By Mark AndersPosted 03.18.2010 at 5:05 pm 5 Comments
Mountain-bike suspensions are difficult, if not impossible, to adjust while riding. Cannondale's Simon—the first completely computerized bike-suspension fork—features a hydraulic shock that can instantly change its resistance and how far it travels. Meanwhile, motion sensors and a computer calculate the best settings for the trail.
If you suddenly launch off a jump, the shock softens for a smoother landing; reach a flat area where you're pedaling hard, and the shock firms up to boost your power.