After scoring a massive hit with its fantastically capable – yet impressively compact – DBInline air-sprung rear shock for heavy-duty trail use, Cane Creek is now adapting its Double Barrel damper technology for full-blown enduro with the addition of the new coil-sprung DBcoil CS. Like the standard DBcoil, it promises ultra-sensitive movement plus superb ground tracking and control, but now with the added pedaling efficiency of its clever Climb Switch.
Unlike standard lockouts or ‘platform’ levers that only act on the compression side, Cane Creek’s Climb Switch increases both the low-speed compression and low-speed rebound damping. This minimizes unwanted motion when pedaling as usual but without negatively affecting rear wheel traction or jolting the rider on the return stroke after hitting a bump during a climb.
Cane Creek is going after the hardcore enduro scene with its new DBcoil CS rear shock
By now incorporating this feature into a coil-sprung shock, the new DBcoil promises the ultimate in versatility. Flicking the CS lever should greatly improve pedaling performance for uphill transfers – even for rear suspension designs that haven’t been designed with efficiency in mind – but without compromising downhill performance.
The same quartet of tuning options as other Cane Creek Double Barrel shocks remains wholly intact, too, including fully independently adjustable low-speed and high-speed compression and rebound damping to yield one of the most customizable rear shock platforms currently available.
Tucked in between the usual quartet of damper adjustments is the Climb Switch, which greatly increases both low-speed compression and rebound damping for more efficient pedaling without sacrificing traction
Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean the new DBcoil CS will turn every machine into a superbike, though. Cane Creek intends the DBcoil CS to be used on frames with 150-170mm of travel, and like all coil-sprung shocks, it has a very linear spring rate that won’t play well with all rear suspension designs.
Claimed weight is 454g without the spring, and there will be just three sizes offered initially: 200x50mm, 200x57mm, and 216x63mm. US retail price is set at $665 for the damper only; springs will cost extra. International pricing is to be confirmed.
For more information, visit www.canecreek.com.