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DB Kitsuma
Coil

PRO-TUNE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

DB Kitsuma is a highly adjustable rear shock that is incredibly intuitive and easy to tune. Built for maximum performance on any terrain.

DB Kitsuma simplifies the tuning process by increasing the range of adjustment while reducing the number of external positions in each circuit – making each position more meaningful and discernable on the trail.

Kitsuma
Kitsuma

TOOL FREE

4-WAY ADJUSTMENT

DB Kitsuma is highly tunable and simplifies the tuning process by eliminating the need for tools. Low-speed compression and rebound circuits are controlled within a single rotation, while high-speed circuits are controlled within two rotations.

On-trail adjustments have never been quicker and more intuitive thanks to DB Kitsuma’s clearly indicated and easy to use adjusters. 

FIRM | SOFT = HIGH SPEED COMPRESSION

SLOW | FAST = HIGH SPEED REBOUND

FIRM | SOFT = LOW SPEED COMPRESSION

SLOW | FAST = LOW SPEED REBOUND

TOOL FREE

4-WAY ADJUSTMENT

DB Kitsuma is highly tunable and simplifies the tuning process by eliminating the need for tools. Low-speed compression and rebound circuits are controlled within a single rotation, while high-speed circuits are controlled within two rotations.

On-trail adjustments have never been quicker and more intuitive thanks to DB Kitsuma’s clearly indicated and easy to use adjusters. 

FIRM | SOFT = HIGH SPEED COMPRESSION

SLOW | FAST = HIGH SPEED REBOUND

FIRM | SOFT = LOW SPEED COMPRESSION

SLOW | FAST = LOW SPEED REBOUND

Kitsuma

CLIMB SWITCH

3-Position

DESCEND. CLIMB. FIRM. – The new three position climb switch retains Double Barrel’s “Descend” mode, its patented “CS” mode which provides a stable, yet responsive platform engineered to maximize traction and pedal efficiency while climbing over technical terrain and singletrack. DB Kitsuma also adds a new “Firm” mode. By utilizing a design that closes off the common bleed port, this third position excels at pedaling over long stretches of pavement or gravel roads on your way to the trail.

Kitsuma

CLIMB SWITCH

3-Position

DESCEND. CLIMB. FIRM. – The new three position climb switch retains Double Barrel’s “Descend” mode, its patented “CS” mode which provides a stable, yet responsive platform engineered to maximize traction and pedal efficiency while climbing over technical terrain and singletrack. DB Kitsuma also adds a new “Firm” mode. By utilizing a design that closes off the common bleed port, this third position excels at pedaling over long stretches of pavement or gravel roads on your way to the trail.

Kitsuma
DB Kitsuma

NO DETAIL OVERLOOKED

DB Kitsuma has seen a series of significant improvements over previous Double Barrel shocks including:

  • Redesigned Main Piston that’s been Ported and Polished = Increase Responsiveness
  • Monoblock Oil Seal Head Design = Improved Alignment and Durability
  • Progressive Bottom-Out Bumper = Greater End of Stroke Support
  • Larger Quad Rings, Shaft Bushings and Uncut Back-Up Rings = Improved Performance and Reliability.

NO DETAIL OVERLOOKED

DB Kitsuma has seen a series of significant improvements over previous Double Barrel shocks including:

  • Redesigned Main Piston that’s been Ported and Polished = Increase Responsiveness
  • Monoblock Oil Seal Head Design = Improved Alignment and Durability
  • Progressive Bottom-Out Bumper = Greater End of Stroke Support
  • Larger Quad Rings, Shaft Bushings and Uncut Back-Up Rings = Improved Performance and Reliability.
DB Kitsuma

MADE BY RIDERS

dESIGNED -DEVELOPED-BUILT

Like all Cane Creek Suspension, DB Kitsuma is designed, developed and hand-built by riders in Western North Carolina. Informed by the endless climbs and technical descents of the Pisgah National Forest the DB Kitsuma was born from the experience of the hardcore riders who call Cane Creek home. This shock was developed completely in-house by Cane Creek’s engineering team and rigorously tested on some of North America’s most legendary trails.

Kitsuma

MADE BY RIDERS

dESIGNED -DEVELOPED-BUILT

Like all Cane Creek Suspension, DB Kitsuma is designed, developed and hand-built by riders in Western North Carolina. Informed by the endless climbs and technical descents of the Pisgah National Forest the DB Kitsuma was born from the experience of the hardcore riders who call Cane Creek home. This shock was developed completely in-house by Cane Creek’s engineering team and rigorously tested on some of North America’s most legendary trails.

Kitsuma

The performance of your coil shock is directly related to the quality of your spring. VALT springs offer a significant weight reduction over standard steel springs.

Progressive-Rate VALT springs maintain the sensitivity and “set it and forget it” mentality of a traditional coil set up, but with the progressiveness and ramp up that hard-charging riders demand.  Progression begins at 50% into the stroke of the spring. 

Got questions on springs? Visit our article, Everything You Need To Know About Coil Springs

The performance of your coil shock is directly related to the quality of your spring. VALT springs offer a significant weight reduction over standard steel springs.

Progressive-Rate VALT springs maintain the sensitivity and “set it and forget it” mentality of a traditional coil set up, but with the progressiveness and ramp up that hard-charging riders demand.  Progression begins at 50% into the stroke of the spring. 

Got questions on springs? Visit our article, Everything You Need To Know About Coil Springs

Double Barrel Twin Tube Technology

Exclusive Twin Tube Technology circulates oil continuously through the damping valving to achieve highly controllable, independent damping for both compression and rebound strokes. This unique design moves oil through externally adjustable valving instead of the main piston, allowing for superior tunability and eliminating the need for internal valving changes to achieve proper shock setup.

Pisgah Born
DB Kitsuma Coil with Adjusters in View Vertical

Tool-Free Adjusters. See and feel your settings

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Shorter Reservoir length for better frame clearance

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Lightweight Progressive and Linear VALT SpringsCane Creek Valt Coils

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9.5mm shaft diameter

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New progressive bottom out bumper provides addition support on heavy impacts

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Reed Mann

Design Engineer
Name: Reed Mann
Position: Design Engineer
Year started: 2022
Best part of being a part of the Cane Creek family:  It’s very refreshing to work for a small, tight-knit company where we all share the same passions and to develop new products that make cycling better for everyone.
What you’ll find me doing on the weekends: Obviously riding bikes, but also wrenching on bikes or cars, exploring the mountains, and watching F1 races.
How I got here (at Cane Creek): Feeling pretty unfulfilled with a corporate engineering job, I happened to see that Cane Creek was hiring. I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands dirty working on the latest bike tech and was fortunate enough to be offered the position.