Push Has A New Nomad-Ready Shock: ElevenSix SS

Jun 26, 2018
by Mike Levy  
Push ElevenSix SS


Push Industries started life in 2003 as a tuning and aftermarket suspension specialist, but you're probably more familiar with them due to their $1,200 USD ElevenSix shock that's not only manufactured in the good ol' US of A but also made entirely from domestic materials. It's aimed at those who spend most of their time aboard 140-170mm all-mountain and enduro bikes, is custom tuned to the riders' needs, and it also has two separate compression circuits, each with their own externally adjustable high- and low-speed compression adjustments, that can be selected with the flip of a lever.

It's essentially two shocks in one, which is good because it costs around twice as much as some other options.


Push ElevenSix SS


A lot of riders consider the ElevenSix to be pinnacle or rear suspension, and our own Mike Kazimer said that ''It's like purchasing a tailored suit versus an off-the-rack model'' when he reviewed it back in 2016. But if you have a new Nomad 4 or Trek Slash, you couldn't mount your own 'tailored suit shock' due to clearance issues. Until now.

Push's new ElevenSix SS - that stands for Sidestack - sees the shock's reservoir offset to one side to allow it to fit more frames, including the Nomad and Slash. The SS model looks a bit different due to the new layout, but all of the adjustments remain, and it's still assembled at Push's HQ using parts that are almost entirely manufactured in-house. If you have an older ElevenSix and want to convert it to the new SS layout, Push can do that for you, too, by replacing the old piggback bridge. The new ElevenSix SS retails for the same $1,200 USD as its predecessor.


Push ElevenSix SS



106 Comments

  • + 42
 More importantly is there a new 29er Nomad ready for Push's ElevenSix SS Shock?
  • + 1
 I bet there is!
  • - 3
 in 13 months
  • + 9
 @theedon not this year . but there will be some new things next week or so . keep an eye on santacruz.
  • + 2
 the 2018 nomad 29 ST (short travel) is ready for it.
  • + 4
 @dh-bomber: New Bronson? Can't wait!!!
  • + 2
 180mm 29er, bring it on !
  • + 1
 Unlikely - that's not what the Nomad is about if you ride it and listen to what Joe Graney has said about it. More likely we see a redesigned long travel Hightower 29er beast, with the Tallboy filling out the all around Trail 29er category. Now that's a good line up.
  • + 1
 @DriverB: From what I've seen/read from Joe Graney, my impression is that he is a pretty pragmatic guy and SC will make whatever they feel will sell.
I see it as a matter of time before they introduce this bike in their product line-up. If a 5010 has its 29" counterpart in Hightower and Bronson in Hightower LT, with a V10 getting its 29" counterpart very soon, why then wouldn't a Nomad as well?
  • + 10
 Wouldn't you want a remote too if you owned a nomad v4? the shock is damn near the bb. whats the point of an 11-6 if your only using it on DH mode?
  • + 2
 I have ridden one with a Super D coil and it would surprise you how well it pedals in open. I imagine with a true custom tune for the rider that this would improve on that.
  • + 11
 a few reasons.
1. I particularly climb fire roads on my 160mm bike to get to hairy descents to i could just clip the switch when I get to the top.
2. Having 2 circuits doesn't just mean climb/dh. One circuit could be more flowy trail tuned and the other gnar DH. This way you won't have to retune your shock if your crew wants to go to a jump trail one day and a DH trail the next. Just flip the switch before you go.

I'm sure there are other reasons but these are the only i could think of off the top of my head
  • + 2
 @daugherd: My point was regarding the Nomad V4 and that the circuit control lever is going to be next to your feet. Even if a I take a break and get off the bike after a good uphill pedal I'll often forget what position my shock is in until I'm already hurtling downhill, trying to flip that circuit on a nomad is going to be a bitch if your doing it on the fly. Point being that a remote for this particular setup, makes a lot of sense and I could see Push, or someone else developing one.
  • + 7
 @billfingmurray: Don't skip leg day!
  • + 3
 @billfingmurray: really isn't that hard to reach down and flip the switch man...
  • + 0
 @nvranka: I ride a hightower, and its not at all difficult for that bike. that being said I've never ridden the new nomad, but it doesn't look ideal.
  • + 2
 I want a remote for my 11-6!
  • + 4
 I have a nomad 4 with a superdeluxe I converted from the stock rct3 to the rtr remote. It was super annoying to have to reach way down for the rct3 lever on the nomad, especially with a frame bag mounted in the front triangle, with the remote on the bars it's an instant dual lock one remote for the fork and rear shock coils. The bike climbs well open, but it climbs even better locked in trail mode (superdeluxe rtr and lyrik rtr charger2 aren't true lockouts like a dhx2, it gives a little when you go over bumps which makes it much better for xc riding with it firmed up). Was considering waiting for one of these as they are much more tunable, but no remote was a deal breaker.
  • + 2
 @Kitejumping: a frame bag? lol
  • + 4
 @nvranka: always go full enduro. Moves around less than a fanny pack on the downhills.
  • + 1
 Id like to see a pic of your set up I have a Nomad 4 too with lyrik and super delux @Kitejumping:
  • + 1
 @daugherd: My 11-6 on my Nomad v3 was set up Trail/DH. I didnt have a climb tune. If I was doing a really long gravel road i would just max the low speed compression on the trail tune. 99% of the time just climbed along in trail mode just fine.
  • + 11
 Dear people that lock out their nomads.....we can't be friends. Sorry
  • + 8
 I wish Push would come out with a lower cost shock that does not have the dual compression circuits. I only need one H/L compression circuit and I don't need a lockout lever either.
  • + 2
 Amen. Light, high performance, and medium priced.
  • + 1
 How much lower are you hoping for? As long as it's made in the USA with USA components, then the price won't significantly change that much. For the features you're looking for it will still be around $1,000 mark.
  • + 2
 Push tuned Van RC Smile
  • + 2
 TBH unless you are some sort of genius rider are you really going to be able to tell the difference between this and another coil like a CCDD or DHX2?
  • + 1
 @Soilsledding: still wouldnt be light
  • + 1
 @ka-brap: 900.00 and I'll buy one
  • + 8
 To PUSH, Will it fit also a Trek Remedy 2017?
  • + 4
 I want a coil on mine so bad!!
  • + 2
 Or the 2014 RemedyBig Grin ?!
  • + 9
 that's called a Pusha T
  • + 2
 @insanemntbiker: 230x60 DHX2 works. You can install a travel reducer to get 230x57.5
  • + 3
 No reason the 11/6 wouldn't fit. They adjust the shocks eye to eye and stroke length for your bike when ordered.

Treks rocker is a basic bolt through design so they wouldn't actually have to use a Trunnion mount on their shock for it to work. If you google for the RS super Deluxe for the remedy it comes up as a standard shock you can buy and not that poorly designed trunnion crap that comes stock... And doesnt have a ticking time bomb design called "thru-shaft"

As a trek owner and someone who wrenches for a small race team who ride treks... Reactiv and thru-shaft are not worth the nightmare they will become... Get rid of it and replace it.

If your thru-shaft shock didnt explode within the first week of riding it... Dont be fooled a massive day at the bike park or a full day of enduro racing will almost certainly lead to failure.
  • + 2
 Have a RS Super Deluxe Coil on my Remedy 8. 230x60mm. No clearance issues. Also, adds a few mm to the rear wheel travel. Love it.
  • + 2
 @2bigwheels: Yup... I just finished the Crested Butte Enduro and it made my Slash's 3rd shock start leaking in about 6 months of riding. I'm done with this $h!t. I just wish I didn't have to pony up the $ for a new shock. Unfortunately, Trek says that Fox is maintaining distribution of all their shocks so Trek can't hook me up with a Fox shock. Push looks great but $1.2k is just too much money.
  • + 2
 @2bigwheels:

I contacted Push in the pass and they told me that the original 11/ 6 would not fit a Remedy 2017. I am running a RS Super Deluxe right now. I am liking it but if this new one fit, I will give it a try.
  • + 1
 @shockwave: I guess maybe its a width issue? This new one looks like a more narrow fit and what not so maybe this one wouldn't have the fitment issue.

PUSH not having a shock that works for the Trek remedy or Slash is a little f*cking silly. I see more Slashes and remedies at the local events than I do the new nomad. Not to mention a shock that wont fail would be nice to have on a Trek....
  • + 4
 @davec113: Its a f*cking Blame Game, Trek blames RS and Fox for failed Re:activ and thru-shaft systems... yet Trek were the ones who designed the f*cking thing and had FOX and RS make them to put on their bikes.... ITS YOUR DESIGN TREK!!! (yes I know Penske had some part in the design...)

They designed a product that neither RS or FOX likes and doesn't feel is worth it... (don't believe me, catch a head tech for either company at the bar, get a few beers in him and see what he has to say) Im not naming names but I have talked to someone from each company and their comments were not in the Positive category.

I had a top dog at a fox service center offer to remove the failed reactiv system from my shock and bypass it. His words were" Well it wont fail and it will work better"... Instead just had them take the shock for a month to service it and in the meantime purchased an RS deluxe for it and couldn't be happier and now have a fox shock sitting in a box for if i ever need backup...
  • + 5
 Not sure yet. We're rolling out the Slash in a few weeks and then will have a look at the Remedy.
  • + 2
 @PUSH: you know, you guys are awesome.
  • + 1
 @2bigwheels: Yeah, Reaktiv is a joke. Luckily its not very important past making your shock knock or fail, same with thru shaft. It's very easy to recreate the same damper settings with a 'regular' shock.
  • + 1
 @PUSH: Can borrow my 2018 Remedy if you need it Smile ..I ate it hard yesterday and should probably take some time off anyways.
  • + 2
 Is this new configuration futureproof again r.e. metric shocks or trunion mounts moving forward? The ability to adapt the shock to new frames was a big selling feature given the price.
  • + 1
 would depend on the rocker design for trunnions. Bikes like the Giants the rocker is somewhat hooded over the shock so I doubt it would work for those based on the design of the 11/6s. Rocker width as well will come into play for clearance issues.
  • + 3
 @2bigwheels: Has anyone tried to pierce the hood?
  • + 3
 Yes, the shock will be able to be reconfigured in the future. Cost will vary based on what bike it's going to.
  • + 1
 @PUSH: Awesome. That futureproofness makes it easier to justify!
  • + 3
 As a german I had to laugh a bit at the name. Sounds like it declares the total war on rear shocks...
  • + 4
 Hell yeah! Just got a Slash - Santa is gonna get a fax about this.
  • + 3
 I need to be a pro athlete or something. If you have a million dollars, 1200$ is chump change.
  • - 3
 Or,go pick up a side job..
$1200-...$100 a month.. $25 a week...$3.57 a day...
Millionare..
  • + 5
 one shock that can be adapted to fit a shit ton of bikes... 1200 bucks aint bad. New bike? send it in for a change in eye to eye and stroke length and on the new bike it goes.
  • + 3
 @2bigwheels: yeah in theory it's great but it's just cost me £300 to have my push shortened to fit my evil. That's not exactly cheap nor is it quite as simple or cheap as push marketing would have you believe.
  • + 1
 get a better job Smile
  • + 4
 Looks way better than the original design.
  • + 3
 Yes it's a fact the new 29er Nomad is being renamed the Damon!
  • + 5
 Matt Damon???
  • + 3
 so the new bronson is next???
  • + 2
 I've never seen one of these out in the wild. Not even in $an Francisco.
  • + 19
 In the San Francisco of the Rockies (Denver) they're everywhere.
  • + 6
 In SF? Yeah, there's nothing that asks for a coil. Head to Santa Cruz, Georgetown, Downieville, and any of a number of other places around NorCal. They're everywhere. I ride with at least four people that have one.
  • + 2
 They're everywhere in Southern BC.
  • + 3
 i see them at front range trails (denver) all the time.
  • + 0
 Here in CH they are EVERYWHERE! Because us Swiss people have more money than skill and even newbies are on top of the line SC's. Never seen a SC that was faster than my Capra, except that one guy on his V-10. But he was a shredder.
  • + 3
 IDK where you're riding around here and not seeing them. I even see them at the dirt jumps at cunningham
  • + 6
 Correction: Denver is the LA of the Rockies, Boulder is the San Francisco of the Rockies, minus the good food and diversity of course.
  • + 5
 @Boardlife69: Why is almost every capra owner I know always contemplating about how much more expensive other bikes are and how much better, faster, more beautiful they are on the capra anyways? Inferiority complex?

Just be happy with your bike man! (And be happy for the newbies, they are learning a great hobby)
  • + 0
 When you order the shock the shim stack is tuned to your weight and riding style?
That would be tailor made.
Avalanche offers this service.
  • + 0
 Does Avalanche offer a shock with two completley independant compression setups that can be selected on the fly?
  • + 0
 @2bigwheels: Avy rebuilds internals.
They don't make a rear shock.
They modify stock shocks.
So yes they do.
  • + 2
 Finally!!!took forever!!!
  • + 1
 It looks like this new layout could be lighter than the regular one, is it?
  • + 1
 Ive got a Nomad 4, dont think that bother putting a coil on, the Super Deluxe air is so good !!
  • + 1
 How much to convert an old 11-6 to this new configuration? I was looking at going to a nomad next
  • + 1
 I’ve always wanted to try one of these. I have yet to see one is person. Justifying $1600 Canadian is a lot of money Eek
  • + 2
 Oh, HELL YES!
  • + 1
 If it fits a slash, will it fit the Remedy? 11-6 does not
  • + 2
 Not sure yet. We will be having a look at that bike soon.
  • + 1
 @PUSH: hope with a positive answer????
  • - 1
 So in other words, now we've got a new dentist shock for your new dentist bike. Wink
  • + 0
 no metric????
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