Until now, Cane Creek has only made shocks for the longer-travel segment of the mountain bike market. With the announcement of the DB Inline Shock today, that’s all changing!
“I like to say we hit the DBAIR CS with a shrink ray”, said Josh Coaplen, Vice President of Engineering. “We set out to bring Double Barrel performance with CS-optimized climbing damping into a smaller, lighter shock. Riders of shorter travel bikes now have access to the adjustability and control that characterizes Cane Creek suspension without paying a weight penalty,” he said.
According to Cane Creek, the new DB Inline offers these features:
- Twin-Tube Design: Setting the DBINLINE apart from other inline shocks, oil circulates continuously through externally adjustable shock valves. On the trail, this routing of oil translates into less fade, more control, and greater consistency.
- Four-Way Independent Adjustment: Like other Double Barrel shocks, the DBINLINE offers an unparalleled range of adjustability through external adjusters that independently control each phase of damping without crossover effects. These adjustments include high and low speed compression and high and low speed rebound.
- Climb Switch (CS) Technology: When engaged, both low-speed compression and low-speed rebound damping settings are altered simultaneously to achieve improved pedal efficiency and less chassis motion while maximizing traction.
- Base Tunes and the Tuning Field Guide: Cane Creek’s online Tune Finder provides riders with frame-specific recommended settings based on bike geometry and rider input. From there, riders are encouraged to fine tune their suspension for personal styles and preferences using Cane Creek’s Tuning Field Guide.
- Weight: 295 grams (165 x 38mm no hardware).
- Lengths: 165 x 38mm (6.5” x 1.5”), 184 x 44mm (7.25″ x 1.73″), 190 x 50mm (7.48″ x 1.96″), 200 x 50mm (7.87” x 1.96”), 200 x 57mm (7.87 x 2.24”), 216 x 63mm (8.5” x 2.48”)
- MSRP: $495
- Availability: June 1
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