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Push 11.6 Reviewed by Top Member Reviewer and Jenson USA Award Winner 2

You can earn $100 at Jenson USA for your Vital MTB member reviews. See the best review from last month's Top Reviewer and learn how you could earn the top spot in November.

Every month we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in another $100 gift card! Vital member mikethebikeΒ took home top honors in October with his review of the Push 11.6 coil shock:


Push 11.6 Coil ShockΒ - MSRP: $1200 USD

The Good: US made / cozy / installation + (no setup required) + ride it + forget it

The Bad: Adds a bit of weight - haha my bike weighs 16.6kg - so no problem - pedals great uphill

"I have the Push 11.6 now for nearly a year on my Santa Cruz Megatower. I got it because there was a sale on Push (for years a dream on my wish list) and I wanted coil again. The coil added about 500gr to the bike, that's the only negative I could write.

Positive sides:

  • US made and you feel the good quality (okay as European I should have bought EXT, but I like US stuff πŸ˜‰).
  • Installation is done in 5min, setup comes for your needs. I tried some more and less clicks but the default setting was great for me. So installation + (no setup required) + ride it + forget it.
  • Responsiveness is a dream - all the small stuff is getting erased. If you never rode a coil you may not understand that - so please try (demo) it (I prefer coil front + rear). The joints in your body will say thank you πŸ‘πŸ»!
  • Uphill - my fear was to sit very deep in the travel... Short answer - No problem! The "climb switch" which you can tune for your needs is great. If you close low speed suspension is firm but still works. Technical climbs with roots and steps are easy to do, the only limit is my power! 90% of my uphill is done on fireroads so I use the switch every time.
  • Sofa-Switch ON and you will be surprised. My first ride was on a hometrail where I know every little root by its name, but now no more names for them. Why? The 11.6 filters them out and gives me a very secure feeling. To be honest my Megatower is much faster than I can handle and on rough trails I sometime feel like superman. πŸ˜‚ Okay just a feeling for X/sec - I'm a on my brakes a lot!"Β -Read moreΒ»

Shop the Push 11.6Β at Jenson USA


Want to be in the running for November's award? Review the components, apparel, or bikes you ride in the Vital MTB Product GuideΒ and keep an eye on the Top Reviewer leaderboard. We'll announce the winner in early December.

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