For years we've been pleased with Cane Creek's Double Barrel Air shock, save one thing - climbing. With no quick way to adjust low-speed compression some bikes suffered on the way up. Well, the new Climb Switch (CS) model not only addresses our previous complaint, but also opens our eyes to a whole new world of control while mashing on the pedals. This isn't your conventional pedal-platform... The DBair CS allows the rider to retain the advantages of a fully-suspended bike while climbing, without unwanted suspension motion.
After you catch our first look feature and initial ride impressions in the slideshow, above, join Cane Creek for a ride and listen in as they discuss the new shock in this video:
Expected availability is August 1 with an MSRP of $695. Oh, and many of you may be wondering if this technology can be applied to a coil shock? The answer is yes. There's a good chance you'll also see a coil version soon. Will there be a remote option? As of right now, no, but it's a possibility in the future.