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Cane Creek Celebrates 15 Years of Twin Tube Technology With the DB Heritage Shock

Dec 2, 2020
by Cane Creek  

PRESS RELEASE: Cane Creek Cycling Components

In 2005, we introduced the original Double Barrel (DB) shock. With twin-tube technology and four-way adjustability, the DB gave riders an unprecedented amount of freedom and control in determining how their shock performed on the trail.

To celebrate our 15 year anniversary of twin-tube technology, we are proud to announce the DB Heritage shock. Based on the original DB coil platform, the DB Heritage has been updated and re-tuned with modern bikes in mind. It comes in an impossible-to-miss silver anodized finish with gold anodized knobs and adjusters. The DB Heritage is available in extremely limited quantities starting December 2, 2020.

- 454 Grams (weight varies by size, damper only)
-Twin-tube independent compression and rebound in two high-speed and two low-speed damping circuits
Shaft Diameter
- 9.5mm Steel shaft
Damper Oil
- Motorex 4wt
Climb Switch
- None
- DB Heritage includes numerous updates over the original DB, including updated piston, oil seal head, and shaft bearing designs as well as updated valving for modern bike kinematics.
- Silver and gold anodized
Available Configurations
All possible stroke lengths are supported within each standard shock length.
- 200mm
- 210mm
- 216mm
- 230mm

- All DB shocks are hand-built by riders at our North Carolina headquarters.

Rider Engagement Representative, Andrew Slowey with his 2020 Cotic Flare Max.

The DB Heritage is available in extremely limited quantities and retails for $650USD.

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MENTIONS: @CaneCreekCyclingComponents

Cane Creek Cycling Components - DB Rear Shocks


  • 110 1
 Aren't almost all mtb products "available in extremely limited quantities " these days?
  • 42 3
 "We weren't able to finish anodizing it black because there was no black left due to covid"
  • 2 0
 @TheBrosCloset: so it must be cheaper than the black one
  • 9 0

The price makes perfect sense after noticing there is Motorex oil inside.
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: savage
  • 1 0
 I think it’s the new marketing angle, the last month it seems everyone is jumping on the limited edition colours
  • 1 0
 And this one isn’t even beer color, when will cane creek run out of anniversaries...
  • 5 0
 @bike-lair: I'm still waiting on the Pabst edition aircans
  • 61 0
 I wish suspension companies would offer shock trail rentals. I’d pay $50+ for a week use of a rear shock. Would allow me to try different shocks, coil vs air, determine if it’s worth buying.
  • 4 0
 You're on to something here.
  • 19 0
 Suntour does
  • 5 1
 I like the idea, but how often do you think shocks will be returned completely blown out because it’s setup improperly and ridden excessively hard?

Again, I love the idea. As someone who rides maybe 2 different full suss bikes a year, the ability to hot swap a coil in place of my air shock would be a dream.
  • 13 0
 @Osirian: You break it, you buy it. You keep it, you buy it. You lose it, you buy it.
  • 8 0
 Schnurrtech in Germany does that for the EXT shock. He tunes up the shock as you would buy it. And most likely you will then keep the EXT afterwards
  • 5 1
 @Almazing: same with rental bikes, which is a proven model and are available in the majority of MTB shops
  • 14 0
 If you own a Bird you can come to our factory and then ride our local trails and test out different shocks for your Bird, or get a tune up on the one you own right at the trailside - we have a test hut right on the main DH run at our local bike park with heating and everything...
  • 7 0
 Well that is any other year than 2020. Damn Covid.
  • 7 0
 @Osirian: Do shocks actually break when ridden excessively hard? I would expect a shock like this to be up to anything, shouldn't it?
  • 3 6
 @vinay: It's Double Barrel, not ElevenSix
  • 3 0
 At least if you had a coil you should be able to try or rent different weight coils from the shop, until you decide which one is right for you. That is my biggest hesitation with purchasing a coil shock, shelling out extra money to hopefully get the right weight coil after you realize the one that came with the shock is incorrect!
  • 4 0
 @Almazing: a good concept on paper, but I’ve been burned by this mode at least once. Several years ago in Calgary, I rented a bike to use on the lifts. Do a quick check over with the mechanic before loading it up and everything seemed in good shape. First 10 pedal strokes at the top of the lift and the chain snapped before I even got to the trail head, wrapped up in the derailleur and broke it off.

I was charged for a new mech, new chain, and service for something that I’m absolutely certain was missed on the check over at no fault of my own. I’m 150lbs with full gear.

Maybe its appropriate to blame the shop at the park for not handling it correctly. I dunno. I just know things do get missed occasionally and it’s a real pisser to be the one who it gets unloaded on to fix.
  • 1 0
 @mchenrya: You should be able to purchase the correct spring rate when buying the coil shock new... I know you can from Cane Creek and they even calculate my correct rate when I ordered my Kitsuma Coil.
  • 1 0
 @NotNamed: EXT for the win! I did the same with the Mojo guys. I kept the G1 as well as the shock ????
  • 1 0
 My CaneCreek DB lasted about a week before spewing oil everywhere. I determined it wasnt worth buying. Now its sitting in a drawer because it sells used for about the same price as a rebuild.
  • 1 0
 @JudyYellow: Lets say suggested air pressures and coil spring weights are just suggestions and you can ride well below or above depending on your terrain and skill level.
  • 1 0
 @mchenrya: Not really....

Setting your shock with the correct sag rate is very important and that sag rate is determined by the spring (weight on coils, pressure on Air). You can run 50 PSI, or a 150lb spring, if you want but you'll likely have a pretty awful experience with the shock staying on bottom and riding like a turd.

Getting the correct spring rate (air or coil) is the most important piece to setting up a shock since that allows for the correct sag rate.
  • 1 0
 But is there a single correct sag rate? I thought people like to play with this number. For rear suspension typically between 25% and 35% or so. And even then, some bikes have flipchips and whatnot to tune progression, suspension travel etc. So if you'd aim for the same amount of sag with these, you're going to play with spring rate too.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: No there is not but you also cannot use rates "well above or below" what you should based on your riding weight. 5-10% difference in sag rate may only be 30psi give or take, or 50lbs on the spring give or take.

25%-35% of stroke in sag is the range most bike and suspension manufacturers suggest. You would not want to run a 50%+ sag or 15%- sag or something crazy like that.

But yes you are correct that there is no hard sag rate for everything.
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: are the PUSH shocks known to break? I haven't heard of any breaking and have a couple friends on them - and they all shred
  • 27 1
 Nothing tougher than waking up, reading this, seeing that thing...and 10 minutes later having to drive by the Cane Creek factory staring longingly at their front door knowing you don't "need" it...but you want it!!!


My DB Coil CS w/ progressive Valt coil spring is perfect so I'll survive. :Beer:
  • 6 0
 You must've missed the part that said 'GOLDEN KNOBS' I strongly advise you to turn around.
  • 2 0
 I have a DBair CS that I love, but was thinking of switching to a DBCoil. Sadly the replaced the DBCoil and the replacement is metric only so I'm left high and dry. I'm honestly thinking of pulling the trigger on this heritage simply because it comes in 216x63.
  • 3 0
 @Waldon83: Had to pass by it on the way home. It's only gonna get worse. They are between me and the grocery store. And I have to drive past if I'm riding in Pisgah.

Feel like a yuppie living down the street from the Tesla factory
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: You could always just go in and 'ask' too see one.... in the size that would fit your bike.

I mean, it's only looking....right.
  • 20 0
 White spring is a miss, silver and gold body is a bullseye.
  • 1 0
 I need this in a silver spring and it'd match my rig soooo perfectly.
  • 21 3
 Has Ohlins tech on the inside, and now Ohlins colors on the outside
  • 13 1
 we had looks like session

now we have looks like öhlins
  • 4 0
 Except they do it better.
  • 1 3
 I'll stick with my Ohlins. If it's good enough for Super Bruni, it's good enough for me.
  • 2 0
 I was gonna say, 15 years since they ripped off ohlins TTX.
  • 18 0
 The new Cane Creek heritage double barrel aged IPA shock
  • 3 1
 underrated comment
  • 4 0
 Old-style stacked adjusters, no climb switch, no trunnion...the cynic in me would suggest that these are just old-stock Double Barrel heads that have been stripped and re-released as a 'limited edition' colour in an effort to find some way of selling them.
  • 1 0
 Exactly what I thought
  • 7 1
 Tomorrow's advent, hopefully!
  • 6 0
 That's a fine looking piece of bike jewelery!
  • 3 1
 Finally they brought it out in ohlins colours, which is good as its basically a licenced fsae ohlins ttx 25 mk2.

I had always considered getting a second hand fsae ttx25 shock to build a custom double barrel up to get the gold piggyback.

The service guide from ohlins is really good in your into tinkering.
  • 2 0
 "The service guide from ohlins is really good in your into tinkering."

What you call tinkering, I call shenanigans. Rarely ends well for me. Don't have the gene.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: Yes it's not for some I guess. The double barrel really requires a filling machine to do properly although the service notes show how to do without. I made my on filling machine at home with a vaccum line to degas the oil - it works a treat.
  • 8 0
 @esprit99: IIRC Cane Creek actually manufactures that shock for Ohlins, it's a rebranded DB Coil (which was originally designed with assistance from Ohlins + licensing of their tech) rather than the other way around.
  • 1 0
 @Socket: Ah OK. Makes sense not to duplicate manufacturing lines. Good to see them working together on this like that, a win win for all involved ????
  • 4 1
 Are they just going to leave out Ohlins' involvement in the original? There wouldn't be an anniversary edition without them.
  • 1 0
 There might be, and it might even look like a poop emoji, smile and all.
  • 2 0
 No 205 x 60 trunnion??? I've been considering other shocks after Fox said the DHX2 isn't covered when used on "clevis link" frames.
  • 1 4
 Can't believe any shock company would release a new shock without Trunnion compatibility. GTFO!
  • 3 0
 It's a throw back to the era long before Trunnion even existed. It's the retro-grouch edition. Not really a "new" shock.
  • 4 0
 170mm 29er fork, please @CaneCreekCyclingComponents
  • 1 0

How can I order from the UK? Do I have to order via the US cane creek site and pay in dollars and then pay the import taxes?

Will the UK distributor have any?
  • 3 0
 I'm sure its just the angle but damn that bike looks huge in the last shot. Like bike sculpture at Bootleg Canyon big.
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the guy in that shot looked kinda small.....
  • 2 0
 As a wise man once said: "Double barrel, twelve gauge, can't lock me in your cage".
  • 3 0
 without öhlins, no celebration
  • 3 0
 Looks so Moto and so good!? Well done CC
  • 2 0
 Why no climb switch? DB SC is one of the things that makes CC shocks sweet.
  • 2 0
 This is giving Hope brakes a run for their money on most beautiful bike product.
  • 2 0
 MMMMM Very shiny, looks like if Shocks were sports cars
  • 2 0
 PM: "Make it look like a Kapfinger"
  • 2 0
 It's so gorgeous I'd buy it and hang it on my wall to gaze at all day.
  • 2 0
 Oooooo i do love me some CCDB
  • 2 0
 Very nice looking, chapeau!
  • 3 1
  • 1 1
 Use automotive interior panel rattle can to get rid of the 5th element Taiwanese Iron Horse 2006 white spring.
  • 1 0
 Agree, the white spring looks awful. Spring isn't included though, and they do at least also sell black springs.
  • 2 3
 Bling bling, every time I come around your city Bling bling, rear shock worth about fifty Bling bling, every time I buy a new ride Bling bling, Enve on Assegai tires
  • 2 0
 Yes please
  • 1 0
 it look too much oh-lin for my taste fail
  • 1 1
 Why arent both sides anodized silver?
  • 1 0
 as a jewel...!!
  • 7 8
 ah, 15 years of degressive poppet controlled garbage under the guise of being better nice work everyone.
  • 4 1
 Looks like people can't handle the truth.
  • 1 0
  • 1 2
 Took them 6 weeks to send new shock as a warranty replacement this summer. Apparently too busy making money on new shock.
  • 1 0
 She's a beaut' Clark!
  • 3 5
 Looks exactly like an Ohlins TTX25 with cane creek branding on it - because it probably is
  • 1 0
 So to hop on this; the first photo on their product page legitimately has the cane of cane creek laser etched on the shock.
So im not sure what came first the db or the ttx in this one small particular context. It does also have their "dialed" logo above the adjusters.
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