RICOR was founded in 1988 to address the compromises that
plague traditional shock absorbers after determining that the ideal
shock absorber would respond to chassis motion and wheel motion with
two completely different valving circuits, as opposed to traditional
shock absorbers, which cannot distinguish between chassis motion or
wheel motion and can only provide resistance based on relative motion
between the chassis and the wheel.
The solution employed a motion-sensing valve to determine
whether movement is coming from the chassis or the wheel, as opposed to
merely reacting to the relative movements between the two like
traditional shock absorbers. The second part of our design
used the position of the motion-sensing valve to open and close
different fluid circuits that could each be tuned independently to
provide exactly the right amount of resistance to chassis motion and wheel motion.
a sense, RICOR has managed to put two different shocks with completely
different characteristics into one package. The primary circuit is
tuned to control chassis motion and the secondary circuit is tuned to
control wheel motion. RICOR's Inertia Active piston is able to recognize the
difference between these two types of input and select the appropriate
response reliably, instantaneously and automatically. As a result,
RICOR shocks are able to provide the optimum response to chassis motion
and wheel motion without any of the compromises typically associated with traditional shock absorbers.
RICOR's Inertia Active suspension is the end result of twenty years and over 11 million
dollars spent refining this technology, and has already been
extensively proven in competition racing. Race teams all around the
world have used RICOR shocks and experienced the performance advantage
that RICOR's Inertia Active suspension offers; from the smooth tracks of the IMSA GTP series to
the brutal expanse of the Sahara desert, the safety, stability,
traction, handling and ride-quality of a variety of suspension designs
have been improved substantially- not just incrementally.
shock absorbers are proven to significantly increase safety, stability,
traction, handling and ride-quality. The bottom line is that RICOR
shocks will make you faster. We're not defying the laws of
physics or marketing gimmicks, but RICOR's Inertia Active technology promises to
revolutionize every known form of motorsports. In fact, the same
benefits that offer race vehicles a competitive advantage can be
realized in any type of moving vehicle, from family sedans to
motorhomes and heavy trucks.
The recent introduction of RICOR's Inertia Active Suspension
line of off-road racing shocks represents a quantum-leap forward in
inertia-valve technology, but that's not all RICOR shocks have to
offer. RICOR shocks incorporate a wide assortment of additional
innovative features and patented technological advancements that can't
be found in any other shock absorbers.