Lapierre XR 929 with "EI Shock" Electronic Suspension

For years, bicycle builders tried to keep mountain bike shock plush, but not bouncy, with "trail mode" and "brain" shock settings and add-ons. It was all a compromise. Now, Rockshox has designed the Electronic Intelligence (EI) Shock electronic suspension system for bike manufacturer Lapierre. The three-position rear shock is computer-controlled. Accelerometers and sensors transmit to a Servomotor that adjusts the rear shock within 0.1 seconds of the front shock's terrain report. Your control center is handlebar-mounted and looks like a cycle computer. It's a game changer, for sure. Available on Spicy, Zesty, and XR Lapierre Models. [$4,000-$8,000; lapierrebicycles.com]