First Look: Öhlins 'New and Improved' TTX22m.2 Shock

Jun 7, 2022
by Seb Stott  
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Öhlins has updated their popular TTX22 coil shock. They're imaginatively calling the new version the TTX22m.2 and the main aim of the updated version is to improve usability and tweak the performance.

This isn't a major overhaul - the TTX maintains its iconic look, twin-tube design and three-position high-speed compression adjuster with low-speed compression and rebound dials.

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The existing TTX22...
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...compared to the new TTX22m.2

The most obvious change is the layout of the piggyback valving reservoir, which has been turned through 90-degrees in order to fit into more frames. Öhlins call the new style a side-by-side reservoir design. Trunion shocks will still be available with the in-line (older) design as well as side-by-side.

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The new design makes it easier to swap springs or reduce the stroke.

One thing you'll be grateful for if you own one is that spring changes have been made easier - there's no longer a need to remove the rebound adjuster to remove and install the coil. Also, it's now possible to reduce the shock stroke by 2.5 mm increments without any special tools or disassembling the shock, using travel spacers included in the box.

In terms of performance updates, the compression valving has been changed on the "trail" version of the shock. The TTX is split into the trail version, which has two high-speed compression settings and a climb mode all controlled by the same lever, while the DH version has three high-speed settings. The DH version is only available in the longest sizes (225 mm or 250 mm), while the trail valving comes with all shorter shocks.

The trail shock's three-position lever now offers more distinct high-speed settings, while the climb mode (the third position) has been made firmer for more efficient climbing. The DH version's three high-speed settings are unchanged compared to the existing TTX22.

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The new bump stop is longer and more supportive.

Finally, the bump rubber and the cup it sits in have been updated to provide more support from earlier in the travel and do so in a more predictable way. Öhlins say this is particularly beneficial for less progressive bikes, where the new bump stop adds significantly to the support in the mid-end stroke and reduces the chances of bottoming-out harshly.

The new shock should be available when you read this from ohlins.com, priced at $795 USD / €885 EUR / £799GBP.



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126 Comments
  • 37 3
 Is it stumpjumper-resistant? I know there are no stumpjumper-proof coil shocks but it sure would be sweet if one lasted 50+ miles!
  • 6 1
 Got one on my Levo. Ok, so far but I guess you are talking about side load issues?
  • 14 1
 I ran one on my Stumpjumper Evo for over a year and it showed no signs of unusual wear when it was serviced. Probably one of the few coils that are ok on that bike. However, if you want to run coil shocks I'd still avoid the Stumpjumper Evo.
  • 10 0
 EXT / MRP (E version) and Ohlins (at least the outgoing model) are good to go.
  • 4 1
 @WalrusRider: What about the Levo? I put a coil on it because the X2 had leaking issues due to side loading.
  • 11 10
 Get the EXT e-Storia. Only shock that will survive on a Specialized frame
  • 5 6
 @WalrusRider: If your frames killing coil shocks just imagine what it’s doing to your air shocks?
  • 8 0
 Spesh were replacing failed shocks on e-bikes with TTX's for a while. It is definitely one of the tougher shocks on the market. If your frame kills shocks, a TTX is likely a good upgrade.
  • 3 1
 @thenotoriousmic: Exactly, one of several reasons I sold that frame.
  • 6 3
 Get a different frame, obv a bad design if it’s loading shocks in the wrong plane!
  • 7 2
 @DG370: Thats most frames that utilize a shock yoke. S just seems to be the worst, even tho they moved away from the yoke bolt shock mount, which was another level of "worst".
  • 6 5
 @hamncheez: LOL finally someone knows the truth!!

Ive broken every god dam brand besides ohlins and ext Cuz i havent had that one. SPEZ is trash
  • 3 3
 @FastRiding: When they are working, Spesh ride amazing. Just plan on going thru rear shocks like tires on the Stumpy, and the same for linkages on the Enduro.
  • 9 1
 @hamncheez: EXT blew up, as did DHX2, two bomber CRs, float dpx2, and now float x2 has air leakage. I'm 160 lbs and don't race. If I didn't like how these damn bikes ride so much I'd have moved on years ago. The unfortunate truth is the stumpy evo is one of the easiest bikes to ride and lends heaps of confidence to mediocre riders (me).
  • 5 0
 Zero issues with 1k+ miles on a EXT Storia on my SJ Evo FWIW.
  • 12 8
 I work for Specialized - HEY you consumers please stop potty talk our products. We test them all very carefully in a wind tunnel. We promise our products won’t leave you stumped in a hurricane with a dead tree in your yard. No more talking smack on Specialized got it - please talk about some “pons” at Santa Cruz Bikes or just go long or Giant Trek. Get out of here now
  • 4 12
flag trollhunter (Jun 7, 2022 at 13:06) (Below Threshold)
 Get back to work and make more money so you can buy more Specialized bikes and fully embrace the IAMSPECIAlZED social media lifestyle. You know we have best branding and bikes regardless of few weak foxes or Rocky socks leaking on all ya.
  • 3 1
 @seanlah: Try the e-Storia if you have the spare $$
  • 1 0
 @rowdyhonzo: You like it on the bike? I've been tempted to replace the Float X...
  • 2 1
 To be fair, this might be the only somewhat Stumpjumper-proof coil on the market, as it is available with spherical bushings as standard.
  • 6 1
 @thenotoriousmic: a whole lot less because air shocks can withstand much greater lateral/bending loads
  • 5 0
 @CFR94: I agree that air shocks can withstand these forces a little better but not much. The seals will wear unevenly and then your damper shaft will get scored and need to be replaced along with the seal head. The only difference is the air shock probably won't snap in half like a coil.
  • 5 1
 @CFR94: That’s not true. It might be harder to physically snap an air shock but if you’re putting enough force through the shock to snap the shaft on a coil you’re going to be doing all kinds of damage to an air shock internally.
  • 5 2
 @thenotoriousmic: People love to hate. Look at MTBR...if you read the ST-EVO thread on there you'd think every single downtube on every bike produced has cracked. There seem to be high cases of coil shocks failing on these bikes if you read the comments but my guess is most are not and the owners dont even know its a 'known issue'
  • 2 0
 @MikeyMT: It's damn good. Could you get similar performance from a Bomber CR with an avalanche tune for ~half the price...maybe.
  • 1 0
 @rowdyhonzo: has anyone tried re valving the bomber themselves? I tried but couldn't get the rebound open enough even with basically no shims in the rebound stack and 4 wt. Oil
  • 1 0
 @rowdyhonzo:
Same here!
  • 2 0
 @hamncheez:
Should be the perfect option. Wasn‘t avaialablr when I bought the V3
  • 3 0
 @rowdyhonzo: I have Avalanched Bomber on my Stumpyand it's great, hopefully it will last, but it has thicker shaft and additional mods to help with that.
Had it for a year and it's still going strong, original Rockshox air didn't last a year and Topaz after that needed like 20 rebuilds and bleeds in that time (probably more, but at least it was easy).
  • 3 0
 @seanlah:
Love this bike as well. Enduro like angles but shorter and very easy to ride. Absolute blast
  • 4 0
 I saw this coming when I saw the first yoke driven shocks. Crazy how it's been jumped on as a trend.
Basic mechanical engineering - put a rigid lever on the end of a shock, and you add mechanical advantage to all of the crazy non-axial loads. -> Shock breaks. Surprise.
  • 2 0
 @manikdunc: i really havent heard much of Commencal Meta eating shocks but their yoke appears to be way more stiff. (Wink wink)
  • 3 0
 @seanlah: transition sentinel - try one… better on shocks
  • 2 0
 @manikdunc: One of the biggest issues with the yokes on the previous edition of SJ EVO was the fact that they included the flip chip as part of the yoke. It added an extra point of failure and increased lateral stress under load. Now that the flip chip is at the axle my guess is that we'll see a marked reduction in blown shocks. That said, you really need to be rebuilding your (air) rear suspension at least once a year, especially if you live somewhere wet (looking at you, Bellingham). New seals and clean fluid go a long way to extending the life of your shock.
  • 3 0
 To be fair, weren't the old Enduros destroying shocks much worse than the stump jumpers?
  • 1 0
 @bsavery: Old enduros had the X-wing design, creating a very rigid front triangle, forcing all of the flex into the rear triangle and shock. Also all those Specialized bikes used that proprietary bolt on design, which was significantly worse. The 90-degree twisted eyelet design that most everyone uses now at least allows for side to side twisting (idk the mechanical term).
  • 3 1
 @Plancktonne @rowdyhonzo I have a Cane Creek IL coil, the one without the piggyback. For 216x63mm shock size, the EXT Storia I replaced it with is 70 grams lighter. The Bomber CR, even if custom valved to perform in the same class, is going to be several hundred grams heavier. The Bomber also won't have a hydraulic bottom out, which I love. It gives you a platform to pump off of, and with linear frame designs it keeps me from bottoming hard without bucking your forward afterwards.
  • 2 0
 @NotNamed: I have a 2021 Meta AM 29er and I have had zero issues with my coil shock. I did hear that some people were having issues with the Meta TR but they fixed it on the 2022 model.
  • 1 0
 @bsavery:
What year Enduro?
Just curious because
I have a 2017 Enduro with an '18 Ohlins TTX coil.
Big fat guy riding rocky features.

It's been perfect.
Got the shock serviced thru BTI this winter.
They did a nice job.
  • 11 1
 Too bad there aren't legacy sizes in the DH shock (9.5x3) otherwise one would be on order - still nice to see. Hopefully, the range on the rebound circuit is wider as well.
When schematics come out I'll have to look at backwards compatibility of parts to swap into my old body - been very pleased with my Ohlins, but it can always get better!
  • 1 0
 Do you need your TTX to go faster or slower on the rebound?

It's weird just having about four clicks, and I sometimes have it fully open, but mine seems to work just fine.
  • 3 0
 @chakaping: Definitely faster - I'm up a spring rate just to get it to return fast enough. Waiting to get a 2nd shock so I can retune my TTX to a lighter rebound. Will probably lighten up the compression a bit as well to be a little more in the middle of the adjustment range.
  • 1 0
 @clapped-out-46: I slowed rebound and lightened compression and mines absolutely dialed now! Full range of adjustments usable now
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: Good to hear! Excited to get mine dialed in
  • 1 0
 @clapped-out-46: Interesting. I'm riding a progressive spring, which may help keep things lively.
They are so heavily damped eh? I just see it as the character of the shock though and get used to not feeling anything on the trail. Big Grin
  • 8 2
 These shocks have a paint that dont last long. Can ohlins please do something with the paint of the spring? In highly humid conditions close to the ocean. the curren yellow paint is nOT working Having it in black or a better yellow paint would be the best.
  • 9 0
 First my Lyrik and now my Ohlins are obsolete? :p
  • 5 0
 Haha, that's my setup as well. I might have to start riding with a bag over my head out of shame.
  • 6 0
 Nice. I have the 'older' TTX22M. I wonder if the service center can retrofit the new lower spring perch and HSC/climb valving on my shock.
  • 12 0
 Call them up. Jake is awesome and is super helpful.
  • 1 0
 Did you ever get an answer to this?
  • 1 1
 That reservoir and switch/dial layout looks a lot like my STX 22 shock - (you know the dud one everyone complained about cos it leaked but actually works damn well once serviced properly with the improved seals or something)
  • 3 1
 I like mine, but never use the three modes on the DH bike...never got that 'feature' honestly.
  • 3 0
 Why don't you use them?
  • 2 0
 @gabriel-mission9: I guess I just find the middle setting to be dialed for park riding..never felt the need for the other settings.
  • 4 0
 @MikeyMT: Fair play. In that case you will likely find the open setting works nicely on very wet, low-traction days, and the hardest probably useful on faster tracks that you know well.
  • 3 0
 @gabriel-mission9: Maybe I'll mess with it...honestly always rode Fox so it wasn't really an option.
  • 3 1
 I feel like "did you spend £800 on a rear shock?" Should be on all mortgage applications.
  • 1 0
 Does it make sense to buy the new version for a DH or is the old one almost the same? What do you guys think?
  • 2 0
 confidence inspiring suspension...
  • 1 0
 Luckily I still like the TTX that came on my 2018 E29, so I feel no desire to upgrade.
  • 3 2
 Why they gotta get so technical w the names tho?
  • 16 16
 Classic German Engineering. The name gives you actual useful info. Kinda like Bmw 330is (3 Series, 3 liter, Rear wheel drive, Sport package). I like it. I wish more companies made their part names make sense (I'm talking to you Tire Manufacturers)
  • 7 0
 I was hoping for the new name to be TTYL but they never listen to me.
  • 19 1
 Sure, something like Super Great Power Deluxe Supreme V2 would be way better.
  • 37 0
 @misteraustin: Öhlins is a Swedish company....no german engineering
  • 16 2
 @xtcccc: Oh.... oops... well.. forget what I said. Classic Swede engineering? Like the Saab uh.. Saab.. nevermind.
  • 16 1
 @misteraustin: Hey! Saab was good, until, well, you yanks got involved...
  • 6 1
 @misteraustin: oh you mean like the BMW iX M60? Tons of useful info there.
  • 9 1
 @xtcccc: classic german exactness, germany, sweden, its all europe
  • 11 0
 @misteraustin: it's been a long time since BMW 330s had three litre engines. The i marks the gas engine, as opposed to a d for Diesel.
  • 3 0
 @misteraustin: SAAB JAS 39 Gripen is pretty decent i would say
  • 6 1
 @browner: So is the UK. Should we also let it slide that people from the USA call themselves Americans when America is made up of 2 continents and 22 countries?
  • 3 7
flag Muckal (Jun 7, 2022 at 10:38) (Below Threshold)
 @SintraFreeride: you're a bit of a commy, right?
  • 3 5
 @SintraFreeride: probable commy
  • 4 0
 @Muckal: yup, the once logical BMW naming convention was corrupted in the name of marketing
  • 6 0
 @Muckal: Fail to see how that makes me a communist? And even if I was it still would be true.
  • 1 0
 @misteraustin: except BMW deviated from that naming convention years ago.
  • 1 0
 @Muckal: I see you opted for the non-Plus or Evo version
  • 3 0
 @Muckal: To be clear, the i initially meant fuel injection, rather than carburetion.
  • 1 3
 @Jaib06: I worked at a Saab dealership in the 90s before GM bought them out, complete garbage. I made a ton of money working in the service department. Always have been and always will be garbage.
  • 1 0
 @SintraFreeride: people not from the USA also call us that. are you Frankish or Norman?
  • 3 0
 @SintraFreeride: anyone who posts negative comments about the US and A is a commy. Must be.
  • 2 0
 @mm732: That doesn't give it anymore validity. You are a US citizen or a US American. Mexicans, Brazilians and canadians are all "americans".
  • 1 0
 @mm732: And for the record I'm not French.
  • 1 2
 @SintraFreeride: mexicans, Brazilians and comedians are all commies
  • 1 7
flag Theysayivebeentheone (Jun 8, 2022 at 7:19) (Below Threshold)
 @browner: Scottish, Germans, n American red necks have small cranks, call everything commie to justify their racism, n also f*ck their own siblings that’s another thing you all got in common.
  • 1 0
 Rebound adjuster is still a pig to reach then. Still, love me an Öhlins
  • 1 0
 What about options for the V10?
  • 2 0
 It’s so updated
  • 1 0
 I almost bought, now old version of ohlins for my spec enduro!
  • 6 5
 EXT Storia V4 - W H E N?
  • 2 1
 It looks very… yellow
  • 21 0
 Yellow, is a good color. Think about it;

Cheese
Butter
Mustard
Corn
Macaroni
Eggs
  • 1 0
 I put the Cane Creek black spring on my OG one.
  • 2 2
 No hydraulic bottom out….
  • 3 3
 loving storia v3 on my enduro
  • 2 5
 Same color as cheetos Nah
  • 5 10
flag KeithShred (Jun 7, 2022 at 11:49) (Below Threshold)
 Careful bro: Someone on here might say that's RACIST
  • 12 0
 this makes me think you've never had cheetos
  • 10 0
 Not sure where you're getting your Cheetos from, but pretty sure they're way more orange that this.
  • 5 8
 Will it come with the clunking noise?
  • 2 5
 Still Tenneco.
  • 2 0
 In a way yes... But it's still Ohlins through and through.
  • 1 3
 @jomacba: ha that's a good one. Keep telling yourself that.
  • 3 0
 @541freeride: I personally have had nothing but good experiences on Ohlins. Every single suspension manufacturer has had challenges at one point in manufacturing. I think Rock Shox takes the cake on producing some if the worst suspension for a long time. Within the past couple years I'd say they have done a phenomenal job turning themselves around, and producing some very competitive products.
Fox is another company where they have had a few bad products. The first gen DHX2 was absolute dogshit. Great idea, but terrible execution. I broke a shift, and blew the headseal several times. The second gen early production had a tolerance issue in the compression valving that created a knock in the stroke.
Fox stood behind each of their products, and ultimately supported me as a privateer rider.
I've seen countless times Ohlins have stood behind their products too.
While they fly under the tennaco flag, they are still independently designed and operated. Tennaco gives them more buying power and more resources to manufacture.
I've been in the industry long enough to see the rise and fall of Marzocchi, and the main contributor to their demise was Tennaco. I hardly doubt a company of that stature has any desire to purchase the more prevalent name in suspension just to run it into the ground.
  • 1 0
 @jomacba: problem is US riders got to deal with Ohlins-USA. . . . . .
  • 1 0
 @truehipster: Yeah I can't speak to that. We have OGC here in Canada. They do alright. They are located in Ontario, vs me on the west coast. Fox Canada on the other hand is 15 minutes from my house, which is the reason why I tend to stick with them. However, I'm eager to give the new TTX a test.
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