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This little suspension nugget was hanging out looking lonely. Reichmann Engineering out of Germany created a heat sink for your bike's shock, which will helps dissipate temperature build-up in your shock's oil. When the oil gets hot, like during a long, sustained, rugged descent, damping characteristics can change making your suspension performance suffer.

During a test run at Leogang with a temperature of about 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) Reichmann measured a 30% reduction in heat build up with the heak sink strapped on. DVO rear shocks have sink-like elements on their resevoirs and we've seen a few World Cuppers with some one-off heat-sinks this past season, but nothing as cleanly executed as this. 49€ (about $55 USD) will get you the sink, and a zip tie. Uber nerds who know what they're doing can use computer heat sink paste to attach the warmth-sucking gizmo.

Hit up www.mrc-trading.de for more information on these shock cooling fins. Reichmann happens to be head developer at Solid Bikes and is the man behind the Strike DH machine.

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