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.
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.
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.
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.
Ive broken every god dam brand besides ohlins and ext Cuz i havent had that one. SPEZ is trash
Should be the perfect option. Wasn‘t avaialablr when I bought the V3
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).
Love this bike as well. Enduro like angles but shorter and very easy to ride. Absolute blast
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.
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.
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!
It's weird just having about four clicks, and I sometimes have it fully open, but mine seems to work just fine.
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.
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.
Not enough to bitch about just mid-stroke support all the time, now the mid part of the end part of the stroke part is also something to talk about.
I use the last 80-95% of my shock (is that "mid-end stroke"?) all the time. Now they want to take me back to the 90s with rubber springs for that part of the stroke?
Tbh they probably shouldn't have written "mid stroke" as it's pretty obvious the rubber won't help (insert joke ) as it is only in the lower 25% or less
As opposed to shocks with a massive range of external tuning, but only 1 or 2 clicks in the entire range is any use to you personally.
Also shims>poppet valves all day long...
I have a push , it’s way better then any ohlins product out there . Plus there customer service is outstanding.
After having used a push 11.6, Ohlins TTX22, ext Storia, avalanche woodie, DHX2…. All tuned for me. The 11.6 comes in last. Don’t get me wrong, great shock! But the others tuned and set up properly have been better than my 11.6. And also Push is difficult to work with. Also they stopped supporting V1 users really and nothings retrofittable which kinda blows for those that spent 1200. They won’t actually adjust your tune if asked. They send you what they send you and you have to use clickers to adjust. All the other companies have been way rad for experimenting and figuring out the best tune.
That’s just my opinion.