Cane Creek Double Barrel CS Air Shock
Cane Creek first broke new ground with the Double Barrel Coil Shock which was a huge success, inspiring confidence with the next level adjustability and control. Next, Cane Creek devised the DBAir rear shock to accommodate those frames that cannot accept coil shocks and require air rear shocks. Now, Cane Creek's next evolutionary step in rear suspension is here: the Double Barrel Air CS. By adding a Climbing Switch (CS) to the legendary DBAir rear shock, Cane Creek was able to breathe new life into an already well revered rear shock.
The Climb Switch is a climbing feature made to enhance both pedaling-efficiency and rear-end traction by simultaneously adjusting both low-speed compression and low-speed rebound, resulting in one of the most innovative climbing features available. Where other rear shocks with climbing features only adjust the compression, the Cane Creek DBAir CS rear shock also adjusts the rebound damping which results in better traction while minimizing pedal-bob. The Climb Switch being a literal switch makes it easy to flip on or off; making that long treacherous climb more manageable with the flick of a switch!
- Climb Switch: Alters the entire low frequency dynamic response of the shock to specifically address the demands of ascending on a bicycle.
- Twin-Tube Technology: Circulates oil continuously through the valving to achieve highly controllable, independent damping for both compression and rebound strokes.
- 4-Way Independent Adjustment: Low and high speed compression and low and high speed rebound.
- Built by Hand in Fletcher, NC: Every Double Barrel shock is hand-built in the Cane Creek factory and dyno checked to ensure the highest level of performance and quality control.
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PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Easy To Install
BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Upgrade
I've had to run much less air pressure than the recommended starting point to get the 25030% sag. I'm also using the lowest setting of HSC to acheive full travel.
PROS: Easy To Install, Ability To Be Tuned
CONS: Tuning Can Be Complex
BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking
PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable
Cane creek as it is designed crushes the competition when it comes to a descending shock (apparently the new fox x2 is in the same ball park but thats about it)
The shock does take some time and effort in tuning and seems to keep you guessing if you have finally found the perfect tune right before you make one more adjustment. That being said its suppleness and smoothness thru rough areas is phenomenal. Only negative i can say is that the climb switch is definitely needed when going up due to its suppleness taking alot of efficiency out of climbing. That may not be a negative for some as in the mountains with fire road climbs it is no problem but for me locally every descent is short followed by a short punchy climb. You earn your fun from where i call home.
The attempt to return the shock and communicate with Jenson has been bad and I thought there was a 30 day no questions return policy but I could have been mistaken, either way I will not use Jenson again.
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