Magura is a german brand and knows much more than anyone else that innovation is the key to emerge on a market.
The future of Magura is electric/electronic to run intelligent systems to manage the lockout of the fork. The brand names the concept “selective ride”.
How eLECT works ?
System is based on sensors placed on the fork, measuring fork inclinaison and trail impacts. It automatically activates or desactivates the lockout. On this way, the system works alone but the rider can take the hand with a wireless remote control set on the handlebar.
Magura do not miss to work also on rear shock and the eLECT selective ride will be expand to rear suspension soon. As you can see on the picture below, the rear shock is ready and benefits from the same technology spotted on the fork.
The system appears less refined than the EI:shock system of Accell group / Lapierre but main interest for Magura is to couple the operations rear / front for a full suspension intelligent system.