Cannondale teases curious twin-shock downhill bike

After a decade off, Cannondale returns with double rear-shock design

Cannondale DH bike

When it comes to its mountain bikes, Cannondale has never been satisfied with your standard suspension, just look at the Lefty fork.


Now, in teasing its new downhill bike after a roughly ten-year hiatus, the brand has revealed the frame uses a double rear-shock design, or more accurately a ‘separated damper spring combo’, as Josh Hursh, one of the Cannondale’s frame designed engineers, mentions in the video clip.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a dual rear-shock design — Kiwi outfit 2Stage pioneered a similar concept back in 2008 with the Elite 9. The idea being to run different rebound characters for both stages of the travel and allow the rear wheel to track the ground better

According to Cannondale, its design allows the damper to be tuned in order to have a more linear progression, completely independent of the spring.


As yet, the brand hasn’t revealed much more about the bike. Let us know what you think in the comments below.