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New Suspension Maker at Sea Otter

Published April 7, 2008

BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec (BRAIN)—There's a good chance you haven't heard of Canada's Elka Suspension.

That's because the company has for the last decade focused its efforts in the powersports industry with motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles.

But that's all about to change when the company unveils its new mountain bike line-up at Sea Otter next week.

Elka’s new mountain bike line-up has been specifically designed and engineered for downhill, freeride and all-mountain riding, aiming to provide a balanced combination of plushness, pedaling performance and comfort for each application.

To achieve this, all Elka shocks will feature custom-tuned damping based on each bike’s design and intended use. This gravity-oriented line-up will consist of four models with different adjustment options to address customer riding styles, bicycle categories and price point objectives. The shocks will feature Elka’s intuitive concentric dual high/low-speed compression adjuster, reservoir volume and pressure adjust, and also rebound and preload adjustments.

Both hi-tensile alloy and titanium springs will be available for all models in a wide range of spring rates. All models will be offered in several length/stroke combinations, including the increasingly popular 10.5-inch by 3.5-inch size, so they can be fitted on the vast majority of bikes, past and present.

For more on Elka Suspension be sure to read the May 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

—Jason Norman

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