may have had a small booth at this year's Interbike, but their presence was larger than life. Not only did the Canadian suspension experts debut their new fork cartridge at the show
, but they also were showing off a number of the newest and most sought after downhill bikes, all equipped with the Elka Stage 5 damper. Inside you'll find FOUR videos that will cover:
• The 2011 Canadian made Cove Shocker
• The curvy '11 Foes Hydro downhill bike
• Turner's much anticipated DHR
• Steve Romaniuk talks about his Mongoose Boot'rRead on...Chaz from Cove talks about the lighter and slacker 2011 Shocker
Elka goodness turns the level of Canadiana in this photo up to 11. The made in B.C. Cove Shocker gets a geometry tweak that brings it more in line with other current race bikes, with a 64 degree head angle and a 1.5" head tube that will let you tweak it further using different headset cups. While this latest revision of the Shocker is lighter than previous models, I'm willing to bet that it still retains the burly and trouble free ride that has made it a top privateer choice.
Brent Foes gives you a tour of the new Hydro DH bike
The always informative Dave Turner on his new DHR and Elka Suspension
Dave has been using an Elka damper throughout the prototyping process of his new DHR and this has allowed Elka to come up with a tune that best suits the dw-link equipped race bike. Good to see some can-am know how coming together on the new Turner.
Canadian homeslice Steve Romaniuk tells us about his Elka equipped Mongoose Boot'r. Get'r done at Rampage!
I can pretty much guarantee that Steve's Boot'r sees more time off the ground in a single day than your machine does all month. I tested the Boot'r a few years back and was blown away by how well the bike pedaled and tracked. In fact, I'd still list it as one of my favorite big bikes of all time. That's right... and the complete bike retails for less than many boutique bare frames. The '11 Boot'r gets updated with more current geometry numbers, including a slacker head angle. Hear me now, this will be one of the sleeper hits of next season.
Visit the Elka website
for more information.
Did you miss the new Elka Suspension fork cartridge? Check it out here!www.covebikesblog.comwww.foesracing.comwww.turnerbikes.comwww.mongoose.comwww.steveromaniuk.comStay tuned for more Interbike coverage!