Cane Creek DB Coil CS Rear Shock

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Unlimited Tuning Options

Rating:
The Good:

Tons of options with tuning, climb switch, consistency through stroke

The Bad:

Tons of options with tuning, weight (worth it though)

Overall Review:

Rode 2 seasons on the climb switch version of this shock pairs with a Transition, and transformed the bike into a mini downhill bike that was predictable with loads of grip. The unlimited tuning options can be viewed as a good or bad thing. Some people are more set and forget vs the opposite end of fiddling and tweaking with suspension based style or location of riding. I fall into the former category and the shock still worked great. I did find myself adding or subtracting some rebound dampening depending on where I rode, but the base tunes found on their site are a good initial start based on leverage ratios. The climb switch I found was great as it didn't completely lock out the shock but rather was firm with a little give for grip. Pair the shock with a Valt or Ti coil and you have a

Overall Review:

Rode 2 seasons on the climb switch version of this shock pairs with a Transition, and transformed the bike into a mini downhill bike that was predictable with loads of grip. The unlimited tuning options can be viewed as a good or bad thing. Some people are more set and forget vs the opposite end of fiddling and tweaking with suspension based style or location of riding. I fall into the former category and the shock still worked great. I did find myself adding or subtracting some rebound dampening depending on where I rode, but the base tunes found on their site are a good initial start based on leverage ratios. The climb switch I found was great as it didn't completely lock out the shock but rather was firm with a little give for grip. Pair the shock with a Valt or Ti coil and you have a small weight penalty that is completely worth the predictability and grip of a coil shock.

Specifications

Product Cane Creek DB Coil CS Rear Shock
Riding Type Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Spring Type Coil
External Adjustments Climbing mode switch, high/low speed compression, high/low speed rebound, spring preload
Available Sizes 200mm x 50mm (7.87" x 2.0")
200mm x 57mm (7.87" x 2.25") - available with 15mm open-end eye
216mm x 63mm (8.5" x 2.5") - available with 15mm open-end eye
222mm x 63mm (8.75" x 2.5")
222mm x 70mm (8.75" x 2.75") - available with 15mm open-end eye
Weight 1 lb 0 oz (454 g)
Miscellaneous Climb Switch (CS) technology adjusts both low speed compression and low speed rebound damping
Double Barrel (DB) Twin Tube technology has independent damping for both compression and rebound strokes
Induction-hardened 4130 steel shaft
Shaft diameter: 8mm (standard) or 9.5mm (models with 15mm open-end eye)
Anodized and laser etched finish
Norglide bushing 1/2" universal axle mounting interface
Listed price and weight are without coil spring; weight varies by size
Price $665
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