Cane Creek

  • The Good:

    + 4 independent circuits to adjust
    + climb switch keeps suspension active going up
    + large(r) volume air spring provides small bump compliance

    The Bad:

    - pricey rebuilds
    - tuning app hard to use and sees little support

    Overall Review: I like to tinker. I'm running a Cannondale Bad Habit that's over-shocked and over-forked with eccentric bushings, custom angleset and sometimes even on the currently-very-trendy 29/27.5 combo. The more you mess with the way engineers intended something, the more important it is to get it right. ...

    Posted by JasonALap on 7/26/2019 8:54 AM

  • 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...

    Posted by danielhfranks on 1/30/2018 2:15 PM

  • The Good:

    Wide adjustment range, fairly light, awesome low speed sensitivity and great ramp for larger hits.

    The Bad:

    CS isn't great, air can reliability is an issue, service is expensive and limited.

    Overall Review: I've had two of these shocks. Both were on my Banshee Rune. Once it's set up its awesome but it doesn't stay awesome for long. After 4 - 6 months of use I experienced air can issues in both shocks. I've lost air completely or would lose around 20 - 30 pounds per ride. Service was expensive with ...

    Posted by ryan_daugherty on 8/18/2017 3:20 PM

  • Cane Creek is the first to admit that reliability of their Inline shocks has been less than stellar, but they've continually worked to make things better in the tiny shock that does it all. Recent changes to the DBinline shock prompted DirtLabs, a Colorado-based suspension tuning and service c...

    Posted by bturman on 11/7/2016 12:04 PM

  • The Good:

    Super-adjustable, light weight

    The Bad:

    Having to send it away for a service. Difficult to get set up perfectly.

    Overall Review: Updated July 2017. I've ridden this shock for 2 seasons now and am updating my first review. I've owned two of these shocks. Both were unaffected by the problems some other users have experienced, whether that is due to luck or improved quality control from Cane Creek, I can't say. I have this...

    Posted by NMK183 on 10/10/2016 10:09 PM

  • Cane Creek's rear shocks have long lead the charge when it comes to adjustability, offering a wider range of control and knobs to tinker with than just about any other brand. Some riders love this feature, though the majority of riders have a "set it and forget it" mentality when it comes to sus...

    Posted by bturman on 6/11/2016 5:15 PM

  • The Good:

    Cane Creek Provides Many Tunes, Extra Oil Volume Compared to Other Inline Shocks, Four Way Compression/Rebound Adjustment, Cane Creek's website to aid in set-up

    The Bad:

    Blew The Compression/Rebound Circuits After 3 Months

    Overall Review: I knew it was time to look for something different when I was feeling inconsistent performance on my Fox Float CTD shock (pre DPS). I had looked at multiple options for my Devinci Troy with 140mm travel in the rear and 160mm up front. I am not a weight weenie, but I did not necessarily want to g...

    Posted by Carraig042 on 11/4/2015 1:24 PM

  • The Good:

    Crazy amount of adjustment, smooth, many sizes, the best climb feature I've tried yet, stays cool

    The Bad:

    Crazy amount of adjustment may scare some, very expensive

    Overall Review: Purchased the Double Barrel Air CS to replace the 2014 Float Evolution that came stock on my Carbon Nomad. Currently unknown tuning as I set the DBA accordingly to the SC Nomad settings found on their site and made my own adjustments as I rode. With that said, it feels, dare I say it, perfect....

    Posted by stigsvancouvercousin on 10/30/2014 10:27 PM

  • The Good:

    freedom to customize, always plush feel,

    The Bad:

    having to send it in to service, tool adjust

    Overall Review: To me this has been the best air shock i have ridden. I have been able to ride many fox shox that were low to high end and a few rockshox as well. I am in Utah and we get to ride all sorts of terrain here from rocks, roots, hard pack, mud, snow, you name it and this will hold up to anything imo....

    Posted by rickyla2 on 6/10/2014 10:53 AM

  • The Good:

    reliable, durable, cost

    The Bad:

    not a ton of bling it that's your thing

    Overall Review: Cane Creek is my go to headset these days. They are solid, reliable, and inexpensive considering what you get. I've run this headset for almost two years now and haven't had one issue with it. Installation was a breeze (with the correct tools of course). Bearings have held up and are still very ...

    Posted by missinglink on 5/19/2014 11:01 PM

  • Review by Brandon Turman // Photos by Derek DiLuzio and Brandon Turman // Video by ZfH Productions When Cane Creek first launched the Double Barrel coil shock in 2009, it was the first of its kind to offer a twin-tube design with four-way independent damping adjustment. They created the shock ...

    Posted by bturman on 5/18/2014 11:30 PM

  • The Good:

    great tuning range, really good midstroke support, coil-like feel

    The Bad:

    On the heavy side for gram counters, finds its limits on fast, choppy terrain, tough to get full travel

    Overall Review: I've been running this shock for about 2 years now and so far it has lived up to my expectations. I've run many shocks (romic, avalanche chubie, push tuned rp3's, push tuned monarchs, push tuned vanilla rc's, stock rp23, CTD, x fusion vector hlr) through the years so I'll compare it my experienc...

    Posted by missinglink on 5/14/2014 12:02 AM

  • The Good:


    The Bad:

    Nothing!!!! maybe price but the tech in it is worth it.

    Overall Review: So basically with out going all technical this shock makes you think. Now don't think of this as a bad thing but say you ride in Wissler one week and your riding your very mellow forest trail the next, instead of a set and forget you will have to tinker with it but this allows for a higher over...

    Posted by connnordoll21 on 12/22/2013 5:57 PM

  • by Dave Trumpore Cane Creek's highly rated Double Barrel Air shock recently received a new climbing assist feature dubbed the "Climb Switch" or CS for short. After hundreds of miles putting it through its paces, it’s time for us to weigh in on the addition. 2014 DBair CS Shock Highlights ...

    Posted by davetrumpore on 11/21/2013 11:37 AM

  • The Good:

    Highly adjustable, smooth, easy to tune/setup with the help of

    The Bad:

    One of the more expensive shocks

    Overall Review: I won’t go into too much technical detail but this shock is buttery smooth and allows for limitless adjustability. I initially was a bit scared about the complexity of this shock but the base tune/fit guide on made setting up the shock a breeze. I does take some time and requires a...

    Posted by vics26 on 9/3/2013 6:14 PM

  • The Good:

    Does the job without complaining

    The Bad:

    none found so far

    Overall Review: Headsets don't normally get a lot of love since it's not a flashy item that everyonedrools over. No matter to the Cane Creek folks who are making some really good headsets these days and at reasonable prices.  I've had this headset twice now, one on a bike I had a year ago and sold and now ...

    Posted by SaddleRags on 11/29/2012 2:42 PM