Lapierre & Rock Shox 2013 New Electronic Shock In Depth

 As you've probably hear'd or seen Lapierre and Rock Shox announced some of their 2013 line up. One being the new electronic Rear shock. Here's a little in depth look for you all:

Lapierre and Rockshox have been secretly working on a computer controlled shock which is named 'e.i' for Electronic Intelligence. The shock was built in conjunction with RockShox, on the Monarch platform. A pod attached to the damper contains servo motors which alter the shock damping from locked out to wide open in .01 seconds. Sensors on the crank, hidden in the BB shell determine if the rider is pedaling, while accelerometers located on the stem cap and the fork slider register the severity of each impact BEFORE the rear wheel hits the bump. The system is locked out when pedaling, open when coasting and has two modes for bumps - pedaling platform for small or medium hits and wide open for big hits. Riders have four options on a remote handlebar switch to toggle manually from automatic, medium, open or locked modes. A stem cap replacement houses the computer and one accelerometer, and also houses a display that shares speed and time functions with shock mode indicators

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