The Smoothest Bike Ride Of All

SHOCK ABSORBERS ON mountain bikes are a must for smooth rides over bumpy terrain. Now, for tenderbottoms and others who want the ultimate in riding comfort, Active Control Experts Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., and K2 Corp., maker of Pro-Flex and K2 bikes, have developed a "smart shock." It features variable electronic damping that can respond instantly, while the wheel is still bouncing, to the size of each rock and bump. The technology is similar to that used in the shock absorbers of Formula One racing cars.

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