Riders looking for the sensitivity a coil spring offers but wanting a firmer climbing platform now gain a powerful alloy in the Double Barrel Coil CS.
It’s Cane Creek’s first enduro-oriented coil shock, aimed at bikes in the 150mm to 170mm travel range. Like the other Double Barrel shocks, it comes with twin tube damping circuits for high and low speed compression and rebound, and all four settings are independently adjustable.
The addition of the Climb Switch drastically slows down low speed compression damping to control suspension movement when climbing (or sprinting, for that matter) without compromising the shock’s ability to keep your rear wheel tracking the terrain. Video and more below…
The rebound circuits sit on one side of the shock, with the high speed adjustment handled by the larger gold knob. Low speed is adjusted by the silver bolt above it via Allen key. Compression matches that on the opposite side.
For a detailed look at how the damping circuits work, check out our test ride and tech overview of the DB Inline Air – the layout of the dials is slightly different, but it functions the same.
The shocks are handbuilt in their Fletcher, NC, headquarters using a steel shaft and precision machined parts. Three sizes are offered, with an average target weight of 454g:
- 200 x 50mm (7.87” x 2.0”) BAD0617
- 200 x 57mm (7.87 x 2.25”) BADO616
- 216 x 63mm (8.5” x 2.5”) BAD0620
Their online calculator helps you determine the proper spring rate based on body weight/size and your riding style and intended use. Look for retail pricing around $695.