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I’m thinking about upgrading my bike to a coil shock. What are the practical performance differences between the DBcoil, DBcoil CS, and DBcoil IL?

It’s important to note that DBcoil is no longer available directly from Cane Creek. However, you may still be able to find the DBcoil at some of our partner distributors. In addition, you can check out its upgrade, the DBcoil CS, which has the same fitment.

DBcoil CS is a great option for trail, enduro, and downhill riders who prefer the linear spring feel and exceptional low speed sensitivity of a coil shock, but desire access to a climbing platform. “CS” stands for “climb switch” and is a proprietary feature that adjusts low-speed damping characteristics on-the-fly keeping the suspension fully active while you climb. This results in better connection to the trail and increased efficiency without annoying pedal-bob. However, when you’re ready to descend, it’s all full open, full squish Double Barrel. The piggyback reservoir is ideal for heat dissipation and preventing shock fatigue on long descents.

DBcoil IL is a great option for trail riders looking for an inline shock that packs in all of the function of a piggyback coil shock, with the same features as the DBcoil CS, but in a lighter (~333g less weight, depending on size compared to DBcoil IL with VALT® spring vs. DBcoil CS with standard spring) and sleeker package. While the DBcoil CS and DBcoil IL are both available in some of the same size options, riders hoping to take their DBcoil IL down super long descents may sacrifice heat dissipation and experience some shock fatigue.  

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