We've never heard of Elka suspension but they appear to have a track record in other motor sports. Elka are going to launch the unit at the Sea Otter event which some of the Dirt crew will be attending. So if they're any good we'll let you know.

They tell us that the mountain bike line-up has been specifically designed and engineered for downhill, free-ride and all-mountain riding, aiming to provide a balanced combination of plushness, pedaling performance and comfort for each application. 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 4 models with different adjustment options to address customer riding styles, bicycle categories and price point objectives.

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The shocks will feature Elka’s 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.

Elka suspension to launch at Sea-Otter