Gear Watch: Pros and Cons of Running a Coil Shock on a Trail Bike, Plus Setup Tips By Matt Miller March 1, 2019 Matt talks about the advantages and disadvantages of running a coil shock on a trail bike. It’s generally pretty easy to set up a mountain bike coil shock, but here are some tips for getting dialed. Share This: Tweet Matt Miller Matt is a staff writer and features editor at Singletracks and lives in the Front Range of Colorado. He served in the Marines and has a journalism degree from MSU-Denver. Subscribe! Enter your email address to receive our top stories via email each week.