Lately I’ve been thinking about getting a new mountain bike. I bought the one I have now in about 1995. It’s a hard tail and doesn’t have disc brakes. I’m kind of scared to ride it now, to be honest. I really want to try out a light, full suspension trail bike. I’m sure that once I do, I’ll be wondering why I waited so long to buy a new one.
It’s amazing how mountain bikes have evolved in the 20 years since I last bought one. Mountain bikers used to call roadies “techno weenies.” Not anymore – mountain bike technology has far outpaced road bike technology.
That’s starting to change though, and now roadies are starting to benefit from some pretty amazing new technology. For example, at this year’s Paris-Roubaix, Team Sky riders will be mounted on Pinarello Dogmas equipped with an adaptive suspension system. Here’s the low down in an article originally published in Cycling Weekly.
Pinarello has collaborated with HiRide to produce a new Pinarello Dogma with an Electronic Suspension System which can adapt to the terrain it is being ridden over