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Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Shock

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Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Shock

Cane Creek DBinline Rear Shock

Cane Creek’s Double Barrel rear shocks have been a hit since day one, inspiring confidence with next-level adjustability and control. Originating as a piggybacked coil shock, later iterations included a piggybacked air-sprung model and then a piggybacked air-sprung model with a Climb Switch. Cane Creek has upped the ante once again by bringing the same damping characteristics of the DB shocks to the inline shock category, making it compatible with more frames than a traditional piggybacked rear shock.

Traditionally, piggybacked rear shocks are used for more aggressive riding styles. The piggyback reservoir allows for higher oil volumes, which improves the performance of the shock and significantly reduces shock fade. During use, the oil in a rear shock will begin to heat up which causes the oil to become much thinner. This lowers the damping rates, causing the bike to bounce around more as well as increasing the chance of bottoming out. By increasing the oil volume, it takes longer for the oil to heat up, which results in a more consistent and reliable damping system. Although the DBinline does not feature a piggyback reservoir, thanks to the Twin-Tube design it does use much more oil, about 37-48% more, than other inline rear shocks. This increase in oil volume directly improves the performance of the shock, allowing you to go bigger than before without the worry of bottoming out.

As with other Cane Creek shocks, the DBinline features 4-way external adjustment of high and low speed compression and rebound. By making these damping rates independently and externally adjustable, Cane Creek was able to produce a custom, rider-specific tuned rear shock with a plush and bottomless feel. Tune your shock to fit your bike, your trails, and your riding style.

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 DBinline 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!


  • Twin-tube damping for unparalleled small bump sensitivity and adjustability
  • Climb Switch provides greater climbing efficiency on-the-fly
  • Precision machined parts for maximum performance and reliability
  • Four-way independent adjustability
  • Handbuilt in North Carolina


  • Weight: 295g (165x38mm, no hardware)
  • Damping: Twin-tube independent compression & rebound in two high-speed and four low-speed damping circuits
  • Adjustments: Four-way independent adjustment:
    • High-speed compression
    • Low-speed compression
    • High-speed rebound
    • Low-speed rebound
    • Climb Switch On/Off
  • Can Sizes: Standard (all sizes)
  • Mounting Interface: High performance low friction bushing 1/2" universal axle
  • Manufacturing: Handbuilt in North Carolina, USA
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4.8 / 5.0
45 Reviews
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Great shock for the money. Switched this out on my Transition Bandit and am in love. Cane Creek included a field tuning guide that you can take with you to help set up your tune. They also include air spring curve spacers that you can change on very easily if you have a shock pump.

Shock is a world of difference over the rp23 that came with my bike. I could never get the fox propedal to do anything. The cane creek climb switch works wonders, being able to adjust low speed compression also helps.

The big worry about the Inline is that it doesn't have a piggy back and the shock would fade on long descents. I've taken it to big bear a few times and have had no problems whatsoever.

Would recommend for everyone but weight weenies since this is a tad heavier compared to "similar" shocks. But you can't compare the performance to anything else in it's class.

PROS: Great Value, Climb Switch, Easy To Tune, Endless Adjustablity
October 21, 2014
Corona, Ca
Shock and Awe
First things first...this shock annihilates anything Fox has to offer. Perhaps you could get a Fox shock close, but it would need to be tuned to fit your needs. This shock is a MAJOR confidence booster...a game changer.

I installed the DBInline on my SC Bronson C. I was skeptical at first since I thought I would be monkeying with the settings trying to find a base set-up. I was WRONG...I set the sag and went out with stock settings. The shock was SO much better that I had no clue what to change! On the trail, it made small roots disappear. Gobs of grip for technical climbs. 4ft wall drops felt like landing on a stack of pillows. The pedal bob would be my only complaint, but you can fix this my adjusting the LSC adjustment. I prefer the mega plush-ness that allows you to plow over anything in your way over pedal efficiency.

After riding for 2 months, I did slightly tweak the settings after riding a section of trail over-and-over while trying different settings.

I am a little worried about servicing the shock. I was able to do seal changes on the Fox shocks but this shock might need to be sent back to cane creek for service.

PROS: Plush, Adjustable
October 29, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Great Shock on an intense carbine 29, upgrade from a rockshox rc3. One suggestion the stock settings are for non aggressive terrain. From the suggested settings i added all the air spacers, sped up the rebound and slowed down the compression. I weigh 150 lbs...
January 29, 2017
Amazing Shock
I have the Cane Creek DBAir Cs XV on another bike..... It has been the BEST shock I have ever owned..... So I decided to upgrade a rockshox RT3 on my Giant Trance..... All I can say, Is AMAZING! Once you dial in the correct tune for your liking, it is the most supple, feeling shock out there. It has to be one of the best climbing shocks on the market. In the past, I have ridden on a lot of different suspension platforms, but none that come close to this! The only con is the $, but you get what you pay for! Go purchase one! Now! You won't regret it.
January 27, 2016
Shawnigan Lake, B.C.
Great Shock for the HD3
At such a great price, I bought the as a backup for the Inline on my HD3. No down time when I send it in for service, and a nice backup for the long road trips. I use the MojoHD3 tune from the CC website, with a couple extra clicks of low speed compression. NOTE: The shocks must sit on the shelf for a while, and need lubrication. Mine squeaked LOUD like a dying bird when first installed - liberal doses of Slick Honey for the first few rides did the trick. Smooth as butter and silent. 4 stars for the InLine in general, as it needs more maintenance than Fox - but I love the ride
December 28, 2016
So Cal
Impressive shock
The separate high/low speed networks+adjustability makes this shock far superior to the Fox shock that originally came on my Santa Cruz Tallboy. Much better performance with regard to sharp hits such as roots and rocks without compromising low speed performance. Performance is 5+ stars, only reason I rated it 4 stars is that it required a rebuild after doing Trans-Alp's (Cane Creek did rebuild free of charge)
December 20, 2016
1 year ago
Highly tuneable shock
I purchased this shock for my Cannondale RZ120. The fit was spot on. While it has more adjustments than the shock it replaced, I found it easy to dial in following the included instructions. It has great small bump compliance and can be easily tuned to meet trail conditions. I have not had any quality isses with nearly two years of use.
March 30, 2017
over 2 years ago
Fort Wayne, IN
Great shock far superior than any fox mid travel bike
This shock is amazing! It has completely changed the ride of my Connondale Bad Habit. It uses the rockshox mounting hardware. The shock provides unmatched climbing traction, smooths out any and all tails and when it comes to descents, this shock makes my midrange travel bike feel like it has 160mm of travel. By far the best upgrade I have done to my bike. I would recommend this to anyone!
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June 8, 2017
4 months ago
Boise, Idaho
Very Happy Camper
Im a bigger rider 250lbs and my old rock shock just wasn't cutting it for me. I have a Giant Anthem Advanced 2 2014. Even though i only have 10 miles on this shock i can tell it is going to suit my needs perfectly. I for sure will be tweaking the shock to get it to where i need in the long run but thats the fun of doing your own setup. The Double Barrell is mile ahead of my old shock and i love having a climb switch.
Cane creek didnt have a verified fitment for my bike but I decided to take a gamble and it paid out. The shock fits with out mods or hardware and looks awesome too. cant wait to get it dialed in.
May 4, 2017
5 months ago
Spokane, WA
Best upgrade
Best shock ever totally transformed my bike. Customer service was awesome as well. Definitely have a life long customer! Thanks
April 7, 2017
6 months ago

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Will I need to buy the Cane Creek rear shock mounting hardware or does the db inline come what I need to mount the shock to my 2014 Santa Cruz Bronson? I am replacing the stock Fox CTD.
SteveinMT on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You have to buy the mounting hardware separately , which for your Bronson is 22mm x 8mm (for both the top and bottom)
What year is this edition?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is the 2016 edition. The 2017 is the same, they just dresses it up with some more gold bling.
I've read numerous articles about reliability issues with the DBinline. Have the reliability issues been addressed? What kind of warranty do these shocks have?
TriStar on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: After putting over 2,500 miles and 500,000 feet of climbing the shock is still working like a charm
Im own a Dartmoor Shine with X Fusion 02 RL, planning to change Cane Creek DB Inline 190/ 50, by any chance may i know the hardware
mounting size for this ?
Yury s on Aug 3, 2017
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Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Shock
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Cane Creek Rear Shock Hardware
I'm curious if this is the newest iteration of the shock with improved internals?
Nomad.66-Mark on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's a good question! I'd go to the Cane Creek website to figure it out.
I have the next to last version and I know there isn't too much difference.
Plus it's by far the best mod I've done to my bike. Hands down.
Does it come with the hardware?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Here's a link: For my 2012 Tallboy LT, I had to purchase two rear shock hardware mounts, in this case, 22x8. I could not use the existing mounts (Fox RP23). It was pricey, but considering the reduced price of the shock and the resulting performance gain, it was well worth it.
What size would I need for my SC Hightower?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Eye to Eye length200mm

200x51. You will also need to figure out which bushing sizes. I just called CC to get that info.
Have an ibis mojo SLR would like to replace the rear with this.. Will it mount directly?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I put this on my Ibis Ripley. If I remember correctly I had to push out the bushing that came in pre-installed and also buy Cane Creek Rear Shock Hardware 21.8mm X 8mm; Item # RS246A00. Beyond that is was very easy to install. I also recommend you read up on the tuning for the mojo before installation, you may need to add or subtract volume spacers which require the shock to be un-installed.
Is the coating of the stantion of the shock seem to be good? As in better than fox's kashima coat and better that rockshox's anodized black aluminum coating??????? Thx in advance! Also do you think the climb switch is good enough for long grueling accents????
Liam the Geee on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As I was saying before accidentally hit the submit before I was done, loved the dbl CS on my pivot 5.5. Way better than Fox. The I put a DBL Inline on my Pivot 429 and loved it even more over the Fox!! Just take some time to dial it in. Lots of great advice on cane creek's website.
I have a 2015 niner WFO 9. Which size shock and mounting hardware do I need? Many thanks!
A shopper on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unless you are really set on this shock I would consider other options...I am on my second shock and I believe it is leaking. I called the company about repair options and have not yet received a call or email back and its been 6 months and the company voicemail is full. Just saying if they really valued customers they would have at least given me a price for repair...not looking for a handout but some response would be nice. "The Goat" I have never complained in an online forum before so choose wisely fellow rider.
What shock hardware would I need for a 2013 yeti 575?
Hotwheels on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It looks like you need 8mm x 22mm for the front and 8mm x 7.5mm for the rear, but you may be able to swap your current hardware to the cane creek.
What size hardware do I need to mount a cane creek DB inline to a 2016 Santa Cruz Tallboy CC? Thanks
A shopper on Jul 17, 2017
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Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Shock
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Cane Creek Rear Shock Hardware
BEST ANSWER: For the proper information I recommend you go to the cane creek website and use their fit finder tool. It should give you the correct and most current information you are looking for. It shows 22x8 mm but I would send an email to Cane Creek to confirm. They are usually pretty responsive.
I would like to upgrade rear shock on my scott spark 960 . Is this a good option ? Any feedback or sugestions
Mauro on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can't comment on it's application to your bike but it improved my SC Tallboy suspension performance significantly. It does take some time and patience to setup so don't expect it to be bolt on and done. Small bump compliance, big hit control and pedaling efficiency are much improved over the Fox Float. It feels like it has less stiction, too.
I have a 2008 Giant Reign X2. Will this fit?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Giant website bike archive should have shock eye to eye dimensions as well as bolt size info, both of which you will need to get the correct length shock and the correct spacers for mounting bosses on your frame. You could also measure your current setup and hardware yourself. Cane Creek website might also have this info. Besides some giant guru most bike people wouldn't know if it will fit.
I have Breezer Repack 160mm travel, what kind of hardware do I need?
Jack Bauer on Sep 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Check your frame manufacturer website or contact them for shock eyelet dimensions. We not here to do your homework for you.
A shopper on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not familiar with the AD-5, this shock has a more all mountain /aggressive XC designation
I have a 2017 Cannondale Bad Habit 1 Carbon, which size shock do I need to order?
Brandon W on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You'll want to match the overall length and eye to eye measurements of the shock, and you may or may not need hardware to match. Your best bet is to contact your local Cannondale shop to get the correct measurements.
I have a swork epic 2012 with a fox brain what CCDB would suit this bike
Brad on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Take a look at the CC website and/or mobile app -- they have a pretty decent fit guide that specifies best product and what hardware is required by bike.
Do which of these I need for each end of the Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline when installed on a 2014 GT Sensor Carbon Team frame??? Looking for a friend.... Looking for sizing for both the rear and front side of this rear shock. And, where do you find this sort of information?
dantheman0101 on Jun 21, 2017
Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Shock
Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Shock
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What is the travel on this shock? I can't find it in the description.
A shopper on May 20, 2017

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