Elka Suspension Inc., a Canadian maker of suspension systems for motorsports, will enter the mountain biking market at this year's Sea Otter Classic with its first line of mountain bike shock absorbers.
Elkas new mountain bike line-up has been specifically designed and engineered for downhill, free-ride and all-mountain riding.
All Elka shocks feature custom-tuned damping based on each bikes design and intended use. This gravity-oriented line-up will consist of 4 models with different adjustment options to address customer riding styles, bicycle categories and price point objectives.
The shocks will feature Elkas intuitive concentric dual high/low-speed compression adjuster, reservoir volume and pressure adjust to control the progressivity 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″ x 3.5″ size so they can be fitted on the vast majority of bikes, past and present.
Although this will be Elkas first products for the mountain bike market, the company has over a decade of experience engineering and custom-building championship-winning suspension and steering products for powersports applications such as Motorcycle, ATV and Side-By-Side Vehicles. This new mountain bike product line incorporates many of the same innovative suspension technologies that have been used to win multiple ATV World & National Championships, SCORE Baja Championships, Mini-Motocross Championships and Motorcycle Road Racing Championships.