Elka ATV Shocks

Elka Suspension is a Canadian company started by three ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) enthusiasts back in 2000.  In those days most of the improvements in shock technology focused on motorcycles.  These entrepreneurs saw the ATV market as a niche with a need for the same kind of advancements in shock design and construction.  They were right and the company grew quickly and expanded its focus to include other applications.  They are one of many custom design shock shops but their philosophy is a bit unique.

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While many of their competitors focus on shocks for a variety of racing applications, Elka believes the average driver merits the same quality products and service as the professional racer.   Today they offer a wide variety of customizable shocks for ATVs, Side by Sides, Motorcycles, and Mountain Bikes.  Visit their excellent web site at elkasuspension.com and you’ll see they even offer support for totally unique applications, like ski jumping.  Regardless of how crazy your application may seem to be, give them a call and they can help you design a shock to meet your requirements.

When it comes to customizing, they offer something few other manufacturers have:  complete suspension kits.  These kits allow you to work with Elka experts to select everything you need, from wheels to a-arms to shocks to brake lines, all from manufacturers of your choice.  For a-arms they offer five different manufacturers and for wheels there are two different manufacturers.  Elka experts advise you on which best meet your unique driving needs and also help you select their appropriate shock products to go with the kit.

If “do it yourselfing” is your thing, check out their website.  You can email or call them with your application and they’ll help you get the ball rolling.  If you’re not the “do it yourself” type, take a tour of their website anyway.  You’ll find they have really created a community of users with the latest blog postings listed on the home page of the web site.  If you’re a bargain hunter you’ll find links to rebuilt shocks available for sale, as well as clearance and demo and overstock shocks, all at significant savings.

Finally, they now have their own online store, at elkawebstore.com, where you can place your orders online, and then pick them up at participating dealers in your local area.   For those of you who are reluctant to order such expensive and complicated products online, they have a customer contact 800 number so you can ask questions before you buy, and get answers from an actual human being.