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EB15: Cane Creek bounces new DB Coil CS coil-over enduro shock with Climb Switch

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Cane Creek DB Coil CS enduro coil-over rear shock for mountain bikes

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…

Cane Creek DBcoil CS enduro coil-over rear shock for mountain bikes

Cane Creek DBcoil CS enduro coil-over rear shock for mountain bikes

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.

Cane Creek DBcoil CS enduro coil-over rear shock for mountain bikes

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.

Cane Creek DBcoil CS enduro coil-over rear shock for mountain bikes

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.

CaneCreek.com

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DGWW
DGWW
7 years ago

I hope that was an intended pun 🙂 “a powerful alloy” hehe

EagerBeaver
EagerBeaver
7 years ago

I wonder how different the feel is between this and new Ohlins air shock.

craigsj
craigsj
7 years ago

“…without compromising the shock’s ability to keep your rear wheel tracking the terrain.”

If that were true there wouldn’t be a switch to disable it.

Micalet
7 years ago

Now we only need any maker that decides to put it in their bikes…instead of air-shocks…because of the (hated) weight !!!! (Pun intended OF COURSE)

Chasejj
Chasejj
7 years ago

It would be super cool if the new lightweight Fox coil springs fit these shocks.
They need a 7.5 x 2.0 version.

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