Tags: Shocks
Mike Levy    Aug 10, 2019
DVO's Prototype 4-Way Adjustable Coil-Sprung Shock - Crankworx Whistler 2019 DVO's Prototype 4-Way Adjustable Coil-Sprung Shock - Crankworx Whistler 2019
DVO also had the new Jade X shock and Aim's mountain bike-specific data logger.
Mike Levy    Jul 5, 2019
Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon
Orbea is updating the 2020 Rallon with more travel and revised kinematics, but you can retrofit the new linkage to the previous version. Levy finds out if it's worthwhile.
Brian Park    Jun 28, 2019
Randoms - Bike Connection Summer 2019 Randoms - Bike Connection Summer 2019
In between coffee, gelato, and uplifts we found a few new tech and apparel bits.
Daniel Sapp    May 13, 2019
First Look: Intend's Hover Shock - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: Intend's Hover Shock - Garda Trentino 2019
Cornelius Kapfinger's new shock is designed to be very tunable, and looks unlike anything currently on the market.
Daniel Sapp    May 5, 2019
First Look: Manitou's 180mm Mezzer Pro Fork and Mara Pro Shock - Garda Trentino 2019 First Look: Manitou's 180mm Mezzer Pro Fork and Mara Pro Shock - Garda Trentino 2019
Manitou's newest suspension products are developed with a new approach from the ground up to offer more competitive performance.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 23, 2019
Confirmed: Cannondale's New Downhill Bike Has 2 Shocks Confirmed: Cannondale's New Downhill Bike Has 2 Shocks
Cannondale have released the first footage of their new downhill bike and it's totally different to anything else out there.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 4, 2019
First Ride: RockShox's Updated Lyrik and New Deluxe Shock First Ride: RockShox's Updated Lyrik and New Deluxe Shock
There's a new Charger 2.1 damper, and multiple friction reducing features in RockShox's Signature Series suspension line.
Mike Levy    Mar 29, 2019
This Shock's Piston Disconnects at High-Frequencies  - Taipei Cycle Show 2019 This Shock's Piston Disconnects at High-Frequencies - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
The Motion Engineering says their shock is able to tell the difference between impacts that need damping and those that need the shock to move as freely as possible.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 23, 2019
First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock First Look: Marzocchi Bomber CR Coil Shock
Marzocchi are expanding their lineup with the addition of the Bomber CR.
Paul Aston    Sep 27, 2018
First Ride: Ohlins New RXF36 Trail Fork & TTX Air Shock First Ride: Ohlins New RXF36 Trail Fork & TTX Air Shock
Ohlins admits they've had a tough time entering the MTB market, but they aim to change that with their new fork and shock.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 28, 2018
Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension Review: Fox Live Valve Suspension
RC was impressed by prototypes of Fox's Live Valve electronically controlled fork and shock. Three years later, he returns with a full review of the production version.
Cane Creek    Aug 1, 2018
Cane Creek Announces Trunnion-Mount Versions of DB Air CS & DB Coil CS Shocks Cane Creek Announces Trunnion-Mount Versions of DB Air CS & DB Coil CS Shocks
Cane Creek's DB Air CS and DB Coil CS shocks are now available in trunnion-mount versions.
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Mike Levy    Jun 26, 2018
Push Has A New Nomad-Ready Shock: ElevenSix SS Push Has A New Nomad-Ready Shock: ElevenSix SS
If you had a new Nomad or Slash, you were out of luck if you wanted to run an ElevenSix shock. Not anymore.
Matt Wragg    Apr 29, 2018
Bike Festival Randoms: A Hydraulic Drivetrain, Prototype Shocks, A New High-End Helmet, & More - Garda Trentino 2018 Bike Festival Randoms: A Hydraulic Drivetrain, Prototype Shocks, A New High-End Helmet, & More - Garda Trentino 2018
We take a walk through the eye-searing Garda Bike Festival. [update: the drivetrain isn't hydraulic.]
Mike Kazimer    Feb 27, 2018
Trek's Fox Float Thru Shaft Shock - Review Trek's Fox Float Thru Shaft Shock - Review
Trek's Thru Shaft shocks are a new spin on a concept that was first tried over twenty years ago. How does their version work out on the trail?
Pinkbike Staff    Dec 12, 2017
Push Announces Trunnion-Mounted Elevensix and ACS3 Kits for RockShox Push Announces Trunnion-Mounted Elevensix and ACS3 Kits for RockShox
Push has added new options for their Elevensix shock, as well as their ACS3 air-to-coil-conversion kit.
Vernon Felton    Jul 27, 2017
DVO Topaz T3 Air Shock - Review DVO Topaz T3 Air Shock - Review
Is DVO's Topaz T3 Air a viable alternative to other popular shocks in the all-mountain/enduro niche? We bolted this thing on and rode it for a season to find out.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 13, 2017
Fox Float DPX2 Shock - First Ride Fox Float DPX2 Shock - First Ride
Dive into the details of the Float DPX2, Fox's new twin-tube all-mountain shock.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 15, 2017
Quarq ShockWiz - First Impressions Quarq ShockWiz - First Impressions
Obsessed with achieving the ultimate suspension tune? Quark's ShockWiz could help.
Mike Levy    Feb 10, 2017
Cane Creek DBcoil [IL] Shock - Review Cane Creek DBcoil [IL] Shock - Review
Is Cane Creek's DBcoil [IL] a true alternative to a modern air-sprung shock?
Pinkbike Staff    Oct 12, 2016
Updated: Fox Recalls Certain Float X2 Shocks Updated: Fox Recalls Certain Float X2 Shocks
Important information for riders who own a Float X2 shock.
David Arthur    May 26, 2016
Slytech Kneepro Noshock XT Lite knee pads - Review Slytech Kneepro Noshock XT Lite knee pads - Review
Molded polyurethane cups provide excellent knee protection for minimalist trail riders.
Mike Kazimer    May 11, 2016
Push Elevensix Shock - Review Push Elevensix Shock - Review
Push's USA-made shock is an attention grabber, but how does it perform?
Rachelle Frazer Boobar    Apr 7, 2016
RockShox's New Super Deluxe Shock - First Ride RockShox's New Super Deluxe Shock - First Ride
RockShox reveal their two new metric shocks and the new sizing system is explained.
Pinkbike Staff    Jan 12, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Shock Adjustments, Upgrading a Drivetrain, and DH Helmet Options Ask Pinkbike: Shock Adjustments, Upgrading a Drivetrain, and DH Helmet Options
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 27, 2015
Review: FOX Float X2 Shock Review: FOX Float X2 Shock
The Float X2 has already been successful out on the race track, but how does it perform in the real world?
flag Aurelien Knecht    Oct 26, 2015
Video: Rocks, Roots, Shocks Video: Rocks, Roots, Shocks
As winter approaches it's good to look back on what you did in summer and dream of doing it all again soon.
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Vorsprung Suspension    Oct 20, 2015
Vorsprung Suspension Releases Corset Air Sleeve for Trek DRCV Shocks Vorsprung Suspension Releases Corset Air Sleeve for Trek DRCV Shocks
Vorsprung Suspension is excited to announce their vaunted Corset air sleeve is now available for Fox/Trek DRCV shocks for the Trek Fuel EX, Remedy and Slash.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 25, 2015
First Ride: Cane Creek DBCoil Shock Gets a Climb Switch First Ride: Cane Creek DBCoil Shock Gets a Climb Switch
Introducing the DBcoil CS shock - the performance benefits of a coil shock, with climbing efficiency available on the fly.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 5, 2015
First Look: ShockWiz Suspension Data Aquisition Device First Look: ShockWiz Suspension Data Aquisition Device
A new compact device intended to help riders make the most of their suspension.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 1, 2015
Spin Doctor Digital Aftershock Pump - Review Spin Doctor Digital Aftershock Pump - Review
A new digital shock pump with a tough aluminum body and a replaceable battery.

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Mike Levy    Mar 31, 2015
FOX Factory Series Float DPS Shock - Review FOX Factory Series Float DPS Shock - Review
We test FOX's brand new Float DPS shock back-to-back against last year's Float CTD to find out if the gains are worthwhile.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 17, 2015
First Look: Push Industries' Elevensix Shock First Look: Push Industries' Elevensix Shock
The world's most successful independent suspension tuner will manufacture a coil-over shock for all-mountain and enduro racing.
Pinkbike Staff    Oct 7, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Crank Woes, Coil vs Air Shock, and Which Nukeproof? Ask Pinkbike - Crank Woes, Coil vs Air Shock, and Which Nukeproof?
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 1, 2014
First Look: RockShox DebonAir - Monarch Shock Hop-Up Kit First Look: RockShox DebonAir - Monarch Shock Hop-Up Kit
New, retrofit air can for Monarch RC3 and RT3 shocks produces a smoother, more linear stroke and
doubles the effects of the shock's negative spring.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 3, 2013
Two Niner Hardtails - No shocks, No Front Derailleurs Required Two Niner Hardtails - No shocks, No Front Derailleurs Required
For riders who believe that simpler is better - Niner eliminates the provision for a front changer on its steel-tube, SIR 9 and hopes you won't choose one for its carbon fiber, One RDO 9.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 4, 2013
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Matt Wragg    Jul 15, 2013
First Look: Öhlins TTX Shock First Look: Öhlins TTX Shock
We take a close look at the rather special new shock developed by Öhlins and Specialized.
Mike Levy    Jul 12, 2013
Cane Creek DBair CS Review Cane Creek DBair CS Review
We spent a month riding Cane Creek's new DBair CS shock to find out how its novel climbing aid compares to the more traditional solutions out there.
Matt Wragg    Apr 30, 2013
To The Point - Cannondale's DYAD RT2 Pull-shocks To The Point - Cannondale's DYAD RT2 Pull-shocks
We ask Cannondale's Murray Washburn about their unique DYAD RT2 rear shocks.

To the Point is a new series of articles that explains the ins and outs of your bike every Tuesday.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 3, 2013
Fox Racing Shox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote Shock Review Fox Racing Shox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote Shock Review
Fox's mechanical handlebar-remote-control shock has been in service for over a year. Is it the right tool for the trail, or wasted space on the handlebar?
Mike Levy    Mar 8, 2013
2014 Vivid R2C Shock - First Look 2014 Vivid R2C Shock - First Look
Have RockShox created the most supple air shock on the market? We ride the evolved Vivid Air RC2 and the coil-sprung Vivid shocks to find out how well their new Counter Measure technology performs.
Mike Levy    Feb 13, 2013
Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Review Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Review
Is Cane Creek's Double Barrel Air a suspension game changer? We ride the ultra-tuneable shock to find out.
Tyler Maine    Dec 3, 2012
Video: Jade Rear Shock From DVO Preview Video: Jade Rear Shock From DVO Preview
Last month we showed you the Emerald fork from DVO, now watch this video on their new shock.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 15, 2012
Fox iCD Suspension: Electronic Warfare Begins in Earnest Fox iCD Suspension: Electronic Warfare Begins in Earnest
Originally intended for Word Cup XC suspension, Fox Racing Shox is expanding its iCD electronic remote control system to Enduro racing. We build up a Santa Cruz Tallboy to explore the concept.
Richard Cunningham    May 22, 2012
Tech Tuesday - What a Negative Spring is and Why it Makes the Coil-Spring Nearly Obsolete Tech Tuesday - What a Negative Spring is and Why it Makes the Coil-Spring Nearly Obsolete
Watch the video - How to fool an air spring into thinking it is made of steel.
   May 11, 2012
Reality Redesigned: The GAUNTLET Ep5: Flexible Floating Piston Reality Redesigned: The GAUNTLET Ep5: Flexible Floating Piston
Episode 5 of The GAUNTLET: a behind the scenes look into what goes into critiquing, analyzing and scoring the top 9 designs in the Reality Redesigned contest.
Richard Cunningham    Feb 15, 2012
X-Fusion Velvet RL Fork and O2 RCX Shock Review X-Fusion Velvet RL Fork and O2 RCX Shock Review
Two sharp-performing suspension products for hard-charging riders from the crew at X-Fusion.
Matt Wragg    Feb 1, 2012
2012 Fox Factory-Series Float RP23 Shock Long-Term Review 2012 Fox Factory-Series Float RP23 Shock Long-Term Review
The industry's top trail shock confidently extends its lead into the foreseeable future.
Mike Levy    Sep 23, 2011
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Mike Levy    Jul 23, 2010
Diverse Suspension Dueler Shock Review Diverse Suspension Dueler Shock Review
The Dueler shock from Diverse Suspension is a bit of an anomaly in the world of mountain bikes. Not only is it fully user tunable with all parts and shims available directly from Diverse for easy custom valving, but it also has a starting price of only $389 USD including a titanium spring! Inside you can read up on what we thought of this impressively priced shock and how it held up throughout the test.

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Jordan Holmes    Dec 18, 2009
2010 Fox Shox - 32 Talas RLC and Float RP23 - Reviewed 2010 Fox Shox - 32 Talas RLC and Float RP23 - Reviewed
Fox Racing Shox is a big name when it comes to any form of suspension damping. Fox has recently re-done their drop out system, their FIT Damper, and their overall fork design to not only lighten up the complete system, but make it stiffer, and more functional than before. As well we will look at the new addition of the Boost Valve technology to the Float RP23 shock series.

Click here for info on the 2010, 32 Talas RLC and the RP23...
Mike Levy    Sep 28, 2009
Fox 32 FIT cartridge and RP23 With Boost Valve - Interbike 2009 Fox 32 FIT cartridge and RP23 With Boost Valve - Interbike 2009
Fox Racing Shox has made some important changes throughout their suspension lineup for 2010 by expanding some of their proven technology into other platforms. The 32 mm series of forks will be equipped with the downhill proven FIT damping cartridge for more control and reliability, and the revered Float RP23 should become even more capable with the addition of Boost Valve technology. Inside we'll take a closer look at both of these systems and what they mean to the rider. Put on your learning hat as there are two great videos to watch inside!

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Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Feb 23, 2008
2008 RockShox Vivid 5.1 2008 RockShox Vivid 5.1
You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen pictures of it and since they are now in circulation, you might have had the chance to ride one! That’s right; RockShox Vivid’s are now shipping – nice to finally see RockShox back in the long travel rear coil over market.

 
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