This is a loaded question. I love the performance of the CCDB. When it performs its best though the pedal platform sucks. One of the reasons they came out with the CS on the CCDBA. If you get a Coil version you will have to have a place install a Giant specific Eyelet on the bottom eyelet. As Cane Creek does not use Standard eyelets. I do climb with it as this is my everyday bike now and if i am not riding park i set the low speed compression stiffer to improve climbing. Usually 3-4 clicks does the trick. If you are comfortable messing with the adjustments to get an awesome ride its a great shock. Also realize you need to bring the tool along to make any adjustments to the shock. It does suffer from a bigger weight penalty though than an air shock and since i don't have one specific Spring rate i use i don't run a ti coil. Also if you get the air version make sure to order the one for Giant as the standard one will not fit .
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