ANT+ has just finalized a Suspension Device Profile, allowing manufacturers of ANT+ enabled devices and suspension manufacturers to easily incorporate the code into their products.
With nothing more than a firmware update to your computer, sports watch or smart phone, you could gain not just control over your suspension, but also have it dump full performance data from your ride into the device. Imagine being able to see how much of your travel you’re using on each ride, how it’s handling the hits and how often you bottom out, then using that to tweak your performance beyond the basic settings. With data going the other direction, you’ll be able to dial your compression settings or activate a lockout, among other things as the tech progresses. That’s the promise, now it’s up to the component and accessory makers to bring it to reality.
Fortunately, Magura’s already on board, and they already have the equipment in the pipeline to take advantage of it. When we reviewed their eLECT fork with automatic “smart” lockout, we learned their remotes are switching over to ANT+. That goes for their rear shock, too.
Check out our interview with the ANT folks for a deeper dive on how their data transmission protocol works, then head past the break for the full press release…
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