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A lot of the new technology in suspension design is toward inertia valved shocks or SPV (Speed Positioning Valving). The inertia valve activates when the suspension is activated from the bottom pushing up. (like from a bump) When the weight is applied from the top (rider pushing down) it locks out.
Carnutt is the leader in this, but Fox Suspension and Progressive and all the others are following suit. It's still pretty expensive, (figure $650 range for forks), but in the next couple years you'll see the trickle down effect.
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