Push Industries already had a great thing going with the original ELEVENSIX rear shock. So they did the only thing they know how – they made it better. The new version includes updates to the coil spring, bottom out control, damping circuits, shock reservoir, and also includes new models specifically made for HD applications, bikes with short travel like the Evil Following, and even e-bikes.
Push says that they have worked with HyperCo to create “the lightest and most accurate” MTB spring available. The springs use their OBD design for positioning the coil ends as well as progressive open cell rod bumpers to help control the end stroke progression and spring rate on big hits.
The new four port symmetrical progressive damping piston features redesigned compression and rebound ports for smoother flow and faster response. Push states that the new piston assembly includes “reconfigured progressive compression and rebound valving stacks providing less damping on small and high frequency bumps, while providing greater damping on larger impacts and g-outs.”
Up top, the ELEVENSIX has a new large volume reservoir and IFP which claims to mimic the performance of a bladder system without issues like gas migration and bladder deformation due to heat. Apparently the key to this design is a unique seal gland design that allows the IFP to move a very small amount in high frequency bumps.
But wait, there’s more. A new speed sensitive hydraulic bottoming control provides a more supportive end stroke thanks to a secondary shaft piston that drastically increases the compression over the last 15% of the stroke.
Only available in Metric sizes, the shocks will be offered in both Standard eyelet and Trunnion mounts. The eyelet models include their “motorsport grade” spherical bearing eyelet mounts which help to eliminate rotational and shaft binding friction.
With each shock specifically tuned for individual bikes, as well as your riding system weight, and riding style, Push claims that their shocks do not require any set up. The shock will show up dialed to your needs, and all you have to do is bolt it on, and go. But that also means that the shocks are available for limited brands and models. Currently, Push has fitments available for Evil, Forbidden Bike Co., Guerrilla Gravity, Ibis, Pivot, Santa Cruz, Specialized, Transition, Yeti, and YT listed on their site. But that doesn’t mean those will be the only bikes the ELEVENSIX will fit – you’ll just have to call Push to see if they can make it work.
In addition, the ELEVENSIX will be offered in an HD Version as well as an e-MTB specific version. Both have a Melonite QPQ high strength steel shaft for added durability and the motorsport grade spherical mounts. The e-MTB version gets rebound and compression damping tuned to support the extra mass of the e-bike while maximizing traction and small bump sensitivity. Finally, the ELEVENSIX Micro is there to fit bikes like the Evil Following. These short travel bikes (less than 125mm) require a smaller, more compact shock that’s also lighter, but the rider of such bikes will likely appreciate the performance of a coil shock.
Each shock is priced at $1200, and they’re available for order now.