition and MTB discipline we have a timing system that fits your needs, be it cross country, trail riding, enduro or cyclo-cross.

Timing solutions for all MTB disciplines

High speed accuracy ✔  Suitable for multiple disciplines ✔  Both ProChip and BibTag available 

Timekeeping at mountain biking events is a huge challenge. Events can take place at rough terrains and sometimes under demanding weather conditions.

Mountain biking challenges can sometimes be visited by thousands of mountain bikers who are up for a challenge and a fun day. Whereas professional mountain bikers reach high speeds while having to be measured at an accuracy of 1/1000th of a seconds. With these challenging conditions events, clubs and timers simply need a system on which they can rely.

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Timing solutions

We have two timing solutions for active sport with the highest quality an read-rates in the industry.

The ProChip Smart Decoder is the new standard in portable timing decoders. The decoder is 2.5x smaller, 6x lighter and 3x more affordable than the previous ProChip Portable Decoder, while maintaining all of the functionality and even adding features.

Because of it’s small size the ProChip Smart Decoder fits in your carry-on luggage, so it makes your logistics a lot easier. To time a race all you need is the ProChip Smart Decoder, a loop, ProChips and a laptop with Timing & Scoring and you are good to go!

 

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Detection loops are installed in the track at the start and finish line and intermediate time points. The loops work as the system´s antennas and pick up the ProChips signals.

The detection loop can be installed in basically every type of surface.

  • Asphalt or concrete (not permanent): use industrial quality adhesive tape to affix the loop to the course. Make sure you use high quality tape to secure the tape to the road.
  • Ice: Cut slots of approximately 2 cm (1inch) deep in the ice, embed the loop wires and fill with water. Make sure to do this well in advance of an event, as the water will need some time to freeze.
  • Snow: cut slots in the snow, approximately 20 cm (8 inch) deep. Place the loop wires in the slot and fill them with snow.

The ProChip Timer is the newest addition to the ProChip System. Together with the ProChip Communicator it is the fastest manageable timing chip in bulk. Try it now.

Manage and activate your ProChips in bulk

ProChip Timer is a timing solution for timers that have to manage a large number of chips at once. The bulk-activation functionality of the ProChip in combination with the ProChip Communicator makes the process of checking and activating ProChips smooth and effortless. You always know what ProChips are ready for the next event and which ones you need to update.

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The ProChip is the proven reliable chip with an upgraded processor. It has best in class read-rates, high speed accuracy and is used at all A level events in the world. Each chip is unique which guarantees athlete identification up to 0.003 seconds.

To use the chip in races you need an active 1, 2 or 5 year subscription that you can activate with the ProChip Communicator in MYLAPS Connect.

The ProChip comes with a practice option for facilities where a ProChip System is installed. In practice mode it is possible to effortlessly use the system with automated online training data.

Why ProChip Timer?

The ProChip Timer is designed to make it easier to manage and update your ProChips in one overview.

Pros of the ProChip Timer:

  • Easy bulk activation & mass subscription renewal
  • Best in class read-rates and high speed accuracy up to 0.003 seconds
  • Wireless management of your battery-powered ProChips
  • Clear overview of ProChips owned, status and subscription wallet via portal.mylaps.com
  • Compatible with the proven ProChip System

 

More information

Timing a race and creating reliable results is a challenging task. Pick the most software that is most fitting to your timing needs. The Software options for Mountainbiking with ProChip are:

The decoder is attached to the mats and decodes the BibTag signals into the athletes IDs and their measured times. Portable decoders have an integrated battery and can measure up to 50 BibTag passings per second.

The system is especially designed for mass events and can handle a high density of athletes.

Detection mats are placed at the start, finish and split timing locations. The mats serve as the system’s antennas and detect the signals sent out by the BibTags. We offer modular mats that allow you to create timing locations between 1 and 8 meters wide per system.

The BibTag system comes with different tags. These tags are designed for example for different weather conditions or types of sports. Pick the tag that suits your needs best and your timing system is ready for your next event.

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The innovative design and strength of BibTag hardware provides you the best read rates in the industry with a single ThinTag and standard SideAntenna setup. The SideAntenna frame stands low on the ground and the antennas allow you to place your BibTag decoder on the back of the frame making the setup compact and easy to handle.

  • Basic system component
  • Full experience
  • Flexible component

BibTag or ProChip

If you are timing a mountain biking event it is depending on the type of event what timing system setup would be best for you: a BibTag or a ProChip system setup.

BibTag for mass events

The BibTag is well-suited for (recreational) mass mountain biking events. It is built to handle a large number of cyclists as the timing tags, which can be mounted onto the bike’s handlebar plates, can simply be distributed and are disposable. The system works under the most demanding conditions, it is weatherproof and can easily be used at rugged terrains.

ProChip for high speed races

The ProChip system is highly accurate, the times are measured up to 1/1000th of a second – it easily points out the winner in even the closest of finishes. Moreover, it can handle speeds of up to 75 km/h (±46 mph) – invaluable at (professional) mountain biking races. It's also very suitable for fixed solutions like a permanent track or bike park.

Do you want to get more information on what system is best for your mountain biking club, event or venue?

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STARTER PACKAGES

Create the ultimate event experience

Do you want to start with professional timing for mountain biking? We have composed special deals to get you up and running. No intensive training needed, you can get started yourself immediately with the ProChip or BibTag for mountain biking starter package.

ProChip Starter Package

The ProChip Timing System with the ProChip Smart Decoder offers accuracy and ease of use for a good price. Take your mountain biking event to the next level and start with this ProChip Cycling Package.

Including:

  • 2x ProChip Smart Decoder incl. USB modem
  • 2x ProChip detection loop 9m (5m coax)
  • 50x ProChip Timer Go
  • 50x Ankle straps
  • 1x Timing & Scoring or Orbits Cycling software

Get the ProChip Starter Package now!

 

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From € 7176,-From $ 8055From $ 11,415From ¥ 888,200

 

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BibTag Starter Package

The BibTag Timing System offers great read-rates and ease of use for events with a lot of participants. Take your mountain biking event to the next level and start with this BibTag Cycling Package.

Including:

  • 2x BibTag Decoder (4 or 8 meters)
  • 2x BibTag detection mats (4 or 8 meters)
  • 4x SideAntennas (optional)
  • 5000x ThinTag
  • 1x Timing & Scoring software

Get the BibTag Starter Package now!

Request pricing tailored to the size of your event!

 

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Contact us

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want a personal consultation about the best timing system for your situation.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a pro-cyling race or you are timing or a mass event, if it’s track cycling or BMX, you always want the best equipment. We provide you with the best systems out there. Consult us about what solution suits your situation best and check the customer stories or the system specifics.

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