Cane Creek DBAir Rear Shock Review

5.00 out of 5
Weight: 500 grams
By Syd Patricio    on Aug 27, 2012

By Syd Patricio    on Dec 11, 2013

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July 13, 2018
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Small bump compliance, takes big hits, range of adjustments, look

Cons: None, weight to some I suppose

Recommendation: This shock is amazing. Love it over the Fox Float that came on the Yeti SB66. This shock outperforms by a long-shot. I was told that the Fox was better for small bump. I didn't notice the DB Air working until I looked down and watched it over small bumps, sticks, etc. Takes big hits like a BOSS! This stays on the bike and I also had the black coating added on by the guys at Cane Creek. Their service was outstanding and the turn around was quick.

October 17, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Smooth, reliable, very adjustable.

Cons: finding a local place that can service my shock

Recommendation: AWESOME shock, very adjustable.

February 16, 2014
Model/Year: 2014 CCDB air

Pros: Great damping, smooth action, adjustability and will make you faster.

Cons: Mine was shipped with a poor bleed.
Edit, it's not a bleed issue but more of a function of the negative spring that I thought was a bad bleed.

Recommendation: I don't know if this damper would be better than the Rockshox vivid air R2C just because how good my Rockshox Lyric is but I'm most definitely happy with it though.

December 15, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Super light weight for its class of rear shock.
Super adjustable.
The XV CS version is a game changer as far as dampening control on the climbs.

Cons: none

But a remote would be great when it becomes available.

Recommendation: This is by far my favorite rear shock on the market today. It works so incredibly well on everything you toss at it. Going up or down now is the best it can be. The climb switch does work as designed and does change dampening rates both in compression and rebound on the climbs. Improving rear wheel grip while climbing.